'Water is Wide' at Yvette Torres

Jul 26, 2019
"Manana West #25" by William Manning.

ROCKLAND — The paintings of William Manning will be shown at Yvette Torres Fine Art from Aug. 2 through Sept. 22. The exhibit, “Water is Wide," includes work referencing Monhegan Island done in the oughts and a group of his smaller three dimensional paintings.

Manning was born in Lewiston and has spent the majority of his life painting in Maine. He was the first native Mainer to take up abstract painting.

Manning taught at Portland School of Art (1959 -1969). He was co-founder of the Concept School of Visual studies in 1969 and taught there until 1973. "Someone at Portland School of Art suggested I visit Monhegan. That was 1964. I did and I have been going there ever since,” Manning said in 1995. Although Manning can no longer make that journey, the island continues to inspire him.

A reception will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Yvette Torres Fine Art is located at 464 Main St. For hours and more information, call 332-4014 or visit yvettetorresfineart.com.

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