Artist, printmaker Barbara Manger works in her studio overlooking
the Milwaukee River in Grafton, Wisconsin. This vantage point,
a life lived near lakes and rivers and her love of paddling kayaks
and canoes inform the unique prints she calls "riverworks".
Using watercolor or printer's ink, she combines woodblocks, linoleum
blocks, stamps found and carved and stencils. She prints these both
by hand and on an etching press onto handmade Japanese hanga paper
to create wandering rivers and flowing waters. Many of these works
are in corporate and private collections in the Midwest and are
exhibited in galleries and museums.
An experienced teacher of college students and other adults, Manger
conducts monotype workshops in her studio and teaches additional
printmaking workshops at such sites as The Clearing in Door County.