Manifest was founded in 2004 by Jason Franz, Elizabeth Kauffman, and Brigid O'Kane. Manifest serves many purposes: as an exhibition space to inform and share with the community, as internship opportunities in the art field for college students, as an educational tool, as a way to support emerging, up and coming artists and many more.
This is the seventh installment of the Rites of Passage series. Submissions were open to students who graduated or soon to graduate in 2010, 2011, and 2012. With 162 submissions from 88 colleges and 381 pieces of artwork, the Manifest gallery had their hands full picking what artwork to showcase, finally picking 12 artists and thirteen pieces of art.
|"Ridge Road" by Cindy Bernhard|
Magnitude 7.7, also in it's seventh year opened that same evening. This show focuses on small pieces and the intricacies and strengths inherent in them. For this exhibit 349 artists and 801 art pieces were submitted and 24 artists were chosen for this juried show.
For more information about the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center you can visit their website at http://www.manifestgallery.org/index.html.