Audubon Book to Premiere at Manchester Gallery with Author & Illustrator Signing
Tilting at Windmills Gallery, 24 Highland Avenue, Manchester Center will host a book signing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4, with artist Adriano Manocchia and author Ronald Dodson. This free event is the official unveiling of their newly released book, ‘On The Farm: the Uncertain Future of an American Legacy,’ a collaborative efforts between Dodson, chairman of The International Sustainability Council-Audubon, and Manocchia, the group’s official conservation artist. The book features a number of original oil paintings by Manocchia, whose work is represented at the gallery, and was written by Dodson, the author of several books on conservation and sustainability. Both author and artist will make a short presentation on the motivation that inspired the book.
Dodson’s text reveals unexpected facets of farm life – sometimes frustrating, sometimes exhilarating – bringing to the forefront the need to embrace again a way of life that had been nearly universal for most of recorded history, and that only in the last few decades has experienced an unsustainable collapse. In contraposition, the serene and lyrical images that Manocchia was inspired to create speak of a serene world of bucolic beauty and strong family ties. Autographed copies will be available for purchase along with a selection of paintings that capture the spirit of farm life and are featured in the book. Proceeds from the sale of the book, art and other related products will benefit the Seeds Fund of ISC-Audubon.
The International Sustainability Council-Audubon is a not-for-profit organization that works to foster sustainable living and lifestyles, encouraging people from all walks of life to embrace and practice conservation and stewardship of the Earth, where they live, work and play. For further information, visit tilting.com or call 802-362-3022.