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6/10/2013 2:45:00 PM
Manheim features Scott works for library benefit
THE MANHEIM GALLERY's second annual Cottonwood Library Benefit includes an exhibit and art raffle.
THE MANHEIM GALLERY's second annual Cottonwood Library Benefit includes an exhibit and art raffle.

THE MANHEIM GALLERY is proud to announce its second annual Cottonwood Library Benefit. The success of last year's benefit was an inspiration to our artists and Gallery supporters. This year the Gallery is featuring the work of nationally and internationally recognized artist James Godwin Scott, who now resides here in Cottonwood. When he heard of our annual effort, he generously offered a painting to be raffled off, with the proceeds going to the Library. The painting - "Tow Boat Silhouettes," an 11'x 14' watercolor, will be on view along side Mr. Scott's other works at THE MANHEIM GALLERY through June 19.

The winner of this lovely work will be drawn and announced at 3 p.m. on June 19. Raffle Tickets are $40 each and at available at the gallery and at The Flour Garden (corner of North Fifth Street and Main) in Old Town Cottonwood.

James Godwin Scott is nationally recognized for his magnificent watercolors - primarily landscapes and most especially his maritime scenes. Scott painted life on and along the Mississippi River for more than 25 years. His beautiful work has been shown around the world in galleries and publications. In 2007, two of his Mississippi River watercolors were selected by the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg for display at the Embassy. St. Louis Civic Leaders presented his watercolor of the stem wheeler "Delta Queen" to H.R.H. Prince Charles of Great Britain. In 2001, the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library presented Scott with the Captain Donald T. Wright Award in Maritime Journalism for his expressive documentation of Contemporary River Life in the Late 20th Century.

According to John Brod Peters of the St Louis Globe-Democrat, "Scott shows little less than genius in his ability to combine the romantic and the real". And from Bryan Wooley, Louisville Courier-Journal & Times, Some of the paintings convey, in a subtle almost mystical way, the combined serenity and hard work of the river man - subtle lights and darkness are reminiscent of Whistler's "nocturnes" of nights lights on the Themes."

Scott was introduced to Arizona on a ten-day float trip through the Grand Canyon in 1970. Five of his watercolor paintings from that trip are now in the collection of the Bank of America in Scottsdale. In 1972, The Arizona Highways Magazine reproduced his Grand Canyon and Oak Creek, Sedona watercolors in their June and September issues. Scott's southwestern watercolors are included in many private collections in Arizona including the family of the late Governor Williams, and the Vincent family of Jerome.

The artist now resides in Cottonwood and continues to paint in a style dramatically abstract. Praising these newer acrylics, Rena Andrews of the Denver Post. "It is what he leaves unsaid that give his work a rare kind of eloquence - the introduction of abstraction to further emphasize the importance of a feeling rather than a picture pretty copy of nature."

THE MANHEIM will feature the works of James Godwin Scott through June 19th during our normal hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. With special additional hours on Sunday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

Additional parking is in the Gallery Lot on North Fifth Street behind Zoomer's Bike Shop

For Information please call the gallery at (928) 649-2523.

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