Janet Manniko Artwork Donated to Library
The Van Pelt and Opie Library is the recipient of a generous donation from Philip Johnson, the brother of the late Janet Johnson Manniko.
Manniko was a renowned local artist and an alum of Michigan Tech. She exclusively painted local scenery, often choosing to paint in the open air near her subjects. She especially enjoyed painting trees without their leaves as she loved to see their form.
Johnson has donated two large oil paintings titled “Calvary” and “Shadow Side of Brockway.” Both scenes are painted on textured wood surfaces, a technique that Manniko used quite often. These paintings are located near the southwest corner of the third floor of the library. In addition to the newly acquired paintings, the library also displays a trio of Manniko’s works depicting the shoreline of Five Mile Point along Lake Superior, donated by the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library.
Stop by the library to see the artwork!