SLC's pencil drawing exhibit runs through Nov. 27

Posted On October 19, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College senior theology major Brian Liddle of Green Bay is paying homage to past and present Green Bay Packers players in his campus art exhibit, opening today and running through Nov. 27.

Eight of his colored pencil drawings, including some featuring non-Packers subjects, will be on display at the Lake’s Edge Gallery in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

“Brian’s work provides the viewer with the opportunity to celebrate meticulous skill in drawing while reflecting on the accomplishments of great athletes,” said Dr. Dionne Landgraf, associate professor of art. “While observing attention to accuracy and detail, Brian celebrates the ability of our human potential.”

Liddle, a pencil rendition artist/illustrator since 1985, learned how to draw in middle school using the grid method and has been drawing a wide variety of subjects, including professional sports players, portraits and military aircraft from World War II.

“I chose to draw professional sports figures because of the vibrant colors of their uniforms and the mottled effect from photographs of the crowd in the background,” he said in his artist’s statement.  

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during special occasions.

PHOTO: Brian Liddle holds his colored pencil drawing of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in prayer. Submitted