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Co-owner and artist at Lakeshore Fine Art, LLC, paints primarily in oil and watercolor, both from nature and in the studio. His work is representational and often features close observation of the physical environment. He is a member of several Rochester area art organizations and works from his home on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Chris Manaseri is recently retired from a 44-year career in public education at both the secondary and college levels. He was an English teacher, school counselor, principal, superintendent, BOCES superintendent, community college dean, and graduate school assistant professor. He is now self-employed as a painter and co-owner of Lakeshore Fine Art, LLC, a partnership he and his wife own that promotes his artwork and that of others.
Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Secretary for the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, and an associate member of the Rochester Art Club. He paints in both watercolor and oil, with the bulk of his oil work completed en plein air. His work is largely representational and focused on rural life.
For seven years Chris and his wife lived in Hawaii, where he was a member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society, the Windward Artists’ Guild, and the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.
He has exhibited work at the Haleiwa Arts Festival, The Arts at Mark’s Garage, the Honolulu Museum Art School, Windward Community College, and the East Hawaii Cultural Center. Locally his work has been shown at the Pat Tribastone Gallery in Canandaigua, the Village Gallery in Caledonia, at Anthony Road Winery and Abandon Brewery, as well as at the GO ART! Seymore Galleries in Batavia, at The Lucy Burne Gallery at the Creative Workshop of the Memorial Art Gallery, and the Rochester Art Club’s Hungerford Studios in Rochester. Chris will be the featured artist in June at Marti’s on Main in Albion.
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