The Southside Art League presents the work of a local painter this month who began his art career after retiring as a human resources manager.

The month-long exhibit during March will feature about 30 paintings and sketches by professional artist John Manicke. Most of the art works are for sale.

Manicke has had a lifelong interest in art, however, he did not take formal classes in art until he was pursuing his master’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin.

During his career as a human resource manager with various companies, he continued his studies, while also entering competitions and art fairs. In 1990, he retired and began taking classes at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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He has studied with Ellie Siskind, Jan Royce, Gregg Kreutz, and the late Bill Ashby. He is a member of several artist organizations, including the Hoosier Salon, The Indianapolis Artists Club, The Indiana Heritage Arts, The Central Indiana Artist’s Association, The Indianapolis Art Center and the Southside Art League. He has won 44 awards in the past 25 years.

The show will hang through March 30.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or call for an appointment.

Southside Art League Gallery is at 229 E. Broadway St., Greenwood.

For more information, or to schedule an after-hours appointment, call the gallery at 317-882-5562, or the artist at 317-882-7073.