The Water's Edge Artists, (WEA) Annual Art Exhibit “The Art of Preservaton” will be held in the Historic Vilas Rahr Mansion in the Rahr West Art Museum, 610 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, September 30th through October 28th. Opening Reception will be Friday October 5th from 5-7 pm. The public is invited, refreshments will be served. The Awards Ceremony will be at 6pm that evening, with this year’s show judge, artist and teacher, Ron Stokes present to comment on the winning paintings. Paintings, in all subject matter that are in some way connected to preservation, conservation and/or restoration will be on display. WEA artists paint in a variety of mediums, including oils, water colors, pastels, and graphite. All works are original and were either painted on site, en plein air, or in the artists’ studio from photos of the location. Membership includes artists from as far north as Michigan’s UP to Milwaukee in the south.