MOWA On The Lake 

MOWA collaborates with Milwaukee’s premiere lakefront retirement community Saint John’s On The Lake to further awareness of Wisconsin art and artists. The gallery features four exhibits every year and runs in conjunction with Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day. Opening receptions and artists’ talks are part of the celebration.

Saint John's On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Every day, 10:00–5:00

Pure Pigment: Pastels by Colette Odya Smith and Darron Lillian July 23–October 7, 2015
Image for Pure Pigment: Pastels by Colette Odya Smith and Darron LillianDarron Lillian, Turquoise House on Old 98, Pastel on paper, 2012Image for Pure Pigment: Pastels by Colette Odya Smith and Darron LillianLooking Lively, Colette Odya Smith, Pastel and watercolor, 2015
Darron Lillian is a plein air artist with a keen eye for composition whose rough texture and loose, individual strokes capture the immediacy of the moment. His artwork depicts the everyday landmarks of Wisconsin’s back roads and byways. In contrast, Colette Odya Smith often eschews the use of the horizon line in her landscapes focusing instead on light filtering through trees and reflections on the water. Colette creates natural sanctuaries that are both realistic and otherworldly. 

Artist Talk
Thursday, July 23 | 7:00
Meet Darron and Colette and gain a better understanding of the versatility of pastels from two of the medium’s masters.
At Saint John’s On The Lake
Lost In Space: Art Quilts by Bruce Seeds October 15, 2015–January 11, 2016
Image for Lost In Space: Art Quilts by Bruce SeedsImage for Lost In Space: Art Quilts by Bruce Seeds
Bruce Seeds is a contemporary quilt-maker. His kaleidoscopic quilts suggest nebulae and galaxies whirling out into the cosmos. Seeds begins his quilt-making process with a single printed fabric. He’s used Star Wars-themed designs and other novelty prints as the base for his artwork. The graphic fabric is then transformed into geometric tessellation akin to mosaic tile. The final quilt is not about the smaller, individual pieces but about the larger whole.

Artist Talk
Thursday, October 15 | 7:00
Join us as artist Bruce Seeds provides a look into contemporary quilt-making.
At Saint John’s On The Lake