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

Leon Travanti: Reflections on the Silk Road April 14–July 13, 2016
Image for Leon Travanti: Reflections on the Silk Road(detail) Leon Travanti, Terraces of Varanasi No 2, Acrylic, 2015
Leon Travanti has spent much of his adult life traveling the globe. Reflections on the Silk Road features paintings and works on paper inspired by four decades of travel to such places as China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey. In addition, the exhibition will showcase some of the folk art, textiles, and costumes the artist collected during his wanderings. 

Meet the Artist
Thursday, April 14 | 7:00 
Join Travanti as he discusses his travels and how they have influenced his art at this artist talk and opening party.
At Saint John’s On The Lake
Emily Arthur: Endangered July 21–October 12, 2016
Image for Emily Arthur: Endangered(detail) Emily Arthur, West Coast Botanicals, screen print on paper, 2014
Tapping into her Native-American heritage and deep passion for the environment, Emily Arthur is one of the most exciting and progressive printmakers working in the US today. Endangered focuses on the California Gnatcatcher, a small bird that has become the crux of a battle between environmentalists and developers. Using the Gnatcatcher as a representative of larger national issues, Arthur employs multiple images of birds, butterflies, maps, charts, and flora to emphasize the inherent value of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem. 

Meet the Artist
Thursday, July 21 | 7:00 
Emily Arthur, a printmaker at UW-Madison, will discuss the environmental context of her work at the exhibition’s opening.