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 is located in Milwaukee
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open to the public every day, 10:00–5:00

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. 

This exhibition takes place at Saint John's On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 
Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies October 20, 2016–January 11, 2017
Image for Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies(detail) Lynne Railsback, White Rhubarb, watercolor, 2016

Image for Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies(detail) Katie Musolff, Uprooted, From River Journal Series, watercolor, 2016

Katie Musolff and Lynne Railsback are two watercolor painters who depict the natural world in delicate and intricate detail. Musolff’s paintings of butterflies, birds, bugs, and other creatures have an Audubon-esque quality. Railsback approaches her work with a botanist’s eye, creating a colorful canon of paintings of flowers, leaves, roots, and branches. This exhibition celebrates the organic world with precision and beauty. 

Meet the Artists
Thursday, October 20 | 7:00

This exhibition takes place at Saint John's On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202