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 and help create more awareness and appreciation for the work.

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

Agrarian Angles: Landscapes by Richard W. Patt April 9–July 15, 2015
Image for Agrarian Angles: Landscapes by Richard W. PattRichard W. Patt, Textured Farm Yard, acrylic on canvas, nd.

Richard W. Patt’s polychromatic landscapes balance abstract and representational depictions of Wisconsin’s farmland and their iconic barns. These are not sleepy, pastoral farms, but ones that pop and vibrate with energy as Patt’s color and geometric patterning merge together to create rich quilt-like compositions.

Related Programs

Milwaukee Museum Mile
Sunday, May 3 | 11:00-4:00
At Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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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. 

Related Programming

Artist Talk
Thursday, July 23 | 7:00
At Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Darron and Colette use pastels in very different ways. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the versatility of pastels from two of the medium’s masters.