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

Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies October 20, 2016–February 8, 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. 

This exhibition takes place at Saint John's On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 
Della Wells: A Spiritual Journey February 16–May 14, 2017
Image for Della Wells: A Spiritual JourneyDella Wells, Ida Mae, Get ‘Email Bunnies Out of Here!’, mixed- media collage, 2012. Photo by Larry Sanders

Recipient of the City of Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year award for 2016, Della Wells is known for her singular style of storytelling. Wells is bringing her tools—colorful collages, drawings, dolls, and quilts—to MOWA On The Lake. Blending her own personal experiences with explorations of culture, Wells addresses issues of race and gender and touches on truths that speak to us all.

Related Programming

Artist Talk
Thursday, February 16 | 7:00
Join us at the opening party and enjoy the opportunity to hear Wells speak in depth about her process and the inspiration for her work.

At Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202