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 each year and takes part in Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day. 

Saint John's On The Lake | Peter Dahlke: Dream Spaces January 17–April 16, 2019
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Influenced by the assemblages of Surrealist artists Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, Peter Dahlke works within the confines of constructed boxes made from pieces of old pipe organ wood. He carefully fills each box with an assortment of antiques, toys, tools, and visually engaging objects that spark the imagination. Dream Spaces is the artist’s first major retrospective comprised of two dozen works. Dahlke—an 80-year-old retired Milwaukee Public School teacher—has long been involved in the arts scene of Milwaukee and this exhibition is the culmination of a sophisticated, life-long fascination with dream spaces and the visual power of ordinary objects.

Opening Party 
Thursday, January 17 | 6:45–8:30 
Meet the artist and enjoy a talk at 7:30.

Location: Saint John's On The Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Saint John's On The Lake | Robin Jebavy: Kaleidoscopic Tensions April 25–August 9, 2019
Image for Saint JohnRobin Jebavy, J.S. Bach's Organ, Acrylic on canvas, 2015
Of all the adjectives that might describe Robin Jebavy's large paintings, dazzling is the perfect fit. Jebavy takes mundane, everyday glass vessels and plates, and renders them in an ethereal kaleidoscope of form, light, and color. Her inspiration is equally complex. On a formal level, her works pay homage to historic seventeenth-century Dutch still life painting as well as stained glass windows in cathedrals. Informally, these spectacularly immersive and intriguing compositions invoke a sense of wonder where everyday objects transcend to become something greater than the sum of their parts.


Opening Party 
Thursday, April 25 at 5:45 | Artist Talk at 6:30
Meet the artist and be one of the first to experience the exhibition.
Free Public Event

Location: Saint John's On The Lake
1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Saint John's On The Lake | Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape July 18–October 8, 2019
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Photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have collaborated for more than thirty years on projects that challenge the viewer to think differently. In Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape, the dynamic duo reinterprets the work of nineteenth-century photographer Carleton Watkins whose western landscapes were both aesthetic documentation and advertisements for the bounty of America. Ciurej and Lochman use mass-produced, processed foods such as marshmallows, potato chips, cereal, and gelatin to recreate these landscapes, forcing the viewer to reexamine notions of consumption, progress, and changing landscapes—both natural and societal.

Opening Party 
Thursday, July 18 at 5:45 | Artist Talk at 6:30
Meet the artists and be one of the first to experience the exhibition. Free and open to the public.

Location: Saint John's On The Lake
1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.