Rosalie Waranius Vass | Light Layers: Watercolors
On view at Saint John's On the Lake January 16–April 8, 2020
MOWA On the Lake
Rosalie Waranius Vass, Lean on Me
, Watercolor on watercolor paper with prismacolor pencil, n.d.
Born and raised in Dundee, Wisconsin, the artistic vision of Rosalie Waranius Vass reflects the lush
colors and glaciated landforms of the Kettle Moraine that cradles her hometown. Over six decades
of creative activity, Vass has developed a unique watercolor technique that involves adding layer
upon layer of the delicate, translucent paint to create a vibrant surface that shimmers with color.
The richly detailed compositions evoke a longing for close-knit communities of yesteryear with a
beguiling simplicity of style that updates American folk art traditions.
Location: Saint John's On The Lake
1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.