Wisconsin Life: Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend

October 5, 2023


Angela Fitzgerald heads to the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in the heart of West Bend to learn more about what the museum offers. Angela checks in with the Executive Director, Laurie Winters, to discuss how the museum has served the community for the past 60 years. Angela also gets a tour of the exhibits from Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.

Then, in the heart of Eau Claire, resides a miniature horse named Jack, along with his owner, Rose Johnson. This pint-sized horse has brought a touch of countryside charm to the city, turning Jack into a beloved local icon. Whether trotting along the streets or delighting children at the park, Jack and Rose embody a remarkable bond, spreading joy and wonder throughout Eau Claire.

Philip Salamone is a classical portrait artist, learning the craft at both UW-Madison and Grand Central Atelier in New York City. In 2010 he returned to Madison, and, in an effort to cultivate a community, to teach classes and workshops, and to learn from others, he founded the Atwood Atelier—an institution devoted to teaching traditional drawing and painting from life.

As a naturalist and a forager M. Afi Lake sees a food source everywhere she looks. Her philosophy is simple, wild food is abundant and it is largely overlooked. Tour the outdoors with Lake and she can find a smorgasbord of things to eat. She uses Bee Balm for tea, Viola or Johnny Jump Ups for salads and a ground-up mix of Chicory with Dandelion root as a coffee substitute.

Finally, learn about Mel Schettl’s business in Oshkosh. As a designer, his eccentric collection of things grew from his curiosity and imagination. He has spent a lifetime collecting unusual oddities to outfit stores, bars, and restaurants for visual impact. 


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