We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new monthly series, LunART LIVE! Join us the last Friday of every month to explore the many facets of women in the arts with outstanding guest speakers, and engage in live online Q&A with experts in the field.

 

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UPCOMING EPISODE

Friday, January 29, 2021 at Noon

More details to come!

LAST EPISODE

Friday, December 4 at Noon

A Conversation with Leslie Iwai,

Installation Artists and Sculptor

 

In this episode, we explored the creative practice of visual artist Leslie Iwai! Watch the video and learn about her multifaceted body of work and tour her newest solo exhibition, Winter’s Spring: An Ältere Garten, currently on view at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Drawing from a material rich palette, Leslie creates installation, sculpture and performance work that is intimately interactive and ephemeral in nature.  She is passionate about bringing unusual connections found in her research and artistic process to the surface for others’ ruminations and inspiration.  As the first recipient of the Bemis Community Arts Fellowship (2005) and most recently as the first Artist-in-Residence for Intervarsity’s Urbana 2018, Leslie has had many awards, solo exhibits, and residencies. Leslie enjoys living in and exploring Wisconsin with her husband where she makes art, collaborates, and connects with her community. For more info, visit leslieiwai.com

Winter’s Spring: An Ältere Garten

On view at the Miller Art Museum Oct 24 – Dec 26, 2020

Bulbs buried underground in winter have a hidden life inside, not breaking ground for months. What happens when we see the hints of spring in the depths of winter? In a time when the physical vulnerability of our elders is very present, often we observe the reemergence of the innocence of childhood wonder and tenderness as the weight of years seems to shed away. Vibrant life can hide itself under the cover of snowy hair and weathered skin. “Ältere Garten” explores this idea through vibrant colors, sculptural creations, imagery and materials that recall the simplicity of kindergarten merged with the fragile beauty of those in the winter season of their lives.

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