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Art in the Menomonee Valley

The Wisconsin Natural
February through May 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | 5 - 7 pm

Max Cozzi: These landscape photographs portray the beauty and wonder that the great state of Wisconsin holds within its unaltered environment. From glacial formed hills and moraines, mazes of lakes and woods, to the dynamic and ever-changing shorelines of the great lakes, the natural beauty of Wisconsin is pure and full of magnificence.

Art by Max CozziMax Cozzi
Frozen Shrub, Harrington Beach State Park, 2014
Archival Inkjet Print
16 x 20 inches

June through September 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | 5 - 7 pm

Janelle Gramling: In my wall-hung sculptures, fiber, wood, and clay are combined in very deliberate and simple ways intended to make the viewer ponder it’s construction. Themes of ecology, balance, and interconnectedness speak through the ways in which strands of fiber weave their way though geometric forms in clay and wrap around branches of found driftwood.

Taking inspiration from studying Sacred Geometry, I explore the patterns in nature and apply significance to them by using symbolism. I chose to title this show “Symbiotic” because these works will speak in particular about the relationship between humans and the countless number of species we all share our urban spaces with.

Hanging Sclupture by Janelle Gramling

Generation 3 (a special sculptural installation)
June through September 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | 5 - 7 pm

Rachel Clark: As our population continues to expand, habitats for monarch butterflies, as well as many other organisms, begin to dwindle. An industrial park in Wauwatosa has seen major construction, deterring these butterflies from returning to a once important breeding spot. Despite efforts from locals to protect and improve habitat, the butterfly numbers are not the same as they once were. Created in response to the continuing loss of monarch butterfly habitats, this exhibit draws attention to the value of urban natural areas as sanctuaries for these beautiful butterflies.

Art by Rachel Clark
Rachel Clark
Generation 3, 2015
Steel and plastic

Visions of the Valley
October through December 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 2016 | 1 - 4 pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 | 4 - 6 pm

Presented by the Photo Phenology Group and Young Scientist Club of the Urban Ecology Center's Menomonee Valley branch, this photo exhibition captures the changing landscape of the Menomonee Valley.

Join them Thursday, December 15th as they celebrate the conclusion of their very first gallery show with a closing reception at our Menomonee Valley branch!

visions of the valley point of view eye level YSC
Menomonee Valley Young Scientists Club
Eye Level, 2016
Digital print

visions of the valley point of view from below YSCMenomonee Valley Young Scientists Club
From Below, 2016
Digital print

sandpiper Lainet Garcia Rivera
Lainet Garcia-Rivera
Sandpiper, 2016
Digital print

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