Wisconsin Lutheran College Art Exhibition Takes Flight

August 6, 2007

MILWAUKEE – The Bird as Visual Image is the next art exhibition at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The exhibition opens September 7 with a gallery talk from 3 – 4:15 p.m. in the Reichel Lecture Hall followed by an opening reception from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Schlueter Art Gallery. Both events take place at 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue in the Center for Arts and Performance. The exhibition runs through October 12, 2007.

Select Wisconsin artists have been invited to submit original work which represents their unique response in using the bird as a visual image. The exhibition will reflect the tradition of birds as a source of inspiration and the universal appeal of the bird in culture. A portion of the sales from the artwork will benefit the Milwaukee County Avian Migration Monitoring Program (MCAMMP) with 15% going to bird research at the Urban Ecology Center.

The speakers for the gallery talk will be Kristin Gjerdset, associate professor of art at Wisconsin Lutheran College and exhibition organizer, William Mueller of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative and Tim Vargo of the Urban Ecology Center.

For gallery hours and more information, call (414) 443-8873 or visit

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a four-year, Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.