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Artist Lois Johnson presents a bowlful of sculpture in her exhibition

Date Posted: December 10, 2008 

MILWAUKEE  Artist Lois Johnson displays her sculptures in the Schlueter Art Gallery at Wisconsin Lutheran College from January 16, 2009 through February 13, 2009.

Nearly 20 years ago, Johnson began her formal art training at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Since then she has studied at the Cooper Union in New York City, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and just this year, returned to Milwaukee to study art therapy.

Johnson has always worked with the circular form of bowls – first with reclaimed mass produced bowls, then with clay and wood, followed by bronze, concrete from construction sites, leaves and calabash shells. Also possessing quite an extensive stone collection, Johnson uses stones of all shapes and sizes in her creations.

Learn more about this local artist by attending the artist lecture, "Finding My Work," on Friday, January 16 at 4 p.m. in the Reichel Lecture Hall. An opening reception will be held following the lecture from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Schlueter Art Gallery. Both venues are located in the Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. For more information and gallery hours visit www.wlc.edu/gallery or call (414) 443-8873.

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