Winter's Spring: An Ältere Garten by Leslie Iwai

Winter's Spring: An Ältere Garten by Leslie Iwai

Monday, October 12, 2020

Leslie Iwai (2008 alum) announced that her upcoming solo show, Winter's Spring: An Ältere Garten, opens October 24, 2020 at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The show runs through December 26. A meet & greet style opening will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 10am-1pm.

Middleton-based artist Leslie Iwai explores the connection between elders and children with vibrant colors and sculptural creations, which unfold a joyful, metaphoric garden. While kindergarten recalls stories and images of burgeoning children, blossoming gardens and childhood adventures, the Ältere Garten contemplates the re-emergence of innocence and childhood wonder that comes in the later decades of life. Winter’s Spring: An Ältere Garten will feature Iwai's newest sculptural work (20 foot tulips and birds!!!!) plus some varied sculptural and drawing work from the artist's collection.

Founded in 1975 through the generosity of Gerhard and Ruth Miller, the Miller Art Museum is Door County’s year-round center for exhibition, education and creative enrichment in the visual arts and the Peninsula’s only fine art museum, housing a dynamic permanent collection of 20th c. Wisconsin art. The Museum’s main gallery features regularly changing exhibitions, embracing a wide range of subjects and media, both historic and contemporary; the second floor Gerhard CF Miller wing surveys the extraordinary life and work of celebrated dean of Door County artists Gerhard CF Miller.

Congratulations Leslie!