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The Winter Lake: A Photo Exhibit of Lake Michigan

Winter is an indescribable time of year on Lake Michigan. The lakefront transforms to an ephemeral, otherworldly landscape of ice and snow.

The Winter Lake exhibit celebrates a stunning time of year through photographs by Zoe Finney, Creative Lead and Photographer at Schlitz Audubon. Lake Michigan is a source of inspiration for Zoe the entire year, but there is undeniable beauty and awe that comes from experiencing the lake in wintertime. No matter the conditions, and especially on the coldest days, Zoe treks down to Lake Michigan to capture the light colors and dramatic landscape.

An Ever-changing Winter Lake

Each day is different on the shoreline. You may find frigid crashing waves, pastel hues from an early January sunset, or the bold blues of Lake Michigan and sky, contrasted with a vast stark landscape comprised of ice canos, ice caves, and ice bridges. The beauty of our winter lake is in its ephemeral nature and how it changes from day to day, sometimes hour to hour. Living in Milwaukee, on Lake Michigan, we get to be active observers of this incalculable soul of Nature.

Gallery Reception

Join us for a Gallery Reception on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30pm in the mezzanine. Zoe will available to discuss her art and process. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all and registration is not necessary.

The exhibit runs through February 29. The gallery is open during the Center’s regular business hours and is located on the second-floor mezzanine, which is wheelchair accessible via the elevator.

It is Zoe’s hope that these images will inspire you to bundle up, hike to the landscape of ice that awaits you, and experience The Winter Lake for yourself.