Each year, our arts educators lead students in creating an ofrenda to honor someone who has had an impact in the arts and art education. This year, Arts Education Coordinator MaiKue Vang and the students are honoring Milwaukee artist and philanthropist Mary Nohl.
WPCA’s arts education programming directly benefits from Mary’s legacy and would not exist without the funding from Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund. The funding helps us provide after school art classes free of charge and extensive art camps that are affordable for all.
So many artists who have exhibited in our gallery have also been supported by the Nohl Fund, whether through funding of specific projects or fellowships. Not only has our organization benefited from Mary Nohl’s legacy, but undisputedly, the entire Milwaukee arts community has grown because of it.
This Dia de los Muertos, we welcome Mary Nohl’s spirit to return and come to WPCA to see what she has inspired. We welcome you to come check out our Dia exhibition and learn about all the other inspiring people that are honored by their friends and family with an ofrenda.
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition runs through November 21. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 pm.
From the papel picado, butterflies, skulls and flowers, most of the decoration for the ofrenda was made by our After School Art Class students.
Students made their own sculptures in tribute to Mary Nohl’s.