Var West Gallery is pleased to announce Ethereal Garden, a solo exhibition featuring Milwaukee based painter Michelle Schilling.

Schilling works with contrasting approaches including the application of the paint which can be “loose and organic to controlled and structured” or the colors she chooses which can be natural or unnatural. Experimenting with painting over thread and confetti adds softness to each artworks space and depth. 



Michelle Schilling graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2016 receiving a BFA in Painting.  She has shown work in a number of galleries in Milwaukee including Var Gallery, Gallery 326, and Portrait Society. Schilling currently works out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Gallery Hours By Appointment Only:


Daytime Hours:
11:00AM - 4:00PM | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Opening Reception Cocktail Hours:
5:00PM - 9:00PM | Saturday October 10, 2020

Regular Cocktail Hours:
5:00PM - 9:00PM | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Covid Guidelines:


1. Arrive at the front door located at 706 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI (Hawthorn Contemporary). Wait to be let in. If the gallery is at capacity, you may have to wait until the previous group has departed.


2. Please be prepared with a mask and to get your temperature checked before entering.


3. You will then be allowed to explore the gallery for the duration of the timeslot you've scheduled. If there are gaps in the schedule, you may be permitted to extend your stay.


4. If beverages are being served during the event you are attending, please try and re-affix your face-covering in between sips.


5. Enjoy the show!



423 W Pierce Street

Milwaukee WI, 53204

Friday, Saturday 11am - 4pm  (by appointment)

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