When the James Watrous Gallery asked a group of local artists, architects and other thinkers to come up with a vision for Madison 75 years from now, one theme came to mind for many of them: The lakes.

Those bodies of water – including Mendota, Monona and Wingra – and their health and long-term well-being are central to the exhibition “Future Possible: Imagining Madison.”

The creators for “Future Possible” all have a strong connection to Madison – a priority for Clowes, who curated the show. They include:

  • Kate Stalker, a landscape designer who was project architect for the City of Madison’s 11.5 -acre “Revival Ridge” redevelopment of the Allied Drive neighborhood, among other projects.
  • Ashley Robinson, who came to Madison in 2013 to work as a city planning consultant but became a full-time artist instead.
  • Architect E. Edward Linville, principal with Linville Architects.
  • Designer, educator and visual artist Jeremy Wineberg.
  • Lou Host-Jablonski, an architect with Design Coalition, Inc., whose projects of the past 40 years include co-housing, child care centers, community centers and playgrounds.
  • Madison native and multi-media artist Anders Zanichkowsky [MFA ’19].
  • The Madison Design Professionals workgroup, with its vision for constructing a boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as part of a waterfront park on the Monona Lake shoreline.

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal