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Art, Science and Ecological Conscience

April 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for the art exhibit opening, Art, Science and Ecological Conscience, featuring the artwork and presentation of nationally renowned landscape and wildlife artist, Terrill Knaack. The exhibit will include his original oil painting, A Prairie Meditation, painted at the Monastery and showcased in the gallery at Holy Wisdom. The program will include a presentation from the artist, ample opportunity to appreciate the art plus a chance to converse with the artist. The exhibit will remain through the summer.


Terrill Knaack – Following graduation from UW-Madison, Terrill was the understudy of Owen Gromme, the curator of zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum, after which he became a full-time professional artist. The focus of his work is landscape and wildlife art, painted with oil on canvas, as well as photography. Terrill’s paintings have been shown at natural history and fine art museums across the United States, including the Explorer’s Hall National Geographic Society. He has been in numerous international shows, including multiple Leigh Yawkey Woodson “Birds in Art” exhibitions. In addition to his art, Terrill has been involved in numerous projects involving ecological restoration, including priority watershed work, land restoration and educational opportunities. He taught for ten years at Wayland Academy which included an ecology-based class entitled The Unity of Art and Science. Terrill is currently an Artist in Residence, and artist mentor, for UW Madison’s Limnology Center at Trout Lake. He continues to paint at his studio and in the field.


  • 4:30 pm – Evening prayer (optional)
  • 5:00 pm – Beverages & heavy hors d’oeuvres; art gallery open
  • 6:00 pm – Presentation by Terrill Knaack in the assembly room


  • $50/person in person experience
  • $25/student and virtual

Opportunities for Event Sponsorship

We invite you to consider and join as an Art Exhibit Event Sponsor, to help the sisters support the arts and lift up the Benedictine value of beauty.

Become a Sponsor
  • Friend of Beauty Sponsor – $500 (receive 2 complimentary tickets)
  • Presenting Sponsor – $1,000 (receive 4 complimentary tickets)

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Generous Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Friend of Beauty
  • Jane Ayer
  • Jane and Michael Belongie
  • Christine and Charles Frinak
  • New Health Chiropractic, Dr. Richard Merrion & Charles McLimans


Register by April 17, 2022

There is a 50% refund for cancellations by the April 17, 2022 deadline, no refunds after.


April 22, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Amy Alstad
608-836-1631, x123

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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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