Isle Royale Reflection
"When I was an Artist-in-Residence in 1997, it was the first time I was ever alone for an extended period of time. The wonder of it all was truly awe inspiring. It was a time of deep thinking and feeling. I thought it would be quiet but it was not. The sound of the loons and birds at times were quite noisy. I was able to canoe and portage through Moskey Basin to Lake Richie to Intermediate Lake, and out to Malone Bay, pike fishing along the way. The Voyageur transport enabled me to visit the Windigo side of the Island and dropped me off at the postal stop in Tobin Harbor not far from the Dassler Cabin. I was able to experience the island as much as I could in the 16 days I was there.
About the Artist
Wanda Zuchowski-Schick was raised and still resides in Rossford (northwest Ohio), the ninth of fifteen children. She devotes her full attention to her career in the fine arts, and becoming recognized as a painter of the national parks. She primarily exhibits her paintings and prints throughout Ohio and Michigan. She has exhibited at the Ohio Watercolor Society numerous times and has been an exhibitor in their prestigious Ohio Watercolor Traveling Exhibit. She has been a participant and won numerous awards at the Toledo Federation of Art Societies Annual Exhibit, held at the Toledo Museum of Art. Wanda was awarded an Artist Residency at Isle Royale National Park from June 27th to July 16th, 1997.
Last updated: January 5, 2020