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Dec. 2021

Annabeth Marks: Extender

Dec. 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Dec. 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until January 9, 2022
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Concerned with acts both of construction and deconstruction, painter Annabeth Marks’ work forces a consideration of the boundaries of painting in both process and form. For her contribution to the Return to the Real series, she presents new works—a group of small, dense and richly colored, intimate paintings that are mediations on the psychology of scale, reflecting on conditions of the past year. Image: Annabeth Marks, A Thing That Gets Folded Around Another Thing, 2020; acrylic on canvas; 24 x…

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Jan. 2022

Woody De Othello: Hope Omens

Jan. 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, 53081 United States
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Oakland ceramicist Woody De Othello is best known for his large-scale anthropomorphic figures, which are often humorous portrayals of domestic objects. For Hope Omens, he will present an entirely new body of work. Many of the sculptures were produced using molds that Othello created during his Arts/Industry Pottery residency at the Kohler Co. factory in early 2020. While he was in residence, the world outside the factory began to shift with the beginning of the pandemic. The residency was cut…

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Apr. 2022

In the Adjacent Possible

Apr. 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Mar. 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

In the Adjacent Possible is a response to sociologist Ruha Benjamin’s suggestion to “imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within.” Each of the five artists’ installations provides a vantage point for viewing the many potentialities that lie just beyond what we know. They conjure worlds that are not quite here, yet are within our grasp. They place us in the adjacent possible, a space where we can dream…

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May. 2022

Creative! Growth!

May. 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - May. 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

Creative! Growth! will be the first exhibition to consider the history of Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. Founded in 1974 by artist Florence Ludins-Katz (1912–1990) and her psychologist husband Elias Katz (1913–2008), Creative Growth emerged from the larger social, cultural, and political narratives associated with the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s—including the women’s, gay, and civil rights movements. The arts and disabilities movement, which championed the civil rights of disabled persons and fought against…

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Aug. 2022

Sarah McEneaney and Lydia Ricci: The Extra Ordinary

Aug. 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Feb. 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until February 26, 2023
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

August 23, 2022–February 26, 2023 Over the past two years, we have all been forced to reevaluate our domestic surroundings as sources of encouragement, delight, and, curiosity that we once sought elsewhere. Artists have always drawn inspiration from their homes. Sarah McEneaney and Lydia Ricci mine the objects and events that animate and populate their everyday lives to highlight the constant presence of exciting potential in seemingly ordinary circumstances. Through her daily practice of meticulously painting images of her home…

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Oct. 2022

SPACES Spotlight: Vollis Simpson

Oct. 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Feb. 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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October 2, 2022– February 19, 2023 In the mid-1980s, retired repairman Vollis Simpson (1919–2013) began using his collection of old farm equipment to construct monumental whirligigs in the fields around his Lucama, North Carolina, home. The site became a tourist attraction, enticing visitors to his rural property. In 2010, the nearby town of Wilson announced a plan to work with Simpson to move, restore, and reinstall thirty of the sculptures in a new park in its unpopulated downtown district. Kohler…

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Otis Houston Jr.: My Name is My Word

Oct. 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Living in Harlem, New York, Otis Houston Jr. acts as an alchemist. He mixes everyday items, movements, and thoughts to create multimedia assemblages, paintings, performances, and text-based signs. Houston is best known for his public performances and installation work on FDR Drive by New York’s East River, where he has been working since 1997. These site-specific installations include his writing, poetry, singing, found objects, and fruit, which are used as both props and materials. Otis Houston Jr.: My Name is…

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Sky Hopinka: I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become

Oct. 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Feb. 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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An elegy to the late Native American poet Diane Burns, Sky Hopinka’s I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become is a meditation on mortality, reincarnation, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death The film continues Hopinka’s exploration of the ways his indigenous homeland, language, and identity interconnect. In his carefully composed and thickly layered film, Hopinka weaves together original and found images and sounds to form a visual…

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Nov. 2022

Meredith Setser: “Strata Verse”

Nov. 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
51 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

Exhibition will be on display from November 17, 2022 – January 7, 2023. Meredith Setser is and printmaker and textile artist currently employed as an assistant professor of printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She studied at both Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and Indiana University (IUPUI campus) for her undergraduate studies, earning a BFA in 1997. She also attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed her MFA degree in 2004. Meredith…

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Michael Litzau: Acts of Devotion

Nov. 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
51 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

Exhibition will be on display from November 17, 2022 – January 7, 2023. “Ritual is described as an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite. In a sense, a ritual is a physical action that affirms ones connection and belonging to a higher being. If one were to devote more time and effort to something, would they be more connected or valued? My artwork embraces tedious techniques and time consuming art making. I utilize a variety of…

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