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John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

April 2018

INDIE LENS POP-UP: Look and See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

April 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Look and See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky. Stay for a community conversation after the film facilitated by Heather Cleveland and Jon Ribich from the nonprofit Nourish. Shown at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

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PHANTOM LIMB COMPANY Work In Progress: Falling Out

April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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$10 – $15

A disconnected telephone becomes a portal between the living and the dead, the searchers and the sought, in Phantom Limb Company’s moving new work titled Falling Out. Inspired in part by the 2011 tsunami in Fukushima, Japan, and its aftermath, Falling Out is a mesmerizing performance installation exploring love and loss on a human and planetary scale. A delicate sea of tulle transforms into earth and ether, swaddling and shroud, as puppetry, video, original music, butoh, and flex dance fuse…

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February 2019

Las Cafeteras

February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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$10 – $15

“Uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock…live, they’re magnetic.”—LA Times Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments,…

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Las Cafeteras

February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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$15 – $20

“Uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock…live, they’re magnetic.”—LA Times Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments,…

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April 2019

Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds by Ananya Dance Theatre Performance

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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$15 – $20

“They are dancing for their own lives and for the lives of women all over the world…”—Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune Ananya Dance intersects contemporary Indian American dance with a philosophy of social justice to create original dance theatre about the extraordinary work and dreams of women around the world. Inspired by the commitment and passion of women’s movements globally, their work links women’s stories with movement to invoke broader questions about social justice. Ananya Dance envisions an ensemble of dancers…

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February 2021

Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola: Magic City

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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In a large-scale installation conceived as a modern-day sanctuary, Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola explores the commodification of Black culture and the relationship between Africa and Black America through the lens of fetishism. Image: Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola: Magic City installation view at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, 2021. Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting at 10am and Sundays starting at 11am.

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March 2021

High Touch

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 13, 2022

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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High Touch brings together six artists who embrace technology as a medium and tool to research, ideate, and assemble their intensely handcrafted, resolutely analog artworks. Whether sourcing images from the Internet’s endless scroll or using digital processes to fabricate components of their works, they create highly tangible objects that transform the virtual into the physical. Exhibition runs: March 21, 2021—March 13, 2022 See website for visitor hours. Artists: Danielle Andress, Conrad Bakker, E. Winslow Funaki, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Melissa Pokorny, Jade…

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April 2021

Bernard Langlais: Live and Let Live

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 3, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Presenting works spanning the artist’s thirty-year career, this exhibition considers the intertwining of Langlais’s art and his various living and working environments. Using original and re-created architectural elements from his Maine houses and studios, the installation evokes these environments and provides an overview of Langlais’s artistic evolution as it related to place. Exhibition runs: April 4—October 3, 2021 See website for visitor hours. Image: Bernard Langlais: Live and Let Live installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2021.…

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SPACES Spotlight: Gregg Blasdel + Clarence Schmidt

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 14, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Gregg Blasdel is among the most important documenters of artist-built environments in the US. This exhibition features his photographs of Clarence Schmidt’s house and garden, which was located in Woodstock, New York. Exhibition runs: April 18—August 14, 2021 See website for visitor hours. Image: Clarence Schmidt repairing a bluestone wall. Photo: Gregg Blasdel, courtesy of SPACES–Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments.

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May 2021

Flavia D’Urso: Who Do You Think I Am?!

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Grounded in the intersection of physical, emotional, and cultural experiences of the queer female body, Flavia D’Urso’s multichannel video installation is a visceral meditation on disorientation and desire. Image: Flavia D'Urso, Who Do You Think I Am?!, 2018; five-channel color video with sound. Courtesy of the artist. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Exhibition runs: May 2—August 8, 2021 See website for visitor hours.

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Annabeth Marks: Extender

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 9, 2022

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
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. Exhibition runs: May 30, 2021—January 9, 2022 See website for visitor hours. Image: Annabeth Marks, A Thing…

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June 2021

Communities in Conversation: Cultural Asset Mapping in Sheboygan

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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In collaboration with Green Bicycle Co. and the City of Sheboygan, the Arts Center embarked on a process of cultural asset mapping—a method of identifying the resources in an area that make it unique. The project began several months ago, and it is still a work in progress. Here, we share what we heard from citizens of Sheboygan. It is clear that intangible assets are more important to people than tangible ones. Having a sense of belonging, feeling heard, holding…

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Detours and Side Roads: A Tribute to Ruth DeYoung Kohler II

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Explore the life and legacy of the late Ruth DeYoung Kohler II through objects and art from her personal collection. The show illustrates Kohler’s passion for and commitment to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (where she served as director for more than four decades), visual and performing arts and artists, and the Sheboygan community. In addition to featuring works by artists who had meaningful relationships with Kohler, the exhibition will offer a timeline of important moments in her life.…

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Allison Wade: The Good Parts

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2022

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Constructed from unexpected combinations of handmade and found objects, Allison Wade’s tenuous sculptural works consider the intersection of flatness and form. Her practice relies heavily on balance and tension to explore the structural contingencies of where, and how, elements meet. These formal explorations shape Wade’s singular, idiosyncratic visual language, one that investigates the play between two and three dimensions and the connection between spatial and social relationships. Wade’s process is closely allied with language and writing. Using a grammatical approach…

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July 2021

Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2021

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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The grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center will feature 50 artist booths, music, food trucks, and art-making opportunities. Artist booths will offer a variety of works to choose from, including paintings, photographs, furniture, jewelry, wearables, wood carvings, ceramics, glass, leather goods, sculptures, textiles, toys, and more. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, who founded the festival more than 50 years ago. Inside the Arts Center, an exhibition inside the Arts Center will…

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Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2021

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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The grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center will feature 50 artist booths, music, food trucks, and art-making opportunities. Artist booths will offer a variety of works to choose from, including paintings, photographs, furniture, jewelry, wearables, wood carvings, ceramics, glass, leather goods, sculptures, textiles, toys, and more. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, who founded the festival more than 50 years ago. Inside the Arts Center, an exhibition inside the Arts Center will…

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Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2021

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2021

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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The grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center will feature 50 artist booths, music, food trucks, and art-making opportunities. Artist booths will offer a variety of works to choose from, including paintings, photographs, furniture, jewelry, wearables, wood carvings, ceramics, glass, leather goods, sculptures, textiles, toys, and more. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, who founded the festival more than 50 years ago. Inside the Arts Center, an exhibition inside the Arts Center will…

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