On Saturday, May 21st, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center hosted its opening reception for Ways of Being. This was its return to an in-person celebration after a 2.5 year hiatus from the pandemic. JMKAC was full of energy, engagement, and excitement from its patrons, artists, staff, and the public. It felt great to reconnect with people I have not seen in a while.
Its current exhibitions felt like it has a different artistic flavor than previous ones. Such a wide range of media, processes, scale, and diversity in artists. Some of the works invite the viewer for a closer look whilst some installations engulf the body becoming part of the art.
A few weeks ago I met JMKAC’s newest chief curator, Jodi Throckmorton. I am curious as to the direction she will take her curatorial staff to continue to engage the Sheboygan community. If some of these exhibitions are an indication of her vision, then sign me up. Perhaps my visits to JMKAC will become more frequent for a dose of regional and national art. I do, however, would love to see Wisconsin artists represented. But, that is just me.
Current exhibitions are Creative Growth!, Sarah Zapata: a resilience of things not seen, Lee Hunter: Cosmogenesis, In the Adjacent Possible, Woody De Othello: Hope Omens, and Preschool Perspectives: Out of the Woods.
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Frank Juárez is an award winning art educator, artist, publisher, art coach, and former gallery director living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin.
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