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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The artist’s collection on display at Kohler Arts Center

 As the Renaissance dawned in Europe, a passion for the odd and exotic gripped the leisured classes. Those with expendable means nourished their passion by establishing “cabinets of curiosities,” rooms abounding with scientific abnormalia, anthropological curios and natural peculiarities.
06.21.2011 | | Posted at 11:47 AM

Ed Morgan/John Kishline drama to be staged at Kohler Arts Center In Early July

By Russ Bickerstaff
150 years ago, a colossal shipwreck profoundly affected the city of Milwaukee. Roughly 300 people died. It is said that 1,000 were orphaned by the sinking. Last September, on the 150th anniversary of the sinking, there was a staged reading of a well-written drama about life in Milwaukee just before the ship sank. Ed Morgan and John Kishline’s Rising Tide: The Sinking of the Lady Elgin was feat...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Art Preview

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) presents an integrated program focusing on the gift of human memory. The new initiative includes more than 50 artists participating in coordinating exhibitions that will open on June 26 under the main title “Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts...
11.30.2010 | | Posted at 06:44 AM

Two different Dickens One Man Shows this coming December

By Russ Bickerstaff
Though he wrote numerous bits of prose that weren�t  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens seems to be fused with the holiday season in American popular culture. It�s not that difficult to imagine a point in the future where one might expect parents to be taking their children to sit on Dickens� lap every December so that they might tell him what they want for Christmas. And why not elevate Dickens...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art Review

“My name is Mr. Weekend. I am an artoholic.” A giant white sock puppet with bulging blue eyes repeats these words from a corner of the art gallery in John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s current exhibition, “A Sense of Humor” (through Sept. 26).
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Plus: Art galore in Milwaukee’s Marshall Building

On Sunday, June 27, Sheboygan’s John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) presents “A Celebration of Humor,” an event that kicks off its summer series titled “A Sense of Humor.” More than 20 artists provide provocative, satirical and/or witty approaches to art. Multiple mediums were chosen...
05.12.2010 | | Posted at 10:27 PM

Next Act Persents Jeffrey Hatcher Show at Kohler Arts Center This Summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Jeffrey Hatcher’s Murderers is a staggeringly well-written comic drama. Next Act Theatre’s production of the play that graced the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre at the end of 2008 was easily one of the best shows I’ve seen in the past five years. And even if I’m not going to have a chance to see it, the fact that the production will be making it to Sheboygan this summer gives me ...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Art Review

Who can resist a well-crafted story? The narratives portrayed in imaginative installations, images and objects at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in its new exhibition, "American Story," reveal national diversity while celebrating personal perseverance. The work of each of the 15 participating artists-Xenobia Bailey, Jose Bedia, Hawkins Bolden, Vernon Burwell, Lesley Dill, Jack Earl, Lisa Fifield, Molly Hatch...