JOHN MICHAEL KOHER ARTS CENTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
In 2014, the Arts Center will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Arts/Industry with an extensive exhibition, a comprehensive book, and educational programming. The project will also highlight the long-term residency program’s importance to artists and the art world.
The residency program has been managed by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co. since 1974. Almost 400 artists have used the factory’s industrial materials, equipment, and techniques to create works of art that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to produce in their studios.
Work in the six-month exhibition will be drawn primarily from the collections of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co. that includes a large body of work created by the resident artists. The exhibition, held at the Sheboygan facility, will open during the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference held in Milwaukee from March 19–22, 2014.
Ferrin Contemporary and Ferrin Gallery have been honored to work with several artists who have participated in the Arts/Industry program and offer selected works produced in the program for sale.