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midsummer festival of the arts JULY 20

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

July 21

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.



John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts


Don’t miss any of the fun! Read all about what’s happening at Midsummer Festival of the Arts. 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7

Welcome Directions Free Concerts Friends of Art Raffle Silent Art Auction Refreshments Arts Festival Awards Art Workshops Artists Directory Summer at the Arts Center Join the Arts Center Festival Sponsors Art Buying Tips

Erie Ave. 7th St.

Go Where You’ve Never Been! Every year, Midsummer Festival of the Arts offers a new and unexpected world of art for you to discover. Here at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, we couldn’t be more excited about presenting our 43rd Festival. Hundreds of artists applied for the Festival jury process; the 135 chosen artists are some of the Midwest’s finest. In booths set up along the tree-lined streets, festivalgoers can choose from an astounding variety of paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, fiber art, and much more. Treasures abound for pocketbooks large and small. Admission is free, as are the six concerts and the fascinating exhibitions inside the Arts Center, where even the washrooms are works of art. For a nominal fee, there are hands-on art workshops for all ages. Of course, there are plenty of food vendors to satisfy cravings for a sweet treat or a delicious meal. Come join us for this art-filled weekend in Sheboygan, Wis. It is sure to take you places you have never been!

Featured Artist Thanks to artist Kim Russell for allowing the John Michael Kohler Arts Center use of her art on the cover of this brochure and on our marketing material. Check out her work at booth 2.

Kim Russell, Another Cacophony of Cranes; ink and acrylic on paper; 11 x 17 in.

Kohler Arts Center

Public parking Closed streets

Directions From I-43, take exit 126 east onto Hwy 23... Continue on Hwy 23/Erie Ave. to N. 7th St... Go right on 7th St... 3 blocks to the Arts Center. The Arts Center sits on an entire city block between 6th and 7th Streets and between Wisconsin and New York Avenues. Closed streets around the Arts Center are marked in GREEN. John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081 920.458.6144 • City-owned paid parking is available across from the Arts Center on 7th Street and at the Mead Public Library. Free parking is available on many nearby side streets.

July 20 & 21, 2013

FREE CONCERTS A great festival needs great music, right? No worries, you do not have to think about it. We have it covered! Visit the Library Sculpture Garden for bands that will entertain you all weekend.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts

Saturday, July 20 Horseshoes and Hand Grenades 10:00–10:45 a.m. Toe-tappin’ folk and bluegrass music launches a fantastic festival weekend. Phox 12:00–2:00 p.m. Recently featured on National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered, this is indie pop rock at its spontaneous best. MadiSalsa 3:00–5:00 p.m. Musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic are one cool way to heat things up.

Sunday, July 21 Helen Purvis and the Gill Family Singers 10:00–10:45 a.m. Original gospel music starts a Sunday off right. Michael Lee Ammons and the Water Street Hot Shots 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Get moving to old-time blues, ragtime, novelty, and jug-band tunes that make it hard to sit still.

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

The Jimmys 2:15–4:00 p.m. Raw Chicago blues and New Orleans funk from a powerhouse eight-piece band— what a fabulous finale!

Food and Refreshments ABC Pig Roast: pig roast sandwich, fruit smoothies, perch and fries, haddock plate, bison and elk burgers, or pork, chicken, shrimp, and scallop all on a stick

Gyros 2GO: gyros, chicken gyro, veggie gyro, Greek salad, baklava, dolmades, and Greek potatoes

Bent Spoon Gelato: chocolate, cherry, sea salt caramel, and strawberry gelato

Nancy’s Egg Rolls: egg rolls, fried rice, and fried noodles

Fleck’s Curbside Grill: hamburgers, brats, steak sandwich, perch sandwich, pulled pork, grilled cheese, grilled cheese with ham, grilled chicken, French fries, cheese curds, and mozzarella sticks Fortune Café: ginger garlic chicken, Bali chicken, peanut lontong, and cendol

Kona Ice: shaved ice in a variety of flavors

Poppin’ Z’s Kettle Corn: kettle corn, gourmet popcorn, peanuts, flavored pretzels, nachos, and cotton candy The Nutman: assorted nuts, candies, and chocolates Yum Yum Home Made Ice Cream: handdipped cup, cone, or waffle

Feeling lucky? Enter the Friends of Art raffle for your chance to win! Swing by the Friends of Art booth on New York Avenue, and take your chance at winning a wide variety of prizes. Proceeds benefit Arts Center Preschool scholarships and the internship program. Tickets are $2 each or six tickets for $10. Drawings are held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Winners need not be present to win.

Get in on the auction action! Find your next prized possession in the Silent Auction! Visit the Matrix again and again to check on your bids—and outbid others. The selection includes a wide range of reasonably priced works donated by Festival artists. Proceeds benefit Arts Center programs. Times to view are: Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Winning bidders are asked to collect their items on Sunday, July 21, between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m.



John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts

Sticker Shock Create your own stickers to add to the Sticker Wall and leave your mark for all to see in The ARTery (located just inside the Arts Center entrance). Spend time with Pawn Works and special guest artists-in-residence. Pawn Works’s founders showcase progressive, contemporay artists with a focus on street art. They print and distribute high-quaility, vinyl stickers from a select network of artists.

Look for Award-Winning Artists Each year, a dozen artists share $3,000 in awards for the excellence of their offerings at the Festival. Early Saturday morning, distinguished judges will choose this year’s winners. The winners’ booths are marked by colorful award panels on Sunday morning. These 2012 award winners are returning to the Festival this year. Be sure to stop by their booths! Beki Borman, Milwaukee, WI—Painting (booth 102)    Phil Cooley, Louisville, KY—Photography (booth 119) Lou Hii, Indianapolis, IN—Mixed-Media 2-D (booth 19) Robert Newton, Sheboygan, WI—Wood (booth 8) Thomas Pscheid, Wauwatosa, WI—Drawing (booth 115) Chris Robleski, Milwaukee, WI—Photography (booth 4) Ken and Joyce Sipes, Iron Ridge, WI—Fiber & Leather (booth 17)

Refresh. Relax. Recharge. Enjoy a refreshing interlude from the festivities with lunch or a sweet treat from the ARTcafe. Relax in air-conditioned comfort with an icy beverage and a homemade cookie, or recharge yourself with a freshly made sandwich, salad, or soup in the Café Courtyard.

Workshops for All Ages Visit the workshop tent located on the Festival Green and make a unique remembrance of your day at Midsummer Festival of the Arts.

Clay Play Roll up your sleeves and play with clay. Try wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques and see where the clay takes you. $3.00 per person

Concrete Creations Step into your garden on a concrete creation. Add tiles, bottle caps, colored stones, and other embellishments to your unique paver. $5.00 per person

Singular Creatures Imagine, design, and build a creature of your imagination. Avian or amphibian, mammalian or reptilian, or a combination of all—use shingles, driftwood, copper wire, and metal to explore the possibilities. $3.00 per person

July 20 & 21, 2013

John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts

Participating Artists Ceramics

Nanette Allen, Evanston, IL Tim Arnold, Villa Park, IL Anthony Borchardt, Saint Louis, MO Teresa Bowen, New Smyrna Beach, FL Greg Cheesebro, Viroqua, WI Christine and Joe Cole, Mineral Point, WI “Michael” Cunningham, Deerfield, IL Glen Cutcher, Cambridge, WI Neil Estrick, Grayslake, IL Peder Hegland, Sartell, MN Kristin Hill, Davenport, IA Gordon Krause, Sheboygan, WI Cynthia Linnabary, Roscoe, IL Jackie Matelski, Madison, WI Lionel Mindin, Glendale, WI Hironobu Nishitateno, Loves Park, IL


Angelo Fico, Wilmot, WI Terrance Gallentine, River Falls, WI Jenna Larson, Oshkosh, WI Jan McAllister, Sheboygan, WI Karen Naylor, Wilmot, WI Celeste North, Louisville, KY Cameron Smith and Jan Thomas, Murphysboro, IL Carol Widra, Fitchburg, WI


Debbie Austin-Johnson, Appleton, WI Lisa and William Bailey, Dripping Springs, TX Thomas Birchard, Madison, KS Kimberly Caisse, Hannibal, MO Dagmara Costello, Greendale, WI Debra Dembowski, Pewaukee, WI Suzanna Dimarco and Mark Ferguson, Naples, FL Tracy Ellison, Riverside, IL Katy Farnum, Glendale, WI Joyce Fritz, Green Bay, WI Betty Jäger, Minneapolis, MN Daniel Jara, Sheboygan, WI Chris Jensen, Cudahy, WI Ginny Jenson, Madison, WI Marti Johnson, Minneapolis, MN Christina King, Lake Geneva, WI Nancy Krahn, Algonquin, IL Linnea Lahlum, Buffalo Grove, IL Deborah Lofgren, Madison, WI Dawn Middleton, Greenville, IN Donald Pekarek, Algonquin, IL Susan Richter-O’Connell, Sheboygan, WI

Kyle Osvog, Minneapolis, MN Elizabeth Robertson, Dubuque, IA Richard Robertson, Dubuque, IA Patrick Robison, Elkhart Lake, WI John Sellberg, Smithville, TN Jill Tortorella, Antioch, IL Jean Wells, Brown Deer, WI

Edward Bartoszek, Mission, KS Beki Borman, West Allis, WI Leslie Emery, Sun Prairie, WI Bethany Kalk, Rachel Droppers, and Melody LaFave, Sheboygan, WI Kangsheng Liu, Hopkins, MN William Millonig, Campbellsport, WI John Schneider, Viroqua, WI Vicki and Anthony Strobel, Wauwatosa, WI Laura Tiede, Grantsburg, WI Steve Wagner, Brooklyn, WI Karen Watson-Newlin, Verona, WI


Martha Coaty, Allouez, WI Phil Cooley, Louisville, KY Judith Eastburn, Des Moines, IA Jennifer Foster and Paul Kurtze, Muskego, WI Rob Gilmore, St. Louis, MO Brian Horan, Cocoa Beach, FL Kevin Mann, Bloomington, MN Paul and Marti Prorok, Chicago, IL Jon and Mary Reddin, Wauwatosa, WI Phil Rego, Lyndon Station, WI Chris Robleski, Milwaukee, WI Jim Sincock, Lakewood, CO Glen and Gayle Wans, Leawood, KS Dale Yakaites, Marshfield, WI



Frank Borelli, Lake Park, FL Pamela Bronk, Plymouth, WI Theresa Brunson, Milwaukee, WI Linda Nelson Bryan, Saint Paul, MN Avril Clindinin, Irvington, NJ Denise Handwerker, Elmwood Park, IL Bethany Kalk and Rachel Droppers, Sheboygan, WI Xao Lee, Sheboygan, WI Susan Preuss, Waukesha, WI Jelena Rupa, Arlington Heights, IL Susan Shinnick, Iowa City, IA Ken and Joyce Sipes, Iron Ridge, WI Kae Taylor, Madison, WI Jill Wagoner, Fuquay-Varina, NC Jeanne Weymouth, Wisconsin Rapids, WI


Jack Pachuta, Cedarburg, WI Rich Theobald, Madison, WI

Dewey James, Minneapolis, MN

Fiber & Leather

Kim Caisse, Hannibal, MO Maggie Joyce, Chicago, IL Jillian Cori Lippert, Oregon, WI Cliff Matyszczyk, Wales, WI Steven Wirtz, Oak Creek, WI



f Paul Dominguez, Watertown, WI Stan Piepenburg, Wauwatosa, WI Thomas Pscheid, Wauwatosa, WI Kim Russell, Spring Green, WI

Mixed Media 3-D

Rachel Sims, West Des Moines, IA Amy Taylor, Glenview, IL Lisa Williams, Chicago, IL Tess Yeager, Noblesville, IN Diana Yum-Bucher, Pensacola, FL


Michael Chamberlin, Waunakee, WI Donald Esser, Waunakee, WI Stephen Fairchild, Three Lakes, WI Joseph and Debbie Mongan, Roscoe, IL Debbie Radke, Franksville, WI Lisa and Daniel Regan, Tulsa, OK

Donald and Toni Anspach, Waukesha, WI David Gaura and Candace Hoffmann, Franksville, WI Ken and Patricia Larson, Sturgeon Lake, MN John and Kim Novotny, West Des Moines, IA Christine Rademacher, Kaukauna, WI Kirk Yazel, Ripon, WI


Mickey Beth, Cascade, WI Scott Boris, Waukesha, WI Al Buss, Grafton, WI Jack Debertin, Madison, WI Robert Johnson, Lake Geneva, WI Paul Lambrecht, Lanesboro, MN Craig Lossing, Lino Lakes, MN Robert Newton, Sheboygan, WI Debra Riegling, Franklin, WI William Waite, Prairie du Chien, WI

Mixed Media 2-D

Aaron Butcher, Dubuque, IA Lou Hii, Indianapolis, IN Diane Lawrence, Berryton, KS Brian McKelvey and Paul Hurth, St. Johns, MI Garry Seidel, Davie, FL

Above left: Kyle Osvog, Dodecahedron 1. Courtesy of the artist. Above center: Rachel Sims, A Go Go Necklace-9 pc. Courtesy of the artist.



John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts

GO WHERE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN With every visit to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, you will discover a new and unexpected world of art. Don’t miss some of the summer’s most talked-about art experiences.

Midsummer Festival of the Arts July 20-21

Summer Theatre Trick Boxing July 23-27

M.I.K.E. House Concert

Blue Grass and Green Fire August 15

Wandering Wisconsin

All summer, all around Wisconsin

Uncommon Ground: a series of exhibitions Through September 22

The ARTery

Your free place to make art all summer long

July 20 & 21, 2013

John Michael Kohler Arts Center midsummer festival of the arts

Have another summer at the Arts Center Join or upgrade during the Festival and enjoy an extra three months of membership. Members help keep the Arts Center free and accessible to every visitor while receiving member-only benefits: • Discounts on tickets, classes, and Preschool tuition • Discounts at the ARTspace gift shops • Invitations to special events • The Arts Center’s bimonthly newsletter • Exclusive access to the Festival’s tented Member Oasis • Reciprocal membership at more than 650 museums (for memberships $100 and above) To join the Arts Center during the Midsummer Festival of the Arts, just ask at the Information Tent or Member Oasis.


JUST FOR OUR MEMBERS* The Member Oasis is an inviting destination where Arts Center members can relax and enjoy a specialty beverage or a cocktail from the cash bar. Bring food court goodies and lounge in the shade while tapping your toes to the sound of live music from the Library Sculpture Garden. The secure storage area allows members to check their packages and continue to enjoy the many Festival activities unencumbered. * Not yet a member? It is easy to join at the Festival. Just stop at the Information booth or the Member Oasis. In addition to gaining Member Oasis privileges, you will enjoy an additional three months on your annual membership when you join or upgrade during the Festival.

Thank you! The Midsummer Festival of the Arts has been made possible by

Title Sponsor Bank First National with additional support from Prevea Health Connect Cell

a U.S. Cellular Authorized Agent

The Woman’s Club of Sheboygan The Arts Center also thanks the following for their volunteer support:

Perhaps you’re intimidated by the idea of purchasing a piece of art at the Festival. All those booths...too many possibilities… what will it look like when I get it home? Will I be sorry? Our pointers, below, will help you make a successful art selection. Do a little detective work. Are you drawn to photography? Painting? Jewelry? Bright colors or black and white? Contemporary or traditional? Take note of what you want to look at again and again.

Community Bank & Trust Sheboygan Service Club Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County

Talk to the artists about what inspired the piece you have your eye on. Most artists are happy to talk about their work. Don’t be afraid to ask about their technique, training, and exhibition background—even how they price their work.

 Finally, we recognize the extraordinary efforts of the

Ask about the process of creating the piece. You will learn a lot and have a greater appreciation for the effort that went into it.

200-plus Friends of Art volunteers as well as the Board of Directors and staff of the Arts Center.

Buy because you love it, not as an investment. While an artist’s background and reputation will tell you something about how others perceive and value his or her work, it will not tell you whether you will enjoy it. Take a chance. Not sure how it will look over your couch? The art we love doesn’t have to match the upholstery!

We are proud to support the arts and our community.

As a community bank, Bank First is proud to support events like this that help enrich the lives of the people in northeast Wisconsin. And we’ve been proudly doing so since 1894 when our bank was founded in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. At Bank First, we combine the strongest features of a big bank (products and expertise to meet your needs), with the best qualities of a community bank (the personal attention and understanding of your needs). Our experienced team has the flexibility to provide a unique banking experience to each individual customer, and is empowered with the tools they need to make banking easier for you. For a better banking experience, visit us today at one of the locations listed below or visit us online at

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