Vincent Van Gogh Chair

Elijah Bocook
2nd Grade
Wilson Elementary School

Untitled

Vivana Dolfin
7th Grade
Lake Country Academy

Drawing a Blank

Elena Kieckhafer
12th grade
Sheboygan North High School

Celebrate Sheboygan County’s young artists, Youth Art Month begins March 5 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

February 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations Coordinator
pduchene@jmkac.org

Students, teachers, family, and friends are invited to honor young artists from throughout Sheboygan County at the annual Youth Art Month Celebration, March 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan.

 

This festive event highlights the Youth Art Month exhibition that features hundreds of works created by area schoolchildren, on view through April 2. Now in its 31st year, the show celebrates the multifaceted talents and artistic achievements of Sheboygan County’s youth while recognizing and applauding the devoted art educators who encourage and guide these young artists.

 

The works in the gallery, created during the 2016–2017 school year by students enrolled in kindergarten through high school, were chosen by art teachers throughout the county. Students were encouraged to consider drawing inspiration from the Arts Center’s THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED exhibition series through processes such as painting, sketching, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. The art range from exuberant to introspective in character.

The March 5 event includes live music performed by student ensembles, art-making activities, face painting and refreshments. Admission to the Youth Art Month Celebration is free; a nominal fee is charged for some activities.

For more information, call 920-458-6144. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is located at 608 New York Ave. in downtown Sheboygan. Free parking is available in the Arts Center lot.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from academics to young children. Central to its mission is promoting the understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center’s collection focuses on works by vernacular-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program. Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of art to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors and its many members; it is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at jmkac.org.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is by voluntary donation. Arts Center members receive a discount on performance and other event tickets, classes and camps tuition, purchases at ARTspace gift shops, and free or discounted admission to many special events. Memberships are available at the Arts Center, by visiting jmkac.org, and/or by calling 920-458-6144.

Arts Center Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Arts Center is open at other times for special events.