John Michael Kohler Arts Center Preschool Accepting Applications for Scholarship Honoring Addison Emilie Nye

Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations Coordinator

April 6, 2016 Sheboygan, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Preschool in downtown Sheboygan is accepting applications for the Addison Emilie Nye scholarship. The scholarship was established to extend Addison’s (June 2011–September 2015) joyous spirit and loving nature to other children. Addison was a student at the Arts Center Preschool during the 2014/2015 school year.

The Addison Nye scholarship will be awarded to a 3-year-old child attending the Red Class, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Scholarship applications are available by contacting Keely Phippen at or stopping at the Arts Center’s Atrium Reception Desk. Classroom tours are available by appointment. Application deadline is May 15. The scholarship award is based on need.

The arts-based curriculum and child-centered environment offers a diverse early learning experience that includes access to the Arts Center’s galleries; nationally known visual artists; and musicians, actors, and dancers from our own community and around the globe. The state licensed and certified program provides a foundation for language, literacy, math, science, cultural awareness, and creativity, and focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is located at 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. Admission is free. The Arts Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 artists and academics to families and youth of all ages. Central to its mission is promoting 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 collections focus primarily 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 the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors, government grants, and its many members. The Arts Center is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at

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, and/or by calling 920-458-6144.