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Mary Nohl and the Walrus Club

June 23, 2018 — June 23, 2019
 

Sheila Held, On the Qui Vive, 2018; wool, silk, and metallic weft on cotton warp; 41 x 39 in. Photo: David Altman.

Cecelia Condit, Blue Afternoon, n.d.; photograph; 20 x 30 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Cecelia Condit, Land Bridge, 2018; archival ink jet print; 63 x 80 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Mary Nohl, untitled, n.d.; concrete; 6 x 8 x 5 3/8 in. John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, gift of Kohler Foundation Inc.

Robin Jebavy, Set Table (Amber), 2015; acrylic on canvas; 63 x 38 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sonja Thomsen, In the Space of Elsewhere (detail), 2017; site responsive work at the Madison Museum of Contempory Art, Madison, WI. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Shelia Held, Beneath the Sea, 2014; wool, silk, and metallic weft on cotton warp; 27 x 39 in. Photo: David Altman.

 

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, Mary Nohl and the Walrus Club brings together two important aspects of Nohl’s legacy for the first time.

The first is the Mary L. Nohl Fund, a grant program initiated in 2003 to support artists working in and around Milwaukee. The second is Nohl’s connection to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the repository of the Mary Nohl collection and the site steward for Nohl’s home in Fox Point, WI.

Arts Center curators collaborated with Polly Morris, executive director of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and administrator of the fellowship, in selecting eight past recipients of the Nohl Fellowship to participate in the exhibition. The gallery will feature new works by Cecelia Condit, Kim Miller, Sonja Thomsen, Sheila Held, Sarah Luther, Anne Kingsbury, Maggie Sasso, and Robin Jebavy, and Mary Nohl pieces from the Arts Center’s collection.