The tradition of whittling lives on in young artists such as JMKAC artist-in-residence Taylor Wright Rushing. Rushing’s residency adds a contemporary dimension to Good Road to Follow, JMKAC’s exhibition featuring Green Bay artist Adolph Vandertie (1911–2007). Vandertie whittled and carved in the style of the hobos and tramps whose transient lives he admired and romanticized. He also collected works they created. Good Road to Follow can be viewed online while the Arts Center is closed.
Rushing’s residency will include virtual demonstrations of whittling and carving, as well as a video tour of his studio in Georgia. He will also visit JMKAC for his residency once we reopen.
This exhibition series is supported by the Kohler Trust for Arts and Education, Kohler Foundation, Inc., the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.