FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

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PARKING GARAGE
Constructing the Art Preserve
9:00–10:00 a.m.

If one were to construct a building to house a singular collection of artist-built environments, what might it require? What form would it take? What special requirements need to be considered? With the construction of the Arts Center’s new Art Preserve on the horizon, these questions, and more, have been central to the discussions of those designing it. This session brings together some of those who have been working to design and develop the Art Preserve building. They will share their creative processes, the challenges and solutions, and open up a dialog regarding the future of the John Michael Kohler Art’s Center’s collection.

Moderator: Sam Gappmayer
Panelists:   Architects from tres birds workshop

ROAD TRIP
NCPTT Conservation Demo
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Travel a few miles south for a workshop at the James Tellen Sculpture Garden led by Jason Church (NCPTT), and Dennis Montagna (NPS), and conservator Ronald Harvey. They will discuss the process of evaluating, planning, and working on components of sculptures like those at Tellen. You can also tour the entire garden with Kohler Foundation staff who were involved in the site’s original preservation and subsequent repairs.

We can accommodate up to 40 people. Transportation from the Arts Center is provided.

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ROAD TRIP
Arts/Industry Studio Tour
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry artist residency program has been fostering the intersection of creative practice and industrial process since 1974. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of this celebrated residency that takes place on the factory floor of Kohler Co. Meet the artists-in-residence, hear about their residency experiences, learn about their creative practices, and see Kohler Co. manufacturing in action!

We can accommodate up to 30 people. Transportation from the Arts Center is provided.

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ROAD TRIP
Gallery Tour @ JMKAC
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Curator Karen Patterson will be in the galleries to answer any questions and provide further insights into her research and the curatorial process for The Road Less Traveled exhibition series.