art in public spaces past projects

About the Art in Public Spaces Project

Art in Public Spaces generates a creative exchange between artists and the Sheboygan community. It cultivates interactions through the creation of new works of public art and connects people with their own creativity, enabling a diverse public to build a cultural identity that facilitates positive change.

Art in Public Spaces is a project of the Arts Center’s Connecting Communities program.

Artist MARY ANNE KLUTH

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES INSTALLATION
Natural Bridge Study
826 N. 8th Street
Alleyway next to the Weill Center

Visit this stunning, large-scale installation by artist Mary Anne Kluth and the Sheboygan community. It is a fixture in downtown Sheboygan. This artwork was inspired by the natural land bridge in Virginia once owned by Thomas Jefferson. You simply have to see it in person!

 

Artist DIANA GABRIEL

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES INSTALLATION
Opening (Walk Through #1)
Located in the alleyway next to the Korthals Enterprises building in the 500 block of N. 8th street.

Opening (Walk Through #1) is a responsive pubic artwork enhancing community interactions with the architecture and open space in one of downtown Sheboygan’s alleyways. The construction of the piece bridges the public space with the community that inhabit it. This, in turn, mirrors how the relationship between people, art, and environment empowers the city as a whole. As a Colombian immigrant, Gabriel found it important to involve the community, especially the Latinx community, in this process as a way to integrate them and thus enrich the fabric of the Sheboygan community.

Artist MICHAEL MOORE

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES INSTALLATION
P.E.A.R.L.
Located on the City Green across the street from the Mead Public Library

Tres birds workshop’s P.E.A.R.L. is an interactive art installation inspired by the Sheboygan community’s experiences with wild animals as well as by the spatial connection between the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Mead Public Library, and the future Art Preserve. The art piece, located on the City Green between Mead Public Library and the Arts Center, offers a communal space where art, music, and literature merge.

Artists PATRICIA CAZORLA AND NANCY SALEME

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES INSTALLATION
Threading a Dream
Located on the south wall of the Mead Public Library at 8th and New York Avenue.

During spring 2018, Saleme and Cazorla visited Sheboygan. During this research visit, they engaged the community through bilingual (Spanish and English), free workshops and artist lectures. They met a part of the Sheboygan community, including the Latinx, and fell in love with the city and its community.

When Saleme and Cazorla returned in August, they created a pieced called Threading a Dream which incorporated words and places of meaning to the Sheboygan Community. Visit this installation located on the south wall of the Mead Public Library. We recommend an evening visit see how the city comes to life at night.

Made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts,
Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, and the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust.
Additional support was provided by the City of Sheboygan, Northern Wisconsin Regional Council of Carpenters Local 731, Quasius Construction Inc., Sheboygan Squared, and Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts.