Complementing a federally-funded Sheboygan County program promoting a cultural shift away from the automobile, NOMO embraces and celebrates all modes of nonmotorized transportation. Artists Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable of the artist team Wowhaus collaborated with community members investigating such modes of moving as bicycling, walking, skateboarding, and surfing in the history and the contemporary culture of the area.
During the summer of 2010, Wowhaus began their three-week residency. Wowhaus worked with Arts Center visitors in The ARTery leading a bike bling workshop. They then moved right into the making of the Great Sheboygan Map, made of flour sacks from a local antique store. The artists taught ARTery visitors of all ages how to embroider, and discussed and located hot spots in Sheboygan.
Wowhaus’s residency was followed by The NOMO Expo, July 8–11. The Expo was a free event orchestrated by Wowhaus in collaboration with the nonmotorized transportation enthusiasts.
Connecting Communities collaborations are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.