PICNIC ON THE GREEN
July 28, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
It's young artist night on the City Green featuring Slater Grae, Brent McDonald, and Alex Simmons. There will be face painting, balloon art, and lots of fun activities courtesy of the Mean Public Library and Above and Beyond Children's Museum. So, pack a picnic (or stop by the Culinary Art Car for some grub), and bring a blanket to enjoy great music on a warm, summer evening (fingers crossed).
Keep an eye out for the Art Car at other community events this summer as it takes to the road to share more artful experiences.
THIS SUMMER, THE ARTCAFE COMMANDEERS THE ART CAR!
As JMKAC’s ARTcafe hits the road, expect to enjoy:
• tacos • paninis • vegan options • homemade desserts
• our own “Art Palmer” (unsweetened raspberry iced tea and herbal lemonade)
Mondays at Vollrath Park
June 4–September 24
Thursdays at Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series
June 21–August 23
Midsummer Festival of the Arts Weekend
July 21–July 22
During the first phase, artist-in-residence Mac Maker, his team of artists, and area participants explored the multicultural fascination with embellishing vehicles—more commonly known as art cars. They created a design inspired by the Sheboygan community and related to ideas of sustainable agriculture. Over the course of a few months, they altered the vehicle into a dynamic, functioning kinetic sculpture.
In phase two of the project, artist-in-residence Robert Karimi worked with adults and children of the area, with a special focus on communities who are most at risk for developing type-2 diabetes, to create performances associated with the Culinary Art Car. Karimi invoked his cooking-show character, Mero Cocinero, as the chef of the vehicle. Mero believes that the “revolution begins in the kitchen” and advocates that all people should have access to local, healthy food sources through the vehicle of comedy. Karirmi led community participants in the creation of entertaining, yet poignant, site-specific performances and sharing of “food stories” as the vehicle traveled around the area and prepared food for special events.
The Culinary Art Car was created through a partnership of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, home of Connecting Communities, and Lakeshore Technical College. Connecting Communities collaborations and the Culinary Art Car are supported in part by the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, a generous foundation that prefers anonymity, Herman Miller Cares, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and 2014 JMKAC Gala Donors. Additional support for the Culinary Art Car has been provided by Kiefer Industries, Lean Kitchen Solutions, Nourish, Vollrath Company, LLC, and the Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation.