2017 Residents



ExAIR residencies offer students exciting opportunities to meet and work with renowned artists exhibiting at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Participants learn more about the artist practice and explore the creative process with the artists.

Sign Painting with Shelby Rodeffer

Shelby Rodeffer is a Chicago-based painter and commercial artist. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she embraces signs of the human hand in both personal and professional work. Her influence comes from folk art and representational art.

Rodeffer's most recent work deals with femininity, connection, and isolation through the use of female figures, structures, and letterforms. She is also fond of traditional sign making as a means of communication and as a practical form of artistic expression. Currently, Rodeffer can be found sign painting and participating in various public art projects.

Education and group visit opportunities are full for this residency. Contact cgrabhorn@jmkac.org for more information or join us for one of our sessions that are open to the public by signing up online.

Free Public Workshops Include:

Sign Paint Workshop, October 28, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sign Paint Workshop, October 28, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sign Paint Workshop, October 29, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sign Paint Workshop, October 29, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Kohler Foundation, Inc.