2018 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.

Sarah Gail Luther
October 8–19
November 5–16

Join artist Sarah Gail Luther for one of these exciting workshops, learn about her practice, and how Mary Nohl has inspired Luther’s work on display in the exhibition Mary Nohl and the Walrus Club. Luther will be leading two workshop sessions in The ARTery.

The first session, which runs October 8–12 and 15–19, is an observational drawing workshop. Both Sarah Luther and Mary Nohl explore many forms of art, but almost every one of their pieces started with a drawing. Participants will be guided through different exercises in drawing that will challenge them to look closely at their subject, translate what they see, and experiment with what they find.

The second workshop, running November 5–9 and 12–16, will give participants a chance to create Mary Nohl-inspired stained glass windows in a quick and playful method using glue, found objects, and paint.

Help us transform The ARTery into a stained glass and botanical oasis.


Private group tours are available October 8–19 and November 5–16. To learn more or to schedule a workshop for your group, contact Louise Berg at bookatour@jmkac.org.

Contact Craig Grabhorn at residencies@jmkac.org for more information about our ExAIR residency program.

The Exhibition-Artists-in-Residence program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust and our JMKAC 2018 Gala Reverse Auction donors.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.