Virtual Happenings

Social distancing doesn't have to mean distance from the arts. The arts help us connect as a community and understand the world around us. Virtually take exhibition tours, dance classes, or find projects for the kids.


Conversations on Care: A Panel Discussion

Saturday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. CT
Live on Zoom

Please join us for a conversation between curator Shannon R. Stratton and the artists featured in the upcoming JMKAC exhibition Between You and Me. Stratton will lead a round-robin format discussion with artists Chloë Bass, Sara Clugage, General Sisters (Dana Bishop-Root and Ginger Brooks Takahashi), Harrell Fletcher and Lisa Jarrett , John Preus, Benjamin Todd Wills, and Christine Wong Yap.

Between You and Me examines how artists care for their communities. During this conversation, the artists will take a collective deep dive into the practices and processes that inform and shape acts of care in their work. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions during the broadcast and become part of the creative exchange.

The event will be recorded and posted at a later date.


Register here via Zoom >



Eating Up Easter

Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. CT

Eating Up Easter Virtual Screening & Talkback
Shining a Spotlight on Local Solutions to Global Challenges

Threatened by climate change and globalization, tiny Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges Rapa Nui faces and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and environment against a modernizing society and booming tourism trade.

This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up in collaboration with Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Basin PBS, Charitable Film Network, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Global Peace Film Festival, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kansas City Public Library, KIXE, KMOS-TV, Montana PBS, New Hampshire PBS, Panhandle PBS, PBS Hawai‘i, Pickford Film Center, The Puffin Foundation, Red River Theatres, RiverRun Films With Class, Teaneck International Film Festival, United Nations Association of the USA, WCTE, and WSIU Public Broadcasting.

Additional support comes from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kartemquin Films, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and PBS.

RSVP to watch Eating Up Easter from the comfort and safety of your home.



Get Creative

Social STUDIO fosters community through conversation, creativity, and collaboration. That's true in real life, and virtually, too.

Want to learn more about our Artist-in-Residence Taylor Wright Rushing? Check out the video below for a tour of his Atlanta-based studio, where he surrounds himself with objects that inspire him as he works on his illustrations, instruments, and tramp art-inspired whittling.

Taylor Wright Rushing—Whittle a Critter >

Our Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Andrew wants to change the way people think about clothing: Less fast fashion and more recycled, sustainable approaches to the way we fill our closets.

In the video below, Andrew, a fiber artist, gives a guided tour of Madam Chino, her Milwaukee boutique and workspace. Andrew explains how recycled textiles, which might have been thrown away, form the foundation of her artistic practice. In doing so, Andrew is following the tradition of JMKAC artists—Mary Nohl to Eugene Von Bruenchenhein to Tom "Dr. Evermor" Every—who saw artistic potential in others' unwanted items.

Vanessa Andrew—Wacky Sewing >


Taylor Wright Rushing Studio Tour



Vanessa Andrew Studio Tour



Performances & Dance

Virtual WIM Dance Festival
Ten performances in one virtually stunning video presentation, featuring dancers and choreographers from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. Curated by Beloit College's Dance Entrepreneurship class. 



Senior Honor Recital—A Special Video Presentation
View this presentation by the 2020 winners of the Senior Honor Recital, a prestigious competition featuring the area’s finest student musicians. Leonardo Viglietti, flute; Evan Vorpahl, baritone; Melany Rice, flute; and Christopher Zhang, piano, each present a selection specially chosen for this virtual concert.


We look forward to upcoming performing arts residencies and in the meantime, we are appreciating the artists who have recently connected with the Sheboygan community.

Ananya Dance Theatre Performances
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

Full-length videos from Ananya Dance Theatre's repertoire will be released every Friday. Visit for more info.

Ananya Dance Classes
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Stay active! Yorchha dance lessons are offered on Zoom and Facebook Live during the week. All levels welcome. Find detailed info at

CONTRA TIEMPO Company Dance Classes
Thursdays from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID#: 448 778 031
Bridge the social-distance gap by dancing! CONTRA-TIEMPO has opened its online company classes to anyone who'd like to participate. Join the fun through Zoom.




Grab a cup of coffee and your laptop, then browse these pages to find 360-degree gallery views and lots of information about our current exhibitions

Good Road to Follow

Tokens of Appreciation

Youth Art Month

Dr. Charles Smith

Beauty Surplus



Folk & Fable: Levi Fisher Ames & Albert Zahn + Faythe Levine


Find out more about the art-environment builders in our collection. You will be able to find these artists at the Art Preserve upon its opening.

In 2017, we took The Road Less Traveled with a conference and responses to JMKAC art environments. Watch lectures from experts and artists and take virtual tours of the galleries.

Learn More about Collections


Join the Book to Art Club for a Skype book discussion. Please register in advance with your mobile phone number AND email address so we can add you to the Skype discussion group. Participants may obtain digital copies through Overdrive/Libby or purchase their own copies. We will make hands-on projects at home, together, while we Skype, and show and share through digital images on this group's Facebook page.

Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of the Library. Follow us on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Facebook. See what is happening with other Book to Art Clubs around the world on The Book to Art Club Blog. The Book to Art Club was created by the Library as Incubator Project.

Skype Book to Art Club: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
May 14, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks. Worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.