The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

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KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

10/23/14

Wiegand Gallery’s ‘Roots Of The Spirit’ Reunites Four Outsider Artists

Wiegand Gallery’s ‘Roots Of The Spirit’ Reunites Four Outsider Artists

BELMONT, CALIF. — The Wiegand Gallery, at Notre Dame de Namur University, is hosting the West Coast debut of four of the country’s most notable Outsider artists in “The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson,” on view through November 26. Curated by Martha Henry and Robert Poplack, director of the Wiegand, the exhibition sees the foursome’s work reunited for the first time since their controversial 2011 Venice Biennale showing.
“The Roots of the Spirit” includes works created while they were in Venice, as well as throughout their careers.
The genesis of “The Roots of the Spirit” goes back to 2011 when the four artists were invited to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale by the American Folk Art Museum in New York and Benetton in Treviso, Italy, to create large, site-specific installations at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The inclusion of the four self-taught Outsider artists during the 2011 Biennale promised to be revolutionary because it offered the opportunity to exhibit within a broad international context.
Due to an unexpected loss of funding, the invitation was rescinded, but the artists — under the aegis of gallery director and curator Martha Henry who ultimately managed to secure a venue in an Eleventh Century garden — decided they would still attend.
Lonnie Holley, Mr Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson have all achieved renown individually as self-taught African American artists. Notions of divine intervention and spiritual renewal are at the heart of much of the foursome’s work. It is art that honors ancestors as an antidote to death and private grief.
Viewing themselves as caretakers of the earth, the artists harvest the overflowing debris of contemporary civilization and transform it into art as a means of preserving the rescued materials to teach future generations.
The materials and methods place them squarely within the wider context of the international contemporary art world. Their use of assemblage, found object sculpture and installation invite comparisons to contemporary art practices dating back from the beginning of the Twentieth Century.
Their work can be found in many major American museum collections including: American Folk Art Museum, New York; Birmingham (Ala,) Museum of Art; American Visionary Museum, Baltimore; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; High Museum, Atlanta; and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, among others.
The Wiegand Gallery is at 1500 Ralston Avenue.
For additional information, www.ndnu.edu/arts-events/wiegand-gallery or 650-508-3595.
Lonnie Holley, “Steel Worker,” 2008.
Charlie Lucas, “Two Brothers Lock Their Mind Together.”
Mr Imagination, “Doll’s Throne,” 2004. 
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9/30/14

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ROOTS OF THE SPIRIT
until Nov 26
The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson, curated by Martha Henry and Robert Poplack, sees the foursome’s work reunited for the first time since their showing together at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Wiegand Gallery
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue Belmont, CA 94002
http://www.ndnu.edu/arts-events/wiegand-gallery/roots-of-the-spirit
(caption: mr imagination, kevin sampson, charlie lucas, lonnie holley)
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John Micael Kohler Art Center, New exhibition series explores the role of place in the human experience

http://artdaily.com/index_iphone.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=73228#.VCthC1e5u2K

New exhibition series explores the role of place in the human experience




SHEBOYGAN, WI .- This Must Be The Place, a series of five exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, explores the concept that there are places, large or small, in our lives that hold meaning and influence far beyond a point on a map. The complete series will be on view October 23, 2014, through January 4, 2015; individual exhibitions began on September 14, and the last exhibition closes February 22.

Through installation works, sculptures, photographs, a film, drawings, and the work of a vernacular environment builder from the Arts Center’s collection, twelve artists reveal their relationships with a powerful place in their lives. “The works illuminate the humanity and significance that can be drawn from and invested in a location when the experience of it transcends materiality,” said the series curator, Karen Patterson.

This Must Be The Place presents a group exhibition with works by Heather Benning (Saskatchewan), Beverly Buchanan (MI), Scott Carter (IL), Sanford Darling (1894–1973), Frank Albert Jones (1900–1969), Alexandre Larose (Quebec), and Sebura & Gartelmann (IL). Four solo exhibitions in the series present works by Brent Green (PA), Kim Morgan (Nova Scotia), Martin Prekop (PA), and Kevin Blythe Sampson (NJ).

An opening celebration of the series takes place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. Guests can tour the galleries with Patterson and six of the exhibiting artists. There will also be a performance by world-music band Painted Caves, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is located at 608 New York Ave. in downtown Sheboygan, WI. Free parking is available. Admission to the opening event is free for members and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Arts Center and online at jmkac.org.

Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from academics to young children. Central to its mission is promoting the understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives and publications. The Arts Center’s collection focuses on works by vernacular environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.

Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of art to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors and its many members; it is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries.
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9/20/14

Sharp Details, Fuzzy Lines: Images of Ferguson, MO / artcritical

Sharp Details, Fuzzy Lines: Images of Ferguson, MO / artcritical



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Wiegand Gallery - Belmont, CA | Yelp

Wiegand Gallery - Belhe genesis of The Roots of the Spirit goes back to 2011 when the four
artists were invited to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale by the
American Folk Art Museum in New York and Benetton in Treviso, Italy to
create large site-specific installations at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
mont, CA | Yelp




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Wiegand Gallery - Belmont, CA | Yelp

Wiegand Gallery - Belhe genesis of The Roots of the Spirit goes back to 2011 when the four
artists were invited to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale by the
American Folk Art Museum in New York and Benetton in Treviso, Italy to
create large site-specific installations at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
mont, CA | Yelp




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Museum gotta see ‘um

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/arts/2014-09-19/museum-gotta-see-um/1776425130290.html
Museum gotta see ‘um
September 19, 2014, 05:00 AM By Susan Cohn Daily Journal


The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson, at the Wiegand Gallery in Belmont, presents the West Coast debut of four notable Outsider artists. The opening reception is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
THE ROOTS OF THE SPIRIT ON VIEW AT NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY. The Wiegand Gallery, part of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, hosts the West Coast debut of four of the country’s most notable Outsider artists in The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson. The exhibit is curated by Robert Poplack, Director of the Wiegand Gallery, and Martha Henry.
While Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson have all achieved renown as self-taught African American artists, they refer to themselves simply as American artists. Born in the mid-20th century, they came of age during the Civil Rights movement when deep and abiding racial discrimination was the norm. Lacking opportunities, education and artist role models, they managed to become artists despite great social and economic obstacles.
Martha Henry said, “Their artworks express their African and American culture, their everyday lives, dreams and aspirations. When we look into the mirror of the black experience we have a better understanding of American culture, values and spirituality. Black artists have played a vital role in distinguishing our culture throughout the world, indeed the black experience is so interwoven into our larger culture that it defines much of what the world perceives today as American.”
Notions of divine intervention and spiritual renewal are at the heart of much of the foursome’s work. It is art that honors ancestors as an antidote to death and private grief. Examples are Kevin Sampson’s shrines to deceased friends and relatives; the ancestor thrones of Lonnie Holley and Mr. Imagination; and Charlie Lucas’ metal sculptures that honor his grandparents by their material and method. Their use of assemblage, found object sculpture and installation invite comparisons to contemporary art practices dating back from the beginning of the 20th century when Picasso and Braque, inspired by African art, began to use found objects in their work.
Gallery Director Poplack said, “The processes of painting, assemblage, construction and found object sculpture reveal restless minds capable of expression that ranges from the serious to playful. The work shows an openness to the spirit of imagination as well as a desire to entertain. Their immersive, layered environments — often located in their yards and inside their homes — need to be experienced to be fully appreciated.”
The Wiegand Gallery is part of the Madison Art Center, a stone building built as a carriage house on the country estate of the financier William Chapman Ralston. The exhibition space, with its porthole windows and skylights, is an inviting environment in which to experience art. The gallery’s mission is to focus attention on the contributions and accomplishments of important artists who are less recognized, as well as to exhibit lesser-known works of established artists. The Wiegand Gallery is located at 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont, on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University. Admission is free. For information call 508-3595. The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson runs through Nov. 26; The public is invited to the opening reception 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
LAST DAYS OF MODERNISM FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, AT THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, an exhibition of 46 paintings and sculptures which includes works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko and Frank Stella. The de Young Museum is located at Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. For information call (415) 750-3600 or visit www.deyoungmuseum.org. Through Oct. 12.
PROJECT MAH JONGG: THE MEMORIES AND MEANING OF THE GAME, AT THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM THROUGH OCT. 28. The 1920s through the 1960s were the heyday of the Chinese game of mah jongg in the United States — a game with a rich history in the Jewish American community, especially among women. The Contemporary Jewish Museum examines this cultural phenomenon with Project Mah Jongg, an exhibition that includes images and items from the mah jongg craze of the 1920s, including vintage advertisements, Chinoiserie and a colorful array of early game sets distributed by companies such as Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers. A game table at the core of the exhibition space encourages players and non-players alike to take part in a game of mah jongg and there are both American and Chinese sets on hand for visitors to play. 736 Mission St. (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco. For general information visit thecjm.org or call (415) 655-7800.
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdailyjournal.com or www.twitter.com/susancityscene.

 

9/18/14

The Roots of the Spirit’ brings in outsider artists at Wiegand

http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/The-Roots-of-the-Spirit-brings-in-outsider-5762906.php

'The Roots of the Spirit’ brings in outsider artists at Wiegand

Published 4:40 pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • “The Roots of the Spirit,” an exhibit at the Wiegand Gallery in Belmont, features artists Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson. Photo: Courtesy Of Wiegand Gallery / Courtesy Of Wiegand Gallery
    “The Roots of the Spirit,” an exhibit at the Wiegand Gallery in Belmont, features artists Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson. Photo: Courtesy Of Wiegand Gallery / Courtesy Of Wiegand Gallery

The four artists whose work will have its West Coast debut at the Wiegand Gallery in Belmont have this in common: They are self-taught, use found objects and became artists out of some personal tragedy.
They have been called outsider artists because they were not a part of the art establishment, didn’t know what they were making was art until someone gave it that label and have lives even more colorful than the objects they create. The more than 75 sculptures, drawings and paintings by Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson are part of a new exhibit, “The Roots of the Spirit.”
Although the four men — Warmack is deceased — are known as outsider artists and African American artists, they refer to themselves simply as American artists.
“The works reflect each artist’s vision and ideas about art and why they make art,” said Martha Henry, curator of the “Roots” exhibit. “Is there a commonality? They all use found objects and feel that the found objects came to them. They all feel they are doing something that teaches about the present while preserving the past.”
Henry added, “Mr. Imagination wanted to make people happy. Kevin Sampson’s subjects are about class warfare. Lucas is making art to express the fears and joys and dreams of his neighbors and community. Lonnie feels he is rescuing materials and reintroducing it as sculpture.”
The works also tell a story of the artists’ ancestry. For Holley and Lucas, who live in the Deep South, there is a “Southern vernacular,” Henry said. Born in the mid-20th century, the men came of age during the civil rights movement, and faced racial strife and discrimination. Sampson has created shrines to deceased friends and relatives; Holley and Mr. Imagination have made “ancestor thrones;” and Lucas’ metal sculptures honor his grandparents through their materials and methods.
“This is a type of art that is much more prevalent in the South and in New York and Chicago,” said Henry, whose co-curator on the exhibit is Robert Poplack. “This is exciting to have a West Coast debut.”
The exhibition sees the foursome’s work reunited for the first time since a controversial 2011 Venice Biennale showing that happened despite having their invitation to represent the American Folk Art Museum within the framework of the international art world suddenly rescinded. With the help of Henry, the four secured a venue in Venice in an 11th century garden. Some of the works shown in “The Roots of the Spirit” exhibit were created while in Venice.
Holley, who recently expanded his art to include music and recording, will create a site-specific piece made from materials found on the university grounds.
“As boundaries break down between self-taught and formally educated artists,” says Henry, “I felt it important to celebrate the achievements of these four who emerged from the depths of personal despair to make valuable contributions to the American visual experience.”
Julian Guthrie is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: jguthrie@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @JulianGuthrieIf you go
The Roots of the Spirit: Opens Friday; reception 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 26. Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Notre Dame de Namur University’s Wiegand Gallery, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. (650) 508-3595. www.ndnu.edu/arts-events/wiegand-gallery.
 

'The Roots of the Spirit’ brings in outsider artists at Wiegand - SFGate

'The Roots of the Spirit’ brings in outsider artists at Wiegand - SFGate



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9/6/14

Outside Chicago Tour: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Outside Chicago Tour: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

October 11, 2014
8am-6pm
$125 / $100 Intuit members
Join Intuit’s staff on a special day trip to Sheboygan, WI, where we will visit the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Enjoy a guided tour of This Must Be The Place, a series of five exhibitions inviting viewers to consider “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Exhibitions include: Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010; Martin Prekop: House; Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound; Building Stories; and Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Between exhibition tours, our group will also have exclusive one-on-one time with self-taught artist Kevin Blythe Sampson and a VIP behind-the-scenes viewing of permanent collection.
Event fee covers round-trip charter bus transportation, lunch and guided tours. Space is extremely limited.
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9/3/14

The Roots of the Spirit Kevin blythe Sampson



September 19th - November 26th
Opening: 
September 21st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
 
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The Wiegand Gallery, part of the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, is proud to announce the West Coast debut of four of the country’s most notable Outsider artists in The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson. Curated by Martha Henry and Robert Poplack, Director of the Wiegand Gallery, the exhibition sees the foursome’s work reunited for the first time since a controversial 2011 Venice Biennale showing that occurred despite having their invitation to represent the American Folk Art Museum within the framework of the international art world suddenly cancelled. The Roots of the Spirit will include works created while they were in Venice, as well as throughout their careers.
Lonnie Holley, the subject of a recent piece in The New York Times Magazine that tagged the artist as “the insider’s outsider,” and noted the expanding breadth of the artist’s work—which recently has included music and recording—will create a site specific work derived from materials found on the university grounds as part of the exhibition.
The genesis of The Roots of the Spirit goes back to 2011 when the four artists were invited to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale by the American Folk Art Museum in New York and Benetton in Treviso, Italy to create large site-specific installations at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
The inclusion of the four self-taught Outsider artists during the 2011 Biennale promised to be revolutionary because it offered the opportunity to exhibit within a broad international context, all while finding themselves excluded domestically from the American art canon. Due to an unexpected loss of funding, the invitation was rescinded, which drew coverage in the art press, including Artnet, Art Forum, Art in America , ArtClaire, Art Info and others. But the artists—under the aegis of gallery director and curator Martha Henry who against all odds and without funding ultimately managed to secure a venue in an 11th century garden—decided they would still attend.
While Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Charlie Lucas (Tin Man), and Kevin Sampson have all achieved renown as self-taught African American artists, they refer to themselves simply as American artists. Born in the mid 20th century, they came of age during the Civil Rights movement when deep and abiding racial discrimination was the norm. Lacking opportunities, education, and artist role models, they managed to become artists despite great social and economic obstacles. “Their artworks express their African and American culture, their everyday lives, dreams, and aspirations,” says Martha Henry. “When we look into the mirror of the black experience we have a better understanding of American culture, values and spirituality.
Black artists have played a vital role in distinguishing our culture throughout the world, indeed the black experience is so interwoven into our larger culture that it defines much of what the world perceives today as American.”
Notions of divine intervention and spiritual renewal are at the heart of much of the foursome’s work. It is art that honors ancestors as an antidote to death and private grief. Witness Kevin Sampson’s shrines to deceased friends and relatives; the ancestor thrones of Lonnie Holley and Mr. Imagination; and Charlie Lucas’ metal sculptures that honor his grandparents by their material and method.
Viewing themselves as caretakers of the earth in some profound way, the artists harvest the overflowing debris of contemporary civilization and transform it into art as a means of preserving the rescued materials to teach future generations. Out of the enormous variety of free materials ready to be recycled, the artists choose those that exhibit the potential for being re-instilled with purpose and meaning. “The processes of painting, assemblage, construction and found object sculpture reveal restless minds capable of expression that ranges from the serious to playful,” says Gallery Director Robert Poplack. “The work shows an openness to the spirit of imagination as well as a desire to entertain. Their immersive, layered environments—often located in their yards and inside their homes—need to be experienced to be fully appreciated.”
The materials and methods practiced by these four virtuosos place them squarely within the wider context of the international contemporary art world. Their use of assemblage, found object sculpture and installation invite comparisons to contemporary art practices dating back from the beginning of the 20th century when Picasso and Braque, inspired by African art, began to use found objects in their work. These ideas were further developed in the mid 20th century by many artists including Tinguely, Arman, Beuys, and Rauschenberg, and continue to be expanded today by Willie Cole, David Hammons and many other contemporary artists.
While the regular use of recycled materials puts all four at the heart of the Eco Art movement, Kevin Sampson and Lonnie Holley’s art, loaded with political and social commentary, place them in a long line of U.S. socio-political artists. “As boundaries break down between self-taught and formally educated artists,” says Henry, “I felt it important to celebrate the achievements of these four who emerged from the depths of personal despair to make valuable contributions to the American visual experience.”
Their work can be found in many major American museum collections including: American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; American Visionary Museum, Baltimore, MD; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; High Museum, Atlanta, GA; and INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL among others. \

A catalog will accompany the exhibition
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8/31/14

KEVIN SAMPSON: IRONBOUND September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015

http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/upcomingexhibitions2/this-must-be-the-place/kevin-sampson-ironbound

 

KEVIN SAMPSON: IRONBOUND
September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015

The assemblages of artist Kevin Blythe Sampson trace the past and present of his neighborhood, known as Ironbound, as well as aspects of his entire Newark, NJ, community.
Sampson’s father, Stephen Sampson, was committed to civil rights and community issues. In fact, local marches and meetings were often organized at his kitchen table. National leaders, such as Ruby Dee, Malcolm X, and Robert Ferris Thompson, came to meet with his father about their challenges and victories. Those experiences had a profound effect on the younger Kevin; as a result, themes of activism, place, and identity recur throughout his work.
Primarily self-taught, Sampson continues to tackle the difficult issues of concern to him and his neighborhood. Reflecting what he calls the “community conscience,” his sculptures are made from found objects and gifts from neighbors, thus documenting his intimate understanding of the contemporary African American experience.
Photo: Kevin Sampson. Photo: Fred Scruton.

8/29/14

"The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson: Four self-taught American artists invited — and later controversially disinvited — to take part in the 2011 Venice Biennale show together for the first time on the West Coast

My Drawing in the San Franciso Chronicle

Fall Arts Preview: Visual art
Kenneth Baker is The San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic

"The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevin Sampson: Four self-taught American artists invited — and later controversially disinvited — to take part in the 2011 Venice Biennale show together for the first time on the West Coast. Sept. 19-Nov. 26. Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. (650) 508-3595, www. wiegandgallery.org.
By Kenneth Baker." 

http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Fall-Arts-Preview-Visual-art-5691423.php

8/27/14

Wanted Project-Collaborators Kevin Blythe Sampson

 

 

Collaborators

Dread Scott

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced his artwork and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its use of the American flag. His work is exhibited internationally including in the Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, Pori Art Museum (Finland), BAM Fisher and galleries and street corners across the country. He is a recipient of a Creative Capital Grant and his work is included in the collection of the Whitney Museum.
http://www.dreadscott.net/

No Longer Empty

No Longer Empty’s mission is to widen the audience for contemporary art, to promote socially conscious artists, and to build resilience in communities through art. We do so by presenting professionally curated, site-specific art exhibitions where a community of artists, educators, scholars and the public come together to create and experience art, free of market imperatives and institutional constraints.
No Longer Empty draws together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community.
http://www.nolongerempty.org/home/

Stop Mass Incarceration Network

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us. SMIN was started by Cornel West and Carl Dix.
http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/

Kevin Blythe Sampson

Kevin Blythe Sampson, 59, is a sculptor, painter, Muralist, and a Retired Police Officer- Composite sketch Artist that is recognized for tackling difficult issues that concern him and his Newark, N.J., neighbors. His has accomplished this, both through his work and his activism in the city of Newark as it concerns its youth. Kevin has been a gallery artist with Cavin-Morris Gallery, NY.NY for over 22 years. Sampson created the sketches for Wanted, based on verbal descriptions of “witnesses” who described a youth they had seen only briefly.
For inquiries about his work, contact Cavin-Morris Gallery
http://www.cavinmorris.com/home.html

Street Attack

Street Attack is Creative Disruption Factory for an overstimulated world.  They assisted with some of the creative disruption that is Wanted.
http://streetattack.com/

8/22/14

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Opening Celebration Friday, October 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

 http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/this-must-be-the-place-opening-celebration
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Opening Celebration Friday, October 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Heather Benning, The Dollhouse: Blue Night #3, 2007. Digital C-Print 20x30.

Experience the emotion we feel for places despite distance in time or space. The Arts Center presents original installations, sculpture, photography, film, and work by vernacular environment builders that reveaI powerful places of influence in twelve artists' lives.

Heather Benning  
Brent Green  
Martin Prekop
Beverly Buchanan  
Frank Albert Jones  
Kevin Blythe Sampson
Scott Carter
Sanford Darling  
Alexandre Larose
Kim Morgan  
Sebura & Gartelmann

Enjoy a musical performance by Painted Caves, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.

7:30 p.m.-Tour the galleries with curator of the series, Karen Patterson, and artists.

TICKETS
General public: $10. Arts Center members: Free
For membership information, call 920-458-6144 or click here to become a member today!

Our gratitude is extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board,with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National  Endowment for the Arts, for rma jor su pport of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. Arts Center programs are also made possible by the generous su pport of its mem bers.