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Folktales & Legends: An Exhibition Without Borders


  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Ave Sheboygan, WI, 53081 United States

FOLKTALES & LEGENDS
An Exhibition Without Borders

On view: April 19–July 26, 2015

EXHIBITION CONCEPT
Folktales and legends blur fact and fiction; seeded in the truth, they grow into stories both fantastical and far-fetched. Whether written, spoken, or communicated visually, folktales represent cultures throughout the world. FOLKTALES & LEGENDS will explore the capacity of visual art to convey such epic narratives.

Artists Dennis McNett (TX) and Joseph Velasquez (WI) use printmaking to tell stories through images. This summer, they will create larger-than-life Connecting Communities projects based on an original folktale inspired by Sheboygan culture and Wisconsin folklore.

This exhibition asks artists to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired by a folktale or legend. The source narrative may be traditional or of your own creation.