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Celebration of Fifteen Years of the Nohl Fellowship Program Concludes with the Mary Nohl Variety Show and 15th Anniversary Party, December 15 at Company Brewing

Expect performances from former Nohl Fellows, Suitcase awardees, their families, and friends.

By - Dec 13th, 2018 09:44 am

The celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists program takes to the dance floor on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Company Brewing, 735 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI, 53212. The Mary Nohl Variety Show and 15th Anniversary Party, organized by John Riepenhoff (Nohl 2009, 2014) begins at 10 pm and continues until close. It is free and open to the public (21+).

Expect performances from former Nohl Fellows, Suitcase awardees, their families, and friends. The line-up includes Paul Druecke (Nohl 2010) telling a story about his latest project, Welcome.Home and poetry from Andy Positive by invitation of Steve Wetzel (Nohl 2005). Sarah Luther (Nohl 2011) performs as The Minutes, featuring Friends of Blue Dress Park board members– some of whom are probably Nohl Fellows. Jesse McLean (Nohl 2016) and Thad Kellstatdt (Suitcase 2017) make music and project video as Future Living Things. Le Chi, Ray Chi (Nohl 2013) and Didier Leplae, improvise with cello and a synth loop device. Xav Leplae (Nohl 2008) and Peter Barrickman (Nohl 2003, 2009) perform as the Ancient Geeks, and Scott Reeder (Nohl 2006), Tyson Reeder, and some friends–known collectively as Turpenoid–will close out the evening.

Although this is the final event in a year of exhibitions and screenings celebrating the fellowship program, one of the 15th anniversary exhibitions remains on view through June 23, 2019 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Mary Nohl and the Walrus Club features the work of Nohl Fellows Cecelia Condit, Sheila Held, Robin Jebavy, Anne Kingsbury, Sarah Luther, Kim Miller, Maggie Sasso, and Sonja Thomsen in conversation with the work of Mary Nohl. More information here: https://www.jmkac.org/exhibition/2018/marynohl-walrusclub

Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists provide unrestricted funds for artists to create new work or complete work in progress. The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties). The Mary L. Nohl Fund also supports a Suitcase Fund for exporting work by local artists beyond the four-county area.

Artist Mary L. Nohl of Fox Point, Wisconsin, died in December 2001 at the age of 87. She left a $9.6 million bequest to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Her fund supports local visual arts and education programs, keeping her passion for the visual arts alive in the community.

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