Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

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:

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.

Recent Press Releases by Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lynden Sculpture Garden

2019 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Panelists to Give Public Talk at the Haggerty Museum, November 7

The panelists will offer brief overviews of their home institutions and curatorial interests beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

November at Lynden

Most of our activities have moved indoors for November, and many of the workshops focus on making things that could become gifts for the approaching holidays.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

November Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In November, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm. The sculpture garden is closed Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us