Craig Grabhorn lives and works in Sheboygan, WI. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Stout, he is currently employed as Community Arts Residency Coordinator with The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. He was born and raised in rural Minnesota and has made a career as a practiced designer, printmaker, painter, curator and arts organizer.
His work is inspired by a meditative exploration or observation of place and the opportunities within our natural surroundings. Through intensive listening he translates environment into material works, including prints, paintings and sculptural works. Objects he creates are often tools or vehicles of exploration, used to help capture and interpret the emotions and opportunities he finds.
Since moving to Sheboygan, Craig has been communing with Lake Michigan and the expansive horizon in a photography project titled 50over50atmos. This meditation was inspired after a two year retreat in the hills of the Driftless region to study and create a print series exploring the an- cient landscape. The 50over50atmos project documents the ever changing colors, surfaces and atmosphere of Lake Michigan as a daily capture from the same location on the shore. The prac- tice of watching with an intimacy, fuels a passion to find connection to local environment.
Craig will be with us for our Spring 2019 semester. We look forward to working with him.
Image courtesy of the artist.
The Sheboygan North High School is happy to announce its first appearance in the Winter Issue of NAHS News. This issue highlights NAHS chapters throughout the U.S. and members’ artworks.
Below are a few snapshots from our chapter.
Things that we’ve been up to
The NHS NAHS members started their first mural. This new mural is titled, “Be the Next Generation”. This mural will inspire others to put their best foot forward to make a difference in the lives of others.
The Sheboygan North High School Art Department is pleased to announce that seven art students have been selected to represent our department at the 2019 North East Regional Art Exhibition at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay. The North East Regional Art Exhibition is part of Youth Art Month hosted by the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Out of 150 students artworks about a third will be advancing to the state art exhibition in Madison in March. Students that are advancing are Megan Bruinooge, Julia Gozdziewski, Destiny Lee, Amber Shaw, and Sara Vang,
Below are artworks by student artists Megan Bruinooge, Julia Gozdziewski, Destiny Lee, Viridiana Lopez-Sanchez, Amber Shaw, Sara Vang, and Abbey Xiong.
If you go:
Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Road, Green Bay.
Reception: February 9 at 1pm.
Open to the public.