Karen Patterson is the Senior Curator with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Karen Patterson is the Senior Curator with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Starting at JMKAC in 2012, her primary focus is the Arts Center’s premier collection of artist-built environments, which includes; components from vernacular art environments, sections of artist’s studios, and artist’s home collections. Patterson completed her Bachelor of Arts in Folklore Studies at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, and her Masters of Art Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where her focus was the home collection of Chicago artist Ray Yoshida.
Faythe Levine is the assistant curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Faythe Levine is the assistant curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. She also a filmmaker and author, over time her work has accumulated into a large portfolio centered on themes of community, creativity, awareness, process, empowerment and documentation. Levine’s two most widely known projects, Sign Painters (2013) and Handmade Nation (2009), both feature length documentaries with accompanying books, have toured extensively in formal and renegade outlets. All of her work aims to communicate honesty, authenticity and quality of life. She has made it a priority that her projects stay approachable and accessible to a large audience, interacting with people in a way that establishes creativity as a vehicle towards personal independence.