Seven pieces by ceramicist Jack Earl from the Racine Art Museum's permanent collection have been lent to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, for their exhibition, American Story.
"American Story serves as a reminder that the United States is a country united by its faith in the individual and in each person's right to shape her or his own life," said Ruth DeYoung Kohler, center director. "The artists' stories, brought to life in paintings, sculptures, textiles, multi-media works and large-scale installations, tell personal stories, and yet, taken as a whole, they embody our shared American story."
Jack Earl is one of the finest storytellers working in clay. For more than 40 years, he has created narrative sculptures that revolve around his life in rural Ohio. RAM owns more than 20 examples of Earl's work, documenting his development. A Racine Art Museum collection study guide is available at the RAM store for $5.