‘Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation’ opening celebration

Matthew Reddin, Contributing writer

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has been running Arts/Industry, its artists-in-residence program, for four continuous decades. This month the center looks back at the work its residents have created over those 40 years. Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation is a retrospective that exhibits more than 350 works created by artists who spent two to six months producing work in the Kohler Co. factory. The residency, as conceived by Ruth DeYoung Kohler, makes the creative potential of industry available to artists. The resulting works embody a number of parallel themes — including a connection to the history of material culture and the social context of the factory setting. This opening celebration includes refreshments and live music by PurgAtory Hill, as well as gallery talks at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $9, free for members. Visit jmkac.org for more information.

6 p.m. on Sat., March 22