MARY NOHL AND THE WALRUS CLUB

@ John Michael Kohler Art Center, June 2018-June 2019

The JMKAC, in collaboration with Polly Morris, invited eight former Nohl Fellowship recipients to respond to the life and work of Mary Nohl. The curators wished to highlight her civic engagement, debunking the common myth that she was a “witch lady”. Sasso created seven small badges and ribbons and one large banner that presented various achievements and inside jokes from her life.

Walrus Club Banner , 2018, Handwoven tapestry in cotton  photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Walrus Club Banner, 2018, Handwoven tapestry in cotton

photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Free Hearts Club , 2018, Embroidery thread, acrylic paint and wool felt  photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Free Hearts Club, 2018, Embroidery thread, acrylic paint and wool felt

photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Mary's Optimist Society Badge , 2018, Embroidery thread, acrylic paint and wool felt  photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Mary's Optimist Society Badge, 2018, Embroidery thread, acrylic paint and wool felt

photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Works installed in case at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Fibers work by Maggie Sasso, 2018; Metal work by Mary Nohl, 1949-75.   Mary’s Optimist Society Badge, Three Arts Ribbon, Free Hearts Club Patch, Den of Fire • Basement Beer Club Patch   photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Works installed in case at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Fibers work by Maggie Sasso, 2018; Metal work by Mary Nohl, 1949-75.

Mary’s Optimist Society Badge, Three Arts Ribbon, Free Hearts Club Patch, Den of Fire • Basement Beer Club Patch

photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Works installed in case at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Fibers work by Maggie Sasso, 2018; Metal work by Mary Nohl, 1949-75.   Lake Michigan Survival Club Badge, Squarest Block of Wood Ribbon, Under the Porch Club Ribbon   photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Works installed in case at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Fibers work by Maggie Sasso, 2018; Metal work by Mary Nohl, 1949-75.

Lake Michigan Survival Club Badge, Squarest Block of Wood Ribbon, Under the Porch Club Ribbon

photo credit: John Michael Kohler Arts Center