John Mishler Kinetic Sculpture
Being intrigued with the wind has led to my making kinetic sculptures that move in the wind or by touch. In these sculptures the kinetic element mirrors the shape of the stationary part of the form and as it turns it appears it will collide with its immobile counterpart but passes by to turn gracefully in the wind.

His work can be seen in public and private collections around the U.S., Canada, and recently France.

She Could Prance

She Could Prance
96" by 26" by 19"
Sky Waltz

Sky Waltz, 1998
15' by 7' by 5'
Aluminum, Bearings

Summer Carousel

Summer Carousel
11.5' by 6' by 5.5'

Summer Carousel

View Two

Sky Rhythms

Sky Rhythms, 1994
21' by 6' by 7'
Commission by
Rec/Fitness Center
Goshen College
Goshen, Indiana
Mary's Ride

Mary's Ride, 1994
10' by 6' by 5'
Commission by
Chandler Public School
Goshen, Indiana

Thunder Dance

Thunder Dance, 1994
15' by 6' by 4'
Commission by
City of Elkhart, Indiana
Fly Away Too

Fly Away Too, 1994
100" by 39" by 20"
Private Collection
South of France

Kinetic Voyage

Kinetic Voyage, 1996
20' by 9' by 9'
Painted Steel, Bearings
Private Collection
South of France
Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls
135" by 48" by 28"

  B.A. Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 1972
M.F.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1977
  Goshen College, Goshen, IN, Associate Professor of Art, 1985 - Present
Selected Exhibits
  "Club Art", Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, 1997
Kinetic Sculpture Invitational, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 1996
Four-person show, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN, 1996
Elkhart Juried Regional, Purchase Award, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN, 1995
One-person show, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1995
Sculpture Tour 1995-96, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1995
American States Arts Competition, Indianapolis, IN, 1994
"Annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational", The Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, 1993
"Group Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit", Sho-En Sculpture Center, Ramona, CA, 1993
"Outdoor Sculpture Tour" 92-93, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1992
"Sculpture Tour 89-90", University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1990
One-person show, Gilman/Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL, 1989
Gallery Affiliation
  La Quinta Sculpture Park, La Quinta, California
Bilhenry Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Public Commissions, Corporate Collections, Grants
  Mary Marks Memorial Sculpture, Chandler Grade School, Goshen, IN*
Genesis Grant, Elkhart, IN*
Rec/Fitness Center, Goshen College*
High Dive City Park, Elkhart, IN*
Wisconsin Percent for Art Commission, University of Wisconsin-Madison*
Walker & Company, Reston, VA
Robert Weed Plywood Corporation, Bristol, IN*
Bayer Corp., Elkhart, IN*
Softworks, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Selected Collections
  Private Collection, South of France*
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Brinton & Bolling Attorneys at Law, Chicago, IL*
Mrs. Hortense Singer, Rancho Mirage, CA*
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Fruehling, Washington, DC*

*commissioned work
  Across Indiana - WFYI-TV - June 1, 1995
Arts Indiana - March 1995, Pg. 21-23
The South Bend Tribune - May 1, 1996

Bilhenry Gallery

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