John C. Adams

John is the owner and curator of the Feather and Bone Gallery in Appleton, WI. The gallery is nestled in the heart of The Draw, which is a creative space for artists to work and socialize.

John created The Draw, which, in its entirety is home to a modern art gallery (Feather and Bone) as well studio & office space for photographers, videographers, a tattoo artist, web designer, a graphic artist, textile artists, painters, printmakers, and more. It is sure to evolve over time.

John’s background in film and video production brings him all over the country working on everything from commercials to documentaries, and he loves creating images as well as stories with his work. 

The book discussed in the inyterview is the Leonard Cohen book, The Book of Longing.

“The Draw Mural” exterior shot of The Draw, mural done by Appleton’s very own Chad Brady.
Current exhibit at The Draw featuring works from Fox Cities up and coming artists.
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  1. […] John C. Adams is a gallerist and curator based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Adams is also the founder of The Draw, a creative space for arts events and community. The space began when Adams saw the building that would eventually become The Draw. A friend knew the owner and Adams went to work getting artists to commit to renting space before renovations began. He brought his plan, and a slew of committed renters, to the developer who got on board and The Draw was born. Community and collaboration are driving forces behind The Draw while at the same time the space maintains a core identity curated by a central few figures. It has always been important to Adams that The Draw remain a flexible space adaptable to the changing needs of the community. At the moment he is exploring the possibility of live/work spaces for artists as cost of living in Appleton rises. Among the many and varied events The Draw has hosted are burlesque and dark arts shows. Adams is in the beginning stages of forming a nonprofit aimed at middle and high school students offering art training with working artists. He is also involved with a nonprofit called The Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Adams and his team collaborate with the music-focused group bringing musicians into the fold. As if all this weren’t enough, Adams also works in film production creating commercial spots and has his own film production company through which he makes documentary films. To hear more details about Adams’ many, many projects, listen to the full interview. […]