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New York artists, including Wisconsin native, to exhibit and perform at THELMA

Free reception Thursday, September 25

New York-based artists, including one Wisconsin native, make their way to Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA).

Neenah native Jonathan Allen, his wife Joanna Kotze, and Jordan Eagles will be on hand for the opening of two exhibits Thursday, September 25 at THELMA. Both exhibits were curated by Shane McAdams, an adjunct professor at Marian University and also a studio owner in New York The reception is free and open to the public from 5 to 8 pm. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

“The Etcetera Zone,” a solo exhibition by Jonathan Allen, features recent paintings, works on paper, and video. These works locate technology, architecture and imagery within dynamic, shifting spaces and landscapes, evoking the trappings of mass media, appropriation and digitization. Using the tactility of paint and paper, Allen’s works engage with contemporary architecture, information storage systems, computer code, digital ephemera, and formal ordering systems.

Born in Neenah in 1975, Allen has exhibited at numerous galleries and non-profit spaces in New York, including Lu Magnus, BravinLee Programs, PS122, Socrates Sculpture Park, Artists Space, and BRIC Rotunda Gallery. He participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace & Swingspace residency programs and the Bronx Museum of Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program, and has been awarded residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, Cill Rialaig in Ireland, and Blue Mountain Center. He holds a bachelor of arts in visual arts/art history from Columbia University, and lives and works in New York.

The award-winning dancer and choreographer Joanna Kotze will be collaborating with Allen in a performance that merges his visual with her own unique contemporary dance vocabulary. She will perform during the reception. Kotze has performed with American Dance Institute, SHOW ROOM Gowanus, and Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bard College, Danspace Project and The Apollo Theater in New York.

Jordan Eagles has garnered cross-disciplinary public and critical attention for his dynamic and meticulous processes using and preserving blood–procured from slaughterhouses–with copper, gauze and resin. His multidimensional works become relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration, and an allegory of death to life. In Eagles' “Blood Illuminations” environments, analog overhead projectors are used to shine and enlarge patterns from translucent, preserved, blood panels into spaces.

This effect transforms the space, casting patterns on the walls, ceilings and floors—as well as viewers—wrapping the organic patterns, light and shadows with the architecture of the space and abstracting the viewers' body to appears as a new layers of skin and natural birthmarks. Overall the materials and luminosity in Eagles' bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science—invigorating blood as sublime.

Eagles' Blood Illumination has been presented at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St. Louis, MI as part of his recent solo exhibitions. Other recent solo exhibitions include Boston Center for the Arts, the Mütter Museum (Philadelphia, PA) and The Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Memphis.  Eagles is also the first artist to be permitted to present work inside of the main chapel of the historic landmark, Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City, enveloping the entire chapel in a Blood Illumination.

Eagles' works are included in numerous museum collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Elmhurst Art Museum, The Everson Museum of Art, The Princeton University Art Museum, The Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Sex, The Rose Art Museum, and The University of Michigan Museum of Art to name a few.  Eagles' works have been featured in The New York Times, Time, Village Voice, New York Magazine, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest, VS Magazine, Artforum, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post and PBS.

Both exhibits may be viewed through October 26.

THELMA’s Contemporary Wing is open 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday with extended hours Thursdays until 8 pm. Admission is free. THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts, films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

THELMA members to visit Southern Spain

THELMA and Someday Travel are again offering another fabulous travel experience, this time to Southern Spain. THELMA members may join Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director, and Valerie and Wayne Graczyk, of Someday Travel, for the “Highlights of Southern Spain” trip in October 2015. 

See world-class art, visit stunning Muslim palaces, watch Flamenco dancers twirl, enjoy the Tapas and Jamon (cured ham) in local eateries, and try the spicy red Rioja wine. You will also visit the bullfighting capital of the world, Rhonda, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Spain.

Travel dates are October 8-18, 2015. Travelers will fly into Madrid, the capital of Spain and spend the next 10 days visiting the historic and fascinating cities of Toledo, Seville, Gibraltar, Rhonda, Malaga, and Granada. The trip also includes a tour of the Alhambra Palace.

Airfare, and all gratuities, guides, and head-of-the-line access are included. 

To view the brochure and to register for this trip, visit www.somedaytravel.com and click “Southern Spain.” A brochure may be mailed to you by calling Wayne Graczyk of Someday Travel at 920.539.0085. 

Information Sessions are set for Thursday, October 9, 2014, and Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Both will be held in the Great Hall Lounge at THELMA at 6:30 p.m.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District.

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts, films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

C.D. Smith is recipient of prestigious Hubbard Windy Award

Award to be given October 8 at Windy Dinner THELMA Style event.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that C. D. Smith will be the recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award.

“The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on our organization and the Fond du Lac community,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. 

“Always a supporter, C.D. Smith was the contractor for the renovation and expansion of THELMA. What stands out is the tireless dedication of the C. D. Smith team, led by Justin Smith,” Miller said. “Meeting deadlines, overcoming obstacles that come with the renovation of a historic building, working with numerous subcontractors in a complex and ambitious timeline, and putting in long hours all contributed to the making of this gem we now have in Fond du Lac,” he said.

The Hubbard Windy Award will be given to C.D. Smith at the 14th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style Wednesday, October 8. 

“On behalf of C.D. Smith, we are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Justin Smith, President and CEO of C.D. Smith. “Our company has always strongly supported and believed in developing Fond du Lac and its surrounding communities. What better way to achieve that, than to have the opportunity to work at THELMA and be a part of downtown?”

Smith believes the project helped improve the visibility and awareness for the arts in Fond du Lac and the surrounding areas.

“We are proud to part of this great facility and everything it stands for,” Smith said. “While a lot of our work takes us all over the nation, our roots remain strong in Fond du Lac. Building partnerships and working on projects like that of THELMA make up the foundation of our success.”

A Hubbard Windy Award nominee will have served our community and organization with distinction by promoting the following key values: Appreciation of the arts as a significant component for the quality of life for the citizens of Fond du Lac; Demonstration by example of the power of collaboration between individuals and organizations; Fosters and supports the continuing mission of THELMA; and helps to raise the visibility of THELMA and Fond du Lac throughout the state.

The Windy Award was renamed in 2013 when THELMA opened to honor James C. Hubbard, a long serving board member and community advocate. Other recipients of the award include Sister Doris Klein, Sister Mary Neff, Sister Judith Schmidt, and Sister Frances Schug, Ray Wifler, Pat Reiher, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Dick and Mary Wehner, Ron and Terri Emanuel, Tom Carew, the Michels Family, JoAnn Ward, the Ahern Family, and Wayne Huberty.

In addition to the award, this fun event includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and clicking tickets.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Rick and Pat Miller named Co-Chairs for Windy Dinner THELMA Style

Rick and Pat Miller have been named co-chairs of the 14th annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style, the largest fundraising event for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA).

Windy Dinner THELMA Style is set for Wednesday, October 8.

Rick and Pat Miller own four Culver’s Restaurants in the area and are no strangers to community service. Habitat for Humanity, Agnesian HealthCare, Volunteer Center, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Fond du lac Area Foundation, the Women’s Fund, and of course, THELMA, are just some of the organizations in which they are or have been involved. 

“The Windy Dinner has always been such an entertaining event,” said Pat Miller. “Now with the stunning backdrop of THELMA, the event has only gotten better.”

The evening includes a full agenda including cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. The recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award will be honored.

“We are thrilled to have the assistance of such a dedicated couple such as Rick and Pat Miller,” said Kevin Miller (no relation), THELMA’s executive director. “The Millers are so willing to help and support the community, and they grasp the value an arts center such as THELMA has on the economy and jobs.” 

You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by clicking here.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Exhibit features 18 of Wisconsin's most exciting artists

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is the venue for an exciting new group exhibit featuring some of Wisconsin’s most prominent artists.

45 North: THELMA Summer Invitational opens Thursday, August 21 with a free reception from 6 to 8 pm. The two-level exhibit, curated by Shane McAdams, features 45 pieces from 18 different artists. McAdams, an adjunct professor at Marian University, has a studio in New York.

“This thrilling new exhibit will bridge the gap between the Fond du Lac art scene and those in Milwaukee and other areas of the state,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director.  

The artists in the exhibit are Peter Barrickman, Kimberly Benson, Tom Berenz, Derrick Buisch, Willy Carpenter, Michael Davidson, Breehan James, Frank Juarez, Greg Klassen, Kay Knight, Keith Nelson, James Pederson, Andrew Redington, Rafael Salas, Lynn Tomaszewski, Jason Vaughn, Shane Walsh, and Scott Zieher. 

The exhibit runs through Sunday, September 21. 

THELMA members and students always have free access to the Contemporary Wing. For adults who are not members, admission is $5.

The Contemporary Wing is open 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday with extended hours Thursdays until 8 pm. THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts, films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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