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Marian University to host jazz studies concert as part of Fond du Lac Jazz Festival

Marian University will be hosting a Jazz Studies concert, as part of the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival at THELMA.

The Marian University Little Big Band, directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, will perform Saturday November 8 beginning at 6:30 pm. The Little Big Band will perform a variety of selections, including:  “Black Orpheus,” “It Might As Well Be Spring," “Seven Steps to Heaven,” “Joy Spring" and “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

At 7 p.m., the Marian Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. David Hein, will perform:  the Earth, Wind, and Fire classic, “After the Love Has Gone,” Duke Ellington’s hit “Satin Doll” and The Real Group’s “I Sing, You Sing.”

The Lighthouse Big Band, which is also directed by Lydeen, will perform Saturday night along with the featured performer/guest artist Janet Planet. Lydeen, director of Marian’s Jazz Studies program, joined together with the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival organization several years ago to collaborate on producing the festival and to give Marian students an exciting opportunity and venue in which to perform. 

Tickets are required, and may be purchased here, by calling 920.921.5410, or stopping in THELMA at 51 Sheboygan St., Downtown Fond du Lac.

For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lydeen, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 920-923-7605.

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.

 

Exhibit to feature global perspective of Michels Corporation

Works by German artist on two levels

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today the opening of an exhibit that highlights the global work of Michels Corporation. The exhibit by German-based artist H.D. Tylle will be featured on both levels of THELMA’s Contemporary Wing from October 30 to January 11.

The exhibit, Menschen bei der Arbeit, which is German for People at Work, depicts various projects completed by Michels Corporation.

Tylle captures scenes in workplaces that few artists, or members of the general public, for that matter have visited. He has immortalized factory scenes and individual laborers, underscoring the importance of America’s shrinking industrial base. 

“Michels Corporation was introduced to Tylle by Kondex Corporation in Lomira,”said Tim Michels, owner and vice president of Michels Corporation. “After viewing Tylle’s work, it was obvious that he had a great talent for capturing “people at work”.  We believed that having him paint some of our jobsites and people would be a fabulous way to memorialize and highlight Michels’ work. Most importantly, he showcases the hard working people of Michels Corporation by bringing them to life in his paintings,” Michels said.

Tylle has said that he hopes, through his art, to reach people who are involved in art but don’t know about working circumstances, and people working in factories who are normally not involved in art. 

“THELMA is honored that Michels Corporation would share these special paintings with our community, said Kevin Miller, THELMA Executive Director. “Tylle’s work is internationally recognized and certainly highlights the work ethic of the citizens of the Fond du Lac area.”

THELMA’s Contemporary Wing is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and until 8 pm the first Thursday of every month for THELMA Thursday. 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.

 

Let THELMA Shine!

Key visionaries built Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for everyone and now THELMA needs your help to shine!

Helping THELMA shine enriches Fond du Lac’s quality of life and creates an attractive community for tourism and economic development. Helping THELMA shine provides for a variety of arts programming that rises to the level of this wonderful building.

“Only through community support can we shine,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Inc. today has announced the “Let THELMA Shine: We’re More than the Arts” Fundraising Campaign. The not-for-profit intends to raise $2 million by December 31. 

 “This public appeal is aimed at supporters of tourism, economic development, the downtown, and of course, the arts. It is our hope that you realize that THELMA means a great deal to our community and that this is not just THELMA’S time, but Fond du Lac’s time,” Miller added. 

THELMA as a regional destination

THELMA has already been touted as a regional destination around the state as Miller has been sharing the “THELMA story” in Madison, Eau Claire and Sheboygan. Thousands of people have already experienced THELMA through the numerous events at the downtown arts center. 

The unprecedented generosity of the Fond du Lac area is proudly on display at THELMA. THELMA has been the venue for numerous community fundraisers boasting record attendance and donations, Miller said. In the first four months of operations, THELMA has assisted non-profits in raising over $138,000. 

Now, the community has the opportunity to make a real difference in the future of Fond du Lac, the region, and the state by contributing to the “Let THELMA Shine: We’re More than the Arts” Fundraising Campaign. Help THELMA shine.

If you haven’t had the chance to see the entire facility, tours of THELMA may be scheduled by contacting us at 920.921.5410 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here if you would like to donate now.

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 with major performers, indoor and outdoor 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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