THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Jan
28
Thu
Lora Vahlsing: What the Paper Reveals
Jan 28 – Mar 13 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from January 28, 2021 – March 13, 2021

What the Paper Reveals by Lora Vahlsing

An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, January 28 with a Q&A about her exhibition: What the Paper Reveals.

Lora is a local artist living in Wisconsin. We will meet with her in-person and for those who wish to participate virtual, you may via Microsoft Teams.

Reserve your spot: In-person or via Microsoft Teams.
A mask or face covering is required in the building.
If you choose to watch the Q&A talk at home, we will email you to connect with us on January 28.

Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar available.

Please RSVP HERE. 

As a visual artist, I create sensorial experiences that  invite contemplation. I use familiar materials and shapes, seeing them in new ways. In my current series What the Paper Reveals, the pieces are both open-ended and precise. My vision focuses on slow art, objects that need precision over a sustained period. My origins are in poetry, drawing, and movement. I invite viewers to re-conceive the world around them, referencing the natural world through intricate forms and light.

I sculpt paper because I enjoy the challenge of transforming a familiar material. Paper holds the recorded light of trees and I’m interested in this history, the origins of a material. I’m driven to discover and explore subjects of place, memory, and time. It’s an insistence of expressing personal narratives in their complexity: beauty and pain, light and shadow, private and public. I sculpt paper in two and three-dimensional forms to heighten spatial perception. My pieces are largely monochromatic because I’m drawn to the subtleties of shape; an often muted or limited color palette heightens visual sensitivity. 

The physicality of sewing by hand is essential, even if the stitches aren’t visible. I’m creating my own webs, intricate stitches barely perceptible from a distance. I’m fascinated with the texture of stitches, and how they hold materials together. The scarring is important, to memorialize places of healing and acknowledge their beauty.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Galleries are free to view during normal business hours:

Monday: 10 – 5 pm

Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm

Thursday: 10 – 7 pm

Friday: 10 – 5 pm

Saturday: 10 – 3 pm

Closed on Sundays

  

 

Lora Vahlsing Artist Q&A Exchange
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from January 28, 2021 – March 13, 2021

What the Paper Reveals by Lora Vahlsing

An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, January 28 with a Q&A about her exhibition: What the Paper Reveals.

Lora is a local artist living in Wisconsin. We will meet with her in-person and for those who wish to participate virtual, you may via Microsoft Teams.

Reserve your spot: In-person or via Microsoft Teams.
A mask or face covering is required in the building.
If you choose to watch the Q&A talk at home, we will email you to connect with us on January 28.

Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar available.

Please RSVP HERE. 

As a visual artist, I create sensorial experiences that  invite contemplation. I use familiar materials and shapes, seeing them in new ways. In my current series What the Paper Reveals, the pieces are both open-ended and precise. My vision focuses on slow art, objects that need precision over a sustained period. My origins are in poetry, drawing, and movement. I invite viewers to re-conceive the world around them, referencing the natural world through intricate forms and light.

I sculpt paper because I enjoy the challenge of transforming a familiar material. Paper holds the recorded light of trees and I’m interested in this history, the origins of a material. I’m driven to discover and explore subjects of place, memory, and time. It’s an insistence of expressing personal narratives in their complexity: beauty and pain, light and shadow, private and public. I sculpt paper in two and three-dimensional forms to heighten spatial perception. My pieces are largely monochromatic because I’m drawn to the subtleties of shape; an often muted or limited color palette heightens visual sensitivity. 

The physicality of sewing by hand is essential, even if the stitches aren’t visible. I’m creating my own webs, intricate stitches barely perceptible from a distance. I’m fascinated with the texture of stitches, and how they hold materials together. The scarring is important, to memorialize places of healing and acknowledge their beauty.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Galleries are free to view during normal business hours:

Monday: 10 – 5 pm

Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm

Thursday: 10 – 7 pm

Friday: 10 – 5 pm

Saturday: 10 – 3 pm

Closed on Sundays

  

 

Feb
13
Sat
Paper Sculpture Class with Lora Vahlsing
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this interactive art workshop you’ll create your own sculptural forms with paper artist Lora Vahlsing. With demonstrations and instruction from the artist, learn the basics of working with paper, including generating ideas, creating shapes, and assembling. An experimental approach is encouraged, which will allow both beginners and experienced artists to enjoy the possibilities of sculpted paper.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Instructor lead. Class size is limited.

Must register by February 11, 2021.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) 

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 by 12 pm

Join us during Sturgeon Spectacular 2021 for a one-hour class February 13 on the basics of snow sculpting! Learn how to plan your design, begin shaping your block, as well as beginner techniques for achieving different details and textures. After the class, you can apply what you learned in our Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest on Sheboygan Street! Groups will be assigned their own snow block to carve over a 2-hour time period. Judging will begin at 4 pm and awards presented at 4:30 pm. Teams for amateur snow sculpting contest should consist of 1-4 individuals. Great for family fun! Dress for the weather! 

1 – 2 pm: Learn the basics of snow sculpting in this one hour class

2 – 4 pm: Snow Sculpting

4 – 4:30 pm: Judging and a $50 Gift Certificate to THELMA for 1st place will be awarded to the best sculpture.

Bring your own tools to sculpt with! Here are some examples:

  • Various sized kitchen utensils (spoons, knives, forks, metal/rubber spatulas, etc.)
  • Ice or paint scrapers
  • Snow shovels
  • Woodworking tools (chisels, hand saws, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Paint brushes
  • Gardening tools (spades, trowels, etc.)
  • Spray bottle for water

Class admission includes one hour class and participation into the Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) (1 person competing)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members) (1-4 competing. Only one person needs to register)

No other discounts apply

Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register HERE. 

Or call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to register.

 

 

Mar
18
Thu
Nishiki Sugawara-Beda
Mar 18 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from March 18, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki primarily works on 2D surface while continuing her experimentations with other visual languages, such as 3D expression and video. With her multicultural background and her experience in immigration, she continues to seek the connections among cultures both from the past and present, and she focuses on tracing traditional Japanese activities back to their origins through her research. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and gives an artist talk at various places including universities and art centers. She graduated from Portland State University with BA in Fine Art in 2005 and earned her MFA from Indiana University in Painting in 2010. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

 

 

May
6
Thu
Carol Rode-Curley
May 6 – Jun 19 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from May 6, 2021 – June 19, 2021

My passion for drawing came from my father. He was an amazing cartoonist, sign painter, artist and comedian. It never occurred to me to do anything else. My work comes from the inside, my dark side, my obvious, my heart…

I love working with pastels. There are no tools or brushes between me and the image that makes itself known as I work. It is intimate – my fingers touch the work directly. The color pallet is dramatic and passionate, the textures and flourishes take on a life of their own. I am always happy to greet each new image that comes to life on my easel.

I don’t know if half the time I’m even present while I work, anyone who knows me can attest to that, no matter what I’m doing.  When I’m finished it’s up to you to decide whether it matters or not. I am simply the portal to this world from the universe where these images live.