THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Nov
17
Thu
Meredith Setser: “Strata Verse”
Nov 17 2022 – Jan 7 2023 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from November 17, 2022 – January 7, 2023.

Meredith Setser is and printmaker and textile artist currently employed as an assistant professor of printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She studied at both Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and Indiana University (IUPUI campus) for her undergraduate studies, earning a BFA in 1997. She also attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed her MFA degree in 2004. Meredith has taught printmaking courses as an adjunct instructor at both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Milwaukee School of Art and Design.

Meredith is an active member of the printmaking community and has attended several conferences, including the Southern Graphics Council Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, where she gave a demonstration entitled “Printing on Unusual Surfaces”. She most recently gave a plaster pronto plate lithography demonstration at the 2008 Mid-America Art conference. Her plaster technique is featured on Friedhard Kiekeben’s site dedicated for nontoxic printmaking, www.nontoxicprint.com.

Some recent shows include the Qijiang International Print Exhibition in South West China, the 12th Annual Washington Printmaker’s Small Print Exhibition in Washington, DC, Folly, a solo exhibition at the Basile Gallery in Indianapolis, and Perform/Install III at the South Bend Museum of Art. Along with teaching printmaking, Meredith has given several workshops and demonstrations in the textile medium of felt making across the United States. She currently resides in Indianapolis with her partner George, 3 iguanas, 4 birds, and 9 tortoises. Although she now lives in the great state of Indiana, Meredith was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and spent much of her childhood here. In spite of her busy work schedule, she still finds the time to vacation annually in Rose City, Michigan, and migrates to Detroit several times a year to catch Red Wings hockey at the Joe Louis Arena.

For more information about the artist click HERE!

 

Galleries are free to view:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays

Michael Litzau: Acts of Devotion
Nov 17 2022 – Jan 7 2023 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from November 17, 2022 – January 7, 2023.

“Ritual is described as an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite. In a sense, a ritual is a physical action that affirms ones connection and belonging to a higher being. If one were to devote more time and effort to something, would they be more connected or valued? My artwork embraces tedious techniques and time consuming art making. I utilize a variety of techniques that are aesthetically different but connected in subject matter. In my work I use cross-stitch, hand cut copper and printmaking because they are meticulous and repetitive. The visuals in my artwork are players of the Green Bay Packers. Through my dedication to time consuming processes I am proving my worth as a fan. By spending obsessive hours on attention to detail I elevate my subject matter from a mere image to an iconic level.

Growing up in Wisconsin I was indoctrinated into being a fan of the Green Bay Packers. As I have moved around the country I find that running into a random Packer fan is a welcome connection to another person but also to home. With fellow fans I can talk about how the season is going, last weeks game, or even where they are from. It is human nature to want to be a part of a group. My artwork, in part, is about connections with others over shared interests and experiences.”

For more information about the artist click HERE!

 

Galleries are free to view:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays

Dec
8
Thu
Isthmus Brass | Great Hall Concert Series
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble.  Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona in Madison the IB was established in 2009 as some of the most high profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together.  They initially decided on a course of performing charitable Christmas Concerts especially for the Porchlight Homeless Charity and at retirement homes in Madison.  Since then the group has taken off on the professional concert circuit and is currently being selected to perform on concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE
Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets:
General Admission
Bistro Table (Table for 4)
$40 for Non-Members | $32 for THELMA Members (Per Person)
High-Top Pub Table (Table for 2)
$35 for Non-Members | $28 for THELMA Members (Per Person)

Tickets can be purchased by calling THELMA at 920.921.5410!
Dec
9
Fri
Festival of Trees GALA
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We invite you to stroll through THELMA to view over 35 trees decorated by individuals, families, organizations and businesses for our progressive silent auction! Our auction of fully decorated artificial christmas trees has grown each year, and seeks to reach and support more Fond du Lac area non-profits!

Attending our Formal Gala & Auction Kick-Off gives you an exclusive night at THELMA with our beautifully decorated trees, and an opportunity to bid early! You’ll hear THELMA’s Resident Ensemble, Lighthouse Big Band, play a selection from their diverse big band catalog. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Mr. & Mrs. Catering, and THELMA’s full cash bar. Support Festival of Trees’ efforts further by participating in our 50/50 Raffle, and ticketed Basket Raffle!

Your participation in our auction and events help us provide funds to our partnering Fond du Lac area non-profits, allowing them to continue their missions and support Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities.

Date: Friday, December 9
Time:
6 PM – 9 PM
Price: $10/Adult
Location: Fountain City

Dec
10
Sat
Festival of Trees
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Festival of Trees organization is excited to be partnering with Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts for their 3rd Annual Festival of Trees event on Saturday, December 10 from 11 AM – 4 PM!

We invite you to stroll through THELMA to view over 35 trees decorated by individuals, families, organizations and businesses for our progressive silent auction! Our auction of fully decorated trees has grown each year, and seeks to reach and support more Fond du Lac area non-profits! Enjoy a holiday cookie and beverage while you listen to a variety of local singers and musicians sharing their time and talents. Bid on a tree or specialty item for your home, business, non-profit or as a gift. Visit and get a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Your support through the purchase of beautifully decorated trees in our silent auction helps us provide funds to our local Fond du Lac non-profits, allowing them to continue their missions.

See the schedule of events for Saturday below:
| 11 AM – 4 PM
& | 11 AM – 4 PM
| 1 PM – 1:30 PM
| 11 AM – 2 PM
| 11 AM – 4 PM
& . | 1 PM – 3 PM
throughout the day!

Date: Saturday, December 10
Time:
11 AM – 4 PM
Price: $5/Adult | $3/Children (4-12) | Children under 3 FREE
Location: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Dec
15
Thu
**SOLD OUT** For Kids from 1-92 | Great Hall Concert Series
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“For Kids from One to Ninety Two” is a holiday extravaganza, with everything from beautifully lush, traditional fare to great pop songs and joyful, family favorites. 

This show will warm your heart but it’s also plenty exciting enough to make it beat a little faster, just the sort of feeling that this time of year is all about. Come to the show with the real hitmakers and make it your best Holiday ever! – Steve March-Tormé

Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets: **SOLD OUT**
Dec
16
Fri
The Jimmys | Great Hall Concert Series
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE JIMMYS combine the seasoned keyboard and Hammond B-3 organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals, drummer Chris Sandoval – veteran of the Tommy Castro band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and rounded out by an amazing horn section! Seven piece award winning blues and R&B band!

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Friday, December 16
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets:
General Admission
$35 for Non-Members | $28 for THELMA Members
Bistro Table (Table for 4)
$45 for Non-Members | $36 for THELMA Members (Per Person)
High-Top Pub Table (Table for 2)
$40 for Non-Members | $32 for THELMA Members (Per Person)

Tickets can be purchased by calling THELMA at 920.921.5410!
Dec
18
Sun
2022 FDL Children’s Chorale Holiday Concert
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hear the wonderful voices of children during this annual tradition of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale Holiday Concert.

Chorale Information HERE 

Date: Sunday, December 18
Time:
2 PM
Price/Tickets: $8 Per Person
Location: Great Hall
Dec
20
Tue
Lighthouse Big Band and Special Guests: Christmastime is Here
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s Christmas week and the Lighthouse Big Band is again playing music of the season from our vast library of  Christmas music for this show, Tuesday December 20th in the Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club at THELMA. The band will again be swinging your holiday favorites in another evening of holiday spirit and merriment. And again joining the Lighthouse Big Band will be some of our favorite guest vocalists, singing their renditions of Christmas classics.

Take a little time away from your last minute shopping and enjoy the music of the season. We look forward to a full room and can hardly wait to share our holiday music with you!

Date: Tuesday, December 20
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission
Location: Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club
The Lighthouse Big Band, a 20+ year mainstay in the music scene, is now also honored to be a resident ensemble at Thelma.

A WAMI nominee for Best Big Band, the band plays a variety
of genres in the big band style. The Lighthouse Big Band performs music including traditional big bands/dance bands of the 30’s and 40’s, the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Latin Jazz, contemporary big bands like Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, as well as big band versions of rock/fusion music.

The LBB has long been the house band for the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, and has appeared in concert and dance venues throughout the state backing such jazz stalwarts as Tom “Bones” Malone, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Eugene Rousseau, Tony Scodwell, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Bergman, Janet Planet, and the acclaimed jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev.

“The Lighthouse Big Band is honored to be a part of the area arts community, presenting listening opportunities, promoting learning opportunities and preserving this great art form,” says Brad Curran of Curran Music Studios and leader of the Lighthouse Big Band.

Band Information HERE 

Jan
5
Thu
Lighthouse Big Band: Jam Session
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

LIGHTHOUSE JAZZ WORKSHOP PRESENTS “STUDENTS’ JAM”
A Jazz Jam Session For Students featuring the rhythm section of the WAMI Award winning Jazz Orgy

Jam session: an often impromptu performance by a group especially of jazz musicians that is characterized by improvisation (2022 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated)

Jazz is a music born of spontaneous composition (improvisation) and the exchange of musical ideas in these impromptu sessions. Older musicians would share their ideas with younger players, helping them to learn the music (rarely written in those days,) how to create  a solo, to know what is expected at these learning sessions, and to encourage them, not only verbally, but especially through the inspiration of their playing.

Jazz Education is an important part of our mission as we seek to provide highly motivated young musicians the unique opportunity to perform in a “real world” situation with professional-caliber jazz musicians

These  JAM SESSIONS  are geared towards that opportunity of sharing ideas in a real world situation. Area high school players, as well as other local musicians of all ages, are invited to join the members of the award winning Jazz Orgy (all educators as well as players) and noted jazz educator/performer Brad Curran in the Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club for an authentic jazz jam session. The creativity will begin at 6:30pm, to encourage participation by school age musicians. The session will continue until 9:00pm to allow for additional participants. Come out, bring an instrument to “jam” or just listen, support and experience spontaneous composition – jazz education before your eyes.

Date: Thursday, January 5
Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission
Location: Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club
The Lighthouse Big Band, a 20+ year mainstay in the music scene, is now also honored to be a resident ensemble at Thelma.

A WAMI nominee for Best Big Band, the band plays a variety
of genres in the big band style. The Lighthouse Big Band performs music including traditional big bands/dance bands of the 30’s and 40’s, the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Latin Jazz, contemporary big bands like Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, as well as big band versions of rock/fusion music.

The LBB has long been the house band for the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, and has appeared in concert and dance venues throughout the state backing such jazz stalwarts as Tom “Bones” Malone, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Eugene Rousseau, Tony Scodwell, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Bergman, Janet Planet, and the acclaimed jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev.

“The Lighthouse Big Band is honored to be a part of the area arts community, presenting listening opportunities, promoting learning opportunities and preserving this great art form,” says Brad Curran of Curran Music Studios and leader of the Lighthouse Big Band.

Band Information HERE