THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Nov
1
Thu
Sheboygan Visual Artists
Nov 1 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 5 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Sheboygan Visual Artists

Exhibition Dates: November 1 – January 5, 2018

Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA) is a growing and active network of over 100 professional and amateur artists and patrons in the Sheboygan area who believe that artistic expression increases artistic and personal growth and enriches communities.

SVA’s mission is threefold:

  • Empower visual artists through professional development and collaboration,
  • Promote member artists and their work, and
  • Create opportunities for the community to experience and enjoy visual arts.

Sheboygan Visual Artists are capable of showing a huge body of work that includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry and digital art.

Ten times a year the SVA presents a new show with opening night on the last Fridays of the month. All these events, known as Final Fridays, happen at EBCO ArtWorks, the home base of SVA on 12th and Erie in Sheboygan, and are open and free to the public.

SVA artists are active in the wider community as well. Presently, the Kaleidoscope program conducts art workshops for under-served youth and their mothers. Collaborations with Mead Library, City of Sheboygan and offsite exhibits in surrounding art centers are imbedded in the SVA program.

SVA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, completely run by volunteers who invest thousands of hours each year to do what they love….

MAKE ART AND BUILD COMMUNITY.

Jan
10
Thu
Ancient Survivors
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm

Ancient Survivors

Featuring sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history. The exhibit also includes decoys, audio and articles related to the culture and science surrounding sturgeon. These elements have been collected from across Wisconsin and the Midwest and will be the first time these will all be together in one place for display. This exhibition comes to THELMA in collaboration with The UW Sea Grant Institute, UW Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth Fine Art Department, Oshkosh Public Museum and Sturgeon for Tomorrow.

Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 2

 

Mar
7
Thu
Emmet Sandberg: Departures
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm

Departures by Emmet Sandberg

Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 20
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6 – 8 pm

Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view his work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Artist’s Exchange: Thursday, March 7, 5:30 pm

Artist’s Exchanges are free and exclusive for THELMA members. Listen to a Q&A talk and learn about his work. Cash bar and snacks available.

These “Departures” examine how I process experience and make sense of the world. The act of redacting reveals how the sorting and organizing of experience allows us to explore the references and associations used to create the narratives that situate us in our time and place. – Emmet Sandberg

 

 

Mel Kolstad: 200 Days: A Life in the Quotidian
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Apr 20 @ 10:15 am

200 Days: A Life in the Quotidian

Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 20

“When Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts first approached me for this solo exhibit over a year ago, I knew I wanted to “go small” but didn’t quite know which medium to showcase. I also wanted to make a ridiculous quantity of pieces. Enter drypoint! And tininess! And watercolor! I wanted to challenge myself and create very tiny prints – each of the prints measures only 1.5×2”. Every one of them is a drypoint print first, and probably 95% of them are enhanced with watercolor.

Beginning on April 1, 2018 and ending on October 20 of that year, I created a drypoint print a day. That’s 200 days (give or take three days, because I just forgot). Each piece began with a photo I took that day, and I gave myself rules – no going out of your way to get a photo; no “cheating” and taking a week’s worth of photos in one day; and try not to “pose”.

Because I had no idea what was going to happen on any given day, this project was a complete surprise to create. I couldn’t plan for anything! It was so exciting to see how my prints turned out once I had created the drypoint print from the photo, and again after applying the watercolor.

This exhibit is site-specific; I purposely made 200 pieces for the exhibit and the size they are to fit the gallery. The only thing I knew immediately was that I wanted the prints to be framed identically and to be hung in a straight line, like a “timeline” or journal of my days.

I hope you enjoy the exhibit as much as I enjoyed creating it for this beautiful space! Approximately 1500 hours went into the creation of these little friends, and it is most certainly my magnum opus at this point in my career.

But something else happened along this 200-day journey – I fell in love with my work again. I would catch myself tearing up with happiness when creating these small friends, because I realized just how lucky I am to be able to do this. It was the most important thing to come from this exhibit.” – Mel Kolstad

Price list for artwork is available in our lobby at our front desk. Call 920-921-5410 for artwork inquiries or stop in Monday through Friday 10 – 5 pm or Saturday 11 – 3 pm.

Jul
23
Tue
Studio 51: Clay Creatures
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In this entertaining sculpture class, students of all ages will explore how to create different creatures using air dry clay. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and to create unique 3-dimensional artworks.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

Not a THELMA member but would like to take advantage of these savings? Learn more and join HERE!

Jul
30
Tue
Studio 51: Animal Drawing
Jul 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In this drawing class, students will enjoy drawing animals from pictures and learning how to interpret what they see come to life in a drawing. We will explore some formal drawing techniques while having fun creating portraits of our favorite animals.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

Not a THELMA member but would like to take advantage of these savings? Learn more and join HERE!

Aug
6
Tue
Studio 51: Fantasy Painting
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

See colors, lines and shapes come to life with painting. Through this exploratory class, students of all ages will be encouraged to paint with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about painting dreamlike worlds.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

Not a THELMA member but would like to take advantage of these savings? Learn more and join HERE!

 

 

Aug
13
Tue
Studio 51: Splatter Painting
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Students will paint on the floor using pattern, motion, and splatter to create wonderful artworks. We will have smocks available, so be ready for a messy and colorful class!

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

Not a THELMA member but would like to take advantage of these savings? Learn more and join HERE!