THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Oct
1
Mon
Member Spotlight 2019
Oct 1 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 31 2019 @ 3:00 pm

The Member Spotlight program will feature a new work of art every quarter, created by members of THELMA, which will be displayed alongside pieces from the permanent collection.

Submissions will be juried by our THELMA curator, with submissions accepted quarterly.

THELMA welcomes and encourages its members to show off their talents for the Member Spotlight regardless of artistic experience. Artists and non-artists are invited to submit work in various forms of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, glasswork, jewelry and more. Artists must be age 16 and up.

Submissions for the fourth quarter of 2018 will be accepted via email (info@thelmaarts.org) or mail. Registration form and display protocols can be found in the documents below.

 

Current Member Spotlight:

 

Chris Dolan – Beanfield in Autumn

Medium: Oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Schneider – Medieval Paris

Medium: Giclee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Donohue – Hard Edge

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Protocols Form

Download the Registration Form

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

 

Jan
31
Thu
Member Spotlight 2019
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Member Spotlight program will feature a new work of art every quarter, created by members of THELMA, which will be displayed alongside pieces from the permanent collection.

Submissions will be juried by our THELMA curator, with submissions accepted quarterly.

THELMA welcomes and encourages its members to show off their talents for the Member Spotlight regardless of artistic experience. Artists and non-artists are invited to submit work in various forms of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, glasswork, jewelry and more. Artists must be age 16 and up.

Submissions for the fourth quarter of 2018 will be accepted via email (info@thelmaarts.org) or mail. Registration form and display protocols can be found in the documents below.

 

Current Member Spotlight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Dolan – Beanfield in Autumn

Medium: Oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Schneider – Medieval Paris

Medium: Giclee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Donohue – Hard Edge

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Protocols Form

Download the Registration Form

Feb
20
Wed
Community Voices and Laura Jean Baker
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study. Three days after giving birth to her first baby, Irie, L.J. was hired to teach in an adjunct capacity in the Department of English at UW Oshkosh. Four years later, she earned a tenure-track position in the same department (different office), ultimately being awarded tenure and becoming an Associate Professor in 2013. Her memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, was released by The Experiment in April  2018.

Baker will read a selection of her work, The Motherhood Affidavits.

The event will also include readings of favorite works by selected community leaders. This is always a fun evening!

Afterwards this event will also include reading of favorite works by selected community leaders: Patricia Hernandez, Daniel Schultz, Ben Giles, Shavana Talbert, and Joe Leventhal. Then there will be open mic following!

Get to know some of our selected community leaders:

Joe Leventhal, was raised in a house full of books.  From early on, the importance of the written word was ingrained in his life. During his college years, he had the opportunity to work for and develop a friendship with a young author, AJ Harper, when her success was just starting to bud. AJ is now an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write foundational books and make an impact.  This “decades old” friendship was the inspiration behind the support of this reading series.  Joe is the owner of Professional Collectors and resides in Fond du Lac with his family of bookworms.

Shavana Talbert is a graduate of Fond du Lac High School and earned a double Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies and Human Biology from Stanford University. She currently serves as District Equity Coach for the Fond du Lac School District. Her passion for diversity and inclusion is carried out through facilitating racial equity and literacy for the district at large and chairing the District Equity Leadership Team. In addition, her leadership extends to the local and state levels with involvement in the Equity Coaching Collaborative (ECC) in the Milwaukee area and the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) Coaching Collaborative where she provides feedback on the development of statewide equity coaching tools and competencies. Currently, Shavana serves on the Board of Directors for the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and Young Professionals of Fond du Lac. She is actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ebony Vision, Lemonade Day, Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. As a former Division 1 collegiate athlete, Shavana also serves as the shot put and discus Assistant Coach for the Fond du Lac High School Varsity Girls’ Track and Field team. Most recently Shavana was named one of the five 2018 FDL Future 5 Award Recipients through Young Professional of FDL! In her spare time, Shavana enjoys listening to audio books, eating and traveling.

Ben Giles is a young professional in the Fond du Lac area who has committed his time and energy to making Fond du Lac a better place through non-profit work, governmental advocacy, and youth development. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2015, and returned to the community to take a job at the Fond du Lac YMCA. Ben is the membership director and lead Youth in Government advisor. Ben founded a youth in government program at the Y in 2017 in order to give the youth in town a voice and an opportunity to get involved in government. He also ran for city council in 2018 and became the youngest individual ever elected to Fond du Lac City Council. Ben’s passion is in empowering the next generation of leaders and promoting a common sense approach where we use civility and open dialogue to solve society’s most pressing issues.

Bar opens at 6 pm. See you tonight!

Community Voices and Laura Jean Baker

Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.

Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.

This reading is supported by Marian University.

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
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6 – 8 pm

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

Artist’s Exchange: Thursday, March 21, 6 – 8 pm

Free admission and exclusive for THELMA members, meet the artist as you view her work. Listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

“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

 

Mar
22
Fri
Eilen Jewell
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

With a sound that combines folk, country, blues and pop, singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell crafts a distinct style. Often compared to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, Jewell possesses a restrained but expressive vocal style. The self-proclaimed Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell has a sweet voice and easygoing delivery that have won her fans over.

Her music encompasses a wide range of musical styles, from folk, country and gospel leanings to electric outings that skirt the edge of ’60s garage rock and Chicago blues.

Lately, Jewell and her band have been living on the road, touring across North America, Western Europe, New Zealand and Australia. They’ve shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris. She performs today with Jason Beek on drums, Johnny Sciascia on upright bass and guitarist Jerry Miller.

 
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Mar
23
Sat
Comic Book Creation: Cityscapes and Backgrounds
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this exploratory class, students will learn how to create towering cityscapes and dazzling backgrounds for their characters.  We will draw multiple images and learn different techniques for creating amazing comic book worlds.

Visit our website to view more comic book classes: https://www.thelmaarts.org/learn/classes/studio-51/
Attend any comic book class of your choice! Or attend all four! It is not necessary to attend all four.
 
Saturday, March 23
12 pm – 2 pm

$15 per class (non-members)

$15 per semester (with a THELMA Single Membership)

$30 per semester (with a THELMA Family Membership)

The current semester dates are most Saturdays between January and April. When you purchase a member semester pass, all classes are free to attend!

Click BUY TICKETS, then choose if you are a Nonmember or choose Membership Passes.

Mar
29
Fri
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground.

The cast of the upcoming production of “Spring Awakening” will be performing downtown as a part of Tour the Town Art Walk in Fond du Lac and the cast will perform as the opener for Tommy Castro with a preview of the upcoming show!

TOMMY CASTRO (Guitar & Vocals); RANDY McDONALD (Bass); BOWEN BROWN (Drums); MICHAEL EMERSON (Keyboards)
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $150 ($90 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $90 ($54 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.