THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Calendar

Jun
13
Thu
2019 THELMA Members Exhibition
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

The 2019 THELMA Members Exhibition is a non-juried exhibition that includes submitted work by THELMA’s current members.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 pm – 8 pm.

A curator-led tour will begin at 6 pm exploring the current art exhibitions. Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Exhibition will be on view from June 13 – July 27, 2019.

Not a member? Join at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920-921-5410 to participate in our next member exhibition!

 

Liz Miller: Seismic Shifts, Structural Anomalies, and Impossible Dreams
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Seismic Shifts, Structural Anomalies, and Impossible Dreams by Liz Miller

Exhibition will be on display from June 13 – July 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 – 8 pm

A curator-led tour will begin at 6 pm exploring the current art exhibitions.

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

Artist’s Exchange: Friday, June 14, 5:30 pm

Free admission and exclusive for THELMA members, listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her process, inspiration, and execution of her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Liz Miller received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Miller’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Her awards include a McKnight Professional Development Grant from Forecast Public Art, a McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, an MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and five Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Miller recently completed residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC. She lives and works in Good Thunder, MN and is Professor of Installation and Drawing at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

My work explores the fallibility of infrastructure and the precariousness of perception, as seen through a materially-intensive, process-based lens. I utilize undulating planar forms in conjunction with fabric and rope as a metaphor for shifting landscapes, altered topographies, and imagined realities. References to the natural world and the built environment collide in interludes that are alternately beautiful, absurd, menacing, and poetic, alluding to the complexity of our world. Tensions between fact/fiction and dimensionality/flatness are endlessly intriguing to me, playing out in my work as a dialogue between reality and illusion.

I have become fascinated with ropes and knotting as byproducts of my process. In my large-scale installations, knotted ropes provide tension that gives volume to otherwise flat materials. This technique has revealed the possibilities of knotting as an autonomous aesthetic expression. The varied use of rope and knotting across cultures and history ranges from utilitarian to decorative, and even deadly. I create interdependent knotted topographies that allude to both structure and malleability. The repeated act of tying by hand integrates an emphatic sense of strength, while the flexibility and nuance of the textile material ensures structural permutations. The resulting works are only quasi-architectural, providing metaphorical insight laced with humor as related to a variety of structural and systemic behavior.

 

 

Jul
18
Thu
800 LB Gorilla
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
 

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! 800 lb. Gorilla is a rock/jam band based in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800 lb. Gorilla places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The band’s original music blends indie-esque songcraft with funky, jazzy improvisation.

Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio into a funk and jazz style after adding Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax) and Connor Allen (bass) to the collaboration. 800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.

 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
If rain, we move inside. The show will go on!
 
Jul
20
Sat
Smartphone Photography
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
They are so smart it’s scary, and more than half of the U.S. population owns one. But just because a smartphone can take photos, doesn’t mean those photos are very good.
 
Join internationally recognized Mobile Artist Dale Van Minsel as he offers tips, advice and apps to use to create photographic masterpieces using just your smartphone. In Dale’s class you will enlarge your smartphone photography tool kit, expand your creative shooting and image processing capabilities and experiment with a collection of easily downloadable apps. You will learn easy editing steps and be introduced to key features of each app learning ways to turn your photos into unique and artistic images. There is no need for a computer for this class, all you need is a smartphone.
 
About the Instructor:
 
Dale Van Minsel was born in Wisconsin and currently reside in Southeastern Wisconsin.
 
He has worked with the art and craft of photography since 1978, having served as event and public relations photographer for two colleges as well as providing photography classes and workshops both locally and statewide over the course of his professional career.
 
His fine art work involves creating unique images mostly using the iPhone and photo apps. He has always enjoyed creating images depicting “altered landscapes” and “possible dimensions” using whatever medium was available at the time but iPhoneography and photo apps really allow me to create unique images without cost or equipment limitations.

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. Adults only. Instructor lead.

Saturday, July 20

11 am – 2 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

Jul
22
Mon
Portrait Painting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn the tradition of portrait painting through this in-depth class. You will study formal techniques and discover how to develop realistic paintings. You will paint a self-portrait using a mirror and learn about how to interpret what you see in paint.

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. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Monday, July 22

1 pm – 3 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

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
24
Wed
Set the Stage: Preparing for the Audition
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
With the right preparation, you can excel at your audition and get the part of your dreams! This class will prepare students on how to overcome fears and to find their confidence along with instruction on what occurs in an audition and tips to get the part! All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.
 
Preparing for the Audition
Wednesday, July 24
1 – 3 pm
Ages 7 – 14

 

$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)

 

Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to register online.

 

 

 

Jul
25
Thu
Figure Drawing
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Through this traditional class, you will be encouraged to explore various drawing techniques, mediums and practices. You will draw from a live model and learn how to interpret what you see into a drawing.

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. Adults only. Instructor lead.

Thursday, July 25

5 pm – 7 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

Hot and Dirty Brass Band
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
 

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! It’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! Nominated for 2019 Horn/Big Band Artist and 2018 New Artist of the Year, it’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! When the house lights go down and the stage lights come up… it’s time to get Hot & Dirty! Hot & Dirty is not your traditional brass band! Influenced by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Bonerama, and modern-day brass bands, the Hot & Dirty Players bring the party wherever they go. The high-energy brass will keep you shakin’ all you got, all night long! Just remember our name in the morning, The Hot and Dirty! They have a passion for music and an obsession with brass.

 
Michael Clobes, 2019 Reeds/Brass nominee plays the trombone and does vocals. Kevin Klemme plays the trumpet and does vocals. John Vollmar plays the tenor Sax and does vocals. Kyle Samuelson plays the sousaphone. Matt Cordier plays the drums.
 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
If rain, we move inside. The show will go on!
 
Jul
29
Mon
On Stage @THELMA: Giants in the Sky
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 9:00 am

Giants in the Sky, A New Musical is coming to THELMA this Summer!
Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado
Book & Lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure , “Giants in the Sky.” This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Fourth through eighth grade students will learn the lines, the music, the dances, and build the sets in this two week adventure. Then on the final day, students perform it twice!

Camp Dates:
July 29– August 9 (except weekends), 9 am to 2 pm
Fee $175 ($140 for THELMA Members)

Performance Date: August 9, 5:30 pm and 7 pm

(Tickets for the performances will be $5 and will be available this summer. Each student receives two complimentary tickets).
Snacks and T-Shirt included.
 

Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to register online.