THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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May
14
Thu
Pop Up Benefit Sale
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Support the arts with our carry out benefit sale May 14 from 4 – 7 pm in THELMA’s front lobby! Pick up drinks at THELMA to enjoy our Virtual Facebook Concert at home with Thieves of Hearts starting at 8 pm!

** FREE THELMA water bottle with alcohol purchase!
** MEMBERS: Get a free month of membership with any purchase! (One order per person)
** One $10 THELMA Gift Certificate hidden inside a six pack of beer!
** FREE THELMA SUNGLASSES with THELMA t-shirt purchase! $20 ($18 for members)

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Purchase a Creative Six Pack of beer! Creative six packs include painted carriers that can be framed as art!

$18 for six packs of: Coors Light, Bud Light, Miller Lite, O’Douls,
Pabst Blue Ribbon.

$22 for six packs of: Corona, Stella Artois, Spotted Cow, Moon Man,
Guinness.

$25 to build your own six pack!

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Or purchase from our Wine List!

Red:
$22 14 Hands Cabernet
$22 14 Hands Merlot

$30 Crusher California Red Blend
$32 Joel Gott Cabernet
$32 Seven Hills Merlot

$32 La Crema Pinot Noir
$35 Northstar Merlot
$32 H3 Chevaux Blend

White
$22 Benvolio Pinot Grigio
$22 14 Hands Chardonnay
$22 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling
$22 Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc

$32 Terra d’Oro Moscato
$32 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc
$32 Cambria Chardonnay
$32 Landmark Vineyard Chardonnay
$32 A to Z Oregon Riesling

$35 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay
$35 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

THELMA T-shirts: Limited sizes available. Women/men sizing. Women’s sizes run small. Colors: Green, Pink, Blue.

Pre-orders encouraged but not required. Pay when you pickup in front lobby. Must show ID. Call us at 920.921.5410 or email [email protected] with your order. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Social distancing will be required. Pick up and go. No drinking on premise.

All proceeds will go to THELMA. As a non-profit organization, specializing in gatherings, we rely on our events, memberships, donors and patrons. We need your support now more than ever so we can come back to continue our mission with our amazing programming, music and art.

Thank you for your support!

 

Virtual Benefit Concert with Thieves of Hearts
May 14 @ 8:00 pm


 

Tune into our Facebook Live Video Thursday, May 14 at 8 pm with Thieves of Hearts for a Virtual Concert!

Now more than ever, it’s so vital for us to stay connected and support the musicians who bring us so much delight. Since it will be a bit until we can gather again, we are bringing the arts to you!

We’ve brought this husband and wife duo on to put on a live stream show just for YOU. Thieves of Hearts is the pairing of Chrissy Dzioba Clobes of The Whiskeybelles, and Barracuda, with Mike Clobes of Bella Cain, and The Hot and Dirty. With a diverse musical background they are stealing the hearts of many. Thieves of Hearts brings you a story of love and passion through music. Just as love comes in many different forms so does their music!

We encourage you to donate to our “virtual tip jar.” All proceeds will go to THELMA. As a non-profit organization, specializing in gatherings, we rely on our events, memberships, donors and patrons. We need your support now more than ever so that we can come back and continue our mission with our amazing programming, music and art.

If you are unable to donate at this time, we completely understand and just want an opportunity to provide some joy in this very difficult time in the world.

Thursday, May 14
Concert at 8 pm

DONATE with Paypal

DONATE with Credit Card

 

May
21
Thu
Pop Up Blowout Benefit Sale
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Support the arts with our carry out blowout benefit sale May 21 from 4 – 7 pm in THELMA’s front lobby! Pick up drinks at THELMA to enjoy our Virtual Facebook Concert at home with Kovalence starting at 8 pm! 

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SLASHED PRICES!

Purchase a six pack of beer! 

$12 for six packs of: Coors Light, Bud Light, O’Douls,
Pabst Blue Ribbon.

$18 for six packs of: Corona, Stella Artois, Spotted Cow, Moon Man.

$20 to build your own six pack!

We are sold out of Miller Lite and Guinness.

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Or purchase select bottles of wine starting at $15!

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Spend $25, receive a FREE THELMA Goody Bag
(includes sunglasses, water bottle, cell phone wallet, magnet)

Spend $50, receive a Goody Bag and a THELMA t-shirt

 

THELMA T-shirts: Limited sizes available. Women/men sizing. Women’s sizes run small. Colors: Green, Pink, Blue.

Pay when you pickup in front lobby. Must show ID. Call us at 920.921.5410 or email [email protected] with your order. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Social distancing will be required. Pick up and go. No drinking on premise.

All proceeds will go to THELMA. As a non-profit organization, specializing in gatherings, we rely on our events, memberships, donors and patrons. We need your support now more than ever so we can come back to continue our mission with our amazing programming, music and art.

Thank you for your support!

 

Virtual Benefit Concert with Kovalence
May 21 @ 8:00 pm

Tune into our Facebook Live Video Thursday, May 21 at 8 pm with Kovalence for a Virtual Concert! The video will be on THELMA’s Facebook page at the top of the feed. Click HERE to watch the live video.

Now more than ever, it’s so vital for us to stay connected and support the musicians who bring us so much delight. Since it will be a bit until we can gather again, we are bringing the arts to you!

We’ve brought this duo on to put on a live stream show just for YOU. Kovalence is an acoustic duo bringing you music from virtually every genre. Featuring Kevin Hanson on guitar and vocals and Kimberly Unger on violin and vocals, this duo performs songs by artists like Alan Jackson to Metallica, and everything in between.

We encourage you to donate to our “virtual tip jar.” All proceeds will go to THELMA. As a non-profit organization, specializing in gatherings, we rely on our events, memberships, donors and patrons. We need your support now more than ever so that we can come back and continue our mission with our amazing programming, music and art.

If you are unable to donate at this time, we completely understand and just want an opportunity to provide some joy in this very difficult time in the world.

Thursday, May 21
Concert at 8 pm

DONATE with Paypal

DONATE with Credit Card

 

May
26
Tue
Amy Jarvis: The Mythics: A Visual Story of Women Around the World
May 26 @ 10:00 am – Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Mythics: A visual story of women around the world

Exhibition will be on display from May 26 – July 11, 2020

Galleries are free to view:

Monday: 10 – 5 pm

Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm

Thursday: 10 – 7 pm. Great Hall Bar is open every Thursday from 5 – 7 pm to enjoy.

Friday: 10 – 5 pm.

Open Saturdays 11 – 3 pm.

Closed on Sundays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73KLQyJg4s&feature=youtu.be

This series of large scale paintings presents women across the continents and across the centuries. These paintings are meant to express inspiration by the shared journey of women everywhere. Offered as a tribute; a statement of love and an expression of fascination. The artist becomes both student and guide as she investigates various countries, looking for appealing or historical patterns, possibly artifacts or vegetation, maybe of past, maybe of future, and perhaps a little mythic imagery to invite the viewer to share the journey.

The spirits of women are portrayed in their elements, in their worlds, in their situations, and in their beauty. They are fair and they are strong, they are leaders and they are nurturers. They are the mothers of children and of cultures, bringers of values and of learning. They tell the story to help us find our way and guide us to our rightful place – where we are one.

Amy Jarvis is a Wisconsin visual artist and a 500 hour registered Vinyasa yoga instructor currently living in Thiensville, Wisconsin.  Amy resided in Fond du Lac for many years and she has remained active in that community teaching yoga events and is a former Executive Board Member at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. She has participated in THELMA’s membership shows several times and has twice won the Viewer’s Choice Award prize.

Amy obtained a degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) and spent years working for Milwaukee agencies and photographers as a digital retouching artist before coming back to painting. She credits her yoga journey for bringing her back to art.

For the past four years, Amy’s art has focused primarily on custom animal portraits. Her belief that animals make the world a better place is apparent in her art as she captures the spark in the eye, the animation and emotion displayed by her clients pets.

 

Joan Lobis Brown: Women of an UNcertain age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm

“Women of an UNcertain age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms”
Photographs and Text by Joan Lobis Brown

Exhibition will be on display from May 26 – July 11, 2020

Galleries are free to view:

Monday: 10 – 5 pm

Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm

Thursday: 10 – 7 pm. Great Hall Bar is open every Thursday from 5 – 7 pm to enjoy.

Friday: 10 – 5 pm.

Open Saturdays 11 – 3 pm.

Closed on Sundays.


Her Artist Talk has been postponed due to travel restrictions because of the Coronavirus. Joan is from New York and we are hoping to have her at a later date. Thank you for your consideration.

Artist Statement
How long does it take for a denied class to achieve parity? It took over 130 years after the Constitution was written for women to gain the right to vote on a national level. This year, 127 women are serving in Congress—more than any other time in our history.

There is no better moment than the present one to showcase the lives of ordinary/extraordinary baby boomer women. Baby boomer women have shown all of us how never to give up and forge ahead, how to lead inspiring lives and how to be truly free and capitalize on our talents and strengths and assume our rightful place in history.

“Women of an UNcertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms” is a portraiture series— accompanied by text culled from interviews—that focuses on American baby boomer women of diverse races, religions, sexual identities, professions and socioeconomic backgrounds.

American baby boomer women—– women born between 1945 and 1964 were the first generation to expect that they could “have it all”: equality, family, careers, health and prosperity. Now, they face challenges brought on by the demands of growing older while continuing to enjoy those same meaningful and evolved lives.

Women have been, and still are, the targets of sexism and ageism. Older women are often invisible, remaining largely unseen by members of a youth-oriented society and underrepresented in popular culture and imagery. When they are visible, they are often and euphemistically described as being “of a certain age,” as though an acknowledgement of maturity might be taken as an
offense. Even worse, older women are sometimes thought of and depicted as crones or witches.

Since 2015, I have photographed and interviewed 39 unknown yet outstanding baby boomer women who have shattered stigma, dismantling stereotypes to become extraordinary women launching new careers, achieving physical goals, overcoming adversity and making society a better place for all of us.

I researched and networked to identify women to feature in my project who were born during this period and are living in the United States and leading inspiring lives. The women we meet in this project are strong, resilient, tenacious, courageous and unstoppable. Their stories cover a wide variety of accomplishments. They are athletes, scholars, activists, businesswomen, artists, migrants and survivors. They are role models all. These amazing women are a testament to the character, courage, vitality and spunk of American baby boomer women.

Each portrait in the series represents a collaboration between me and the particular woman being photographed. The women have been photographed in settings—whether at home or at their  workplace—that are meaningful to them and convey a sense of who they are. Additionally, together we made choices about their hair, makeup, clothing and even what objects would surround them. They are not only making sure that they are seen—they have taken charge of how they will be seen.

These photographs and stories bear witness to a generation that never gave up. As a bonus, the images and stories of these ordinary/extraordinary women will serve as a blueprint for younger generations, guiding them in how to live their truest lives as well as offering them encouragement and freedom to face the unique challenges that lie ahead of them. I learned a lifetime of lessons from listening to these women and wish I’d had them as role models as a young woman.

The large collages in this exhibition are made from postcards that have been collected at previous iterations of my traveling exhibition. In effect, these collages reflect the wisdom that comes with age.

I provide postcards, with an image that I took at the January 2017 Women’s March, asking women viewers to answer to the question “What would I tell my younger self?” (please see postcard uploaded as image #18).

I would like to add postcards from women who participate at the Thelma Sadoff Center for The Arts, as well as the greater Fond du Lac area and Wisconsin in general, to the collage part of this exhibition. Yet-to-be completed postcards would be on a small table in front of existing collages and will invite viewers of this particular incarnation of the exhibition to answer the same question and impart their own wisdom.

After completing them, viewers will drop the cards into a box to be collected at the end of the exhibition. These will then become part of a new collage to be included in my next exhibition of this project. In this way, everyone who views this exhibition is invited to become a part of it as it travels and grows.

To guide viewers through the exhibition, spiral bound notebooks will contain a page featuring a thumbnail image and story for every woman in the exhibition (please see image #19).

There will also be a mirror among the images. In this way, I hope to have viewers literally see themselves among these women and, figuratively, imagine their place among them.

Also featured is what I am referring to as a networking image, showing how I came to be connected to the subjects in my portraits, underscoring my own place among them (please see image #20).

There is also the possibility of having framed images. All prints are archival pigment prints.

Jun
1
Mon
Virtual THELMA Book Club
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner.
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. You may purchase a book HERE.
 
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting June 1 at 7 pm. We meet the first Monday of the month. We will take our book club meeting online. To join, email Jacqui at [email protected] so she can email you the invitation. We would use Zoom so all you need is a computer, tablet or phone with your camera and audio settings on. Deadline to register would be 6 pm on June 1, one hour prior to the start. Please stay tuned on how we will meet!

 

“Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II….This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but also hope, about the bond between mother and daughter, and the sacrifices made for love.” The New York Times

In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.

Jun
10
Wed
Evening with the Artist and Q&A Talk with Amy Jarvis
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

View live Q&A here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=288863505622092

Spend an evening with artist Amy Jarvis from 5 – 7 pm on Wednesday, June 10. An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm with a Q&A about her exhibition: The Mythics: A Visual Story of Women Around the World. Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Exhibition will be on display from May 26 – July 11, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73KLQyJg4s&feature=youtu.be

 

This series of large scale paintings presents women across the continents and across the centuries. These paintings are meant to express inspiration by the shared journey of women everywhere. Offered as a tribute; a statement of love and an expression of fascination. The artist becomes both student and guide as she investigates various countries, looking for appealing or historical patterns, possibly artifacts or vegetation, maybe of past, maybe of future, and perhaps a little mythic imagery to invite the viewer to share the journey.

The spirits of women are portrayed in their elements, in their worlds, in their situations, and in their beauty. They are fair and they are strong, they are leaders and they are nurturers. They are the mothers of children and of cultures, bringers of values and of learning. They tell the story to help us find our way and guide us to our rightful place – where we are one.

Amy Jarvis is a Wisconsin visual artist and a 500 hour registered Vinyasa yoga instructor currently living in Thiensville, Wisconsin.  Amy resided in Fond du Lac for many years and she has remained active in that community teaching yoga events and is a former Executive Board Member at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. She has participated in THELMA’s membership shows several times and has twice won the Viewer’s Choice Award prize.

Amy obtained a degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) and spent years working for Milwaukee agencies and photographers as a digital retouching artist before coming back to painting. She credits her yoga journey for bringing her back to art.

For the past four years, Amy’s art has focused primarily on custom animal portraits. Her belief that animals make the world a better place is apparent in her art as she captures the spark in the eye, the animation and emotion displayed by her clients pets.

 

 

Jul
2
Thu
Evening with the Artist with Amy Jarvis
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Spend an evening with artist Amy Jarvis from 5 – 7 pm on Thursday, July 2.  Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Exhibition will be on display from May 26 – July 11, 2020

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73KLQyJg4s&feature=youtu.be

 

This series of large scale paintings presents women across the continents and across the centuries. These paintings are meant to express inspiration by the shared journey of women everywhere. Offered as a tribute; a statement of love and an expression of fascination. The artist becomes both student and guide as she investigates various countries, looking for appealing or historical patterns, possibly artifacts or vegetation, maybe of past, maybe of future, and perhaps a little mythic imagery to invite the viewer to share the journey.

The spirits of women are portrayed in their elements, in their worlds, in their situations, and in their beauty. They are fair and they are strong, they are leaders and they are nurturers. They are the mothers of children and of cultures, bringers of values and of learning. They tell the story to help us find our way and guide us to our rightful place – where we are one.

Amy Jarvis is a Wisconsin visual artist and a 500 hour registered Vinyasa yoga instructor currently living in Thiensville, Wisconsin.  Amy resided in Fond du Lac for many years and she has remained active in that community teaching yoga events and is a former Executive Board Member at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. She has participated in THELMA’s membership shows several times and has twice won the Viewer’s Choice Award prize.

Amy obtained a degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) and spent years working for Milwaukee agencies and photographers as a digital retouching artist before coming back to painting. She credits her yoga journey for bringing her back to art.

For the past four years, Amy’s art has focused primarily on custom animal portraits. Her belief that animals make the world a better place is apparent in her art as she captures the spark in the eye, the animation and emotion displayed by her clients pets.

 

 

Jul
8
Wed
Studio 51: Fantasy Drawing
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate. 

No other discounts apply.

View all classes available HERE.

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

Register for Fantasy Drawing HERE

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.