THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Mar
18
Thu
Allison Roberts: Trace
Mar 18 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from March 18, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Roberts’ lens-based work approaches temporality, place, and identity during transitional periods. Exploring the performative relationship between image and surface, Roberts addresses change, uncertainty, and resiliency. Her artwork takes the form of still photography as well as moving image, both in video work and as part of immersive, site-specific installations. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is the recipient of several awards and grants including a University of Wisconsin Arts Institute Award for her MFA work in 2017, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2014, and a Fiber Artist Project Grant through the Textile Center of Minnesota in 2014. Roberts received an MFA in Photography and Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, an MA in Visual Art from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2013, and a BA in Fine Arts and Journalism from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1988.

 

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda: I’ll Be There
Mar 18 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from March 18, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki primarily works on 2D surface while continuing her experimentations with other visual languages, such as 3D expression and video. With her multicultural background and her experience in immigration, she continues to seek the connections among cultures both from the past and present, and she focuses on tracing traditional Japanese activities back to their origins through her research. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and gives an artist talk at various places including universities and art centers. She graduated from Portland State University with BA in Fine Art in 2005 and earned her MFA from Indiana University in Painting in 2010. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA.

I’ll Be There invites viewers to explore their own spiritual worlds. This series, KuroKuroShiro (meaning black-black-white in Japanese), attempts to offer spaces where viewers can privately immerse themselves in their own psychological and spiritual world. Painted with Sumi, an ink traditionally used in East Asia, and made of soot and animal glue, offers a wide range of tones and depths in black. With the subtle shifts of blacks, the spiritual and imaginative worlds emerge.

 

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May
3
Mon
THELMA Book Club
May 3 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading Warpaint by Alicia Foster.
 
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. 

Free to attend! ***We will meet in person at THELMA***

About the book:

Warpaint by Alicia Foster is a compelling tale of truth and lies, tragedy and black comedy, loosely based on the lives of four painters of the time.

England, 1942: a dark world of conflict, hardship and subterfuge where information is a matter of life and death and art has become a weapon.

In a gothic villa deep in the woods near Bletchley Park, the ‘Black’ propaganda team use intelligence to make propaganda designed to demoralise the enemy. For Vivienne Thayer, employed as an artist at the villa, the war has worked out well so far, she has an indulgent husband and a new lover. And while the government quibbles over what cannot be shown officially, at the villa there are no such restrictions – but where does the subterfuge end?

Meanwhile, on the Home Front, three women painters – Laura Knight, Faith Farr and Cecily Browne – have been tasked by the War Artist’s Advisory Committee with recording wartime life, brightening the existence of a public starved of culture, and summoning up the bulldog spirit in their art. Together they must battle with the men in power, including Churchill himself, to control the stories that can be told.

As the course of the war turns and the lives of both groups collide, each woman must ask herself what can be revealed and what must be concealed, even from those closest to them.

May
6
Thu
Carol Rode-Curley: Baggage
May 6 – Jun 19 all-day

Carol Rode-Curley’s exhibition Baggage will be on display from May 6 – June 19, 2021.

Carol Rode-Curley is a Milwaukee-based artist. Without forethought she’s inspired late at night by music, sips of beer and a lot of heart. She creates with pastel, occasional splatters of paint, and subtle applications of random items. Carol’s personality and artwork intermingle as twin masks of humor and darkness. With speed of execution, she looks to find the mystery of corvid presence and fleeting shows of human emotion.

Jaymee Harvey Willms: Souvenirs
May 6 – Jun 19 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from May 6 – June 19, 2021

Jaymee Harvey Willms is an artist living and working in Milwaukee. She was born and raised in Maplewood, Minnesota. From there she moved to South Dakota where she received her BFA in painting and art history from the University of South Dakota. In 2015 she went on to graduate from SUNY Albany with her MFA in sculpture. She has had international residencies, shows her work across the United States, and continues to make work in her studio in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point.

“As a project based artist I use a variety of materials, modalities and conceptual stimuli to create work that is both two and three-dimensional. Ideas are investigated through material and display. The work combines moments of narrative into sculptures and paintings that represent a devastation of self-dom within love, fear, feminism, politics, freedom, poverty, fantasy and survival.

Color, texture and material are used in both painting and sculpture to create the conceptual underpinning of the work. These concepts are
knitted together visually through patterning and highly chromatic colors from children’s stories and objects that hold memory from the collective consciousness. Slapstick assemblage charges the work, allowing the viewer to connect with the absurdity of each piece. To this

end, quotidian objects are painted, used, and collaged in the work in a way that questions their original purpose. This questioning digs into my own personal ambivalence towards power (death/patriarchy) and commodified desire (capitalism/gravity and love of objects). Ultimately the works build new narratives of my own hopes and fears; rescue, lifelong love, new children, dependence, abandonment, poverty, meaningless violence and eternal damnation.”

 

Learn more about the artist on her website HERE.

 

Galleries are free to view:
Monday: 10 – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 – 7 pm
Friday: 10 – 5 pm
Open Saturdays 11 – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays.

May
8
Sat
Studio 51: Mother’s Day Pop-Up Cards
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to make an adorable pop-up heart card for mom in this family-friendly class! A step-by-step tutorial will be provided as well as several examples for personalizing your card for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

All materials are provided. 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: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)

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

No other discounts apply

Pre-register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

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

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

Charcoal Portraiture
May 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Observe the subtleties of light and shadow in this class on charcoal portraiture. Learn how to achieve a proportional drawing, represent a full range of tones in black and white, and how to create depth and realism.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

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

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

May
13
Thu
80’s Night! A Glass with Your Class: Brush and a Beverage
May 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

80’s night! Learn some abstract painting techniques while listening to your favorite throwback tunes! Pick and choose the techniques that speak to you and create a unique artwork. Dressing up and singing along encouraged. So, slide on those leg warmers, crimp your hair, and don’t miss this painting class! Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

$45 ($36 for THELMA members)  Includes one glass of wine or beer.

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.
A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
May
15
Sat
Studio 51: Pointillism
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make a little noise in this class as we tap our way to amazing artworks! Learn how to create images and mix colors using nothing but dots! We have different techniques and media depending on age and ability.

All materials are provided. 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: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)

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

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

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

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

Acrylic Still Life
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In this class, we will cover compositional strategies when looking at a portion of a larger still-life, underpainting, as well as some paint application techniques when working with acrylic. Forget the boring bowls of fruit and join us for a unique and beautifully composed still life artwork.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Adult admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

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

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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