THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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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.

 

 

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.

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
28
Fri
Children’s Chorale Auditions
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

May
29
Sat
Children’s Chorale Auditions
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

Jun
3
Thu
The Milbillies
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
WAMI nominated New Artist of the Year (2020), The Milbillies are a 5-piece string band that trades vocals like a fifth of bourbon and solos like a bull on a rope, slinging high-energy bluegrass stripped raw with Americana grit.

 

Bar opens at 6 pm.
Band starts at 7 pm.

 

Caribbean Taste will have food available.

Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf

View more concerts during 11 Thursdays of Summer HERE.

Learn more about the MilBillies HERE.

Jun
4
Fri
Children’s Chorale Auditions
Jun 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

Jun
5
Sat
Children’s Chorale Auditions
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

Jun
7
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Language of the Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
 
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:

The Language of the Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a captivating novel about finding new beginnings and second chances.

During the Victorian times the language of the flowers was to convey romantic expressions and feelings. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude.

After spending many years in the foster – care system, Victoria Jones struggles with making connections to the people around her, yet she makes a connections with flowers. At eighteen she was released from the system with no where to go.

Victoria realizes her gift of helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. An when she is forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

 

Amazon.com: The Language of Flowers: A Novel (8601422187557): Diffenbaugh, Vanessa: Books

Jun
18
Fri
Songa Acoustic Duo during Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy an intimate evening of original music with the Songa Acoustic Duo on June 18.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk will be happening as well and we’re a stop on the list! We also have two artist Q&A talks with Jaymee Harvey Willms on her exhibition Souvenirs and Carol Rode-Curley’s exhibition Baggage! So listen to some music, learn about art all while enjoying some wine and more!

June 18
Bar opens: 3:30 pm
Songa Acoustic Duo: 4 pm

Wine Walk: 4 – 8 pm
Artist Exchange – Jaymee Harvey Willms: 6 – 6:30 pm
Artist Exchange – Carol Rode-Curley: 7:30 – 8 pm

Free admission!

About the Band:
Singer/Songwriters Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey with their unique instrumental sound and vocal blend. Their newly released recording, “Dreams Are in the Making,” includes songs about love, life, loss, resilience and hope. Multi-instrumentalists, these artists will take you from folk to country to blues to Latin jazz and back again. Rooted in the Nashville songwriting tradition, you won’t want to miss their honest lyrics and pure vocal harmonies. This will be an evening to remember.

Mario, a recording artist with Universal Records, has shared the stage with musical greats like John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffet, Neil Diamond, the Allman Brothers, Dr. John, Don Kloetzke, Nashville songwriter Keith Duke, blues artist Howard Guitar Luedke, and jazz artists Janet Planet and Tom Washatka.

Sherry is a performer, vocal music educator, church music director, and co-producer of children’s recordings Cancionetas and Wisconsin Integrated Student Creations, Volumes 1 and 2. Mario and Sherry’s cd The Gift is a collection of original Christian songs released in 2004.

In Wisconsin, Songa performs frequently at wineries, breweries, distilleries and coffee houses, as well as festivals and fine arts series events.

Check out the duo’s website HERE!

Artist Q&A Exchange: Jaymee Harvey Willms
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Friday, June 18 with a Q&A about her exhibition: Souvenirs. You’ll have the chance to meet the artist and learn about her work and ask questions. You may attend in-person or via Zoom.

Click HERE to connect with us on Zoom.
You’ll need to enter the following on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 894 2011 7394
Passcode: 663543

 

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.