THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Jan
12
Thu
Robert Knipschild: Retrospective
Jan 12 – Feb 25 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from January 12, 2023- February 25, 2023.

Courtesy of his daughter, Amy Flores, THELMA will be displaying a retrospective of several of Robert Knipschild’s artworks. On display will be oil and gauche paintings, wood block prints, and encaustic works. Knipschild’s art exhibits a mastery of abstraction and impressionistic mark making. His encaustic oils have an array of textures and depth that keep the eye moving through the painting. His subtle transitions of color create an almost meditative composition on the canvas. This retrospective exhibition is a must-see this winter.  

Born in Freeport, Illinois, Robert Knipschild studied art under Zoltan Sepeshy at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1950, at the age of twenty-three, his work was selected for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s widely acclaimed exhibition “American Painting Today.” Knipschild’s work has been exhibited in the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. In 1977, five of his paintings were acquisitioned by the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirschhorn Museum. After a brief illness, Robert Knipschild passed away on November 20, 2004. 

Gallery Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday–Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm

Shannon Lee: Multisensory Mold
Jan 12 – Feb 25 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from January 12, 2023- February 25, 2023.

At any given time, we are surrounded by microscopic fungi. Our cohabitation with these invisible molds and yeasts is quite normal, regardless of where we live or how clean we keep our spaces. This exhibition exemplifies this reality by making the invisible visible and presenting a variety of fungi sampled from homes around the world. The visual component of the exhibition, fungal cultures within glass terrariums, are accompanied by sonic and tactile interpretations of the cultures as well. By means of a multi-sensory approach, this exhibition not only intends to demonstrate our entanglement with microscopic fungi, but also to counter unwarranted apprehensions and misconceptions. The mixed media tactile pieces and cross-modal Sonifications invite the public to engage with and think about fungi in entirely new and non-threatening ways. This accessible, multi-sensory unveiling of our fungal roommates conveys just one microscopic example of the many interspecies entanglements that humans take part in.

Shannon Lee was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from UW-Milwaukee and her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. Shannon is a practicing artist, educator, and curator of art. With a history of studying science as well as art, Shannon fuses the two disciplines in her art practice. Shannon is also interested in providing non-visual experiences of art in order to make galleries and museums accessible to the visually impaired.

 

Gallery Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday–Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm

Jan
19
Thu
Exit, Pursued By A Bear | Impact Theatre Co.
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional—and actual—cheerleader), a stripper named Sweetheart, and the words of William Shakespeare, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, wonderfully dark yet hopeful revenge comedy.

Price/Tickets: $20
Location: Great Hall

Performances:
Thursday, January 19 | 7:30 PM
Friday, January 20 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 21 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 22 | 2 PM