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

Feb
3
Fri
The Farm Dinner | Family Style Farm-to-Table Dinner
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Farm Dinner was dreamt up so members of our community could sit down and share a meal with the farmer who grew the food that made their meal; to have a delicious, welcoming way for people to know and care about where their food comes from and what nourishes us as a community.

In collaboration with the acclaimed Cellar District, join us for this unique event and enjoy a cocktail hour from 6-7 PM and get to know your famers and community before a family style dinner is served from 7-9 PM! Our farmers and vendors will not only be sharing their delicious ingredients but their stories and ways you can find or support them after you part for the evening.

Cellar District is known for revolutionizing the way people experience dining out. They take pride in their ability to discover some unique ways to combine local, fresh ingredients and the dining experience as a whole. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with them to to bring this experience to our community.

Limited tickets available. $60 per seat. Includes family style meal & live music!

Meal:
Braised Brisket
Mashed Potatoes
Winter Root Vegetables

Appetizers:
Curry Meatballs
Salmon Spread
Featured Winter Vegetable
and more

Please contact us if you wish to have our vegetarian option – by request only​!

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Feb
4
Sat
Kids Club – Origami
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets: $15 Non-Members | $12 Members

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Kids Club – Origami
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For Ages: 10 – 14
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets: $15 Non-Members | $12 Members

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Feb
6
Mon
The Power of Poppies Sip n’ Paint | Mocktail Monday
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
For Ages: All Ages
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$35 Non-Member | $28 Member

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THELMA Book Club
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, February 6  at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

 

About the Book:

“In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says good-bye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaëtan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.” – Good Reads

Feb
7
Tue
Charcoal and Curves
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join our figure drawing studio, where we study the nude form. Instruction, lighting, posing and modeling will be provided. Bring your paints from home or make use of our traditional drawing materials.

Date: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
For Ages: 18 and up
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$15 Non-Members | $12 Members

REGISTER HERE

Feb
10
Fri
Sam Luna + Friends | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THELMA is bringing Sam Luna & Friends to help kick off the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend in style!  Enjoy music inside THELMA and warm up by dancing or enjoying a hot beverage! Plus watch the snow sculptors get their pieces started right outside on Sheboygan Street! Try a Whiskey Whiskers (hot toddy-inspired beverage), spiked hot cocoa, and more!

Originally from Tuba City, AZ, now residing in Ripon, WI, Sam’s music and smile are contagious. Truly inspiring as a musician and an artist in communities near and far.

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Feb
11
Sat
Frozen Movie Showing | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell’ ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff’ ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Join us for a Frozen movie showing during Sturgeon Spectacular on Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00 PM at THELMA! Invite your friends, enjoy special drinks, popcorn, and the company of others! Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Open to all ages!

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Price/Tickets: FREE ADMISSION