THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Calendar

Jun
13
Thu
2019 THELMA Members Exhibition
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

The 2019 THELMA Members Exhibition is a non-juried exhibition that includes submitted work by THELMA’s current members.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 pm – 8 pm.

A curator-led tour will begin at 6 pm exploring the current art exhibitions. Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Exhibition will be on view from June 13 – July 27, 2019.

Not a member? Join at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920-921-5410 to participate in our next member exhibition!

 

Liz Miller: Seismic Shifts, Structural Anomalies, and Impossible Dreams
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Seismic Shifts, Structural Anomalies, and Impossible Dreams by Liz Miller

Exhibition will be on display from June 13 – July 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 – 8 pm

A curator-led tour will begin at 6 pm exploring the current art exhibitions.

Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Artist’s Exchange: Friday, June 14, 5:30 pm

Free admission and exclusive for THELMA members, listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her process, inspiration, and execution of her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Liz Miller received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Miller’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Her awards include a McKnight Professional Development Grant from Forecast Public Art, a McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, an MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and five Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Miller recently completed residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC. She lives and works in Good Thunder, MN and is Professor of Installation and Drawing at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

My work explores the fallibility of infrastructure and the precariousness of perception, as seen through a materially-intensive, process-based lens. I utilize undulating planar forms in conjunction with fabric and rope as a metaphor for shifting landscapes, altered topographies, and imagined realities. References to the natural world and the built environment collide in interludes that are alternately beautiful, absurd, menacing, and poetic, alluding to the complexity of our world. Tensions between fact/fiction and dimensionality/flatness are endlessly intriguing to me, playing out in my work as a dialogue between reality and illusion.

I have become fascinated with ropes and knotting as byproducts of my process. In my large-scale installations, knotted ropes provide tension that gives volume to otherwise flat materials. This technique has revealed the possibilities of knotting as an autonomous aesthetic expression. The varied use of rope and knotting across cultures and history ranges from utilitarian to decorative, and even deadly. I create interdependent knotted topographies that allude to both structure and malleability. The repeated act of tying by hand integrates an emphatic sense of strength, while the flexibility and nuance of the textile material ensures structural permutations. The resulting works are only quasi-architectural, providing metaphorical insight laced with humor as related to a variety of structural and systemic behavior.

 

 

Jun
17
Mon
Landscape Painting
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Through this traditional class, we will explore more formal painting techniques and practices. We will paint a landscape from a photograph and learn about translating and interpreting what we see into a painting.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 – adult . Instructor lead.

Monday, June 17

1 pm – 3 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

Jun
18
Tue
Studio 51: Animal Painting
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In this painting class, students will enjoy painting animals from pictures and learning how to interpret what they see come to life in paint. We will explore some formal painting techniques while having fun creating portraits of our favorite animals.

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

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

$30 per semester (THELMA Members): This semester pass includes all nine classes starting June 11 – August 13. Attend any or all the classes you want with this semester pass! (If you have a THELMA family membership, you’re entire family is eligible to attend any or all the classes as well.) The semester pass will only be available to purchase until June 18 after the second class of the semester has taken place. Take advantage of your THELMA membership with these great savings! Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to purchase your pass online.

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

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

Jun
19
Wed
Set the Stage: Acting and Improvisation
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
It’s time to think on your feet and improvise! Learn what it’s like to be an actor or actress! June 19 is our Set the Stage workshop for Acting & Improvisation! All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.

 

Acting & Improvisation
Wednesday, June 19
1 – 3 pm
Ages 7 – 14 
$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)

 

Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to register online.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
Aaron Williams and The Hoodoo
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Formed as a trio in May of 2008, Aaron Williams (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Shackelford (Drums, Vocals) and Z (Bass, Vocals) have the blues deeply rooted in the music they love to play.

Their music is unwavering, filtering blues, soul, roots, and rock through a prism of emotional authenticity. What emerges isn’t a reinvention of the wheel, rather something undeniable, and the very definition of a force of nature. It’s real American music at its core and at its best.
 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf

 

Jun
21
Fri
Sam Luna
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza during Fond du Lac’s Downtown Wine Walk. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends!

Sam Luna has been writing alternative folk music and touring since 2005. Truly inspiring as a musician and an artist in communities near and far.
 
Friday, June 21

Music at 4:30 pm.

Free admission. Cash bar will be open.
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf

 

Jun
22
Sat
Watercolor Painting
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

See colors and shapes come to life with watercolor. Through this traditional painting class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting, explore new techniques and learn about painting what you see as we focus on painting a colorful still life.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork!

June 22

12 pm – 2 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA) Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 
Jun
24
Mon
Portrait Drawing
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Through this traditional class, we will explore more formal drawing techniques and practices. We will draw a self-portrait and learn how to interpret what we see into a drawing.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 – adult . Instructor lead.

Monday, June 24

1 pm – 3 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

Jun
25
Tue
Studio 51: Cardboard Sculpture
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In this sculpture class, students of all ages will cut, glue, tape, assemble and paint cardboard to create unique sculptures.  Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and combine materials together to create fun objects from everyday materials.

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

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

$30 per semester (THELMA Members): This semester pass includes all nine classes starting June 11 – August 13. Attend any or all the classes you want with this semester pass! (If you have a THELMA family membership, you’re entire family is eligible to attend any or all the classes as well.) The semester pass will only be available to purchase until June 18 after the second class of the semester has taken place. Take advantage of your THELMA membership with these great savings! Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to purchase your pass online.

View all classes available HERE.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

Studio 51 is sponsored by the Oberreich Foundation.

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