Sheboygan Visual Artists
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – January 5, 2018
Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA) is a growing and active network of over 100 professional and amateur artists and patrons in the Sheboygan area who believe that artistic expression increases artistic and personal growth and enriches communities.
SVA’s mission is threefold:
- Empower visual artists through professional development and collaboration,
- Promote member artists and their work, and
- Create opportunities for the community to experience and enjoy visual arts.
Sheboygan Visual Artists are capable of showing a huge body of work that includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry and digital art.
Ten times a year the SVA presents a new show with opening night on the last Fridays of the month. All these events, known as Final Fridays, happen at EBCO ArtWorks, the home base of SVA on 12th and Erie in Sheboygan, and are open and free to the public.
SVA artists are active in the wider community as well. Presently, the Kaleidoscope program conducts art workshops for under-served youth and their mothers. Collaborations with Mead Library, City of Sheboygan and offsite exhibits in surrounding art centers are imbedded in the SVA program.
SVA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, completely run by volunteers who invest thousands of hours each year to do what they love….
MAKE ART AND BUILD COMMUNITY.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books.
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting January 7 at 7 pm.
The book we will be reading is A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable.
About the book:
THE NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
Where Moulin Rouge meets The Paris Wife lies A PARIS APARTMENT…
When April Vogt’s boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, the Sotheby’s continental furniture specialist does not hear the words dust or rats or shuttered for seventy years. She hears Paris. She hears escape.
Once in Paris, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder’s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there’s a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Époque. And there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable décolletage. Suddenly it’s no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It’s about a life. Two lives, actually.
With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and the courtesan’s private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman’s life, April can’t help but take a deeper look into her own. When two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder if in this apartment or in this life, she’ll ever find what she’s looking for.
Featuring sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history.
Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6 – 8 pm
Free admission and open to the public, meet the artists as you view their work. Cash bar and snacks available.
Panel Exchange: Thursday, January 31, 6 – 8 pm
Free admission and open to the public, this event features discussing the culture around sturgeon. Cash bar and snacks available.
Wednesday, January 16
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Abby Jeanne is a songwriter, singer,and producer originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010 she hit the road in her mini-van to begin her musical journey With her first demo and Band Eden-Abby. she would spend the next 4 years traveling around america and europe as a solo artist exploring her creativity and finding her voice. In 2015 she returned home to collaborate, write and produce music for other jazz, rock and hip-hop artists including some milwaukee favorites; Foreign Goods and queen tut.
In 2016 she formed her band, and in February 2017, she released her debut album “rebel Love’ in such a short amount of time Abby and her band have found immense success and demand in their hometown, with a busy schedule, daily local radio play, and opening for international musicians such as ishdarr and no name.
She has spent the rest of 2017 playing her music at many festivals and clubs of the Mid-west, Europe, India, and Thailand. In September (2017) she released a new single “Comsic Beings” and is currently recording a new 7″ to be released 2018.
Abby personally describes her music as “rock n’ roll with a dreamers soul”, and she hopes that her music and poetry guide listeners into her transcending reality.
“Sammy Miller and the Congregation is what happens when seasoned musicians, on horns, bass, piano and drums really let go. This is a band that can not only play their asses off, but makes you smile, dance and unconsciously nod to the rhythms at the same time your brain is saying “Wow- that’s what I really wanted to hear all these years!” What makes this band cook is rare: playing the unexpected in a way that takes you back to what the original sound and shape of the instruments can be—deep, full of soul and warmth and no small amount of humor.” – The Vinyl Press
Trapper Schoepp is a young man who’s befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 27 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes.
The Minnesota-born, Wisconsin-based tune smith and teller of tales (both tall and true), returns with his second effort Rangers & Valentines (Xtra Mile Recordings). The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.”
Don’t miss this THELMA favorite!
Copper Box was nominated for 2018 Folk/Celtic Artist of the year.
Sold-out houses in Wisconsin and across the country have enjoyed this whirlwind ice-fishing tale, gaining wisdom about everything from the attributes of a snowmobile suit to romancing the checkout girl at the local grocery store. With songs such as “The Wishing Hole” and “Fish is the Miracle Food”, Guys on Ice isn’t just a musical – it’s a journey through the secret culture of Northern Wisconsin ice fishermen. Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy.
Fred Alley, the book and lyric writer of the show, starred as Lloyd in the premiere presentation of the show, along with Doug Mancheski, as Marvin.
This year and for the past 15 years, Guys On Ice will star Doug Mancheski as Marvin and Steve Koehler as Lloyd.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”
“Guys On Ice is simple, straightforward and possesses a sweet charm,” said the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. The Guys on Ice bring the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship.
Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm. Bar opens at 1 pm. Enjoy Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and more!