THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Feb
20
Thu
Laura Schneider and Juliane Troicki: Illuminating Women
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from February 20, 2020 – March 28, 2020

Illuminating Women: An art collaboration by Laura Schneider and Juliane Troicki

Illuminating Women is a collaboration of journalism and documentary photography. The project combines portraits of 30 inspiring women from the Fond du Lac community represented through black and white photography and biographical narratives. Laura and Juliane created this project to shine a light on exceptional women and their gifts to the community. Laura and Juliane hope that the Illuminating Women Project will move the Fond du Lac community to be inspired by their stories.

Juliane and Laura are very grateful to Agnesian Healthcare, a member of SSM Health for their generous sponsorship and for making this project possible.

 

Laura Schneider was born in Wisconsin.. At an early age, Laura recognized she had something different to offer the world. But, it wasn’t until recently that she realized what’s possible.

Laura is a Midwest-based artist who colors outside the lines of life. While earning her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her passion for photography was ignited in the darkroom.

For nearly two decades, Laura has been capturing subtleties that go overlooked by the casual observer. Her perceptive nature gives her work character and revealing depth. She leverages her senses and the natural qualities of her environment to leave inspired, relatable creations in her wake.

 

Juliane Troicki is a native of Berlin, Germany.

She has made Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, her home for the last six years. Juliane is a mother of four children. She cares deeply about her environment and has been a long-term community advocate and volunteer. Juliane holds a Ph.D. in political science and teaches classes at local colleges, currently at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. As an educator, she is passionate about teaching and learning, especially about women’s experiences and their role in the world. Juliane is excited to share what she has learned about the inspiring women in her community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
25
Tue
Annual Meeting
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THELMA members are invited to join THELMA board members and staff at our Annual Meeting, happening in THELMA’s Great Hall on February 25 between 5 – 8 pm.
 
We’re celebrating 25 years as an art center! We’ll share a HUGE announcement for members. We’ve got special plans for the year that you’ll want to find out! Learn the 2020 summer concerts before anyone else plus so much more at THELMA’s Annual Meeting!
 
Hear about THELMA’s past year from board members and get a copy of the Annual Report before the public– don’t forget to look for your name under the list of members!

This evening will start with a reception and follow with the program. The night will also include the opportunity for members to re-elect the following THELMA’s Board of Directors: Ron Emanuel, Rick Miller, Eric Stone, Dick Wehner.

Enjoy live music from Eva and the Swizzle Sticks by Eva Thelen Dunphy, Bob Milanowski, and Paul Thelen. Appetizers and cash bar will be available.
 
Come celebrate a great 2019 at THELMA and get excited for an even better 2020!
 
THELMA members, please RSVP to this free event by emailing info@thelmaarts.org.

 

Feb
27
Thu
Pictionary Night
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Get ready for Thursday Pictionary nights! Pictionary is a classic game of drawing and guessing the pictures. Pictionary will have you laughing and having a good time. A great way to relax after a stressful day and hang out with friends and family. You don’t need to be an artist to play. Pictionary improves the visual skills and creativity. It’s a fun friendly competition and the winning team receives a prize! The game is family-friendly and open to members and non-members.

Pictionary Night will be held every last Thursday of the month.

Future dates: March 26, April 30

Four teams will compete against each other so be sure to sign up early as limited space is available! Invite all your friends to come watch and hang out! We’ll have the bar open.

Teams of 4-6 people (4 teams)

  • $25 per team includes one tap beer for each team player. Only one person needs to register the team! 

Winning team will win a bistro table to a future Great Hall series Concert!

February 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

REGISTER

 

 

Feb
29
Sat
Studio 51: Clay Creatures
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this entertaining sculpture class, students of all ages will explore how to create different creatures using air dry clay. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and to create unique 3-dimensional artworks.

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.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate. 

No other discounts apply

Register HERE.

Studio 51 is every Saturday, 11 – 12:30 pm at THELMA!

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

Clay Sculpture
Feb 29 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Study form, proportion and scale while getting your hands dirty! In the clay sculpture class, we will learn about building armatures and how to manipulate clay to create unique sculptures using air dry clay.

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. Adults only. Instructor lead.

$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.

No other discounts apply

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

Silent Film Screenings: “Safety Last!” & “Felix in Hollywood” featuring Live Organist
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience the magic of silent cinema with a live accompaniment by Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, Jay Warren. See the short cartoon “Felix in Hollywood” before the movie “Safety Last!” begins!

Felix in Hollywood:

A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1923

 

Safety Last!:

A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

1h 10 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 1923

 

Jay Warren – Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist – brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society’s highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. Jay has appeared 14 times playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.

Bar opens at 6 pm. Popcorn available for purchase.  February 29 is Leap Day! Anyone born February 29 and can show proof will receive a FREE bag of popcorn to enjoy! 

Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members). Tickets HERE.

Mar
7
Sat
Studio 51: Character Drawing
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Let your imagination go!  In this entertaining class, students will learn how to draw characters from their imagination. We will study different facial expressions, poses and hairstyles while creating amazing new characters.

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

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate. 

No other discounts apply

Register HERE.

Studio 51 is every Saturday, 11 – 12:30 pm at THELMA!

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

 

 

Portrait Drawing
Mar 7 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Explore formal drawing techniques and portraiture. You will work from a photograph and learn about form, shape and value while developing skills that enhance your ability to interpret what you 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.

12:45 pm – 2:45 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.

No other discounts apply

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

 

Mar
8
Sun
“On the Basis of Sex” @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Daniel Stiepleman, it stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, with Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston, and Kathy Bates in supporting roles.

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

2h | True Story, Drama | 2019

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content

Bar opens at 1 pm. Film starts at 2 pm.

Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members). Tickets HERE.

Mar
9
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.
 
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. You may purchase a book HERE.
 
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting March 9 at 7 pm. We usually meet the first Monday of the month but this month it will be the second Monday.
 
Cash bar available.
 

A New York Times bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and The Potato Peel Society, has also been adapted into a Netflix Film.

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.