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Jan
31
Thu
Member Spotlight 2019
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Member Spotlight program will feature a new work of art every quarter, created by members of THELMA, which will be displayed alongside pieces from the permanent collection.

Submissions will be juried by our THELMA curator, with submissions accepted quarterly.

THELMA welcomes and encourages its members to show off their talents for the Member Spotlight regardless of artistic experience. Artists and non-artists are invited to submit work in various forms of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, glasswork, jewelry and more. Artists must be age 16 and up.

Submissions for the fourth quarter of 2018 will be accepted via email (info@thelmaarts.org) or mail. Registration form and display protocols can be found in the documents below.

 

Current Member Spotlight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Dolan – Beanfield in Autumn

Medium: Oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Schneider – Medieval Paris

Medium: Giclee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Donohue – Hard Edge

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Protocols Form

Download the Registration Form

Apr
25
Thu
Kendall McMinimy: Cropping to Circles
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

Cropping to Circles by Kendall McMinimy

Exhibition will be on view from April 25 – June 8, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 – 8 pm

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

Artist’s Exchange: Thursday, May 9, 6 – 8 pm

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

Cropping to Circles 

“A mechanical marvel, Central Pivot Irrigation Systems deliver water to otherwise dry lands and food to an otherwise hungry planet. With outstretched steel arms, these wheeled giants twirl slow-motion pirouettes of simulated rainfall pumping atomized sprays from groundwater reserves far below the surface.

As an outgrowth of the “Green Revolution,” center pivot irrigation is a system that encircles multiple conflicting truths—a worldwide revolution in food production is also complicit in the depletion of groundwater; humanitarian aid aligns with hegemonic order; global market forces allow and deny local economies; a system simultaneously produces and diminishes.

These structures, chasing their own tails, morph into lumbering memento mori and echo our own existence rotating through the repetitive rhythms and cycles of life.  The images serve as reminders of a reality that is tethered to an ever-increasing detailed, ubiquitous, and immediate ease of technological and satellite surveillance.

Minimal signifiers amplify ambiguities, create associations, and stretch the legibility of representation. Vacillating between the familiar and the fictitious, the work reveals little of the subject’s true spatial immensity, nor the monumental investment represented.

Viewed through the particulars of place, this project is an inquiry into circular arguments, the fluidity of truths encircled by a framework, and the cyclical acceptance and rejection of those truths. It is also an invitation to consider the “in between,” the budding potential revealed in the voids and blanks of the prints. Shifting with time, these breaks from conformity illuminate the continual shifts in the topographies of possibilities.”

Kendall McMinimy

Kendall McMinimy uses photography, digital art, printmaking and sculpture to explore structure and ideology as filtered through place.

Stretching the legibility of representation, his work vacillates between the familiar and the fictitious, amplifying ambiguities and associations to allow for continual shifts in the topographies of possibilities.

Notable awards and exhibits include: “Critical Mass 50, ” GuatePhoto International Photography Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala (2015); “Process,” Photo Center NW Gallery, Seattle (2014); The Print Center’s 88th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia (2014); and Review/CENTER, Santa Fe. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows around the United States, and “Cropping to Circles” was published in Harpers Magazine (March 2014).

McMinimy holds an MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Born and raised in the High Plains of Kansas, he has resided in Wisconsin since 1998. He is a frequent guest lecturer and teaches Digital Arts at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, and Photography at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 

Sharon Garrison: Friends & Family plus passing acquaintances and me
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibition will be on view from April 25 – June 8, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 – 8 pm

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

Artist’s Exchange: Thursday, May 30, 6 – 8 pm

Free admission and open to the public, listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her process, inspiration, and execution of her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Sharon Garrison is an artist who specializes in portrait. She works intuitively as did Alice Neel and Lucien Freud, two of her sources of inspiration. A professor once compared her work to that of Soutine. She was not aware of Soutine at the time and headed straight to the library to look up the artist. She did not see a similarity but others have also made the comparison. Shape and value are of primary importance. Her colors tend to be realistic, even somewhat monochromatic in nature.

Although never one for drawing, her recent work is a series of portraits entitled “Friends & Family plus passing acquaintances and me”, made with Sharpie markers. These drawings are a combination of realism and caricature applied to images of acquaintances, family and friends. She often enhances memory of past relationships to create what she surmises a contemporary version of the past might look like and vice versa.

She is presently exploring cattle markers and cold wax and oil as mediums, using a trial and error approach. Her work in general is based upon trial and error methodology. Although the portraits seem to be classical in nature, there is often an edgy quality to them.

Sharon feels that the artist’s work is complete when she deems the piece finished. It is then time for a dialogue between the viewer and the artwork. With this sequence of events the work takes on a new life with each different onlooker, creating an expanded continuum.  For this reason, she does not attempt to explain her work. If the work is successful, there should be no need for explanation. However, the life experiences of the viewer melding with the art work facilitates a fresh dialogue between the viewer and artist, often resulting in a mutually beneficial understanding of the piece.

She earned an Associate Degree from UW Fond du Lac and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

She has shown in many venues around the state:

2018 Wisconsin Visual Artists Biennial, Mowa

Neville Public Museum

Union at the University of Wisconsin Madison

Gail Steinhilber Gallery, UWO

Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan

1996 Faculty Alumni Show, Priebe Gallery UWO

Two person show UW Fond du Lac

Solo show Langdon Divers Gallery, Fond du Lac

Solo show Riverwalk Art Center Fond du Lac

Many Alive in the Arts juried shows, Plymouth Art Center

Invitational show Trista Holz Studios, Fond du Lac

THELMA member shows

Mowa member shows

Ecological Show, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire art gallery

Signage for Prairie Theater, UW Fond du Lac

Awards:

Mowa Members Show Director’s Award 2017

Merit Award Plymouth Alive in the Arts 2018

First place Plymouth Members show 2018

Three meritorious designations and inclusion the the gallery books for Jack Richeson International Art Competitions

A featured artist in three Frank Juarez Artdose Guides

1994 Designer of the Year, UWO

Many Wisconsin Regional Artists awards

Apr
26
Fri
Tweed
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

Part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues! 

Formed in late 2010, Tweed featuring Gervis Myles (formerly known as Tweed Funk) garnered national attention with the release of 4 albums and dates throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southern United States. With Gervis Myles on board, the band recorded, mixed, and released “Love Strong” in just 8 days, a 10 track album featuring 9 original songs.
 

2019 WAMI nominee for R&B/Soul Artist, Tweed has appeared at some of the top festivals and blues rooms in the Midwest, South, and Northeast. In 2018, Tweed successfully toured Europe performing shows in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Austria, and Slovakia. Another tour of Europe is currently being assembled for fall of 2019.

 
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets $10 ($6 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $80 ($48 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
May
5
Sun
Children’s Chorale Spring Concert: “Sing On! Keep the Music Going!”
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 2019 Spring Concert, “Sing On! Keep the Music Going,” is May 5 at 3 pm.
 
General admission tickets are $6 each.
VIP seating tickets are $12 each (First three rows. Space is limited.)
Call 920-921-5410 or click HERE for tickets.
 
Flowers will be available to purchase for your singer at the concert! $10 for a bouquet! (Pick 5 flowers!) 💐
 
Sponsor a song and support the Children’s Chorale by “Sponsoring a Song” as an act of honor, memorial, or other significance. Choose a song to sponsor and we will include your special message into this year’s spring program. Choral music costs between $2.25 – $3.00 per copy, per singer. Costs reach $120 for both choirs. A gesture from you will help defray the cost of sheet music. Call 920-921-5410 to choose a song and submit a donation of $60 for a one choir song  or $120 for a song sung by both choirs.

 

Choose a song to sponsor:
Sing On!
You Shall Have A Song
I Feel A Change Is Coming
Sing
Simple Gifts
My Country ‘Tis of Thee
Song For The Earth
With a Hey, Ho, Nonny, Nonny, No!
Art Thou Troubled?
Bold Adventures
Double, Double Toil and Trouble

 

Also this year, acknowledge a Chorale singer in this year’s concert program! For $50, insert a special congratulations message into this year’s spring program for your Chorale student! Call us at 920-921-5410 or stop in at the front desk and submit your message. Submission deadline is April 26! Programs will be finalized this date. Thank you!
May
6
Mon
THELMA Book Club
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. 

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. Purchase a book online HERE 
 
Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting May 6 at 7 pm.
 
We meet the first Monday of the month.
 
Cash bar available.
 

From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game.

On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…

The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).

Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed—which has now become Ruth Ware’s signature style—The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller. Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

 
 

 

May
7
Tue
Master Metals
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This metals workshop is for those familiar with metalworking equipment and processes. The classes will be held Tuesday evenings from May 7 – May 28. This is a four week course.
 
Students will work with soldering, etching, texturizing, and many other jewelry techniques. The class includes all standard equipment and materials, and if students wish to work with specialty metals or stones they will need to pay an additional fee.
 
Pat Reiher has been an active artist/teacher in the community for over 35 years. She taught high school art at the Springs, Continuing ED classes at UW-FDL and additional workshops in the community and the region. Her work is in several private collections and galleries and she continues to exhibit in regional art shows.
 
The four-week course fee is $150
($120 for THELMA members)
May
10
Fri
Kyle Megna and The Monsoons
May 10 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons (2018 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the Year) and (2017 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the year) is an original Wisconsin band with an ever-growing following locally and beyond. The band has shared the stage with acts such as Toto, Rusted Root, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Here Come The Mummies. Touring the Mid-West and South-East the Monsoons are a tight-knit group of accomplished, charismatic musicians with diverse backgrounds, these guys know how to have fun while always keeping it professional. Best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other.

Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle Megna and the Monsoons channel can’t-get-enough energy that’s good for the soul.

Vocals and guitar are done by Kyle Megna (2018 WAMI Male Vocalist of the Year). Aaron Zepplin on lead guitar. Fred Velpel is on bass and is nominated for the 2018 Award for Bass. Mike Underwood is on drums. Ross Catterton is on saxophone. Kurt Shipe is on trumpet and is nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Noah Harmon is on keys

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
Tickets $10 ($6 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $80 ($48 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
May
14
Tue
Master Metals
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This metals workshop is for those familiar with metalworking equipment and processes. The classes will be held Tuesday evenings from May 7 – May 28. This is a four week course.
 
Students will work with soldering, etching, texturizing, and many other jewelry techniques. The class includes all standard equipment and materials, and if students wish to work with specialty metals or stones they will need to pay an additional fee.
 
Pat Reiher has been an active artist/teacher in the community for over 35 years. She taught high school art at the Springs, Continuing ED classes at UW-FDL and additional workshops in the community and the region. Her work is in several private collections and galleries and she continues to exhibit in regional art shows.
 
The four-week course fee is $150
($120 for THELMA members)
May
21
Tue
Master Metals
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This metals workshop is for those familiar with metalworking equipment and processes. The classes will be held Tuesday evenings from May 7 – May 28. This is a four week course.
 
Students will work with soldering, etching, texturizing, and many other jewelry techniques. The class includes all standard equipment and materials, and if students wish to work with specialty metals or stones they will need to pay an additional fee.
 
Pat Reiher has been an active artist/teacher in the community for over 35 years. She taught high school art at the Springs, Continuing ED classes at UW-FDL and additional workshops in the community and the region. Her work is in several private collections and galleries and she continues to exhibit in regional art shows.
 
The four-week course fee is $150
($120 for THELMA members)