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
27
Thu
Figure Drawing
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Through this traditional class, students will be encouraged to explore various drawing techniques, mediums and practices. We will draw from a live model and learn how to interpret what we see into multiple drawings.

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.

Thursday, June 27

5 pm – 7 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.

 

The WhiskeyBelles
Jun 27 @ 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! Whiskey and women! Doesn’t get much better!

Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles (nominated for 2018 Bluegrass/Americana Artist of the year) are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio featuring pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing.
 
The ‘Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline – they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience. Chrissy Dzioba (joe-buh) plays guitar and vocals. Kimberly (Kimmy) Unger plays the fiddle and vocals. Sara Moilanen plays the bass and vocals.

 

 
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
Free admission
Visit their website HERE
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
Jul
8
Mon
Comic Book Camp
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm

THELMA’s Comic Book Camp is coming to THELMA this Summer! One week of creating exciting characters, action poses, fun narratives and more! Register now!

Create your very own comic book that tells a unique story. In this entertaining camp, students will dive into the details of developing characters, writing dialogue and creating a basic story line for a comic book. We will employ techniques from professional cartoonists including layout, penciling, inking, and lettering to create a 4-6 page comic book from beginning to end.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited.

This camp is for ages 7 – 18 and students will make a finished comic book home at the end of this one week adventure. 

Camp Dates:
July 8– July 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Fee $150 ($120 for THELMA Members)

Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to register online.

Jul
9
Tue
Studio 51: Fantasy Drawing
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

See colors, lines and shapes come to life with drawing. Through this exploratory class, students of all ages will be encouraged to draw with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about drawing dreamlike worlds

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)

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!

 

 

Jul
10
Wed
Set the Stage: Singing
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Anyone can sing and with a little dedication and practice, improvement will show! Learn several steps and techniques you can take to boost your singing pipes so your voice shines. All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.
   
Singing
Wednesday, July 10
1 – 3 pm
Ages 7 – 14
 
$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)
 

Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to register online.

 

 

 

Jul
11
Thu
Relief Printmaking
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Discover relief printmaking by planning, carving, and printing woodblocks. Throughout this engaging class, students will experiment with basic techniques in carving and inking, while learning the subtleties of hand printing multiple images.

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. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Tuesday, July 11

5 pm – 7 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.

 

Copper Box
Jul 11 @ 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! Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc.

Danny Jerabek of Copper Box was nominated for 2019 Polka Artist.

Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history!

The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar). Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it. Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, INC.
 
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
 

Jul
13
Sat
The Charlie Daniels Band
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
It’s the best there’s ever been! — The Charlie Daniels Band will be performing as THELMA’s Annual Street Concert July 13 at 8 pm in front of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts on 51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac, WI.
 
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 82, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
 
Entrances open at 5 pm and are located on Portland and Main Streets. Food and a cash bar will be available for purchase.
 
Maple Road will be the opening band at 6 pm before the concert.
Maple Road is a high energy, four piece band out of the Washington County area that has been delivering a unique blend of blues and rock for over eleven years. Along with classic favorites, we add originals to the mix.
 
Standing room only. Chairs will only be permitted for medical purposes. There will be no entrance to the area from Marr Street (stage area).
Backpacks and carry-ins will not be permitted. Any other bags or purses will be checked at the entrances.
 
Bar opens at 5 pm.
Opening band, Maple Road performs at 6 pm.
Concert at 8 pm.
 
Tickets:
$10 ($5 for THELMA members)
Day of show $15 for all.
 
Please note: A $2 handling fee will be charged per ticket. Wristbands included with the ticket price. Must have ticket at entrance. You will receive your wristband at the entrance in exchange for your ticket. There will be no Will Call. Anyone drinking alcohol beverages will be required to be wearing their wristband included with ticket price. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward future programming at THELMA.
 
Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends. More information on parking here: http://downtownfdl.com/sft422/2016parkingbrochure.pdf
Nearby hotels in Fond du Lac include: Hotel Retlaw, Radisson Hotel, Hampton Inn, and Comfort Inn.
 
Support the arts! We hope to see you July 13!
 

Enter our Annual Street Concert Raffle!

Purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win!! The bearer of the winning ticket will receive an adult sized fiddle personally signed by Charlie Daniels. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. The fiddle is on display at THELMA. See it for yourself!
 
The value of the fiddle is $179.00.
 
Each ticket $20. 
Only 400 tickets sold. THELMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enriching our community through the arts. All raffle proceeds go to THELMA’s quality programming to continue offering art classes, theater, music and more to the community.
 
Tickets on sale at THELMA.
 
Drawing to be held Monday, July 15, 2019. Need not be present to win. Winner will be contacted.