THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Calendar

Mar
18
Thu
Allison Roberts: Trace
Mar 18 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from March 18, 2021 – May 1, 2021

An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, April 1 with a Q&A about her exhibition: Trace. You’ll have the chance to meet the artist and learn about her work and ask questions. You may attend at home via Zoom. Reserve your spot via Zoom HERE and we will email you the Meeting ID and Password on April 1.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Roberts’ lens-based work approaches temporality, place, and identity during transitional periods. Exploring the performative relationship between image and surface, Roberts addresses change, uncertainty, and resiliency. Her artwork takes the form of still photography as well as moving image, both in video work and as part of immersive, site-specific installations. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is the recipient of several awards and grants including a University of Wisconsin Arts Institute Award for her MFA work in 2017, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2014, and a Fiber Artist Project Grant through the Textile Center of Minnesota in 2014. Roberts received an MFA in Photography and Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, an MA in Visual Art from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2013, and a BA in Fine Arts and Journalism from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1988.

 

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda: I’ll Be There
Mar 18 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from March 18, 2021 – May 1, 2021

An artist exchange talk will begin at 3 pm on Thursday, March 18 with a Q&A about her exhibition: I’ll Be There. You’ll have the chance to meet the artist and learn about her work and ask questions. You may attend at home via Zoom. Reserve your spot via Zoom HERE and we will email you the Meeting ID and Password on March 18.

Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki primarily works on 2D surface while continuing her experimentations with other visual languages, such as 3D expression and video. With her multicultural background and her experience in immigration, she continues to seek the connections among cultures both from the past and present, and she focuses on tracing traditional Japanese activities back to their origins through her research. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and gives an artist talk at various places including universities and art centers. She graduated from Portland State University with BA in Fine Art in 2005 and earned her MFA from Indiana University in Painting in 2010. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA.

I’ll Be There invites viewers to explore their own spiritual worlds. This series, KuroKuroShiro (meaning black-black-white in Japanese), attempts to offer spaces where viewers can privately immerse themselves in their own psychological and spiritual world. Painted with Sumi, an ink traditionally used in East Asia, and made of soot and animal glue, offers a wide range of tones and depths in black. With the subtle shifts of blacks, the spiritual and imaginative worlds emerge.

 

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Apr
22
Thu
A Glass with Your Class: Drink While You Ink
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Let loose in this free-form art class where we will learn how to make art with alcohol inks. Working on a two-dimensional surface, you will leave this session with a gorgeous piece to take home and hang on your wall. I’ll pour the drinks while you pour the inks! Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

$45 ($36 for THELMA members)  Includes one glass of wine or beer.

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.
A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Apr
24
Sat
Studio 51: Eco Art
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Reuse that refuse in this eco-friendly crafting class! In honor of Earth Day, we will be creating artwork using recycled materials. You will be provided with a wide variety of recycled supplies to choose from and will be shown several fun ideas to get started on your own earth-conscious artwork.

All materials are provided. 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: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $25 per class ($20 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. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

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

 

 

Oil Painting Portraiture
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn several important techniques in this oil painting class focused on portraiture. We will start with the fundamentals of proportional accuracy and building underlying shapes and tones. We will then cover skin-tone color mixing and how to convey the details of a face. All skill levels are welcome in this class.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

May
1
Sat
Studio 51: Abstract Watercolors
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Be wild and free in this abstract watercolor class! We will talk about different watercolor techniques like wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, layering, creating texture, and more. Everyone of all ages and abilities can come and create a colorful, non-objective artwork!

All materials are provided. 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: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $25 per class ($20 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. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

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

 

 

Shibori Dyeing
May 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

If you have a piece of clothing or a linen that needs some rejuvenation, this class is for you. Learn several traditional Japanese shibori resist dyeing techniques and the unique patterns that they create. Bring your own item to dye and watch it transform from boring to beautiful! Must contain plant-based fibers such as cotton, rayon, hemp, or linen. Your piece should be about the size of a shirt or smaller.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

Register HERE. Pre-registration encouraged. Limited capacity. Register early to ensure a spot.

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

Salsa Manzana
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

Salsa Manzana is an authentic Salsa Band of Lawrence University students, alumni & professors combined with other veteran local and Caribbean musicians. Get ready to dance!

We’ll be in the Great Hall.

Bar opens at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm

General Admission $10 ($6 for THELMA members)

Tickets HERE

Pub Table for two: $75 ($45 for THELMA members)

Bistro Table for four: $120 ($72 for THELMA members)

Must call 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA to purchase a table.

ALL SALES FINAL.

A mask or face covering is required to enter the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 

We will be limited capacity to 75%.

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May
6
Thu
Carol Rode-Curley: Baggage
May 6 – Jun 19 all-day

Carol Rode-Curley’s exhibition Baggage will be on display from May 6 – June 19, 2021.

Carol Rode-Curley is a Milwaukee-based artist. Without forethought she’s inspired late at night by music, sips of beer and a lot of heart. She creates with pastel, occasional splatters of paint, and subtle applications of random items. Carol’s personality and artwork intermingle as twin masks of humor and darkness. With speed of execution, she looks to find the mystery of corvid presence and fleeting shows of human emotion.

Jaymee Harvey Willms
May 6 – Jun 19 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from May 6 – June 19, 2021

Jaymee Harvey Willms is an artist living and working in Milwaukee. She was born and raised in Maplewood, Minnesota. From there she moved to South Dakota where she received her BFA in painting and art history from the University of South Dakota. In 2015 she went on to graduate from SUNY Albany with her MFA in sculpture. She has had international residencies, shows her work across the United States, and continues to make work in her studio in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point.

As a project based artist I pull from my own experience and the stories of others. This is investigated through material and display. The work combines moments of narrative into sculptures and paintings that represent a devastation of self-dom within love, fear and survival.

In sculpture quotidian objects are chosen that are of my own childhood, such as a bedpost or dollhouse furniture. These objects are then manipulated to question their original purpose and the reminiscent narratives of childhood. I insert personal biases, memories, hopes, and fears into my work in order to satirize and expose cultural assumptions about gender, sexuality, and power. The  visual language of these narratives are then manipulated through aggressive action such as; slicing, burning, or tearing. These actions are left as apparent scars in the work allowing for necessity, sentiment and slapstick assemblage to charge the work.

Within painting, patterns and layers expose the complexities of the narratives I meditate on. These layers come together in a playful yet sometimes difficult to look at discorded painting. The patterns service are bifold, they both represent the monotony of what a future as woman can represent (ie: repeated pot stirring or thousands of diaper changes) as well as serve to discombobulate the viewer and confuse narrative. These paintings focus in on the tumbling down of my own expectations of womanhood and the confusion of understanding a future that I control.

Learn more about the artist on her website HERE.

 

Galleries are free to view:
Monday: 10 – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 – 7 pm
Friday: 10 – 5 pm
Open Saturdays 11 – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays.