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Member Spotlight 2018

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 THELMA curator Tara Schultz, with submissions accepted… Read more

Todd Mrozinski

Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 26, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Friday, April 27 2018, 6 – 8 pm Todd Mrozinski acquired his BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1997 and in 1996 attended… Read more

Davina and the Vagabonds

So much more than just a blues act, Davina and the Vagabonds’ shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way.… Read more

Salsa Manzana

Cinco de Mayo with Salsa Manzana! An authentic Salsa band of students, alumni and professors from Lawrence University. Plenty of room to dance. Casa del Tequila will be serving authentic Mexican food during the concert. It will be $7 per… Read more

Christine Alfery: The Journey

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 14, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6 – 8 pm Christine Alfery has never been able to color in the lines, she’s not a fan of coloring books and has never… Read more

Raymond Rowe: NRI Non-Resident Indian

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 14, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Friday, March 2, 2018, 6 – 8 pm Raymond Rowe was born and raised in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia and is a cititzen of India. He moved to Wisconsin in… Read more

Sammy Miller and the Congregation

“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”   A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music… Read more

Reading Series: Student Invitational

This evening is for the upcoming, student poets and writers to shine.… Read more

Reilly

Foot stompin’ Irish music band for the masses!   The members of Reilly look at their music as a melding of the past with the present, a joining of history with the future. Their stylistic take on their songs is one… Read more

Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy.   Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist, Tommy Shannon, and drummer, Chris Layton, of the band… Read more

Gina Litherland: Paintings and Prints

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 24, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8 pm Gina Litherland has been active in the visual arts since the mid-1970s, exploring photography, performance, drawing and painting. She studied at the… Read more

Kathryn Dreifuerst: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 24, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8 pm Kathryn Dreifuerst has always made art of one kind or another. Growing up, she filled her spare time with drawing, painting, and… Read more

Studio 51 – Fairy Tale Writing

Students will practice their creative writing skills by composing fairy tales individually and as a group. Bring your imaginations! Fairy Tale Writing Saturday, February 24 11 – 1 pm  … Read more

Driveway Thriftdwellers

Made up of veteran musicians from Madison and Milwaukee, the Driveway Thriftdwellers draw upon their founding brothers’ Northwoods upbringing to create a no-nonsense blend of DIY classic country and Americana sensibilities. Earthy vocal harmonies and down-home pedal steel distinguish the… Read more

Bonnie Jo Campbell with C. Kubasta

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the novels Once Upon a River, a National Bestseller, and Q Road. Her critically-acclaimed short fiction collections include American Salvage, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National… Read more

Studio 51 – Chinese New Year Crafts

On the day after the Chinese New Year, we’ll be making paper lanterns, hand fans, and dragon puppets! Chinese New Year Crafts Saturday, February 17 11 – 1 pm  … Read more

Figure Drawing

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide… Read more

Guys on Ice – Sunday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Guys on Ice – Sunday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Guys on Ice – Saturday Evening

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Comedy Sportz at 4:30 pm

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase… Read more

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Guys on Ice – Saturday Evening

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Comedy Sportz at Noon

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase… Read more

Studio 51 – Snow Sculpting & Fish Painting

Join experienced ice and snow sculptor, Don Berg to learn the art of snow sculpting. Don will give an overview of the process, provide a tutorial and teach you how to use the tools. Ages 9 and up recommended. Families… Read more

Comedy Sportz at 4:30 pm

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase… Read more

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once… Read more

Studio 51 – Fish Painting or Snow Sculpting

These classes will take place in THELMA’s lower-level classrooms as part of the Sturgeon Spectacular festivities. Bring warm clothes if you plan to join in on the snow sculpting outside, after the indoor informational session! Fish Painting or Snow Sculpting… Read more

Comedy Sportz at Noon

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase… Read more

Copper Box: The Official Kickoff for the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular!

Kick off the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in the Great Hall. This free concert by Copper Box includes, again, the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon! Registration will be open for the 2018 Sturgeon Queen. Come inside and… Read more

Copper Box: The Official Kickoff for the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular!

Kick off the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in the Great Hall. This free concert by Copper Box includes, again, the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon!  Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife,… Read more

Living Memory – Portraits of the Lake Sturgeon

Come see a unique exhibit that pays homage to one of our beloved creatures of Lake Winnebago. To help celebrate the weekend, artists and sturgeon enthusiasts will host this exhibit and panel discussion for an unofficial start to the Sturgeon… Read more

Figure Drawing

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide… Read more

Studio 51 – Rock Painting

Stop in for a colorful session of rock painting! These fun projects are perfect for practicing detail-oriented designs, and are great for kids of all ages. Rock Painting Saturday, February 3 11 – 1 pm… Read more

Figure Drawing

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide… Read more

Studio 51 – Clay Painting

For the second week of our two-week clay class, students will paint the forms created on January 20. Can’t make both classes? Don’t worry, we’ll have extra clay to paint. Clay Painting Saturday, January 27 11 – 1 pm… Read more

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons

Kyle Megna & the Monsoons are 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… Read more

Figure Drawing

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide… Read more

Studio 51 – Clay Sculpting

This is the first week of our two-week clay class. Students will create forms from air-dry clay, including bowls, figurines and more! Clay Sculpting Saturday, January 20 11 – 1 pm… Read more

Artist Exchange with Kathryn Dreifuerst

Kathryn Dreifuerst’s paintings were inspired by the words of T.S. Eliot which provided Dreifuerst with rich visual imagery to draw from. Dreifuerst is an artist, gallery director, art educator and arts advocate. She is a member of the Wisconsin Visual… Read more

Reading Series: Favorite Poems

A traditionally fun event featuring community members. Bar opens at 6 pm Readings begin at 6:30 pm Open mic to follow after reading in Cafe 1906 The Readers: Rick Moulton Rick is a resident of Fond du Lac and a… Read more

Don & Eileen Urness: Colorful Directions

Exhibition Dates: November 10 – January 6 Exhibit Reception Date: Friday, November 10, 6 – 8 pm      Don Urness is a papermaking artist from southeastern Wisconsin. Because of his interest in the environment, Urness began making paper from trash in… Read more

Shane Walsh: Rococo Beatbox

Exhibit Dates: September 14 – November 4 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, September 14  6 – 8 pm Shane Walsh makes paintings that reference digital and analog forms of representation (Photoshop, commercial printing) and combines these with the signs and symbols… Read more

Sean Heiser: Nervous Energy

Exhibit Dates: September 14 – November 4 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, September 14. 6 – 8 pm Sean Heiser is a Malaysian-born artist and curator currently based in Milwaukee. He received his Bachelor of Fine-Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee… Read more

Artist’s Exchange with Shane Walsh

A discussion of the art and the process behind it. An exclusive and free event for THELMA members. Cash bar and snacks available. Shane Walsh makes paintings that reference digital and analog forms of representation (Photoshop, commercial printing) and combines… Read more

2017 Membership Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: May 25 – September 9 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, May 25. 6 – 8 pm An annual tradition that has become a favorite at THELMA, is an opportunity for area artists to show their work in the Susan… Read more

2017 Membership Exhibition

Calling all local artists! We are seeking submissions for the 2017 Membership Exhibition. This annual tradition has become a favorite at THELMA. This is an opportunity for our local artists to show their work in our stunning Contemporary Wing. The… Read more

Marketa Sivek: Continuum

Exhibit Dates: March 23 – May 20 Reception Date: Thursday, March 23, 5 -8 pm About Marketa Sivek Marketa Sivek was born in Vsetin, Moravia (Czechoslovakia). She grew up under communist rule and experienced the influence of the Soviet Union… Read more

Prehistory: Emerging art from Ripon College

Prehistory: Emerging art from Ripon College Curated by Rafael Francisco Salas January 19 – March 18 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 -8 pm Ripon College students and alumni were invited to submit artwork for this exhibit. Their work displays the… Read more

Rafael Francisco Salas: Salvage and Sky

Rafael Francisco Salas: Salvage and Sky January 19 – March 18 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 – 8 pm Rafael Francisco Salas is a Wisconsin-based painter who received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He combines landscape,… Read more

Marian University Faculty Exhibition

Marian University Faculty Exhibition November 17 – January 14 Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5 – 8 pm Meet the Artists: Deborah Bartelt earned a BA in Art Education at UW-Oshkosh and a MS in Adaptive Arts at St Norbert College. … Read more

2016 Membership Exhibition

2016 Membership Exhibition August 18 – November 12 The annual Membership Exhibition is a juried exhibit featuring members of THELMA, Fond du Lac Visual Artists, Fond du Lac Artists’ Association and Sheboygan Visual Artists. An artist’s talk with Juror Rafael… Read more

Maia Flore: Elevated/Elevee

Maia Flore Elevated/Elevee January 6 – March 30, 2014 Maia Flore is a French artist, educated at l’Ecole des Gobelins, Paris, who creates photography inspired by what she perceives as the boundaries between reality and unreality. “One way to challenge… Read more

Hap Tivey: Sodium Exchange

Hap Tivey Sodium Exchange September 10 – November 10, 2013 Hap Tivey, whose work is featured in the permanent collections of Guggenheim Museum in New York and Spain, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and Picasso Studio in… Read more