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THELMA members to visit Southern Spain

THELMA and Someday Travel are again offering another fabulous travel experience, this time to Southern Spain. THELMA members may join Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director, and Valerie and Wayne Graczyk, of Someday Travel, for the “Highlights of Southern Spain” trip in October 2015. 

See world-class art, visit stunning Muslim palaces, watch Flamenco dancers twirl, enjoy the Tapas and Jamon (cured ham) in local eateries, and try the spicy red Rioja wine. You will also visit the bullfighting capital of the world, Rhonda, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Spain.

Travel dates are October 8-18, 2015. Travelers will fly into Madrid, the capital of Spain and spend the next 10 days visiting the historic and fascinating cities of Toledo, Seville, Gibraltar, Rhonda, Malaga, and Granada. The trip also includes a tour of the Alhambra Palace.

Airfare, and all gratuities, guides, and head-of-the-line access are included. 

To view the brochure and to register for this trip, visit www.somedaytravel.com and click “Southern Spain.” A brochure may be mailed to you by calling Wayne Graczyk of Someday Travel at 920.539.0085. 

Information Sessions are set for Thursday, October 9, 2014, and Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Both will be held in the Great Hall Lounge at THELMA at 6:30 p.m.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District.

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts, films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

C.D. Smith is recipient of prestigious Hubbard Windy Award

Award to be given October 8 at Windy Dinner THELMA Style event.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that C. D. Smith will be the recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award.

“The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on our organization and the Fond du Lac community,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. 

“Always a supporter, C.D. Smith was the contractor for the renovation and expansion of THELMA. What stands out is the tireless dedication of the C. D. Smith team, led by Justin Smith,” Miller said. “Meeting deadlines, overcoming obstacles that come with the renovation of a historic building, working with numerous subcontractors in a complex and ambitious timeline, and putting in long hours all contributed to the making of this gem we now have in Fond du Lac,” he said.

The Hubbard Windy Award will be given to C.D. Smith at the 14th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style Wednesday, October 8. 

“On behalf of C.D. Smith, we are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Justin Smith, President and CEO of C.D. Smith. “Our company has always strongly supported and believed in developing Fond du Lac and its surrounding communities. What better way to achieve that, than to have the opportunity to work at THELMA and be a part of downtown?”

Smith believes the project helped improve the visibility and awareness for the arts in Fond du Lac and the surrounding areas.

“We are proud to part of this great facility and everything it stands for,” Smith said. “While a lot of our work takes us all over the nation, our roots remain strong in Fond du Lac. Building partnerships and working on projects like that of THELMA make up the foundation of our success.”

A Hubbard Windy Award nominee will have served our community and organization with distinction by promoting the following key values: Appreciation of the arts as a significant component for the quality of life for the citizens of Fond du Lac; Demonstration by example of the power of collaboration between individuals and organizations; Fosters and supports the continuing mission of THELMA; and helps to raise the visibility of THELMA and Fond du Lac throughout the state.

The Windy Award was renamed in 2013 when THELMA opened to honor James C. Hubbard, a long serving board member and community advocate. Other recipients of the award include Sister Doris Klein, Sister Mary Neff, Sister Judith Schmidt, and Sister Frances Schug, Ray Wifler, Pat Reiher, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Dick and Mary Wehner, Ron and Terri Emanuel, Tom Carew, the Michels Family, JoAnn Ward, the Ahern Family, and Wayne Huberty.

In addition to the award, this fun event includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and clicking tickets.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Rick and Pat Miller named Co-Chairs for Windy Dinner THELMA Style

Rick and Pat Miller have been named co-chairs of the 14th annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style, the largest fundraising event for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA).

Windy Dinner THELMA Style is set for Wednesday, October 8.

Rick and Pat Miller own four Culver’s Restaurants in the area and are no strangers to community service. Habitat for Humanity, Agnesian HealthCare, Volunteer Center, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Fond du lac Area Foundation, the Women’s Fund, and of course, THELMA, are just some of the organizations in which they are or have been involved. 

“The Windy Dinner has always been such an entertaining event,” said Pat Miller. “Now with the stunning backdrop of THELMA, the event has only gotten better.”

The evening includes a full agenda including cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. The recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award will be honored.

“We are thrilled to have the assistance of such a dedicated couple such as Rick and Pat Miller,” said Kevin Miller (no relation), THELMA’s executive director. “The Millers are so willing to help and support the community, and they grasp the value an arts center such as THELMA has on the economy and jobs.” 

You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by clicking here.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Exhibit features 18 of Wisconsin's most exciting artists

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is the venue for an exciting new group exhibit featuring some of Wisconsin’s most prominent artists.

45 North: THELMA Summer Invitational opens Thursday, August 21 with a free reception from 6 to 8 pm. The two-level exhibit, curated by Shane McAdams, features 45 pieces from 18 different artists. McAdams, an adjunct professor at Marian University, has a studio in New York.

“This thrilling new exhibit will bridge the gap between the Fond du Lac art scene and those in Milwaukee and other areas of the state,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director.  

The artists in the exhibit are Peter Barrickman, Kimberly Benson, Tom Berenz, Derrick Buisch, Willy Carpenter, Michael Davidson, Breehan James, Frank Juarez, Greg Klassen, Kay Knight, Keith Nelson, James Pederson, Andrew Redington, Rafael Salas, Lynn Tomaszewski, Jason Vaughn, Shane Walsh, and Scott Zieher. 

The exhibit runs through Sunday, September 21. 

THELMA members and students always have free access to the Contemporary Wing. For adults who are not members, admission is $5.

The Contemporary Wing is open 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday with extended hours Thursdays until 8 pm. THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts, films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Let THELMA Shine!

Key visionaries built Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for everyone and now THELMA needs your help to shine!

Helping THELMA shine enriches Fond du Lac’s quality of life and creates an attractive community for tourism and economic development. Helping THELMA shine provides for a variety of arts programming that rises to the level of this wonderful building.

“Only through community support can we shine,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Inc. today has announced the “Let THELMA Shine: We’re More than the Arts” Fundraising Campaign. The not-for-profit intends to raise $2 million by December 31. 

 “This public appeal is aimed at supporters of tourism, economic development, the downtown, and of course, the arts. It is our hope that you realize that THELMA means a great deal to our community and that this is not just THELMA’S time, but Fond du Lac’s time,” Miller added. 

THELMA as a regional destination

THELMA has already been touted as a regional destination around the state as Miller has been sharing the “THELMA story” in Madison, Eau Claire and Sheboygan. Thousands of people have already experienced THELMA through the numerous events at the downtown arts center. 

The unprecedented generosity of the Fond du Lac area is proudly on display at THELMA. THELMA has been the venue for numerous community fundraisers boasting record attendance and donations, Miller said. In the first four months of operations, THELMA has assisted non-profits in raising over $138,000. 

Now, the community has the opportunity to make a real difference in the future of Fond du Lac, the region, and the state by contributing to the “Let THELMA Shine: We’re More than the Arts” Fundraising Campaign. Help THELMA shine.

If you haven’t had the chance to see the entire facility, tours of THELMA may be scheduled by contacting us at 920.921.5410 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here if you would like to donate now.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, indoor and outdoor films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, facebook, twitter and LinkedIn.

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