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New Jersey rockers to give free concert at THELMA July 12

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today rock ’n’ roll legends The Smithereens will perform for free in the street in front of THELMA Sunday, July 12. 

The concert is set to begin at 2 pm with a cash bar and food available beginning at 1 pm. 

The Smithereens is the band for anybody with an appreciation of New Jersey’s rock ’n’ roll history, and for anybody who cherishes the American underground rock scene that emerged in the 1980s.

A Girl Like You, Behind the Wall of Sleep, and Blood and Roses are just some of the hits by The Smithereens.

The Smithereens have collaborated with numerous musicians, both in the studio (Suzanne Vega and Belinda Carlisle) and live (Graham Parker and The Kinks). Inspired by The Byrds and The Beatles, The Smithereens have also influenced other musicians, most notably Kurt Cobain during the period he was writing Nevermind. 

The Contemporary Wing will also be open for concert goers to view the exhibit, 45 North2.  This group show features 18 of the state’s best artists who were in last year’s, 45 North. That exhibit was named runner-up for Best Museum Show by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 45 North2, each of the 18 artists picked artists to be in the show. Viewing the art at THELMA is always free.

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

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

 

Millers and Emanuels named co-chairs for Windy Dinner

Rick and Pat Miller return and Ron and Terri Emanuel have been named as co-chairs of the 15th 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 7. Reservations may be made at thelmaarts.org.

Ron and Terri Emanuel, owner of The Goldsmith, have a long history with the arts. Terri Emanuel was one of the founding members of the Fond du Lac Arts Council which later became Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Inc. She is also a member of the board of directors for Marian University, Solutions Center, and Lutheran Homes & Health Services. She is also a Hospice volunteer. Ron is a longtime member of the THELMA Board of Directors and a consistent supporter and sponsor of THELMA programming.

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. 

“There will be a strong emphasis on THELMA’s mission to provide access to the arts at this year’s Windy Dinner THELMA Style,” said Terri Emanuel. “It promises to be an entertaining yet educational night.”

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

“THELMA is privileged to have the assistance of such a dedicated people as the Emanuels and the Millers,” said Kevin Miller (no relation), THELMA’s executive director. “Both couples have dedicated themselves to bettering the community, and advancing THELMA’s mission.” 


You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and click 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.

 

45 North returns to THELMA, but Squared

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) has announced that the 2014 Summer Invitational 45 North, which received an honorable mention as Best Museum Show by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will return this summer as 45 North2

Last year, 18 of Wisconsin’s top artists were featured in the exhibit at THELMA. The 45 works were a unique combination of different media and conceptual frameworks that gave audiences a taste of the noteworthy and diverse nature of local art.

In 45 North2 aims to go above and beyond the accomplishments of last year’s show with more artists and more work. The 18 original artists return, but this time they bring friends deemed worthy to be part of this prestigious exhibit.

The original artists include Fond du Lac native Tom Berenz, and Peter Barrickman, Kimberly Benson, Derrick Buisch, Willy Carpenter, Michael Davidson, Breehan James, Frank Juarez, Greg Klassen, Kay Knight, Keith Nelson, James Pederson, Andrew Redington, Rafael Francisco Salas, Lynn Tomaszewski, Scott Zieher, Shane Walsh, and Jason Vaughn.

New artists include Kim Miller, Ben Grant, Carey Watters, Jordan Adams, Sean Weber, Lucas Ruminski, Emily Held, Tony Conrad, Chris Natrop, Richard Knight, Marla Sanvick, Miguel Ramirez, Joshua Albers, Mollie Oblinger, Kristina Rolander, Sam Adams, Shane McAdams, Mike Womack, Chris Regner, and Sarah Stankey. 

The show expands both levels in the Contemporary Wing, and promises to be as exciting, but more diverse than 2014.

A free reception is set for Thursday, June 25, 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit, which is always free to view will be open until September 5.

Read more about the artists at http://thelmaarts.org/upcoming-exhibitions/256-45-north-squared-exhibit.

THELMA’s Contemporary Wing is free to the public, thanks to the generosity of Horicon Bank. Horicon Bank has a tradition steeped in art and shares the belief that art should be accessible to all. 

The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, until 8 pm Thursdays, and from 11 am to 3 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Check THELMA’s website for any changes in the hours due to private events.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Kevin Miller named chair of Wisconsin Arts Board

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) and the Wisconsin Arts Board announce  Kevin Miller, THELMA’s Executive Director is the new chairperson of the statewide board. 

Other new board officers include Mary Gielow of Mequon as vice chairperson and Heather McDonell of Madison as secretary. All officers began their service at the quarterly meeting of the Arts Board in May.

“We look forward to working with Kevin, Mary, and Heather in their new roles, said George Tzougros, Arts Board Executive Director. “I know they will continue the Arts Board’s rich tradition of outstanding, citizen leadership.”

“I am very honored to serve our state by chairing the Wisconsin Arts Board,” Miller said. “I have enjoyed serving with the other arts board members the past two years. With the help of George Tzougros and his tremendous staff we will strive to support and nurture arts and culture throughout our great state,” he added.

The Wisconsin Arts Board is governed by a fifteen-member board appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms. Board members are Wisconsin citizens recognized for their accomplishments in the arts, humanities, business, education or public service. The board includes members from urban and rural areas across the state and from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds. Board members set policy for the agency and approve funding recommendations made by the peer review panels. The members meet a minimum of four times per year, and all meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to learn more about the Wisconsin Arts Board visit artsboard.wisconsin.gov. For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org.

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.

 

THELMA Volunteers may sign up, select shifts online

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that volunteers may now sign up to volunteer at THELMA online. 

THELMA is looking to expand its volunteer program and now offers shifts including front desk attendant, art docent, ticket scanner, and event setup. Volunteers may complete an application, update their profile, sign up for shifts, and track their own volunteer hours online.  

“As a non-profit with over 200 events a year, a box office that is open regularly, and two levels of art exhibits, volunteers are key to THELMA’s success,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. “THELMA is not only an important asset to the downtown and Fond du Lac area, but also a fun and exciting environment that is always changing making it a great place to be.”

Philip Shepherd, a downtown attorney, is serving in a volunteer capacity as THELMA’s volunteer coordinator. William Zierdt, retired from Marian University, and Grant Grinstead, of Vir Clar Farms, serve on the THELMA Board of Directors and are co-chairs of THELMA’s Volunteer Committee.

“Volunteers give their valuable time to THELMA, so the process of signing up as a volunteer and selecting the time you can give needs to be simple,” Shepherd said. 

The software also allows THELMA to track how many volunteer hours are provided to the organization. To sign up, click here.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. THELMA is a 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 films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. The Contemporary Wing has free admission and is open to all. 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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