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Surprise someone special with a Valentines appearance from the Fond du Lac Children's Chorale

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale, a resident ensemble of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), will perform for your special someone Friday, February 13.

This fun and entertaining fundraiser supports this program for fourth through eighth graders who love to sing and study high-quality choral music. For $40, these talented students will perform two songs, and present your Valentine with a red rose and a box of chocolates. 

The chocolates were donated by The Spice Crate.

Performance times may be scheduled between noon and 4:30 pm, Friday, February 13 and the location must be within the city limits. To schedule your Valentines surprise, call 920.322.8943 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Checks are payable to the FdL Children’s Chorale.

Learn more about the Children’s Chorale by visiting thelmaarts.org and click Learn and Community Programs.

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.

 

THELMA given honorable mention for best show of the year

New exhibits focus on deer stands and other dwellings.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) received an honorable mention as best museum show by Journal Sentinel art writer Mary Louise Schumacher for 45 North: THELMA Summer Invitational.

The exhibit, curated by Shane McAdams, featured 45 pieces from 18 of Wisconsin’s best artists. McAdams, an adjunct professor at Marian University, has a studio in New York. One of the artists from last summer’s exhibit returns to THELMA with a solo show.

Jason Vaughn, a Madison-based photographer, brings his collection of deer stand photos to THELMA’s top level. Vaughn is joined at THELMA by artist Amanda C. Mathis of New York and her solo show. The collective title for both exhibits is Our Romance with Habitual Entropy. The exhibit runs from January 15 to February 21.

THELMA’s Contemporary Wing is free to the public. The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and until 8 pm Thursdays. Check THELMA’s website for any changes in the hours due to private events.

“We are excited to have more pieces of Vaughn’s work at THELMA,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. “Hunters and those with the appreciation of the longstanding tradition of hunting will not want to miss viewing this exhibit.”

Vaughn was diagnosed with cancer in his early thirties and with a baby at home, he was inspired by the tradition of hunting, deer stands, and legacy in Wisconsin. Traveling around the state, he spoke to people who relished in the family memories of their stands and consider them a legacy to pass to the next generation.

Miller also said THELMA is honored to welcome New York-based artist Amanda Mathis. 

Mathis explores notions on dwelling, personal history, and memory. She is drawn to the ordinary, the worn, the aged, and the lived in - the residue of history and human existence found in the domestic space.

Communities are dismantled as urban landscape changes. Memories go with it. She reconfigures the space, replacing the memories. 

Learn more about Vaughn and Mathis by visiting thelmaarts.org and clicking attend and art.

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.

 

Horicon Bank helps provides access to the arts with $25,000 donation

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) and Horicon Bank announced today that the bank pledged $25,000 to assist the organization in its mission to provide access to the arts.

“We are honored and thankful for this generous donation from Horicon Bank,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA Executive Director. “It is with this contribution and others like it that THELMA can continue to provide access to the arts for our community.”

Horicon Bank has a tradition steeped in art. Fred C. Schwertfeger, vice-president at Horicon Bank, is a member of the Wisconsin Arts Board, a board member of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, as well as serving as the president of the Friends of Horicon Marsh. He studied Art History at the University of St. Andrews and Oxford University, Scotland, French in Paris at the Sorbonne, worked in Washington DC with the artist Edward Knippers and published exhibition reviews and other cultural essays for Gadfly magazine. Schwertfeger also lived in the London area for four years working for an art website. 

“The arts are very important to the health and strength of our community and Horicon Bank strongly shares that sentiment,” Schwertfeger said. “It’s vital that we provide arts programs to the widest audience possible and Horicon Bank would like to do its part in those efforts.” 

THELMA provides over 100 free events a year, and has affordable membership dues providing members with discounted rates for concerts, films and art exhibits. The two-level Contemporary Wing has free admission for all.

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 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 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.

 

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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