Grand Opera House

Event Calendar

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

[map]
51 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
9209215410thelmaarts.org

Upcoming Events

Oct. 2021

Joan Lobis Brown is a visual activist whose portrait and landscape photographs have been widely shown in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. She had seven solo exhibitions scheduled for 2019–2020. In the last six years, she has been selected for more than 100 international juried competitions. Her work has been published online and in print magazines such as The Huffington Post, Zeke, Mic.com, Hyperallergic.com, The International Photo Review, Featureshoot, POZ…

Category:
Details

THELMA Member Spotlight

Oct. 5 @ 8:55 am - Nov. 13 @ 8:55 am

THELMA is proud to present the 2021 Member Spotlight exhibit, featuring the varied artwork from our own members! This exhibition welcomes art from all experience levels and brings them together into one diverse and unique show. With an opening reception on Thursday, September 30th from 6pm-8pm, members of the public can view the art and meet the artists behind it. The Member Spotlight allows us to show off the many talents of our THELMA members and provide a glimpse into…

Category:
Details

2nd Annual ~ The Rocky Horror Show! LIVE!

Oct. 27 @ 7:00 pm - Oct. 31 @ 12:00 am

Presenting Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show (LIVE!) directed by Bekki Fishelson Kuber. In this cult classic musical, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and a houseful of insane characters. Wear your costumes for a costume contest at intermission during each show. Prop bags available for purchase before each show. Use your props and shout your lines during this audience immersive, rock and roll experience. For audiences 21+…

Category:
Details

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Oct. 30 @ 10:00 am - Dec. 1 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 30th, THELMA introduces its first-ever pumpkin carving contest! Prizes will be given to the winners for each age group. The contest will be divided into two groups: Children 12 and under and adults. You may submit one pumpkin per person. Embellishments such as paint and glitter are allowed, but adult submissions must include some carving. Free to participate, you bring your own carved pumpkin from home. Participants must stop into THELMA and check-in at the welcome desk with…

Details
Nov. 2021

THELMA Book Club

Nov. 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on November 1 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting is The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. You do not need to have the book read. Members are responsible for getting the book. Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! ***We will meet in person at THELMA*** Book Reviews: “Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful…

Details

Artist Exchange: Joan Lobis Brown

Nov. 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thusday, November 4 with a Q&A about her exhibition: Women of an UNcertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms. You’ll have the chance to meet the artist and learn about her work and ask questions. You may attend via Zoom. Click HERE to connect with us on Zoom. You’ll need to enter the following on Zoom: Meeting ID: 880 7774 1904 Passcode: 314405 Exhibition will be on display until…

Category:
Details

Writing our Experiences: Poet Paula Sergi with Counselor Kari Meyer & Open Mic Night Please join us on November 4 to think about the connections between art & experience. Our café will be serving coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic drinks for this event. Café Open: 6 pm Reading: 7 Open Mic following the reading! About the Book: In her new book Star Boy, Sergi writes of parenting, love and wonder and worry, and witnessing a child wrestle with addiction, while…

Details

Studio 51: Friendship Bracelets

Nov. 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get into some fiber arts in this class that teaches you how to make friendship bracelets! We will take it slow, so this is perfect for beginners who have never made friendship bracelets before. Bring your bestie along and exchange bracelets at the end to show the world your friendship!

Details

Levels Production Presents Bully Awareness Musical With the legends Michael Jackson vs Prince impersonation show. Relive your favorite songs performed live for a ONE NIGHT only show.

Details

Emily Mcllroy: The Lilies How They Grow

Nov. 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - Jan. 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am

“I use the practice of drawing and painting as a means of connecting the grace, power, violence, and complexity found in nature, with internal landscapes of thoughts, memories, and emotions. My large-scale works on paper explore forces and elements of the natural world as metaphors for human experiences of love, loss, grief, and transformation. Densely layered and detailed, the nine panels that make up the series “The Lilies How They Grow,” are composed of organic shapes, colors, and textures reminiscent…

Category:
Details

Denise Presnell: The Sweet Spot Between Chaos and Control

Nov. 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from November 18, 2021 – January 22, 2022 “I am a painter/mixed media/pastel artist living and working in western Wisconsin. My work is driven by an intuitive desire to explore a personal archeology. Shapes and marks unite to display a map of my creative process. The tools and mediums I use to explore this imagery are also intuitively chosen for their unique effect on the composition. The range of mediums I use is vast and…

Category:
Details

Emily Mcllroy: The Lilies How They Grow

Nov. 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from November 18, 2021 – January 22, 2022 “I use the practice of drawing and painting as a means of connecting the grace, power, violence, and complexity found in nature, with internal landscapes of thoughts, memories, and emotions. My large-scale works on paper explore forces and elements of the natural world as metaphors for human experiences of love, loss, grief, and transformation. Densely layered and detailed, the nine panels that make up the series “The…

Category:
Details

Phillip-Michael Scales

Nov. 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales, the nephew of blues great B.B. King creates thumping, tuneful folk-rock music! To say that Scales was born with music in his blood would be an understatement. As the nephew of the legendary B.B. King, Scales grew up on a healthy dose of motown, soul and of course the blues. But as he evolved and later attended Berklee College of Music, so did his taste in music, skewing more towards indie rock.

Details

Studio 51: Coffee Filter Leaves

Nov. 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate the last of the Autumn leaves in this fun class for all ages. We will dye coffee filters with the beautiful colors of fall and cut them into the shape of leaves. Then, we will assemble the leaves into the artwork of your choice: decorative banner, wall-hanging, or colorful collage!

Details

Adult Art Class: Figure Drawing

Nov. 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

THELMA figure drawing is back, so get ready to study the human form! This class is an independent figure drawing session with little to no instruction unless students request it. We have supplies on hand such as pastels and charcoal, but you should plan to bring your own newsprint/sketchbook paper. Prepare to sketch several short poses as a warm-up before the long pose. All students must be 18+.

Details
Dec. 2021

Adult Art Class: Figure Drawing

Dec. 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

THELMA figure drawing is back, so get ready to study the human form! This class is an independent figure drawing session with little to no instruction unless students request it. We have supplies on hand such as pastels and charcoal, but you should plan to bring your own newsprint/sketchbook paper. Prepare to sketch several short poses as a warm-up before the long pose. All students must be 18+.

Details

Dead Horses

Dec. 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends. At its core, the participants are guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based pair’s musicality, emotionality, and ambitions have sent them on a winding journey in music.

Details

Adult Art Class: Oil Painting Winterscape

Dec. 11 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tackle the challenge of a snowy landscape in this oil painting class. We will talk about how the warmth or coolness of tones transforms the atmosphere of the painting. You will also learn some techniques for painting snow, sky, and how to pay attention to atmospheric perspective.

Details

Studio 51: 3D Paper Snowflakes

Dec. 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Unlike the classic cut-out paper snowflakes that we all know, this paper snowflake project is big, bold, and three-dimensional. Great for all ages, this class will give you some beautiful new decorations for the holidays! Try out different sizes, add some glitter, and hang it from your ceiling or windows for a wintery accent.

Details

The Jimmys

Dec. 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE JIMMYS combine the seasoned keyboard and Hammond B-3 organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals, drummer Chris Sandoval – veteran of the Tommy Castro band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and rounded out by an amazing horn section! Seven piece award winning blues and R&B band!

Details

Studio 51: Winter Slime

Dec. 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Have some gooey fun in this class where we make some slime together! You will be shown a couple of different recipes and modifications to make your winter-themed slime just right. We will also be decorating containers to store the slime in with a wonderful winter touch!

Details

Adult Art Class: Figure Drawing

Dec. 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

THELMA figure drawing is back, so get ready to study the human form! This class is an independent figure drawing session with little to no instruction unless students request it. We have supplies on hand such as pastels and charcoal, but you should plan to bring your own newsprint/sketchbook paper. Prepare to sketch several short poses as a warm-up before the long pose. All students must be 18+.

Details

For Kids from One to Ninety-Two

Dec. 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For Kids from One to Ninety Two will be performing at THELMA on December 18 starting at 7:30 pm. About the Band: “For Kids from One to Ninety Two” is a holiday extravaganza, with everything from beautifully lush, traditional fare to great pop songs and joyful, family favorites. The show features yours truly, singer, bassist Michael Bailey and world-renowned electric violinist and founding member of Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood and the amazing band STEEM. This concert is a feast…

Details

Lighthouse Big Band featuring holiday music with special pre-New Years Eve music December 28 at 7 pm! THELMA’s Fountain City room. Free admission to the public. The Lighthouse Big Band concludes the month of holiday celebrations with a “Between the Holidays Get-Away.” There will be many friends of the band home for the holidays and it’s very likely there will be a variety of guest musicians joining the band this night. The band will play a mix of seasonal music…

Details
Feb. 2022

Northsoul

Feb. 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Two Voices and Twelve Strings Strong. The acoustic rock and folkified pop from the rising star of Fondy emits northern soul. The foundation of Northsoul has Travis Worth on upright bass and vocals, Trevor Lindgren on mandolin and vocals. Travis and Trevor are Fond du Lac, Wisconsin natives with a rich and varied history of collaboration. Northsoul can be found in all sorts of venue arrangements, engaged in a quest to make positive impact and foster community.

Details

Davina and The Vagabonds

Feb. 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday, but comparisons don’t suffice: she is a true original.

Details
Mar. 2022

Mark Mcleod: Worn but Warm

Mar. 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Apr. 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

ART UPCOMING EXHIBIT DETAILS: Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank. Exhibition will be on display from March 17, 2022 – April 30, 2022. Mark Mcleod is an Associate Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University currently living and working near Nashville. He’s been in numerous exhibitions and has organized on campus artist residencies for the past 6 years. Most of his work deals with issues of memory, with some forays into systems of…

Category:
Details

Mark Mcleod: Worn but Warm

Mar. 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Apr. 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

ART UPCOMING EXHIBIT DETAILS: Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank. Exhibition will be on display from March 17, 2022 – April 30, 2022. Mark Mcleod is an Associate Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University currently living and working near Nashville. He’s been in numerous exhibitions and has organized on campus artist residencies for the past 6 years. Most of his work deals with issues of memory, with some forays into systems of…

Category:
Details

Craig Clifford: Normally There

Mar. 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Apr. 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from March 17, 2022 – April 30, 2022. “As an artist I am interested in where high and low culture intersects and how images carry meaning within a society that consumes a huge amount of visual information. My creative practice is an exercise in the transformation of common objects and an investigation into how context, expectation and gaze affect our experience with the things we live with. I use the technique of casting to transform…

Category:
Details
May. 2022

Reni Gower: GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof

May. 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jun. 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Exhibition will be on display from May 5, 2022 – June 18, 2022 Reni Gower has over 40 years of professional experience in the fine arts. Her work has been showcased internationally in Qatar, UAE, Australia, Italy, Peru, Korea, Israel, Belgium, England, Moldova, and Moscow. Additional national venues include the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, AZ; Zukerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA; Muskegon Museum of Art, MI; Rawls, Museum, Courtland, VA; Taubman, Museum, Roanoke, VA; Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT;…

Category:
Details
+ Export Listed Events