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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Ph: 920-921-5410

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3pm

*Please check Visitor Information on web site home page for any changes to daily hours due to events.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013 includes a new two-level art gallery that gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film, listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or attending a major concert in the street.


Available for private parties:
Capacity 80 comfortably
Catering must be from list of preferred caters
Bar available.

Rooms available (capacity in parenthesis)
Fountain City Room (200-250)
Great Hall (160-250)
Café 1906 (75)
Susan O. Ahren Contemporary Wing (2 levels; 75 per level)
The Plaza (150-200)
Grand Board Room (30)
Classroom (30)
Art Classroom (30)
South Meeting Room (15)
East Meeting Room (8)

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www.thelmaarts.org
info@thelmaarts.org

Features:

  • WiFi services are available at this location.
  • Public Meeting Rooms are available at this location.


Upcoming Events:

January 26, 2018
Kyle Megna & the Monsoons

8:00-10:00 p.m.
$10, general admission; $6 for Members of Thelma
51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac

Kyle Megna & the Monsoons is the type of band that is best heard live. Their sound is best described as a bluesy-dark-indie-rock.


February 24, 2018
Gina Litherland Exhibition ENDS

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREE
Contemporary Wing

Gina Litherland has been active in the visual arts since the mid-1970s, exploring photography, performance, drawing and painting. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her paintings, drawings, and articles have been published worldwide in journals and periodicals.

Litherland has always been interested in the interplay between myth, the natural world, and the domain of dreams and memory. As a child she spent many hours exploring natural wooded areas and empty lots inhabited by multitudes of insects and wildlife. This, along with a fervent interest in reading, particularly fairy tales, laid the foundation for her current investigations as an artist. Much of her work is inspired by folklore, myth, and literature reflected in her own personal preoccupations, specifically themes of desire, femaleness, the natural world, the human/animal boundary, children's games, ritual, intuition, and memory. The painting techniques that she uses, traditional indirect oil painting techniques similar to those used by fifteenth-century Sienese painters, combined with textural effects created by using various tools other than the paint brush, allow her to create a detailed, layered, and complex surface of images recreating the experience of looking at the forest floor with its rich blanket of diverse matter in various stages of decay. Suddenly, an object emerges and comes sharply into focus.

While some of her paintings begin with an idea that she has been ruminating over for some time, or are inspired by a particularly compelling book or folktale, others occur quite spontaneously, beginning with a decalcomania underpainting which suggests forms that emerge and develop into a personal narrative. The act of painting becomes a complete process of revelation. A mysterious narrative emerges, Rorschach-like, from a turbulent, chaotic ground of color and texture. Myths, dreams, memories, and phantoms of pigment suspended in medium are in continuous dialogue with one another. Dormant images ignite slowly, as our eyes adjust to their dark submerged brilliance.

Litherland is represented in the Chicago area by Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery.

Gina Litherland Exhibition Ends May 20, 2017.


February 24, 2018
Todd Mrozinski Exhibition ENDS

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREE
Contemporary Wing

Todd Mrozinski Exhibition Ends February 24, 2018.


March 1, 2018
Christine Alfery Comes to THELMA

March 1, 2018 at 6 pm- April 14, 2018 at 11 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac

Christine Alfery is an artist that has made a life out of being eclectic and "not coloring in the lines." Audiences will love her style.


March 1, 2018
Christine Alfery Exhibition Reception

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE
Contemporary Wing

Christine Alfery Exhibition Ends April 14, 2018.


March 1, 2018
Raymond Rowe Comes to THELMA

March 1, 2018 at 6 pm- April 14, 2018 at 11 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac

Raymond Rowe is an artist from Saudi Arabia and India but has lived in Wisconsin since 1994 and currently resides in Brownsville, WI. His preferred measure of art is in using oil.


April 14, 2018
Christine Alfery Exhibition ENDS

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREE
Contemporary Wing

Christine Alfery Exhibition Ends April 14, 2018.


April 19, 2018
Todd Mrozinski Comes to Thelma

April 19, 2018 at 6 pm- May 26, 2017 at 3 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac

Todd Mrozinski is one of those artists that like to work in paint. However, after his father died in 2012, he has recently been working with cast shadows. There will be a reception on April 27, 2018 from 6-8 pm.