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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

Features

  • Group Rental Available
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Wi-Fi

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.

About Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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)

Upcoming Events


Figure Drawing

6–8 PM
$10 ($8 for THELMA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide assistance when requested.rnrnStudents need to provide their own materials. Materials can include (but are not limited to) paper, canvas, graphite, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, and pastels. Whatever your medium we’d love to have you!


Flower Power Vinyasa Yoga

5:30–6:30 PM
$15 (no member discounts)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

**Flower Power Yoga at THELMA, originally scheduled for tonight at 5:30 pm, has been postponed until Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 pm. Your tickets purchased for this evening’s yoga will be valid for the rescheduled date.

If you cannot make the next yoga event, we will have yoga again later this summer and your ticket can be used then. If you cannot make any of the future dates, you can call 920.921.5410 to receive a credit.

If you have any questions, please call 920.921.5410. Stay safe during this “spring” weather!**


One-hour Flower Power Yoga class.

Amy Jarvis is the Vinyasa yoga instructor at Yoga One Studio in Cedarburg and Fox Point.

Vinyasa Flow links breath with movement.

Please bring your own mat, water and towel. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class and check in at the front desk.

We’ll be in the Contemporary Wing, Top Floor among the art!

Ticket includes one glass of your choice: THELMA's First Tier Wine or Champagne with Elderflower Liqueur. You may purchase more. Snacks included.

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Tiny House Love - Living with Less

6–9 PM
$15 (no member discounts)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

The panel of tiny house owners could discuss and share their lifestyle, what it means to live minimally, what's awesome about it and what the challenges are, etc.

Panelists Include:

Marcia Drabek- While I was attending Michigan Technological University (MTU) I was a part of a team that is currently still working to get the first ever Tiny House community on a college/university campus. I worked with the team prepping a gantt chart of things that need to happen before the TH community could become a reality. Before I graduated the team presented to the presidents board at MTU and gained approval for the TH community. They have since been working with the housing department on finding potential site locations so that they can begin create a design.

Craig Pantel- Tiny house construction from initial design through completion.

Sara Huber- Minimalism & Living in a Tiny House

Part of Money Smart Week 2018

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YP Week: For Fonts Sake! Design Tips for Non-Designers

7:30–9 AM
$15 (no member discounts)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Design (good and bad) is everywhere and influences everything we do; from billboards and websites to social media and magazines. As the lines between marketing and design blur, the chance that non-designers will be called upon to create something impactful increases.

Whether you want to step up your marketing game, learn a new skillset, or kick start that side hustle you've been dreaming about, we've got some basic, universal tips to help you enhance your design perspective AND improve the quality of your design details.

Registration: 7:30-7:45 a.m.
Program: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Questions: 8:45-9:00 a.m.

YPF & FMP Members: Free
Envision Chamber Members: $30.00
General Admission: $40.00

ABOUT YOUR SPEAKERS:
The ideal combo of corporate marketing design meets ad agency/design firm experience...

Jenny Knuth, art director at wisnet (a brand, website and application development company) has 14+ years of strategy & design experience from the agency side. Jenny has worked with a dynamic variety of projects and clients, ranging from startups to big box brands – loving the fact that no day is ever the same!

Sara Wild, creative supervisor at Michels (a utility and transportation contractor) understands how to use design to add vitality to the corporate brand she has developed over the past 6+ years. Being part of an in-house team allows Sara to work on a variety of projects, and challenges her to design strategically within set guidelines to continue to brand’s evolution.

For more information, visit https://www.fdlac.com/calendar.php?e=904.


Artist's Exchange & Reception - Todd Mrozinski

5:30–9 PM
$15 (no member discounts)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Artist's Exchange and reception for Todd Mrozinski's exhibit, "From Ten Till Now." Free and open to the public. Cash bar and snacks will be available.

Artist's Exchange events are exclusive and free for THELMA members. In celebration of Membership Month this April, this Artist's Exchange will be open to the public so that everyone can get a taste of what it is like to be a member of THELMA! Exchange will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the reception.

Mrozinski is a Fond du Lac native, and this two-floor retrospective exhibition will feature artwork he created from age ten onward.

Mrozinski acquired his BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1997 and in 1996 attended The New York Studio Program. He has been in solo and group exhibitions nationwide and his work is in various public and private collections. The elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit, as well as his home and everyday objects are his subject matter. In 2012, after the death of his father, Todd became interested in and started working with cast shadows. His work is produced in series, each series relates symbolically to life experience and grows out of inspiration.

He and his wife, Renee Bebeau, have a studio in The Nut Factory, Milwaukee, WI. Todd was the 2015-16 Pfister Artist-in-Residence, curator of the Pfister Pop-Up Gallery and is currently represented by The Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA and Palm Springs, CA.

A mural tour around Fond du Lac, led by the artist, will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm.

The exhibit will be open until May 26.

For more information, visit https://www.fdlac.com/calendar.php?e=904.


Curator-led Tours

4–5 PM
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Curator-led Behind the Scene tours for THELMA members! Looking to learn more about the art at THELMA and all of the spaces you may have never seen before? Curator-led tours will be offered on: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, and 24 at 11 am; Fridays, April 6, 13, and 27 at 4 pm; and Saturdays, April 7, 14, and 28 at 1:30 pm. Pick a time and then RSVP by emailing Anna at anna@thelmaarts.org or by calling 920.921.5410 to reserve your spot!

For more information, visit https://www.fdlac.com/calendar.php?e=904.


The Square (film)

8–10:30 PM
$5 ($4 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Cast includes: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Dominic West, Marina Schiptjenko.

Director and Writer: Ruben Östlund

Rated R for language, some strong sexual content, and brief violence

Movie begins at 8 pm
Bar will be open.

Our membership-month special: Members get in for free when you bring a non-member friend!

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Curator-led Tours

1:30–2:30 PM
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Curator-led Behind the Scene tours for THELMA members! Looking to learn more about the art at THELMA and all of the spaces you may have never seen before? Curator-led tours will be offered on: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, and 24 at 11 am; Fridays, April 6, 13, and 27 at 4 pm; and Saturdays, April 7, 14, and 28 at 1:30 pm. Pick a time and then RSVP by emailing Anna at anna@thelmaarts.org or by calling 920.921.5410 to reserve your spot!

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Studio 51 – Silhouettes

11am–1pm
$15 (free for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Inspired by Todd Mrozinski’s exhibit From Ten Till Now, students will create their own silhouettes in the style of Mrozinski’s paintings.
Studio 51 every Saturday, 11 – 1 pm at THELMA! Every week is a different class. Studio 51 is FREE for members of THELMA. Non-members have the option to pay $15 per class or purchase memberships that start at $15. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-silhouettes/.


Classical Brunch & Concert

11 AM – 12:30 PM
$25 per person includes ticket to brunch and concert.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

The Classical Brunch preludes the Classical Concert. The brunch includes a breakfast buffet with French toast and scrambled eggs with a variety of toppings and sides including sautéed mushrooms, onions, green peppers, diced bacon, ham, sausage, salsa, fresh spinach, cheesy hash browns, and fruit.

Coffee and juice included. Cash Bar Available.

11 am in Fountain City Room.
$25 per person includes ticket to brunch and concert.
Reservations must be made by Monday, April 23.

After the Classical Brunch, the Classical Concert will be held in the Great Hall.

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Classical Concert

12:30–2:30 PM
$25 per person includes ticket to brunch and concert.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

The Classical Concert will be held in the Great Hall featuring violinist and Fond du Lac native, Paul Hauer with Accompanist, Steven Ayers.

Following the concert, the winner will be announced for the special Membership Month prize!

12:30 pm in Great Hall
Concert Only Tickets: $20 ($12 for THELMA Members) (Brunch not included)

Violinist Paul Hauer joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2016. Solo concerts have brought Mr. Hauer to the countries of Germany, Greece, France, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. Chamber music and orchestral concerts have brought him to Italy, Singapore, Mexico, and China. Before moving to Milwaukee, Mr. Hauer was Principal Second Violin of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and played regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and Louisville Orchestra.

Mr. Hauer traveled to Athens in May of 2015 to participate in the 4th Leonidas Kavakos International Masterclass. One month earlier, he performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Other honors include winning the Indianapolis Matinée Musicale Collegiate Competition in 2013, which resulted in a performance at the Indiana Landmarks Center. In the summer of 2011, he toured Europe with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra as the soloist for the Barber Violin Concerto. As a teacher, Mr. Hauer is Artist in Residence at the Barcel Suzuki String Academy in Wauwatosa, and coaches chamber music at Homestead High School in Mequon.

Early violin training came from Gloria Schroeder in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and later with Ferenc Fenyő and Stéphane Tran Ngoc. Mr. Hauer completed his Bachelor of

Music at Oberlin Conservatory, graduating from the studio of David Bowlin. He began working with Addison Teng in 2009 and studied with him for three summers at the Montecito International Music Festival. He received his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music with Alexander Kerr. Mr. Hauer is a Wisconsin native and enjoys performing at the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County during the summer.

Steven Ayers graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano from Indiana University, where he also earned a Performer’s

Certificate. While teaching piano at the Lawrence Academy of Music, he earned a degree in accounting at UW-Oshkosh and became a CPA. After seventeen years of public accounting, he is devoting more time to music. In 2009, he became the rehearsal pianist for the Milwaukee Ballet. He teaches several private students and is an active accompanist, notably for the String Academy of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Symphony and MYSO concerto competitions, and several UW-Milwaukee student recitals. He performs solo recitals regularly, and has completed the entire cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas in recital, between 2009 and 2014.

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Figure Drawing

6–8 PM
$10 ($8 for THELMA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide assistance when requested.rnrnStudents need to provide their own materials. Materials can include (but are not limited to) paper, canvas, graphite, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, and pastels. Whatever your medium we’d love to have you!

For more information, visit https://51576.blackbaudhosting.com/51576/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=a42d6aeb-eef9-4e97-9fb8-a07d604c0464.


Figure Drawing

6–8 PM
$10 ($8 for THELMA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our series of figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide assistance when requested.rnrnStudents need to provide their own materials. Materials can include (but are not limited to) paper, canvas, graphite, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, and pastels. Whatever your medium we’d love to have you!

For more information, visit https://51576.blackbaudhosting.com/51576/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=a42d6aeb-eef9-4e97-9fb8-a07d604c0464.

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