Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that admission to the two-level Contemporary Wing will be free for all through June 22. “Admission is always free for THELMA members, but to celebrate local arts currently exhibited in the galleries, we decided to open it up to everyone,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. THELMA also announced new summer hours that begin May 1. The Contemporary Wing will be open 11 am to 4 pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 11 am to 8 pm Thursdays. There are three exhibits featuring local artists at THELMA.
1. 2014 Congressional Art Competition features high school students in the 6th Congressional District and is sponsored by Congressman Tom Petri. This is a nationwide art program in which the local winner is permitted to display his or her work in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit is open through May 4. A free reception is set for Saturday, April 26 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
2. Anthropology of Spirit by Hillary Quella, assistant professor of art at Marian University, is at THELMA through May 11. Quella uses film to produce her dream-like photos taken at night.
3. 2014 Membership Exhibition, a juried exhibit featuring members of the THELMA, Fond du Lac Visual Artists, Fond du Lac Artists’ Association and Sheboygan Visual Artists, will be at THELMA from May 8 through June 22. A free reception is scheduled for May 8 from 5 to 8 pm.
The Contemporary Wing is open 10:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and open until 8 pm Thursdays. The galleries are also open during events. THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District.