Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue offering access to music, film, classes, and art exhibits with a stunning backdrop for meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings.

The cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Fond du Lac, THELMA is a regional venue for high-profile concerts, exhibits with prominent artists, and independent films.

There will always be more to see, more to do at THELMA.

Location

51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Events

Art Exhibition by Lora Vahlsing

Art Exhibition by Lora Vahlsing

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - Saturday, March 13, 2021

The exhibition will be on display from January 28, 2021 – March 13, 2021
"What the Paper Reveals" by Lora Vahlsing
Viewing the art is free to view thanks to the generosity of Horicon Bank.
An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, January 28 with a Q&A about her exhibition: "What the Paper Reveals."

Lora is a local artist living in Wisconsin. We will meet with her in-person and for those who wish to participate virtual, you may via Microsoft Teams.
Reserve your spot: In-person or via Microsoft Teams.
A mask or face covering is required in the building.
If you choose to watch the Q&A talk at home, we will email you to connect with us on January 28.
Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar available.
As a visual artist, I create sensorial experiences that invite contemplation. I use familiar materials and shapes, seeing them in new ways. In my current series What the Paper Reveals, the pieces are both open-ended and precise. My vision focuses on slow art, objects that need precision over a sustained period. My origins are in poetry, drawing, and movement. I invite viewers to re-conceive the world around them, referencing the natural world through intricate forms and light.
I sculpt paper because I enjoy the challenge of transforming a familiar material. Paper holds the recorded light of trees and I’m interested in this history, the origins of a material. I’m driven to discover and explore subjects of place, memory, and time. It’s an insistence of expressing personal narratives in their complexity: beauty and pain, light and shadow, private and public. I sculpt paper in two and three-dimensional forms to heighten spatial perception. My pieces are largely monochromatic because I’m drawn to the subtleties of shape; an often muted or limited color palette heightens visual sensitivity.

The physicality of sewing by hand is essential, even if the stitches aren’t visible. I’m creating my own webs, intricate stitches barely perceptible from a distance. I’m fascinated with the texture of stitches, and how they hold materials together. The scarring is important, to memorialize places of healing and acknowledge their beauty.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 

Lora Vahlsing: What the Paper Reveals Artist Exchange

Lora Vahlsing: What the Paper Reveals Artist Exchange

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The exhibition will be on display from January 28, 2021 March 13, 2021. What the Paper Reveals by Lora Vahlsing. An artist exchange talk will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, January 28 with a Q&A about her exhibition: What the Paper Reveals.

Lora is a local artist living in Wisconsin. We will meet with her in-person and for those who wish to participate virtual, you may via Microsoft Teams. Reserve your spot: In-person or via Microsoft Teams. A mask or face covering is required in the building. If you choose to watch the Q&A talk at home, we will email you to connect with us on January 28. Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar available.