Feb 7 & 8
Get ready for two very special nights of entertainment! The Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents KEITH ABLER WITH A LITTLE (Lotta) HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS, Friday and Saturday February 7th and 8th, 2020, at 7:30pm. This show is a fundraiser for the Arts Center with all funds benefiting the Plymouth Arts Center and its ongoing mission, which is: To Enliven the spirit of our community and to Enrich the lives of all by providing diverse experiences in the arts! Tickets for reserved table seating are $30 per person and includes one complimentary martini or glass of wine, or a beer. To order tickets, please visit the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth, WI or call 920.892.8409. Tickets are also available online: www.plymoutharts.org
This show is generously sponsored by Sargento, Meyer Motors, Tricor Insurance, Love 98.5fm Radio Station, Dr. Frank & Cheryl Gatyas, Dr. Josef & Stephanie Gatyas, Dan & Barb Garton, Conrad & Barb Barrows, Paul & Kathy Sartori, BMO Harris Bank, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Keith’s inaugural Plymouth Arts Center show, entitled “Live Art,” was presented in 2001. Since that time, Keith Abler and Friends have generously presented numerous fundraising concerts including a 2018, PAC 25th Anniversary Concert, “An Evening with Keith Abler & Friends..Pilgrims & Pirates, Love @ 25.” Performers for the 2020 concert are Keith Abler, Luke Abler, Brian Augustine, Larry Baldock, Frank Gatyas, Cindy Howley, Bob McManus, Amy Schmidt, John Stoll, Judy Abler-Hughes, and Terry Abler.
Keith Abler, is a vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist who has been composing and performing music since 1966. In the late-’60s-early-’70s he recorded with the Love Society and Phase III bands before releasing his solo debut album, “Pilgrim,” in 1975. In 1974, the Sunblind Lion 6-piece rock band formed, and between 1974 and 1980, they recorded and released “Observer,” “Above and Beyond,” and “Live Lion.” Keith wrote or co-wrote all of the material for the band Gilbert & the Pirates’ 1996 album “Go Easy,” 2001 self-titled solo album “Keith Abler,” 2005 “Live at the Plymouth Art Center,” and a compilation album, “The First 30 Years,” released in 2007. Over his long musical career, Keith has performed with various other groups such as, Les Sax and His Musical Pirates, KEBO, The Tiki Bar Six, Dingo Abler & the Barnico Bills, Flashback, and several more of Les consequence. He has recorded and released eleven CDs of his original compositions in addition to the recent Sunblind Lion albums, “The Sanatorium,” (2017) and “Live Lion 2” (in 2018). He currently performs locally and regionally with the bands, the Abler Boys, an acoustic duo with his son Luke, SkyHouse, and Sunblind Lion. He sings for many weddings, bar mitzvahs, and funerals. He’s also a part-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Folk Group and the Youth Theatre Company.
The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts center founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in all of Western Sheboygan County and beyond. The Arts Center hosts a vibrant schedule of events including…. fine art exhibitions in Gallery 110 North, live musical and theatrical performances, art classes for all, chartered bus trips, and special annual events, such as, the Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts, Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Sartori Big Cheese Drop!” The PAC serves as an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and community events. New members are always welcome. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun. Noon to 3pm; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Community Event, All Ages
Plymouth Arts Center is very saddened to announce that our summer Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl, scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2020 has officially been canceled amidst concerns over COVID-19. We have been pondering for many weeks over this decision. Due to the Jazz Crawl’s potential to bring large crowds together in small areas, we decided that it would be best to cancel for this year. As always, our top priority is the safety and health of our performers, guests, volunteers, and venues. We are incredibly disappointed that we won’t be able to see all of you and share in an evening of great Jazz & Blues music, we will miss you! Each year we look forward to this important and necessary fundraising event for our organization, this year would have been our 17th annual. We’ll be back next year, and we sincerely hope that good health and prosperity for our community and country returns. We ask you to please mark your calendar for next year’s fundraiser, Friday, August 13, 2021!
Van Horn Auto
Art, All Ages
Encaustic, has an ancient history and an increasing resurgence of interest. The challenge of heating and cooling the beeswax captures the dynamic of chaos and demands control unlike that of any other painting medium. Encaustic medium is creating a wide variety of effect and depths in the layers beneath. Abstract pieces explore the possibilities of texture and depth that can be created with encaustics. In stark contrast, realistic pieces explore the detail and near photo realism you can achieve in encaustic painting. The overall effect produces a tactile pattern that captivates the viewer and entices them to touch.