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.
Jan. 22, 2021
Art, All Ages
Eight creative couples will be sharing their love of artistry in a brand-new art exhibition entitled, “A Couple’s Winter Blast,” at the Plymouth Arts Center. The show will open in Gallery 110 North with a reception from 5-7pm on Friday, January 22, 2021. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Plymouth Furniture. Musical entertainment will be provided by Thomas Pibal. The featured couple artists are Pam and Richard Bronk, Phyllis and Bob Hoopman, Jane and Keary Kautzer, Sylvia & Mark Mondloch, Donna & Mark Rittorno, Karen and Patrick Robison, Eileen & Don Urness and Angelynn Brown and Eric Paulson.
4/2/2021 to 4/30/2021
Art, All Ages
The art created by the Waters Edge Artists reflects their passionate interest in the conservation of land, waters, and historical sites in Wisconsin. Members come together from as far north as Michigan’s UP to as far south as Milwaukee. During the summer months, WEA partners with various organizations that are dedicated to these same goals by setting up their easels outdoors and painting “en plein air” at their fund-raising events. Through sales of their paintings, they have raised awareness as well as funds to further the conservation initiatives of the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, Niagara Escarpments Resource Network, Lakeshore Natural Resource Protection, Natural Resources Foundations of Wisconsin and others