September Update
Having deep roots in northern Wisconsin, Schroeckenthaler finds inspiration in the world around him. "Much of my inspiration for my photography is drawn from my overall passion for Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and my love of travel," he said. Schroeckenthaler's passion for the North Woods began early in life. His parents are from Three Lakes and Clearwater Lake and his grandparents owned a resort on Virgin Lake, "Pop's Pine Resort." Schroeckenthaler spent summers with his parents on Planting Ground Lake, with grandparents and extended family nearby. Moving full-time to the area in 2016, he now calls Clearwater Lake his permanent home.

Schroeckenthaler began his college years with an interest in architecture, after which he gravitated to graphic communications and print design, natural fit given that he grew up working in his family's book bindery and with printers in the Milwaukee area.

After earning his degree, Schroeckenthaler worked for many years as an art director and graphic designer in the Milwaukee area. He began working as technical director for a design group in the late 1980s, when traditional typesetting and key line paste up was still being used for design production. Schroeckenthaler was tasked with transitioning work onto an electronic format and streamlining the design group to full design and production on an electronic platform. Later, he set up his own company with a co-op of several other businesses in an office in downtown Milwaukee. There, Schroeckenthaler did design, production, and color prints for a number of businesses including financial institutions, insurance companies and a broadcasting company. Living on and near water has been a major influence on Schroeckenthaler's photography.

Along with summers in and on the lakes in the North Woods, he lived for many years on the Milwaukee River in the Milwaukee area, where he raised his four boys.

"I love living and playing in, on and by the water," he said. " I am so very grateful to have lived along the shores of one of Wisconsin's beautiful rivers and the lake for most of my life."

Schroeckenthaler's current photographic work involves water and nature.
On the lake growing up, he boated and canoed with his dog and together they would traverse the rice paddies, discovering trails and pathways through the bog.

Schroeckenthaler feels deeply connected to this environment and it has become a main focus for his work.

He uses nature and his observations as he travels across land and water to create images without a great deal of technical manipulation.
Lily pads in and on the water are a frequent subject in Schroeckenthaler's work.

As he observes lily pads Schroeckenthaler begins to see a depth and notices that the surface textures give a three dimensional quality, a mystery that needs uncovering.

His photographs create three dimensions from a two dimensional format. The depth of the water and the light from surface create reflections of the water's activity. The observer may want to reach out and touch a leaf emerging out of the surface.

"Time of day, weather, seasonal elements - fall, winter, spring - can make what might be an otherwise ordinary subject become extraordinary at the right moment," Schroeckenthaler said of the temporal quality of his images. "Staying in that moment as an observer of nature helps me to find the mystery and three dimensional aspects of an image or even fully exploit the two dimensional surface of the image print."

In addition to his work with nature and water, Schroeckenthaler also creates abstract pieces.
"With my more abstract pieces, while I may post-edit them to some degree, I like to achieve the abstract effects by employing nature itself by using elements such as light, reflections and perspective rather than relying on image manipulation software," he said.

Schroeckenthaler's work can also be viewed online at
Live Performances to December 10th
Thursday, September 9, 7:00pm


This emerging country band trio is turning a lot of heads on the music scene! Based out of Janesville, WI, the band is comprised of Zac Matthews ( lead guitar and vocals,) along with brothers Zach “Johnsy” Johns (drums and vocals ) and Brendon Johns ( bass and vocals.) Energetic and hard hitting, they have opened for many country greats – including Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch, Leann Rimes, Chris Lane, A Thousand Horses, David Allan Coe and many more!
Come enjoy the winners of “Best New Male Act in Country Music” at the Nashville Ryman Auditorium!
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Tickets ~ Adults-$25; Under 13– $5

Adults $25
Under 13 $5

Turn up the fun with our opening act, duo Virginia Steel...
then enjoy a great blues show with Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blues Max!
$15 advance sales
$ 20 at the door

Friday, September 3 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys - Blues SOLD OUT!

Thursday, September 9 - Zac Matthews Band - Country

Friday, September 10 - duo Virginia Steel then enjoy a great blues show with Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blues Max!

Friday, September 17 - Anthony Lux Band - Bluesy Rock n' Roll

Friday, September 24 - Carmen Nickerson Band - Jazz/Pop/Classical

Thursday, October 7 - Take 3 - Pop/Americana/Classical

Saturday, October 16 - Alias Brass - Baroque to Pop

Friday, October 22 - The Claudettes - Blues/Jazz/Rockabilly/Punk

Saturday, October 30 - Special Consensus - Bluegrass

Friday, November 12 - Border Troubadors - Free Musical Play

Friday, December 10 - Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Thank You and see you at the TLCFA!
SEPTEMBER 1 @ 2:00 PM - SEPTEMBER 5 @ 7:30 PM
Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.
Stars: Robert Duvall, Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw

Wed Sept 1 – 2:00pm – Senior Matinee
Thurs. Sept 2 – 7:30pm
Sat. Sept 4 – 7:30pm
Sun. Sept 5 – 7:30pm
Adults: $6.00
Members: $5.00
12 & under/ Matinees: $4.00
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.
Stars: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong

Tues. Sept 7 – 7:00pm (Special Showing)
Wed. Sept 8 – 2:00pm – Senior Matinee
Thurs. Sept. 9 – Zac Matthews Band 7:00pm
Fri. Sept. 10 NxNW duo Virginia Steel / Howard “Guitar” Luedtke &
Blues Max! 7:00pm
Sat. Sept 11 – 7:00pm
Sun. Sept 12 – 7:00pm
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Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for Volunteers to help in many ways at the theater and gallery.

We are optimistic that 2021 will continue to be a better year for events and gallery shopping. Please stop by and offer a few hours of your time.

Ticket takers, popcorn makers, gallery sales, and a few more odd jobs could use your friendly talent and smiling face.

For more information, or to volunteer,
call Collette Sorgel at 715-477-0001.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!