The LaPointe Center for the Arts provides grants to local artists, allowing artists and groups to develop and grow as well as bring art to the Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Bay area. We’ve been around over 30 years and have touched so many who have been inspired by the beauty of the Apostle Islands.
Last year, we canceled our Annual Wine Tasting because of COVID and had to find new avenues to support all of our local artists. This year, you can support, engage and fund island art and artists by participating in our LPC Online Art Auction. Click the link below to preview the pieces. Then, on July 1, let the bidding begin.
Bidding will end July 15 and winners will be contacted to make arrangements for delivery or pickup.
It’s not often that you get to support a great cause and local Island artists who are inspired by the area we all love best, Madeline Island and Lake Superior. Thank you for all you do to support Island arts!
Below are some of the pieces that are up for auction:
July 1, 6 PM: Free presentation at St. John’s Sanctuary July 2, 10 AM – 5 PM: Wood’s Hall (rain: St. John’s Basement)
Sherri Lynn Wood, an internationally-known textile and quilt artist, will offer a presentation open to the community July 1st at 6 pm at St John’s Church Sanctuary where she will share her experience as an Artist in Residence at Recology San Francisco. Recology provides the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, recycling, and compost with the mission to shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. The Artist in Residence program offered Sherri Lynn Wood an unique art and education experience giving her access to discarded items and studio space. Quoting from a press release:
During her residency, Sherri Lynn Wood has focused on the concept of “making do” as a creative strategy for survival after system collapse. Wood stresses the potential power in this practice—not merely learning to use what one has to get by, but instead activating a level of creativity that may only be possible when we are freed from unlimited choice. Trusting that the dump pile will provide, and accepting the limitations it sets, Wood has constructed a series of quilts that are connected to this art form’s roots in scarcity.
On the day following her presentation (July 2nd), a drop-in, Reimagine workshop will be held between 10 am and 5 pm outside of Woods Hall (rain location St. John’s Basement) hosted by Mary Whittaker. Prior to the workshop, community members are invited to shop at Island Closet (located at the Materials Recovery Facility grounds) or their own closets to find items that might be destined for the landfill to bring to the workshop. There, they will learn to reimagine and remake them into a new useful item. Things to consider might be jeans, shirts, clothes, linens, napkins, table coverings, sheets, fabric, etc. Basic sewing tools, sewing machines, and irons will be provided at the workshop. No previous sewing experience required – just your creativity!
The community will have an opportunity to display their creations for viewing during an exhibit hosted at St John’s Church during the month of September. Information for participating in the exhibit will be available at the workshop and on social media.