LPC Art Gallery Announces New Shopping Experience

June 22, 2020

The La Pointe Center Art Gallery introduces a new Covid-19 friendly way to shop for Local Art. Available to All Madeline Island residents:

Shopping with Art Major

We are currently open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Please wash your hands and come by with your mask on and Support Local Art.

If you are in a high-risk group and want to Support Local Art, consider shopping with Art Major. He will open the Gallery for you (and up to three friends) for a private lower risk shopping experience on days when the Gallery is not open.  He can show you the gallery items with Facetime if you are quarantined or if you chose to stay home this year.

Consider a donation to one of our artists or purchase a La Pointe Center Art Guild and Gallery Gift Certificate.

For more information, call Drew to schedule a visit with Art Major 720.891.9191

LaPointecentergallery@gmail.com

LPC Art Gallery Opening June 15

Dale and Mary Whittaker: Paintings and quilts

Andrew Eldred: Woodworks

Katie Coan: Jewelry

The La Pointe Center Art Gallery will be opening Monday, June 15, 2020, 11 AM – 5 PM
Then Wednesdays through Saturdays 11 AM – 5 PM

There will be no artists receptions this season. Five person limit inside the Gallery.

MASK ARE REQUIRED. LPC Art Gallery will not have masks for sale. Please bring your own.

On behalf of all the artists and employees of the Gallery, we are grateful for your participation in keeping the island safe during COVID-19.

Featured painting: Dale Whittaker

LPC Response to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Dear Friends of the LaPointe Center for the Arts,

We at LPC hope this message finds you and your loved ones feeling healthy and supported during these unprecedented times. This message is to update you on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts our work in the community.

We remain committed to our mission of “bringing beauty and culture to Madeline Island by promoting, exhibiting, educating and selling the work of artists.” In light of this extraordinary time, we want to thank the Wisconsin Arts Board, who has awarded our funding request for the 2020 Regranting Program. Additionally, they have given us the ability to expand granting guidelines to assist struggling artists during the pandemic.

To ensure community safety, the annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction scheduled for May 29 is on hold, as are Positivity Children’s Theatre and the Summer Concert Series. Our Regranting Program, however, still has deadlines of May 31 and October 31. Email lapointecenter@gmail.com or down-load an application at https://lapointecenter.org/grants-for-the-arts-program/.

We as a Board are in the process of determining how we will adapt to this unknown future. Given the proceeds from the Wine Tasting make up a substantial portion of our budget, your membership and donations are needed more than ever by the Madeline Island artists that we give to regularly. Your new or renewed membership will help us continue to support them in what are frightening and uncertain times for those with few resources.

Please feel free to use the paypal link below, or print the membership form and mail to
La Pointe Center, Inc
PO Box 247
La Pointe, WI 54850

 

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and investment in our artists. It will make a difference in their lives and in the health and security of our entire community.

Please be well,

LPC Board of Directors

 

Flutist Darren Thompson to perform at Native Art Show Reception

We are pleased to welcome Native Flutist Darren Thompson to Mooningwaanekaaning to perform at the Native Arts Registry Reception Saturday June 8, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Darren Thompson is an educator, public speaker, journalist, and Native American flute player from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.  He has spent most of his adult life serving communities through leadership development, American Indian cultural awareness workshops, and the arts.His career as an American Indian musician began with a burning curiosity of a nearly lost instrument – the Native American flute – while an undergraduate at Marquette University. Within a short time he became a sought-after concert musician who shared both traditional American Indian flute songs as well as his original compositions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with many award-winning musicians, artists, and talents giving him the inspiration to thrive as an artist.

His dedication to the preservation of American Indian music has taken him to some of North America’s most prominent American Indian organizations and events, including the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival, many universities, organizations, communities, and has recently began to share his talents internationally.

In 2009 Darren released his debut album, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country,” with Bear Tracks Digital Media, an American Indian owned production label.

In 2015, Darren released his second album “Between Earth and Sky: Native American Flute Music Recorded in the Black Hills,” with Drumhop Productions, an American Indian production label well-known in Indian Country that produces the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow CD and many others from throughout Turtle Island. Early in its release, Between Earth and Sky has received acclaim from media and professionals supporting the album’s intent – to preserve history. From the album’s success, Darren was awarded an artist-in-residence opportunity with the world’s largest monument, the Crazy Horse National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Crazy Horse Memorial, Summer Concert Series 2016

Early in 2016, Darren was awarded a national business leadership award from the First People’s Fund, a national arts organization supporting established artists throughout Indian Country. In addition to his award, Darren was chosen to open for the Gathering of Nations Powwow, which is North America’s largest powwow, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to tens of thousands of people. He joined the former Native American Music Award Group of the Year Brulé in the summer months as an opening act, giving Darren the opportunity to share his culture and music with people from all over the world in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Highly acclaimed for his genuine sound, Darren earned a nomination from the Native American Music Awards for “Flutist of the Year” in 2016 for his album “Between Earth and Sky”!

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Once again we will rely on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn . Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.

 

LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction Items Needed: Change of Venue

Donations are still needed for the 25th Annual La Pointe Center Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn .

Tickets are now available online here.

Buy them at the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, the Madeline Island Ferry Line, The Inn on Madeline Island, and Stone’s Throw, 40 S. 2nd Street in Bayfield. Tickets include a round-trip passenger ferry ticket good until 7:30 PM May 26.

Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible and $20 of your LPC Wine Tasting ticket is, too!.

2019 LPC Wine Tasting Gala Tickets Now Available Online

Buy your 2019 La Pointe Center Wine Tasting & FUNdraiser tickets online now! $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Ticket includes round trip passenger ferry fare, good until 7:30 PM the night of the event. For questions or more information, contact Barbara at 712.209.5471

Ticket go on sale Monday, May 13 at The Inn on Madeline Island, the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, the Madeline Island Ferry Office, and Stone’s Throw, 40 S. 2nd Street, Bayfield, WI

Silent Auction items can be dropped off at St. John’s Church starting Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24, 2019 between 10 AM and 2 PM, or call Barbara to make arrangements.

LPC Art Gallery Presents: Indigenous Show

June 1 – June 16, 2016

Reception: June 8, 4 – 7 PM

Featuring Anishinabe artists of the

Red Cliff, Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles, St. Croix. and Lac du Flambeau
Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa

Manitowish River Studio 

Mary Burns, Weaver, Ancestral Women’s Exhibit 

Marie Estelle Webster Gilane and her grandmother Julia Bennett –  Bad River Band, handwoven jacquard portrait by Mary Weaver

MISCO BENAYSHI 

St. Croix, Ojibwe

Woodland Treasures

Becky Lemieux, Bad River, Ojibwe

Biskakone, Greg Johnson

Lac du Flambeau, Ojibwe

 

TRACY CONNORS 

Bad RIver, Ojibwe

BENNIE WILSON, JR 

Ojibwe and Navajo

103 Lakeview Place

Madeline Island, WI

715.747.3321

 

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Through the years, we have relied on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off from May 20 – 24, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church. Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.