LPC April Book Club

Next zoom meeting Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 pm CST 


The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

Email for more information
bpweiss at MTCO.com

Creative Wisconsin Month April 2021

Presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with people, organizations, and businesses throughout the state, Creative Wisconsin Month celebrates the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrates the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shares those stories with representatives and decision-makers. Creative Wisconsin Month will unfold as a series of presentations and conversations over the course of the month, focusing on the future as we emerge from the pandemic era. Sessions scheduled to date include:

 

  • Dasha Kelly Hamilton

    Thursday, April 1, 1-1:30 CT:  Creative Wisconsin Month kick off with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton 

  • Tuesday, April 6, 10 – 11 am CT: Advocacy 101, 102, and beyond  All about the 2021-2023 state budget process, initiatives for investment, and how you can make your voice heard.
  • Friday, April 23, 11 am – 12 noon CT:   Wisconsin’s Young Arts Leaders:  making a creative career and a life.   Hear from three young Wisconsin creative sector leaders about their hopes, aspirations, and ideas as they start their careers at this unprecedented moment in time.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11 am – 12 noon CT: State of Arts and Creative Sector Funding in Wisconsin, one year later, co-presented by Arts Wisconsin  and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Americans for the Arts will present the National Arts Action Summit, a multi-day event giving grassroots advocates crucial advocacy training from experts in the field, April 5-9. Participation is free! Click here for info and to register.

Check out the Creative Wisconsin Month schedule – a continually updated work in progress – and ways for you to get involved. Get in touch with Arts Wisconsin with your questions and comments.

Next LPC Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. central

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Artists, here’s how to apply for Wisconsin “We’re All In” Grants

Applications being accepted October 19 through Monday, November 2

APPLY ONLINE HERE

HOW IT WORKS


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

For more information on how to apply,
contact Barbara at La Pointe Center
715.209.5471 or email lapointecenter at gmail.com

Wisconsin We’re All In Grants for Creatives

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

Join us on Tuesday, October 20, at 3:45PM to learn more about the state of Wisconsin We’re All In grant opportunity to get up to $5,000

SIGN UP HERE

LPC September Book Club

ZOOM LINK TO BOOK CLUB MEETING 
Tuesday, September 15, 7 PM Central

Join us for our September Book Club meeting when we will be discussing Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander.  We are very pleased to have Leif Enger  joining us for the ZOOM session.  Mark Hier will be leading the discussion and Joe Scarry will be the technical operator.

If you have questions for the author please send to Mark at mbhier1@gmail.com.

I would also like to ask at this time for suggestions for next year’s book titles or movie with book to discuss.  Please give suggestions to any committee member or email me at bpweiss at mtco.com.

We had a very successful 2020 season in spite of the pandemic and thank you all for your previous suggestions. We hope to do the same next year.

Next LPC Book Club Meeting August 18

Rome, a History in Seven Sackings,
by Matthew Kneale

Robin Trinko Russell will be leading the conversation. To enhance the discussion, she and Joe Scarry have put together a power point slide presentation from her trip to Italy this past fall. Join us for this historic tour of Rome.

August 18, 2020
7 PM

ZOOM LINK

 

Announcing the Public Art Map of Madeline Island

TOWN OF LA POINTE PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF
THE PUBLIC ART MAP OF MADELINE ISLAND

July 13, 2020

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Town of La Pointe Public Arts Committee believes that public art—art that is freely accessible to all—can humanize, beautify, and invigorate our public spaces. Our committee strives to increase the cultural, social, and economic value of La Pointe by working to install art that reflects the uniqueness and diversity of our community.

The Public Art Committee was excited to discover we had a lot of interesting and beautiful art on Madeline. We decided to share what we found with the public and hired Barbara With to create a “Public Art Map of Madeline Island” with Google Maps. Each pin on the map represents a place where the public can enjoy a piece of art created by a local artist. It is separated into three areas of the island.

The downtown area is organized to be a walking tour, beginning at the LPC Art Car and ending at Island Carvers. The rest of the pieces are located at the State and Town Park and also in various locations outside of town.

Thank you to the many people who have contributed to the creation of this map. Not just the making of the art, but to the artists who provided the stories about the pieces in various places around town. Island history and local lore is included for more entertainment! Click on the legend on the left to see where each pin leads. Then click on the photos to see them all.

To embed the map into your website:

Go to the map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1LI4ZGxXDiSR8xmsjRp5uuDfKcWGvKDgo&ll=46.790266747428085%2C-90.7475047752215&z=12

  • Go to the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the legend and choose “embed map”
  • Use on your website, in a blog post, or on a page

 

Madeline Island Book Club Upcoming Meeting

Madeline Island Book Club will host a zoom meeting with the New York Times bestselling author, William Kent Krueger, on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Krueger was originally scheduled to come to Madeline Island until the events of the past months occurred.  He will be zooming from a Northern Minnesota location and discussing his book, Iron Lake, the first novel in his series featuring Cork O’Connor.  This colorful detective, half Irish and Ojibwe, investigates murders in the small town where he was formerly sheriff.  The author’s deft eye for the details of everyday life bring the town and is peculiar problems to vivid life.

To receive the link to the meeting, send your email address to bpweiss@mtco.com.  Copies of the book should be available at the Library.

The book club is an affiliate of the La Pointe Center for the Arts which provided funding for this author event.