You are invited to the LPC Annual Meeting on August 28, 2022

Joni’s Beach
4 PM – 6 PM

Please join the La Pointe Center for the Arts Board for our annual meeting which will be held Joni’s Beach. This year we will be having a picnic.

Thank you to all our members who support LPC. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans and to vote on the new Board of Directors. We need a quorum of 15 members to vote. Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

If you are not a member of LPC yet, please consider becoming a part of this great Island organization. You can support so many Island arts and artists that make this a great place.

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2021/2022 grant awards.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors: Peg Bertel (chair), Micaela Montagne (treasurer), Cynthia Mueller (secretary), Peggy Ross (Regranting Committee chair), Rae Lesmeister, Ava Love, Ken Myhre, and John Erste

Sherri Lynn Wood Recology Presentation And Reimagine Workshop

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 FranciscoRecology 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:

Sherri Lynn Wood

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.

Improv Quilting workshop with Sherri Lynn Woods Summer 2021

For more information about Sherri Lynn Wood visit https://sherrilynnwood.com/about, www.sherrilynnwood.com, IG @sherrilynnwood and FB @sherrilynnwoodartist.

Questions contact Mary Whittaker maryswhittaker@gmail.com.

This project is supported by a grant from the LaPointe Center, which has received its funding from the people of this community, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the State of Wisconsin.

Today’s the day! LPC Wine & Beer Tasting FUNdraiser!

Starting at 3:30, we will have a wide variety of wine and beer from vendors around the state, and delicious cheeses, fruits and artisan breads to accompany the spirits.

Below are some of the exciting silent auction items to bid on for art, experience, wine and dine, and services of local and regional vendors.

Come meet some of the artists that we support and see their projects made possible by your donations.

At 5 PM we will auction off three cases of wine, and Molly and the Danger Band start up the music at 5:30.

Come support the arts on Madeline Island! $40 at the door. See you there!

Last Day for Online Discount Tickets to LPC Fundraiser

May 27, 2022

Let’s kick off the summer together!

Today is the last day for online discount tickets for the LPC Annual Wine & Beer Tasting FUNdraiser!

Still available at Rendezvous at the Inn, LPC Art Gallery, Madeline Island Ferry Line office, Bayfield Chamber and Stone’s Throw in Bayfield

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
$30 in advance/$40 at the door
(tickets bought online at this date will not have RT passenger ferry passes)

For more information contact Barbara @ 715.209.5471

LPC Secures Wisconsin Arts Rescue Grant from WAB

La Pointe Center for the Arts has received a generous grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board!

​​The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), has distributed $778,200 through its Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program grant (WARP) in order to help secure jobs and keep the doors open to the hundreds of arts organizations in Wisconsin that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities.

Created in response to the continuing pandemic, these grants provide funding to arts organizations for pandemic-related losses sustained due to the cancellation of programming, operations, and events. 

LPC award the grant to Positivity Children’s Theater, for the loss of cancelling the summer program for two years in a row.

Congratulations to Julie Stryker, PCT program director.

Cheguamegon Bay Arts Council Arts Initiative Grant application available December 1, 2021

CBAC Arts Initiative Grants fund project based activities such as public exhibitions, performances, publications, touring productions, commissioned art and educational activities. Artistic disciplines include dance, theater, music, folk arts, literary arts, video, film and visual arts.

Arts Initiative grants include a new category – the Jim Ramsdell Soaring Spirit Fund. These funds are intended for Arts Initiative grant applications that are… “dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the natural world around us and fostering a reverence for all its creatures.” (Jim Ramsdell). These funds were made available as a memorial for Jim to further his work.​

For more information and to download an application, visit the CBAC website here.

Now Open for applications! Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant

Information session is noon on Thursday, Sept. 9

The Wisconsin Arts Board’s “Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant is designed to help secure jobs and keep the doors open to the hundreds of arts organizations in Wisconsin that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities. Created in response to the continuing pandemic, these grants provide funding to arts organizations for pandemic-related losses sustained due to the cancellation of programming, operations, and events.

Applications for the grant are due on Oct. 14, 2021 at 3pm.  Approximately $778,200 will be distributed.

To learn more, attend the information session on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

Last chance to buy LPC Raffle Tickets

August 30, 2021

This Saturday, September 4th is the last day to buy tickets for the La Pointe Center for the Arts fundraising raffle drawing. Grand prize includes a three-night stay in a gorgeous home on the shores of Lake Superior on Madeline Island. Included in the package is a boat trip out to Devil’s Island caves, mopeds to explore the Island, and restaurant vouchers to enjoy some of our great food.

Drawing takes place Sunday, September 5
3 PM in front of the Beach Club

Grand Prize includes a three-night stay at this gorgeous lake home.

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and can be purchased at the LPC Art Gallery, the Madeline Island Golf Course, and LPC Board members will be stationed around town on Saturday September 4th. For more information call Peg at 218.391.8352