Today! 4 pm Dedication of the Dugout Canoe

Life On the Water Dugout Canoe Project
Reception and Mitigojiman
La Pointe Center Art Gallery
103 Main Street, La Pointe

4 PM September 30, 2022

Dedication of the first Dugout Canoe to be produced here since 1854

Gitchigaming Manitowid
~~ In the spirit of Lake Superior ~~

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Life on the Water Dugout Canoe Project – “Gitchigaming Manidowid”

The name of the dugout means “In The Spirit of Lake Superior”

Chief Dugout Engineers: Frank Sprague and Keven Finney

Island Managers and Assistance: Marty Curry, Mike Caswell and Johnny Ruff.

Project Oversight: Paul DeMain

This project is supported in part with assistance from the La Pointe Center for the Arts, which receives support from local donations and the Wisconsin Arts Board, the non-profit organizations Honor The Earth, Aking and Native American Educational Technologies., (NAET) with assistance from local islanders, appreciation to the Madeline Island Ferry Company, Captain Mac’s Fish Tacos, Marina, the Bad River Ojibwe Band, Tom’s Burned Down Café, lots of coffee from the Mission Hill Coffee Shop and many small donations, and assistance provided by local businesses, and the 200+ people who have put their hands on the cutting, transportation, setting up, carving, finishing and chatting over the specifics of how to do something, and why. Migwetch.

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

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!

Drawing Water: Art and Science Intern Wanted

Drawing Water: Art and Science Intern

Employer: Center for Limnology – UW Madison (questions can be directed to Amber Mrnak at amrnak@wisc.edu and Gretchen Gerrish at ggerrish@wisc.edu)

Description:

The University of Wisconsin, Madison at Trout Lake Station (TLS) in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, along with partners at the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Department (LDFTNR) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Northern Highland Fishery Research Area (WDNR) seek three interns to participate in a full-time, summer long, art and science collaboration focused on the multiple ways that art can be used to interpret local science focused on our waterways. Interns will work within a community of interacting artists and scientists but their direct work will take place within one of three partnerships:

Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Department & Artist Adam Swanson

LDFTNR scientist Celeste Hockings and artist Adam Swanson are seeking an intern who is invested in understanding how science is conducted with the goal of protecting important tribal resources. This position will offer opportunities for wetland delineation, aquatic plant identification, and mapping. Adam is a painter and muralist who paints about the complex ecological challenges we face in our relationships to the land, water, and animals that make our area so precious. Adam is ready to mentor an intern who is enthusiastic about using environmental research to make informed and engaging artworks.

https://ldftribe.com/departments/55/Natural_Resources.html

https://www.adamswanson.com/

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Northern Highland Fisheries Research Area & Artist Mindy Schnell

WDNR scientists Greg Sass and Steph Shaw and artist Mindy Schnell are seeking an intern that is excited to engage in activities related to fisheries research. This position will offer a chance for hands-on experience on the water where the intern will learn scientific processes in the field and work to translate their new knowledge to art. Research themes may include, aquatic habitat, interactions between fishes and anglers, climate change adaptation, and the long history of whole lake studies and how that plays into the science we do. Mindy’s art interest is in painting, drawing, and mixed media art. Mindy is comfortable in mentoring an intern in any two-dimensional art. 

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/45076

University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Trout Lake Station and Artist Terrill Knaack

TLS scientist Susan Knight and artist Terrill Knaack are seeking an intern who is ready to jump in and gain new experiences. Susan’s current research focuses on understanding the decline of wild rice in local waterways and the intern will have an opportunity to participate in this research and enjoy the striking transformation of a wild rice population through the season. The intern will also have a chance to explore and be inspired by the function and beauty of aquatic plants in our local lakes and wetlands. There will also be many opportunities to interact with other researchers on station through the summer. Terrill’s art interests are varied and comprise many different media types, including painting, printing, and furniture. Terrill is ready to mentor any artist who is enthusiastic to engage at the art and science boundary.

http://www.terrillknaack.com

The goal of the art and science collaboration is to demonstrate the beauty of the natural world and the scientific process; bridge communication and interest for varied groups of people; and encourage the next generation to link art and science to generate a richer and wider value system. We welcome applications from students coming from artistic and/or scientific backgrounds that are excited to work at this interface. 

Responsibilities:

Required

  • Enthusiasm or demonstrated efforts to contribute time, energy, and experience toward communicating within the overlap of science and art.
  • Committed to actively engage for the duration of summer, attend weekly summer seminars, and invest time into being mentored by an artist and scientist team.
  • Willingness to be on the water and to engage with field training opportunities even under inclement conditions.
  • Enthusiasm for creating and sharing art science interface education with youth.

Key Contributions

  • Development and implementation of mentoring partnerships with artists and scientists.
  • Attend weekly summer seminars and contribute when appropriate.
  • Complete a project at the art and science interface.
  • Help plan and facilitate a middle school art camp at the end of the summer.
  • Volunteer to help organize informational activities for the general public throughout the summer e.g. participate in the annual Open House, plan potential galleries and/or other public events. 

 Details:

  • Number of positions: 3
  • Start date: early May 2022
  • End date: late August 2022
  • Pay:  $5,800 for the summer

 Location and Housing:

This position is located at the Center for Limnology’s Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, WI in northern Wisconsin. Dormitory style housing (not food) is provided free of charge. Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, biking and shoreline campfires while gaining valuable experience!

How to apply:

Student artists age 18 or older working in 2 and 3 dimensional media, musicians, performance artists and creative writers are encouraged to apply.  All work must be original, no commercial molds, patterns, kits or laser prints will be accepted. 

Submissions should include:

  • Cover letter
    • Please explain what you hope to gain from this internship, why you are interested in this opportunity, and why you are uniquely qualified for this position. 
  • Resume or CV and unofficial transcript
    • Include any experience you have in art and science
  • Names for 3 References including email and phone number
  • Art portfolios/examples
    • Please submit a minimum of three examples of your work. This could be in the form of a portfolio or a minimum of three separate digital submissions. This could include digital images, MP3 files, short videos, pdfs, etc.
    • Provide a brief written description with each of your art examples. You may want to touch on the media, your goals for the piece, areas of growth and exploration, inspiration, etc. 

The CFL is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to an inclusive and positive working environment for all.

  • Questions for the application:
    • What do you hope to gain from working with an artist mentor?
    • What is your experience working with children? Explain your interest in mentoring students at the boundary of  art and science.
    • Briefly explain your science background, if any.
    • Briefly explain your art background.

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.

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

 

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”!

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