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

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.

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

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND

The Town of La Pointe Public Arts Committee solicited concepts and proposals* for a large sculpture design to enhance the beauty and enjoyment of our town harbor area. We are thrilled we have two very strong designs to present to you.

We welcome your comments about these designs as well as their proposed locations.

after reading the information below,

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We are not asking you to vote on either piece. We want to consider your comments and opinions and hopefully ideas in the Committees final design decision. Funding for this project will not come from town tax revenue but be secured through grants and private donations. We have an initial donation from the La Pointe Center of $20,000.

Here is a suggestion of design criteria for you to use with which to address your comments:

The artistic quality, uniqueness, style and nature, aesthetic and/or historical significance of the art.

Appropriateness of the site and location (working well within the scale and nature of the site).

The art is thematically appropriate for the context of the site – assessing for local thematic significance, such as Madeline Island history and natural environment.

Sculpture must allow for ferry boat visibility, and must withstand the winter weather as well as winds and water.

Below are the colored pictures of the pieces, artists’ descriptions, bio info, and estimated costs for each project. We have used pictures of models provided by the artists to create photo-shopped images of these designs in two locations we are considering for installation:

  1. The arm of the ferry dock to the left of the blue bins that MIFL leases and is willing to vacate for this project. We are interested in creating a small viewing area here with minimal beautifying. Some benches, plants, etc.

2. Circle of rocks in the area of the Pergola space.

*We got the word out by talking to Island artists, publishing submission requests in the Island Gazette for several issues, connecting with artist networks through La Pointe Center and Chequamegon Bay Arts Council, and contacting The Wisconsin Arts Board, including Karen Hoffman, chair of the Wisconsin Woodland Indian Arts Initiative. Another person spoken with several times is Katherine Morrisseau, the Ojibwe artist who spearheaded the Jingle Dress Dancer project and has been a liaison to other artists in this area.

Town of La Pointe Public Art Committee     

Susan Sabre, Chair  Peg Bertel, Charlie Meech, Robin Russell, Tim Sullivan, and Mary Whittaker

Below are the artists’ descriptions, some bio info, photos and estimated costs for each project:

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND
CHEQUAMEGON ART GLASS
ROBERT ADAMS

Model

My Sculpture would express the unique and personal character of the people of Madeline Island. The rock symbolizes the creation of our area billions of years ago and has and always will be there to show the strength and endurance of the island residences. This expression equally honors the original people and thru time the latter settlers. Its physical size and strength speaks to this.

I always take into consideration the physical space and surrounding environment which would encompass the atmospheric qualities; light, weather, etc. Also within the pad would be incorporated four outdoor LED lights for night time viewing.

The materials used to make the sculpture would be either 1 3⁄4” or 2″ thick Corten steel. Corten steel is also called weathering steel in the art world. It has the same strength properties as regular steel but a small amount of various alloys, mainly copper to allow it to rust and develop a beautiful patina much like bronze. It keeps the steel from deteriorating from excessive rusting. The glass inserts are symbolizing the fires of creation. This glass is 1″ thick and called Dalle de Verre.

The sculpture is 12’ tall and 6’ in diameter at the base.
The entire sculpture would withstand the forces of nature for any amount of time.

PERSONAL BIO:

Chequamegon Art Glass was established in 1972. For several of those early years I operated a store front in Bayfield. I have well over 500 commissions executed with notable local public commissions: Northland College, City Hall Washburn, Wild Rice Restaurant, Maggie’s Restaurant, Stage North Theater, Mary Rice residence, Rittenhouse Inn, Moland Lutheran Church in Mason and Madeline Island Music Camp.

Project Cost July 14, 2020 $56,184 installation cost are not included (Costs are based on a high estimate to help alleviate future unknowns.)

 

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND
LISA KOSMO
TWO HARBORS, MN

I have been living in Two Harbors for nearly 30 years, but I have family ties to Madeline Island and am a member of the Red Cliff Band. My grandmother is Isabelle Margaret Cadotte Perrin. Unfortunately, she had passed away before I was born. I have many fond memories of trips to the Island and still visit family members who live in Bayfield. Shortly after my last sculpture (2005), I took some time off of my art career to raise my sons and in the last couple of years started to pursue my art again. I mainly paint & have an original painting ‘Alive’, purchased by Madeline’s library, but as you can see I also enjoy creating 3-D work.

Loving the imagery of Madeline’s father’s name Chief White Crane and discovering that the crane clan were identified as the founders of the Ojibwe villages on Madeline Island helped me create my piece. I also wanted to incorporate imagery essential to the island’s history to its base: fur trade (beaver) industry, logging (pine/maple), winter season (snowflake), fishing (trout), native American (turtle/bear), flora (raspberries), reptile (crayfish/frog), land animal (deer). My thought was also wanting the white crane to be the only winged animal and to have it rising from the red earth. The steel base lends itself to this by not painting it.

The sculpture would be 1/2” & 1” painted (2 coat epoxy/urethane paint) & unpainted, A588 weathering steel with galvanized high strength bolts. Painted steel white cranes 10’ with a 2’ base. A total maximum height of 12’, base of 5’diameter. Estimated weight 1.3 tons.

Project Cost $19,000 installation cost not included
Examples of Lisa’s previous commissions