LPC Art Gallery Last Shows of the Season

Until September 12, enjoy the watercolors of Carolyn Cone, the jewelry of Kim Mager, and the woodwork of Robert Tiesberg.


September 13- October 17
Anything Goes Community Show

This is the second community show the LPC Art Gallery sponsors every year. All island artists are invited and encouraged to exhibit their current works. The last show of the season, it will run through mid-October.  Art work will be judged for best of show 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. A monetary gift will be awarded to the winners upon closing weekend. A wonderful opportunity for island artists, new emerging, seasoned established and all in between to show and sell their work in a professional manner in a professional Gallery.
Call the Gallery if you area interested.
715-747-3321

CLOSING
OCTOBER 17   4 PM – 7 PM

 

 

LPC Book Club August ZOOM Video

ROME, A HISTORY IN SEVEN SACKINGS,
BY MATTHEW KNEALE

Robin Trinko Russell led the conversation. To enhance the discussion, she and Joe Scarry put together a power point slide presentation from her trip to Italy this past fall.

The next Madeline Island Book Club zoom discussion will be Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. featuring the latest novel by award-winning bestselling author Leif Enger, entitled Virgil Wander. Copies of the book are available at the Madeline Island Library.

The book club is open to all who enjoy reading and sharing.  To be added to the email list and receive the zoom link, contact bpweiss at mtco.com.

 

2020 LPC Annual Meeting

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Harry Nelson Rec Center @ 4:00

Please join the LPC Board for our annual meeting which will be held at Rec Center this year with masks and social distancing.  Unfortunately no picnic this year…

Thank you for your 2020 membership support of La Pointe Center (LPC) for the Arts. We are hoping you will choose to become a member of our organization in 2021 and attend our membership meeting. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans.

We also need you as members to vote on the new Board Directors that have been selected. We need a quorum of 15 members… It has been challenging some years to get 15 folks together some Sundays afternoons. We are hoping that this special invitation and meeting notice rallies the crew! Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors:

Peg Bertel (chair), Micaela Montagne (treasurer), Cynthia Mueller (secretary), Rae Lesmeister (co-chair), Ken Myhre, Beth Speckien, Peggy Ross and Samantha Dobson

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2019/20 grant awards.

Agenda:

Call the meeting to order

Approve Minutes from the 08-25-19 Annual Meeting

Vote on re-election of current Board Directors:

Vote on new Board Directors:

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Affiliate, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.

Adjourn Meeting

 

LPC Book Club Report: William Kent Krueger

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

The Madeline Island Book Club is pleased to announce that the Zoom session held July 21 with author William Kent Krueger went well, with 31 members tuning in as far away as Boston and Phoenix.

Krueger is the bestselling author of the Cork O’Connor series featuring an ex-sheriff detective in an imaginary northern Minnesota town near Lake Superior. The author began by recounting what led him to become a writer, how he researched Ojibwe culture to incorporate into his series, and with prompting from an audience question, why he eliminated what for some was a favorite character in the book.

The discussion leader was Mark Hier and technical support was provided by Joe Scarry. It was great seeing Carol and Keith Sowl, and long-time bookers, Marcia and Burk Henry and Phyllis and Gary Rieman.

The La Pointe Center for the Arts provided funding for the honorarium. The author donated his honorarium to Ojibwe charities.

The next Madeline Island Book Club Zoom session will be held Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale. Robin Trinko Russell will be leading the discussion  and providing some background with slides from her recent fall trip to Italy. Copies should be available from the Library some time after August 3 .

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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

 

LPC Annual Winetasting Postponement

Dear La Pointe Center Members,

As you know by now, La Pointe Center has determined that in order to ensure community safety, the annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser scheduled for May 24 is on hold because of COVID-19.
 
Our Annual Wine Tasting is not just the opening of the Island’s summer season. It is the cornerstone of our yearly fundraising. We are asking our members to consider what they would have spent at the event and redirecting some of that to LPC as a donation. It would go a long way right now under these very trying circumstances.

Feel free to use the Paypal button below, or download the membership form here to mail in.

On behalf of all the artists on the Island, as well as our Board of Directors and volunteers who work to keep the arts thriving, thank you for your generosity. We could not do this without you!

Peg Bertel
Chair, LPC Board of Directors

Madeline Island Book Club Sets Tentative 2020 Schedule

In the light of the COVID-19 situation, the Madeline Island Book Club has tentatively set their summer reading list.  This schedule depends on improved health conditions for the summer.  We are aware we may have to change the format or cancel, but we remain hoping for the best.

For the 2020 summer season, we’ve selected two fiction books by northern authors and two nonfiction books for reading and discussion. If possible, William Kent Krueger, N.Y. Times bestselling author, will be presenting at the July discussion and there will be a slide presentation to accompany the Rome book discussion in August.

The Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading and sharing thoughts on fiction or nonfiction. Meetings are usually held once a month, June through September, on Tuesday evenings at the Library or someone’s home at 7:00 p.m.

The Book Club is an affiliate of the La Pointe Center for the Arts which provided the grant for the author visit. The Book Club Committee—Mark Hier, Paula Weiss, Susi Saxl and Robin Russell—selects the titles based on member recommendations.  The Library kindly provides the books and meeting place.

Following is the schedule and dates which may be subject to change of format or cancelation depending on the conditions at the time:

Tuesday, June 23: Rosling, Hans. Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re wrong about the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. (2018) 352p.

A hopeful book showing how data might lead you to different conclusions than sensational anecdotes will. “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” Bill Gates

Tuesday, July 21: Krueger, William Kent. Iron Lake. (2009) 352p.

The Minnesota author’s colorful detective, half Irish and Ojibwe, Cork O’Connor, investigates murders in the small northern Minnesota town where he was formerly sheriff.  “The author’s deft eye for the details of everyday life bring the town and its peculiar problems to vivid life.” Also wrote Ordinary Grace and his newest The Tender Land.The author will be coming for an island visit and presentation.

Tuesday, August 18: Kneale, Matthew.  Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. (2019) 432p.

Historical book that reads like a novel.  Long time resident (and novelist) tells the story of Rome through the lens of seven key battles from barbarian invasion to Allied bombings.  Come away with a new understanding of one of the world’s most well preserved cities, its famed ruins, and the tenacity of its people. Robin Russell will have a slide presentation to accompany the discussion.

Tuesday, September 15: Enger, Leif. Virgil Wander. (2019) 320p.

Charmer of a tale about a down at the heels town on Lake Superior full of lovely people making do…sweet and funny. “Fast-paced, humorous and mystical novel about hope, friendship, love and the relationship between a town and its people.” Bookpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Emergency Grants for Unexpected Medical Emergencies

RAUSCHENBERG EMERGENCY GRANTS

The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.

 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid.

The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. If you aren’t sure if your artistic discipline fits within these guidelines, please contact the grants administrator.

Please note: Rauschenberg Emergency Grants are not for lost wages. Visit NYFA’s Emergency Grants page for a regularly-updated list of emergency resources.