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.

Winter Theater on Madeline Island

The Last Voyageur

Sunday, Feb 29, 7 PM

St. John’s Church
on Main Street, La Pointe, WI

Save the Date and then come on down! Thanks to a generous grant from the La Pointe Center and Wisconsin Arts Board, we are holding a STAGED READING of an original island music melodrama THE LAST VOYAGEUR! Written by Philip Valle, the same author of ONE BAD APPLE, this is the hilarious story of Aphrodite and Apollo coming down to a tiny island in Lake Superior in winter, complete with greek gods, birds, scientists and realtors, a eunuch named Reggie, lots of crazy hijinx, originals songs by Barbara With and of course, the last voyageur! Show at 7 PM with a cast a tens! Be there or be square! Dessert and coffee afterward

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