ZOOM Link to Feb 16 LPC Book Club Meeting

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL

ZOOM Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86903645597?pwd=TkNsY3pPQXA1NHl3ZU9WQmU3Qk1NZz09

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Next Madeline Island Book Club Meeting

The Madeline Island Book club will start up in January with Susi Saxl making the arrangements.  The zoom discussion will be held Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. CST. The book is Wintering by Peter Geye.  The Library has ordered several copies which are available to be borrowed.

We have not gotten together to arrange the selections for 2021 that many of you sent in and voted upon but we will be doing so in the near future.

Contact Susi at susisaxl at gmail.com.

 

 

Free Webinar: Federal Resources for Creative Community Development

Are you looking for funding to support a community development or creative placekeeping initiative in your neighborhood? If so, tune in on Tuesday, February 9, to Federal Resources for Creative Community Development—a free web seminar designed to help you access federal funds and harness the power of the arts and culture for community development.

This seminar features a new Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide that offers:

  • a curated selection of federal funding sources that you can use to advance equitable community development,
  • examples of initiatives that have transformed community development through creative partnerships, and
  • practical tips on accessing federal grant programs.

A live demonstration of the guide’s powerful search functions will reveal often-overlooked federal resources for equitable community development, creative placemaking and the arts. You’ll also hear from practitioners who have successfully leveraged public funding opportunities for creative placemaking.

Complete session details and registration information are available at http://bit.ly/2LdRvDc. This one-hour session is designed for arts nonprofits, community development groups, state and local government agencies, arts advocates, cultural district managers, and creative placemaking practitioners. All organizations that are pursuing arts based community development initiatives are welcome to participate.

This one-time event is offered through a partnership between the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations and Metris Arts Consulting.

 

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