Here is our September Book Club meeting when we discussed Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander. We were very pleased to have Leif Enger joining us for the ZOOM session. Mark Hier led the discussion and Joe Scarry was the technical operator.
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
OCTOBER 17 4 PM – 7 PM
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.
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.
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:
Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Affiliate, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.
August 18- September 12
Carolyn Cone :: Watercolor
Kim Mager :: Jewelry
Robert Tiesberg :: Woodwork
Masks required in Gallery.
Noon – 5 PM
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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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:
- 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
Dear La Pointe Center Members,
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!
Chair, LPC Board of Directors