Indigenous Art Show opens today at LPC Gallery

September 19, 2022

Indigenous Art Show opens today, featuring the works of Frank Montano, Carol DeMain, Dennis and Cleo White, Roberta DeCora, Martin Curry, Beth Paap, and other local Native artists. The feature is the dugout canoe, on display outside the Gallery.

Life on the Water Dugout Canoe Project
“Gitchigaming Manidowid” — “In The Spirit of Lake Superior.”

Reception and Mitigojiman
Dedication of the first Dugout Canoe to be produced here since 1854
Friday, September 30, 2022
4 PM

Chief Dugout Engineers: Frank Sprague and Keven Finney
Island Managers and Assistance:
Marty Curry, Mike Caswell and Johnny Ruff.
Project Oversight: Paul DeMain

“This project is supported in part with assistance from the La Pointe Center for the Arts, which receives support from local donations and the Wisconsin Arts Board, the non-profit organizations Honor The Earth, Aking and Native American Educational Technologies., (NAET) with assistance from local islanders, appreciation to the Madeline Island Ferry Company, Captain Mac’s Fish Tacos, Marina, the Bad River Ojibwe Band, Tom’s Burned Down Café, lots of coffee from the Mission Hill Coffee Shop and many small donations, and assistance provided by local businesses, and the 200+ people who have put their hands on the cutting, transportation, setting up, carving, finishing and chatting over the specifics of how to do something, and why.”

For more information on this project visit Communities United by Water.

Pictured above:
Moningwaanikaning
“Home of the Thunderbirds” (not for sale)
7 1/2” x 5 1/2” Framed Beaded Plaque by Giiwiitayashikwe (Carole DeMain)
LCO Chippewa/Oneida – Bear Clan
Illustrated artwork drawn by Sein Heipel – Red Cliff Chippewa/Oneida

You are invited to the LPC Annual Meeting on August 28, 2022

Joni’s Beach
4 PM – 6 PM

Please join the La Pointe Center for the Arts Board for our annual meeting which will be held Joni’s Beach. This year we will be having a picnic.

Thank you to all our members who support LPC. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans and to vote on the new Board of Directors. We need a quorum of 15 members to vote. Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

If you are not a member of LPC yet, please consider becoming a part of this great Island organization. You can support so many Island arts and artists that make this a great place.

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2021/2022 grant awards.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors: Peg Bertel (chair), Micaela Montagne (treasurer), Cynthia Mueller (secretary), Peggy Ross (Regranting Committee chair), Rae Lesmeister, Ava Love, Ken Myhre, and John Erste

Positivity Children’s Theatre debuts on the StageMobile

August 15, 2022

For the first time in the history of Positivity Children’s Theatre and the La Pointe Center for the Arts StageMobile, Positivity has taken over the StageMobile for two weeks to write, create and product this year’s production. The StageMobile has been used for the Performance Arts Affiliate FREE Summer Concert Series. Holding the Positivity program at the Stagemobile is a marvelous expansion of purpose.

Performances:
Friday, August 19, 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2 PM

We have limited seating, so bring a chair.
In case of rain, we will wing it.

Social Health Labs Community Microgrants

Each month, Social Health Labs awards $1,000 to support a community project that aims to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Foster friendship and connection
  • Strengthen neighborhood bonds
  • Build community cohesion locally
  • Bridge interpersonal and intergroup divides
  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness

You can learn more about the inspiration for this initiative.

Apply here.

We aim to improve social health at individual and community levels by supporting grassroots leaders who are taking action locally. Our mission is to improve well-being through connection and community.

Sherri Lynn Wood Recology Presentation And Reimagine Workshop

July 1, 6 PM: Free presentation at St. John’s Sanctuary
July 2, 10 AM – 5 PM: Wood’s Hall (rain: St. John’s Basement)

Sherri Lynn Wood, an internationally-known textile and quilt artist, will offer a presentation open to the community July 1st at 6 pm at St John’s Church Sanctuary where she will share her experience as an Artist in Residence at Recology San FranciscoRecology provides the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, recycling, and compost with the mission to shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. The Artist in Residence program offered Sherri Lynn Wood an unique art and education experience giving her access to discarded items and studio space. Quoting from a press release:

Sherri Lynn Wood

During her residency, Sherri Lynn Wood has focused on the concept of “making do” as a creative strategy for survival after system collapse. Wood stresses the potential power in this practice—not merely learning to use what one has to get by, but instead activating a level of creativity that may only be possible when we are freed from unlimited choice. Trusting that the dump pile will provide, and accepting the limitations it sets, Wood has constructed a series of quilts that are connected to this art form’s roots in scarcity.

On the day following her presentation (July 2nd), a drop-in, Reimagine workshop will be held between 10 am and 5 pm outside of Woods Hall (rain location St. John’s Basement) hosted by Mary Whittaker. Prior to the workshop, community members are invited to shop at Island Closet (located at the Materials Recovery Facility grounds) or their own closets to find items that might be destined for the landfill to bring to the workshop.  There, they will learn to reimagine and remake them into a new useful item. Things to consider might be jeans, shirts, clothes, linens, napkins, table coverings, sheets, fabric, etc.  Basic sewing tools, sewing machines, and irons will be provided at the workshop. No previous sewing experience required – just your creativity!

The community will have an opportunity to display their creations for viewing during an exhibit hosted at St John’s Church during the month of September. Information for participating in the exhibit will be available at the workshop and on social media.

Improv Quilting workshop with Sherri Lynn Woods Summer 2021

For more information about Sherri Lynn Wood visit https://sherrilynnwood.com/about, www.sherrilynnwood.com, IG @sherrilynnwood and FB @sherrilynnwoodartist.

Questions contact Mary Whittaker maryswhittaker@gmail.com.

This project is supported by a grant from the LaPointe Center, which has received its funding from the people of this community, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the State of Wisconsin.