Come and join us for a sneak preview of the Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer. For the past two weeks, we have been hosting the construction of this dancer at the Rec Center. Overseen by artist Chris Lutter and guided by anishinabe kwes and jingle dress dancers Kather Morrisseau (Red Cliff) and Annie Humphrey (Leech Lake), construction of our dancer has engaged over 65 people to help with her creation. Tonight at 5 PM we celebrate and share a meal with those who helped, and those who are interested in her meaning.
The Dancer will debut on Treaty Day, September 30 on Madeline Island. Stay tuned for details of that event.
Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Joni’s Beach @ 4:00
Please join the LPC Board for our Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic at the beach. Chris Brown, our picnic chef, will be serving grilled brats, potato salad, and beverages.
Thank you for your 2018 membership support of La Pointe Center (LPC) for the Arts. We are hoping you will choose to become a member of our organization in 2018 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), Susan Sabre (treasurer), Michele Auger, Chris Brown, Sally Brown, Leslie Mack, Micaela Montagne, and Carol Sowl.
We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2017/18 grant awards.
Call the meeting to order
Approve Minutes from the 08-27-18 Annual Meeting
Vote on re-election of current Board Directors:
Peg Bertel as Chair; Susan Sabre as Treasurer
Vote on new Board Directors:
Beth Speckien and Ruth Anne Tiesberg
Business Manager Report
Adjourn the meeting
Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Committee, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.
Come join us as we continue our journey to creating a 12′ tall jingle dress dancer. This workshop, running August 13-17 and August 20-24, will be led by Christopher Lutter as he begins the design and construction of the dancer using the elements collected throughout the summer and under the guidance of Anishinabe jingle dress dancer makers. Many hands are need to help make the jingles, bead the mocs, belt, and leggings, craft her face and hands and sew her dress. All are welcome!
Also, workshop with Annie Humphrey, Yazmin Bowers and Michelle Large-MacDaniels at Big Top Chautauqua Wednesday, August 15 at 3:30 PM. Shuttle leaves Bayfield ferry lot at 3:20 PM and returns approximately 7:30 PM after the feast.
Jingle Dress Dancer will debut September 30, 2018 on Treaty Day on Madeline Island. Jingle dress dancers are welcome to join the dance that day, celebrating the healing that she invites us to participate in on Mooningwaaknikaaning, the original Ojibwe name for Madeline Island.
Join us for the last FREE Summer Concert this Thursday, August 9 at the Harry Nelson Rec Center. We proudly present one of our favorite locals, Molly O, of Molly and the Danger Band. Molly will be performing her rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/celtic Americana cocktail with her talented sideman Randy Wydra. Show starts at 5:30. Bring dinner, or grab a Bent Paddle and a brat from Charlie at the show.
On behalf of everyone here at the La Pointe Center, we say thank you, Madeline Island, for making our FREE Summer Concert Series a success! See you next summer!
Come join the fun! Positivity Children’s Theatre’s performances of For The Love of Trees takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 4 -5 at 2PM at the La Pointe School. An original play written by Howard Dallin and directed by Julie Stryker, stars a gaggle of island kids and will be sure to delight and inspire! Don’t miss it!
Reggae returns to Joni’s Beach this Saturday, July 21 with Socaholix, a high-energy Caribbean dance band has been gracing stages throughout Minnesota since 2010. Comprised of members from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA, the magical musicianship creates an energy that is both unique and infectious. From the first beat of the drum, the audience is drawn in and within moments, the dance floor is full. Whether a reminder of your Caribbean cruise or simply the hypnotic rhythms the band, it instantly appeals to audiences of all ages. With no other soca (soul + calypso) bands in the area, the Socaholix find themselves in demand for community events, festivals, private events, corporate events and local bars.
Motor over to the island and anchor or come ashore and dance the afternoon away! Charlie will once again be selling beers and brats. The place to be!
Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Harry Nelson Rec Center
Madeline Island, WI
“Sam is a musical genius, and he’s been
playing brilliant music for a long time.”
– Lowell Pickett, Dakota Jazz Club Owner
Sam Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. Sam burst on the scene in his teens as a young lion of gypsy jazz, joining Paul Mehling’s Hot Club of San Francisco and touring internationally with the world-renowned Robin Nolan Trio. Sam’s fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small town bars on the Iron Range to Lincoln Center.
The Clearwater Hot Club is dedicated to preserving the repertoire and instrumentation of the Jazz Manouche style pioneered by Roma jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Much of the repertoire played in this group are songs either performed or written by Django Reinhardt, though other styles of music such as French Musette, Brazilian choro, and Eastern European folk music are interpreted through the musical lens and technique of the Jazz Manouche style. In recent years Sam Miltich has written original works of music in the jazz manouche style, giving credence to the roots and traditions of the music while bringing a fresh new voice to it.
Bring dinner, or grab a beer and brat at the show. Come enjoy music on Madeline!
Be sure to come down to the Harry Nelson Rec Center Thursday July 5, 5:30 PM for the first of the FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by the La Pointe Center! Pat Donohue, grammy award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter will be our first show! Bring some dinner, or pick something up at one of the many island restaurants, or grab a beer and a brat at the show! Looking forward to a great season of concerts!
Beginning Monday, May 21, the La Pointe Center will be receiving donations for the silent auction for our 2018 30th Anniversary Wine Tasting Gala on May 27, 2018 at the Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Please bring your donations to the basement of St. John’s Church. LPC members will be there Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you drop something when we aren’t there, please be sure to fill out an Auction Item form to leave with it.