Flutist Darren Thompson to perform at Native Art Show Reception

We are pleased to welcome Native Flutist Darren Thompson to Mooningwaanekaaning to perform at the Native Arts Registry Reception Saturday June 8, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Darren Thompson is an educator, public speaker, journalist, and Native American flute player from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.  He has spent most of his adult life serving communities through leadership development, American Indian cultural awareness workshops, and the arts.His career as an American Indian musician began with a burning curiosity of a nearly lost instrument – the Native American flute – while an undergraduate at Marquette University. Within a short time he became a sought-after concert musician who shared both traditional American Indian flute songs as well as his original compositions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with many award-winning musicians, artists, and talents giving him the inspiration to thrive as an artist.

His dedication to the preservation of American Indian music has taken him to some of North America’s most prominent American Indian organizations and events, including the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival, many universities, organizations, communities, and has recently began to share his talents internationally.

In 2009 Darren released his debut album, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country,” with Bear Tracks Digital Media, an American Indian owned production label.

In 2015, Darren released his second album “Between Earth and Sky: Native American Flute Music Recorded in the Black Hills,” with Drumhop Productions, an American Indian production label well-known in Indian Country that produces the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow CD and many others from throughout Turtle Island. Early in its release, Between Earth and Sky has received acclaim from media and professionals supporting the album’s intent – to preserve history. From the album’s success, Darren was awarded an artist-in-residence opportunity with the world’s largest monument, the Crazy Horse National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Crazy Horse Memorial, Summer Concert Series 2016

Early in 2016, Darren was awarded a national business leadership award from the First People’s Fund, a national arts organization supporting established artists throughout Indian Country. In addition to his award, Darren was chosen to open for the Gathering of Nations Powwow, which is North America’s largest powwow, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to tens of thousands of people. He joined the former Native American Music Award Group of the Year Brulé in the summer months as an opening act, giving Darren the opportunity to share his culture and music with people from all over the world in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Highly acclaimed for his genuine sound, Darren earned a nomination from the Native American Music Awards for “Flutist of the Year” in 2016 for his album “Between Earth and Sky”!

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Once again we will rely on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn . Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.

 

LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction Items Needed: Change of Venue

Donations are still needed for the 25th Annual La Pointe Center Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn .

Tickets are now available online here.

Buy them at the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, the Madeline Island Ferry Line, The Inn on Madeline Island, and Stone’s Throw, 40 S. 2nd Street in Bayfield. Tickets include a round-trip passenger ferry ticket good until 7:30 PM May 26.

Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible and $20 of your LPC Wine Tasting ticket is, too!.

2019 LPC Wine Tasting Gala Tickets Now Available Online

Buy your 2019 La Pointe Center Wine Tasting & FUNdraiser tickets online now! $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Ticket includes round trip passenger ferry fare, good until 7:30 PM the night of the event. For questions or more information, contact Barbara at 712.209.5471

Ticket go on sale Monday, May 13 at The Inn on Madeline Island, the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, the Madeline Island Ferry Office, and Stone’s Throw, 40 S. 2nd Street, Bayfield, WI

Silent Auction items can be dropped off at St. John’s Church starting Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24, 2019 between 10 AM and 2 PM, or call Barbara to make arrangements.

LPC Art Gallery Presents: Indigenous Show

June 1 – June 16, 2016

Reception: June 8, 4 – 7 PM

Featuring Anishinabe artists of the

Red Cliff, Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles, St. Croix. and Lac du Flambeau
Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa

Manitowish River Studio 

Mary Burns, Weaver, Ancestral Women’s Exhibit 

Marie Estelle Webster Gilane and her grandmother Julia Bennett –  Bad River Band, handwoven jacquard portrait by Mary Weaver

MISCO BENAYSHI 

St. Croix, Ojibwe

Woodland Treasures

Becky Lemieux, Bad River, Ojibwe

Biskakone, Greg Johnson

Lac du Flambeau, Ojibwe

 

TRACY CONNORS 

Bad RIver, Ojibwe

BENNIE WILSON, JR 

Ojibwe and Navajo

103 Lakeview Place

Madeline Island, WI

715.747.3321

 

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Through the years, we have relied on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off from May 20 – 24, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church. Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.

 

Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer Potluck Today 5 PM Rec Center

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.

You are invited to LPC Annual Meeting

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.

Agenda:

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

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

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.