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.

 

LPC Annual Winetasting Postponement

Dear La Pointe Center Members,

As you know by now, La Pointe Center has determined that in order to ensure community safety, the annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser scheduled for May 24 is on hold because of COVID-19.
 
Our Annual Wine Tasting is not just the opening of the Island’s summer season. It is the cornerstone of our yearly fundraising. We are asking our members to consider what they would have spent at the event and redirecting some of that to LPC as a donation. It would go a long way right now under these very trying circumstances.

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!

Peg Bertel
Chair, LPC Board of Directors

Madeline Island Book Club Sets Tentative 2020 Schedule

In the light of the COVID-19 situation, the Madeline Island Book Club has tentatively set their summer reading list.  This schedule depends on improved health conditions for the summer.  We are aware we may have to change the format or cancel, but we remain hoping for the best.

For the 2020 summer season, we’ve selected two fiction books by northern authors and two nonfiction books for reading and discussion. If possible, William Kent Krueger, N.Y. Times bestselling author, will be presenting at the July discussion and there will be a slide presentation to accompany the Rome book discussion in August.

The Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading and sharing thoughts on fiction or nonfiction. Meetings are usually held once a month, June through September, on Tuesday evenings at the Library or someone’s home at 7:00 p.m.

The Book Club is an affiliate of the La Pointe Center for the Arts which provided the grant for the author visit. The Book Club Committee—Mark Hier, Paula Weiss, Susi Saxl and Robin Russell—selects the titles based on member recommendations.  The Library kindly provides the books and meeting place.

Following is the schedule and dates which may be subject to change of format or cancelation depending on the conditions at the time:

Tuesday, June 23: Rosling, Hans. Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re wrong about the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. (2018) 352p.

A hopeful book showing how data might lead you to different conclusions than sensational anecdotes will. “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” Bill Gates

Tuesday, July 21: Krueger, William Kent. Iron Lake. (2009) 352p.

The Minnesota author’s colorful detective, half Irish and Ojibwe, Cork O’Connor, investigates murders in the small northern Minnesota town where he was formerly sheriff.  “The author’s deft eye for the details of everyday life bring the town and its peculiar problems to vivid life.” Also wrote Ordinary Grace and his newest The Tender Land.The author will be coming for an island visit and presentation.

Tuesday, August 18: Kneale, Matthew.  Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. (2019) 432p.

Historical book that reads like a novel.  Long time resident (and novelist) tells the story of Rome through the lens of seven key battles from barbarian invasion to Allied bombings.  Come away with a new understanding of one of the world’s most well preserved cities, its famed ruins, and the tenacity of its people. Robin Russell will have a slide presentation to accompany the discussion.

Tuesday, September 15: Enger, Leif. Virgil Wander. (2019) 320p.

Charmer of a tale about a down at the heels town on Lake Superior full of lovely people making do…sweet and funny. “Fast-paced, humorous and mystical novel about hope, friendship, love and the relationship between a town and its people.” Bookpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25th Annual Performance of the Positivity Children’s Theatre

Friday, August 2, 2019   7 PM

Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2 PM

La Pointe School
868 Whitefish
La Pointe, WI 54850

Come see the 25th Annual Performance of the Positivity Children’s Theatre Summer Program. Guided by Founder and Artist Director Julie Stryker, PCT employs local playwrights, actors, and musicians to assist island children in the process of creating an original presentation that often contains history and stories from Madeline Island and the region.

Their performance of their final product is open to the public, and ticket sales support the program.

For more information, contact Julie Stryker, 715.209.0417

 

Grants Meeting Tonight at Library

Tonight at 6:30 PM grants committee members will be available at the Madeline Island Library to assist with help you may need in creating your grants for the La Pointe Center for the Arts. Come and get expert guidance for submitting a grant to receive support for your artistic project.

Deadline for submission is May 31, 2017. Applications available at the Library and the La Pointe Center Art Gallery. You can also download them here.