LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


Discussion led by Mark Heir.

The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

Creative Wisconsin Month April 2021

Presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with people, organizations, and businesses throughout the state, Creative Wisconsin Month celebrates the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrates the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shares those stories with representatives and decision-makers. Creative Wisconsin Month will unfold as a series of presentations and conversations over the course of the month, focusing on the future as we emerge from the pandemic era. Sessions scheduled to date include:

 

  • Dasha Kelly Hamilton

    Thursday, April 1, 1-1:30 CT:  Creative Wisconsin Month kick off with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton 

  • Tuesday, April 6, 10 – 11 am CT: Advocacy 101, 102, and beyond  All about the 2021-2023 state budget process, initiatives for investment, and how you can make your voice heard.
  • Friday, April 23, 11 am – 12 noon CT:   Wisconsin’s Young Arts Leaders:  making a creative career and a life.   Hear from three young Wisconsin creative sector leaders about their hopes, aspirations, and ideas as they start their careers at this unprecedented moment in time.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11 am – 12 noon CT: State of Arts and Creative Sector Funding in Wisconsin, one year later, co-presented by Arts Wisconsin  and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Americans for the Arts will present the National Arts Action Summit, a multi-day event giving grassroots advocates crucial advocacy training from experts in the field, April 5-9. Participation is free! Click here for info and to register.

Check out the Creative Wisconsin Month schedule – a continually updated work in progress – and ways for you to get involved. Get in touch with Arts Wisconsin with your questions and comments.

Next LPC Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. central

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Free Webinar: Federal Resources for Creative Community Development

Are you looking for funding to support a community development or creative placekeeping initiative in your neighborhood? If so, tune in on Tuesday, February 9, to Federal Resources for Creative Community Development—a free web seminar designed to help you access federal funds and harness the power of the arts and culture for community development.

This seminar features a new Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide that offers:

  • a curated selection of federal funding sources that you can use to advance equitable community development,
  • examples of initiatives that have transformed community development through creative partnerships, and
  • practical tips on accessing federal grant programs.

A live demonstration of the guide’s powerful search functions will reveal often-overlooked federal resources for equitable community development, creative placemaking and the arts. You’ll also hear from practitioners who have successfully leveraged public funding opportunities for creative placemaking.

Complete session details and registration information are available at http://bit.ly/2LdRvDc. This one-hour session is designed for arts nonprofits, community development groups, state and local government agencies, arts advocates, cultural district managers, and creative placemaking practitioners. All organizations that are pursuing arts based community development initiatives are welcome to participate.

This one-time event is offered through a partnership between the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations and Metris Arts Consulting.

 

Artists, here’s how to apply for Wisconsin “We’re All In” Grants

Applications being accepted October 19 through Monday, November 2

APPLY ONLINE HERE

HOW IT WORKS


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

For more information on how to apply,
contact Barbara at La Pointe Center
715.209.5471 or email lapointecenter at gmail.com

Wisconsin We’re All In Grants for Creatives

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

Join us on Tuesday, October 20, at 3:45PM to learn more about the state of Wisconsin We’re All In grant opportunity to get up to $5,000

SIGN UP HERE

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND

The Town of La Pointe Public Arts Committee solicited concepts and proposals* for a large sculpture design to enhance the beauty and enjoyment of our town harbor area. We are thrilled we have two very strong designs to present to you.

We welcome your comments about these designs as well as their proposed locations.

after reading the information below,

CLICK HERE to logon to

Survey Monkey to contribute your comments.

We are not asking you to vote on either piece. We want to consider your comments and opinions and hopefully ideas in the Committees final design decision. Funding for this project will not come from town tax revenue but be secured through grants and private donations. We have an initial donation from the La Pointe Center of $20,000.

Here is a suggestion of design criteria for you to use with which to address your comments:

The artistic quality, uniqueness, style and nature, aesthetic and/or historical significance of the art.

Appropriateness of the site and location (working well within the scale and nature of the site).

The art is thematically appropriate for the context of the site – assessing for local thematic significance, such as Madeline Island history and natural environment.

Sculpture must allow for ferry boat visibility, and must withstand the winter weather as well as winds and water.

Below are the colored pictures of the pieces, artists’ descriptions, bio info, and estimated costs for each project. We have used pictures of models provided by the artists to create photo-shopped images of these designs in two locations we are considering for installation:

  1. The arm of the ferry dock to the left of the blue bins that MIFL leases and is willing to vacate for this project. We are interested in creating a small viewing area here with minimal beautifying. Some benches, plants, etc.

2. Circle of rocks in the area of the Pergola space.

*We got the word out by talking to Island artists, publishing submission requests in the Island Gazette for several issues, connecting with artist networks through La Pointe Center and Chequamegon Bay Arts Council, and contacting The Wisconsin Arts Board, including Karen Hoffman, chair of the Wisconsin Woodland Indian Arts Initiative. Another person spoken with several times is Katherine Morrisseau, the Ojibwe artist who spearheaded the Jingle Dress Dancer project and has been a liaison to other artists in this area.

Town of La Pointe Public Art Committee     

Susan Sabre, Chair  Peg Bertel, Charlie Meech, Robin Russell, Tim Sullivan, and Mary Whittaker

Below are the artists’ descriptions, some bio info, photos and estimated costs for each project:

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND
CHEQUAMEGON ART GLASS
ROBERT ADAMS

Model

My Sculpture would express the unique and personal character of the people of Madeline Island. The rock symbolizes the creation of our area billions of years ago and has and always will be there to show the strength and endurance of the island residences. This expression equally honors the original people and thru time the latter settlers. Its physical size and strength speaks to this.

I always take into consideration the physical space and surrounding environment which would encompass the atmospheric qualities; light, weather, etc. Also within the pad would be incorporated four outdoor LED lights for night time viewing.

The materials used to make the sculpture would be either 1 3⁄4” or 2″ thick Corten steel. Corten steel is also called weathering steel in the art world. It has the same strength properties as regular steel but a small amount of various alloys, mainly copper to allow it to rust and develop a beautiful patina much like bronze. It keeps the steel from deteriorating from excessive rusting. The glass inserts are symbolizing the fires of creation. This glass is 1″ thick and called Dalle de Verre.

The sculpture is 12’ tall and 6’ in diameter at the base.
The entire sculpture would withstand the forces of nature for any amount of time.

PERSONAL BIO:

Chequamegon Art Glass was established in 1972. For several of those early years I operated a store front in Bayfield. I have well over 500 commissions executed with notable local public commissions: Northland College, City Hall Washburn, Wild Rice Restaurant, Maggie’s Restaurant, Stage North Theater, Mary Rice residence, Rittenhouse Inn, Moland Lutheran Church in Mason and Madeline Island Music Camp.

Project Cost July 14, 2020 $56,184 installation cost are not included (Costs are based on a high estimate to help alleviate future unknowns.)

 

GATEWAY TO MADELINE ISLAND
LISA KOSMO
TWO HARBORS, MN

I have been living in Two Harbors for nearly 30 years, but I have family ties to Madeline Island and am a member of the Red Cliff Band. My grandmother is Isabelle Margaret Cadotte Perrin. Unfortunately, she had passed away before I was born. I have many fond memories of trips to the Island and still visit family members who live in Bayfield. Shortly after my last sculpture (2005), I took some time off of my art career to raise my sons and in the last couple of years started to pursue my art again. I mainly paint & have an original painting ‘Alive’, purchased by Madeline’s library, but as you can see I also enjoy creating 3-D work.

Loving the imagery of Madeline’s father’s name Chief White Crane and discovering that the crane clan were identified as the founders of the Ojibwe villages on Madeline Island helped me create my piece. I also wanted to incorporate imagery essential to the island’s history to its base: fur trade (beaver) industry, logging (pine/maple), winter season (snowflake), fishing (trout), native American (turtle/bear), flora (raspberries), reptile (crayfish/frog), land animal (deer). My thought was also wanting the white crane to be the only winged animal and to have it rising from the red earth. The steel base lends itself to this by not painting it.

The sculpture would be 1/2” & 1” painted (2 coat epoxy/urethane paint) & unpainted, A588 weathering steel with galvanized high strength bolts. Painted steel white cranes 10’ with a 2’ base. A total maximum height of 12’, base of 5’diameter. Estimated weight 1.3 tons.

Project Cost $19,000 installation cost not included
Examples of Lisa’s previous commissions

LPC September Book Club

ZOOM LINK TO BOOK CLUB MEETING 
Tuesday, September 15, 7 PM Central

Join us for our September Book Club meeting when we will be discussing Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander.  We are very pleased to have Leif Enger  joining us for the ZOOM session.  Mark Hier will be leading the discussion and Joe Scarry will be the technical operator.

If you have questions for the author please send to Mark at mbhier1@gmail.com.

I would also like to ask at this time for suggestions for next year’s book titles or movie with book to discuss.  Please give suggestions to any committee member or email me at bpweiss at mtco.com.

We had a very successful 2020 season in spite of the pandemic and thank you all for your previous suggestions. We hope to do the same next year.

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