2020 LPC Annual Meeting

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Harry Nelson Rec Center @ 4:00

Please join the LPC Board for our annual meeting which will be held at Rec Center this year with masks and social distancing.  Unfortunately no picnic this year…

Thank you for your 2020 membership support of La Pointe Center (LPC) for the Arts. We are hoping you will choose to become a member of our organization in 2021 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), Micaela Montagne (treasurer), Cynthia Mueller (secretary), Rae Lesmeister (co-chair), Ken Myhre, Beth Speckien, Peggy Ross and Samantha Dobson

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2019/20 grant awards.

Agenda:

Call the meeting to order

Approve Minutes from the 08-25-19 Annual Meeting

Vote on re-election of current Board Directors:

Vote on new Board Directors:

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Affiliate, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.

Adjourn Meeting

 

Announcing the Public Art Map of Madeline Island

TOWN OF LA POINTE PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF
THE PUBLIC ART MAP OF MADELINE ISLAND

July 13, 2020

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Town of La Pointe Public Arts Committee believes that public art—art that is freely accessible to all—can humanize, beautify, and invigorate our public spaces. Our committee strives to increase the cultural, social, and economic value of La Pointe by working to install art that reflects the uniqueness and diversity of our community.

The Public Art Committee was excited to discover we had a lot of interesting and beautiful art on Madeline. We decided to share what we found with the public and hired Barbara With to create a “Public Art Map of Madeline Island” with Google Maps. Each pin on the map represents a place where the public can enjoy a piece of art created by a local artist. It is separated into three areas of the island.

The downtown area is organized to be a walking tour, beginning at the LPC Art Car and ending at Island Carvers. The rest of the pieces are located at the State and Town Park and also in various locations outside of town.

Thank you to the many people who have contributed to the creation of this map. Not just the making of the art, but to the artists who provided the stories about the pieces in various places around town. Island history and local lore is included for more entertainment! Click on the legend on the left to see where each pin leads. Then click on the photos to see them all.

To embed the map into your website:

Go to the map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1LI4ZGxXDiSR8xmsjRp5uuDfKcWGvKDgo&ll=46.790266747428085%2C-90.7475047752215&z=12

  • Go to the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the legend and choose “embed map”
  • Use on your website, in a blog post, or on a page

 

LPC Art Gallery Opening June 15

Dale and Mary Whittaker: Paintings and quilts

Andrew Eldred: Woodworks

Katie Coan: Jewelry

The La Pointe Center Art Gallery will be opening Monday, June 15, 2020, 11 AM – 5 PM
Then Wednesdays through Saturdays 11 AM – 5 PM

There will be no artists receptions this season. Five person limit inside the Gallery.

MASK ARE REQUIRED. LPC Art Gallery will not have masks for sale. Please bring your own.

On behalf of all the artists and employees of the Gallery, we are grateful for your participation in keeping the island safe during COVID-19.

Featured painting: Dale Whittaker

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Theater on Madeline Island

The Last Voyageur

Sunday, Feb 29, 7 PM

St. John’s Church
on Main Street, La Pointe, WI

Save the Date and then come on down! Thanks to a generous grant from the La Pointe Center and Wisconsin Arts Board, we are holding a STAGED READING of an original island music melodrama THE LAST VOYAGEUR! Written by Philip Valle, the same author of ONE BAD APPLE, this is the hilarious story of Aphrodite and Apollo coming down to a tiny island in Lake Superior in winter, complete with greek gods, birds, scientists and realtors, a eunuch named Reggie, lots of crazy hijinx, originals songs by Barbara With and of course, the last voyageur! Show at 7 PM with a cast a tens! Be there or be square! Dessert and coffee afterward

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