Indigenous Art Show opens today at LPC Gallery

September 19, 2022

Indigenous Art Show opens today, featuring the works of Frank Montano, Carol DeMain, Dennis and Cleo White, Roberta DeCora, Martin Curry, Beth Paap, and other local Native artists. The feature is the dugout canoe, on display outside the Gallery.

Life on the Water Dugout Canoe Project
“Gitchigaming Manidowid” — “In The Spirit of Lake Superior.”

Reception and Mitigojiman
Dedication of the first Dugout Canoe to be produced here since 1854
Friday, September 30, 2022
4 PM

Chief Dugout Engineers: Frank Sprague and Keven Finney
Island Managers and Assistance:
Marty Curry, Mike Caswell and Johnny Ruff.
Project Oversight: Paul DeMain

“This project is supported in part with assistance from the La Pointe Center for the Arts, which receives support from local donations and the Wisconsin Arts Board, the non-profit organizations Honor The Earth, Aking and Native American Educational Technologies., (NAET) with assistance from local islanders, appreciation to the Madeline Island Ferry Company, Captain Mac’s Fish Tacos, Marina, the Bad River Ojibwe Band, Tom’s Burned Down Café, lots of coffee from the Mission Hill Coffee Shop and many small donations, and assistance provided by local businesses, and the 200+ people who have put their hands on the cutting, transportation, setting up, carving, finishing and chatting over the specifics of how to do something, and why.”

For more information on this project visit Communities United by Water.

Pictured above:
“Home of the Thunderbirds” (not for sale)
7 1/2” x 5 1/2” Framed Beaded Plaque by Giiwiitayashikwe (Carole DeMain)
LCO Chippewa/Oneida – Bear Clan
Illustrated artwork drawn by Sein Heipel – Red Cliff Chippewa/Oneida

You are invited to the LPC Annual Meeting on August 28, 2022

Joni’s Beach
4 PM – 6 PM

Please join the La Pointe Center for the Arts Board for our annual meeting which will be held Joni’s Beach. This year we will be having a picnic.

Thank you to all our members who support LPC. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans and to vote on the new Board of Directors. We need a quorum of 15 members to vote. Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

If you are not a member of LPC yet, please consider becoming a part of this great Island organization. You can support so many Island arts and artists that make this a great place.

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2021/2022 grant awards.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors: Peg Bertel (chair), Micaela Montagne (treasurer), Cynthia Mueller (secretary), Peggy Ross (Regranting Committee chair), Rae Lesmeister, Ava Love, Ken Myhre, and John Erste

Positivity Children’s Theatre debuts on the StageMobile

August 15, 2022

For the first time in the history of Positivity Children’s Theatre and the La Pointe Center for the Arts StageMobile, Positivity has taken over the StageMobile for two weeks to write, create and product this year’s production. The StageMobile has been used for the Performance Arts Affiliate FREE Summer Concert Series. Holding the Positivity program at the Stagemobile is a marvelous expansion of purpose.

Friday, August 19, 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2 PM

We have limited seating, so bring a chair.
In case of rain, we will wing it.

FREE Concert Tonight! Tribute to Ric Gillman with the CharterKats

Thursday, August 11, 6 PM – ??
Harry Nelson Rec Center

Bring a chair, your dancing shoes, some grub or get a brat from Charlie, and settle in as the Island pays tribute to our beloved Ric Gillman. As CharterKat Jeff V put it:

We’ve made a lot of music for a lot of years for a lot of reasons … but I’m not sure the motivation was ever so pure as with the CharterKats… It was never for money unless we gave it away. Never to play hot licks, though I think we did on occasion. Never for the party (much). Not for the chicks, we were already too old & ugly even then 🤣 … it was only and always about making fun music with fun people for fun people! … After 7 or 8 lost years, we’re back, albeit one Kat short 😞 … I’m not sure it’s like riding a bike, but come and decide for yourself if you can: Madeline Island this Thursday 6pm till ? … And tip a few for Captain Ric, he was our captain… and he still is…👣🎶💕

Positivity Children’s Theatre Reschedule!

Positivity Children’s Theatre has been reschedule. Performances are now:

Friday August 19, 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2 PM

Taking place at the Harry Nelson Rec Center on the LPC Stagemobile.

Positivity has in the past presented performances at the La Pointe School where tickets have been $10. This year, we are utilizing the Stagemobile. It’s a great use of the stage and should be a fantastic show.

Please come and make a donation to this wonderful program, and support Julie Stryker, director and producer, and all the Island kids!