Your Arts Program, Inc. Monthly Jam Sessions get better and better! Lou Gorz has been adding to the mix. His unique guitar style has challenged the other musicians and they greet the challenge with delight. We are currently proud vendors of his latest CDs. For MP3 samples of his work go to his website which is located at http://lougorz.com. You may contact Lou at email@example.com
Manito Art League
The Manito Art League has been in existence for over forty years. Membership is open to the public. An art show is held annually in July and features work in many mediums by a variety of artists. The art league holds monthly meetings that are followed by artist led workshops that are open to the public. To learn more about this group and it’s many offerings go to: http://manitoartleague.blogspot.com/
The New World School of Violin Making
Presque Isle, WI
This nationally know gem is located right here in the great northwoods of Wiscosnin. The accredited school is owned and operated by Brian Derber. For more information go to http://www.newworldschool.cc.
Jane is our volunteer applique group educator and facilitator. Her applique artistry has earned many awards. Check out her latest work at www.woodsandwildflowersappliqueart.blogspot.com
Nicolet Area Technical College
Art Series – a gallery and many stage offerings enrich our northwoods.
For more information go to : http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/community/eventsentertainment/index.html
Stitch ‘N Time
Stitch ‘N Time meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. This “drop in” style group allows people to come with any project they are working on and they can stay for a few hours or the entire day. This great group is open to everyone and is held at the Manitowish Waters Community Building. For more information contact Eliz Sykes at 715-543-8372.
Small Town Quilters
The Small Town Quilters meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The group meets at the Methodist Church on Hwy J in Mercer. The group is open to the public and welcomes people that are new to the art of quilting. Contact Toots Kellett at 715-476-0069 for more information.
PUPPET WORKSHOP – www.puppetfarm.org
As we say goodbye to 2010, we look back at the past year and a half of events and programming since the center opened with gratitude to all of you who have helped to support Many Ways of Peace. Your donations make our programming possible.
We are excited to announce that we will be bringing a peace festival to Eagle River on July 9, 2011. Programming on peace, justice, and sustainability, as well as food, music and creativity will all be part of the day. A highlight of the event will be giant puppets created by local community volunteers under the direction of Puppet Farm Arts. Puppet Farm Arts (formerly of Ashland Wisconsin and currently in Minneapolis) created the first giant peace dove, like the one that we have at Many Ways of Peace, which is now a part of Roots and Shoots International Day of Peace celebrations all over the world. (www.puppetfarm.org) The magic of theatrical pageantry puppetry has long been used across cultures to create awareness, inspire and enliven community. Puppet Farm artists will come to Eagle River in late June or early July (date pending) and you, your kids and grandkids will have the chance to learn to create giant parade and pageant puppets out of recycled materials for our peace festival. Some of these puppets will also appear in the local Independence Day parade.
We have been offered an anonymous thousand dollar challenge grant to help bring Puppet Farm Arts to Many Ways of Peace this summer. We are asking you to energize this project by supporting Many Ways of Peace with your financial contribution. What a great opportunity for young people to save their pennies and contribute as well. The amount that you donate will be doubled up to one thousand dollars. Any amount would be greatly appreciated and is tax deductible. Your checks may be made out to Many Ways of Peace and mailed to Puppet Project, Many Ways of Peace, PO Box 189, Eagle River, WI 54521. Please indicate whether you’d like us to send you a receipt for your records. Many Ways of Peace is a project of the MJ Berner Foundation for Peace and Justice, Inc.
Many thanks and Happy New Year,
Debra Ketchum Jircik
Many Ways of Peace
PO BOX 189
Eagle River WI 54521