Presque Isle Fine Art Show
The 2015 Presque Isle Fine Art Show will be held on Sunday August 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Presque Isle Community Center and Park.
Exceptional regional art is on display in the Community Center. There are several different awards given out totally $900. The People's Choice category is decided by visitors to the show and includes Best in Show, First, Second and Third place awards for adults and youth. Then there is the Artist Choice award which is chosen solely by artists who have entered work in the show. And, there is one wow! piece that receives the Judge's Choice Award. The awards will be given out starting at 3:15 p.m.
During the week preceding the fine arts show, Art Camp students are hard at work. "Exploring edges in the Northwoods" is a hands-on science art camp celebrating the beauty and diversity of the northern Wisconsin lake country. This is a multi-generational camp where students, from 5 to 85, will explore the ecosystem edges surrounding the ponds and river in Pipke Park, then translate what they've learned onto their own 4 ft x 7ft canvas using acrylic paints. Naturalist Licia Johnson will lead the exploration of the environment and Kay Lorbiecki will use hands on skills exercises in the field to teach students how to build a painting with depth, texture and color. Carol Heitman assists with washes, texture and color and leads a workshop on building 3-d insects and plants. Visit the library during the fine arts show to see the students' work on display.
The Friends of the Presque Isle Community Library will have a lunch booth near the back door of the library. Choose a pulled pork sandwich with a side of coleslaw or a chicken salad sandwich with a fruit skewer. Water, soda, and beer will also be available. Also visit the many vendor booths outside with various arts and crafts.
Summer Reading Program
A Summer of Super Heroes
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 8
Nature's Super Heroes presented by Tess from the Discovery Center.
Nature's creatures are more special than you may think.
Wednesday, July 15th
We will celebrate Super Heroes from Folklore and Fairy Tales.
Wednesday, July 22
We will celebrate the Super Hero in dogs. We read about "Popcorn", a little white dog who wants to be a firehouse dog, Balto, who saved many lives in Nome, Alaska, and Superdog, The Heart of a Hero.
Wednesday August 5
August keeps us laughing with "Sidekicks."
Wednesday August 12
And to round off our summer of Super Heroes, we honor, "Kid Heroes."