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August 2018

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August 3 - August 5

Welcome to a fun filled weekend in Mineral Point, WI. In addition to the many art-filled events spanning Friday through Sunday, plan on getting "hooked" on cheese during the Arts 'n Cheese Crawl on Saturday from 4 pm - 8 pm. Twenty two art galleries & several shops will serve…

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ARTS ON POINT GALLERY WEEKEND – 22 GALLERIES PLUS FASCINATING SHOPS

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
High St, Commerce St, and all around town

Friday's activities include 22 galleries and numerous shops open into the evening. You'll find exhibition openings and reception, historic tours, live music, a community tapestry weaving where you can add more rows. Experience working with clay on one of the several potter's wheels found in two locations in downtown Mineral…

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COMMUNITY TAPESTRY

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Artful Apparel, 232 High St

Community Tapestry - Experience the fun of weaving on a loom with Kathleen Nutter

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EXHIBITION OPENING

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Longbranch Gallery, 203 Commerce St

Ben Brummerhop - Featured Artist Ben grew up in Florida and started using drugs at the age of 13. It was only after moving to Mineral Point that he found his path to recovery and his real artistic voice. In 2010, he had a national exhibition about his recovery called…

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MUSEUM TOUR

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mineral Point Railroad Museum, 11 Commerce St

Mineral Point Railroad Museum - The Mineral Point depot was built in 1856. Made of local stone, it is now the oldest depot in Wisconsin.  The museum has a large collection of local railroad artifacts, including early (civil war) documents from the Mineral Point Railroad and Illinois Central railroads. A…

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FEATURED ARTIST

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Green Lantern Studios, 261 High St

Richard Moninski - Green Lantern Studios will feature a retrospective exhibition of works by Richard Moninski. The paintings and works on paper, done primarily over the past twenty years, showcase Moninski's ongoing concerns with the conventions of textile and surface design, historical imagery and the rendering of plants and animals.

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TOUR & EXHIBIT

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orchard Lawn (Gundry House), 234 Madison St
$5 – $7

Tour & Exhibit - WWI letters & Ava Fernekes art

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POTTER’S WHEEL – HANDS ON FUN

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
225 Commerce St and 262 High St

Ever wanted to try working with clay on a potter's wheel? Guided by experienced ceramic artists you can do just that.

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CHEESE WHEEL

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Where will the cheese wheel stop? Hook's cheese curds, movie passes or grab bag prizes, try again, or "sorry"?  Find the cheese wheel on Friday, August 3rd, at the Mineral Point Hotel patio, (121 Commerce St), from 4 pm - 6 pm. Then the wheel will be moved to just…

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OPENING RECEPTION

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brewery Pottery, 276 Shake Rag St

Reduce-Reuse-Reclocks: Repurposed Clocks by Diana Johnston

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LIVE MUSIC

August 3 @ 7:30 pm
GRAY DOG DELI, 215 High St
Free

Music by Meeker & Maiden  

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ARTS ON POINT GALLERY WEEKEND – 22 GALLERIES PLUS FASCINATING SHOPS

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
High St, Commerce St, and all around town

Saturday's events include 22 galleries and several shops open into the evening. This will be the day for the 1st Hook's Cheese Crawl where you will be able to sample 37 different varieties of world champion Hook's Cheese. The cheese crawl will start at 4, just look for the sign…

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FARMER’S MARKET

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Mineral Point Farmer’s Market, Business 151 at Madison St (Water Tower Park)

Organic produce, flowers, baked goods, art, and more.

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WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mayday Press, 109 Commerce St

Letterpress Basics - 12x18 Posters. Come learn the basics of letterpress printing at Mayday Press. You will design and print your own edition of 12”x18” posters. Using our collection of antique wood type, Ludlow type, cuts and ornaments, we will guide you through the process of printing a two-color, phrase-based poster. You…

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DROP-IN WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Shake Rag Alley Art Center, 18 Shake Rag Alley
Free

Seventies Ice Candles - To make the Ice Candles, ice is poured around a candlestick that is pinned from the bottom to a milk carton. Hot wax is poured over the ice. The ice melts as the wax sets creating a lacy wax form around the candlestick. The ice candle…

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COMMUNITY TAPESTRY

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Artful Apparel, 232 High St

Community Tapestry - Experience the fun of weaving on a loom with Kathleen Nutter  

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MEET THE ARTIST

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Artful Apparel, 232 High St

Trunk Show by Joan Kennedy - Felt artist, Joan Kennedy will show/discuss her work and processes.

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EXHIBITION OPENING

August 4 @ 10:00 am
Sugar Row Gallery, 234 High St

Cynthia Wolfe's Flight of Fancy: Collage and Assemblage  

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MUSEUM TOUR

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mineral Point Railroad Museum, 11 Commerce St

Mineral Point Railroad Museum - The Mineral Point depot was built in 1856. Made of local stone, it is now the oldest depot in Wisconsin.  The museum has a large collection of local railroad artifacts, including early (civil war) documents from the Mineral Point Railroad and Illinois Central railroads. A…

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FEATURED ARTIST

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Green Lantern Studios, 261 High St

Richard Moninski - Green Lantern Studios will feature a retrospective exhibition of works by Richard Moninski. The paintings and works on paper, done primarily over the past twenty years, showcase Moninski's ongoing concerns with the conventions of textile and surface design, historical imagery and the rendering of plants and animals.

Find out more »

DROP-IN WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Shake Rag Alley Art Center, 18 Shake Rag Alley
Free

Seventies Shrinky Dinks - Originally created as a cub scout project in 1973. Designs are created on thin polystyrene plastic sheets with felt tip markers. Once cut out, the designs are placed in an oven and when heated, shrink down to about one third the size. A Shrinky Dink oven…

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POTTER’S WHEEL – HANDS ON FUN

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
225 Commerce St

Ever wanted to try working with clay on a potter's wheel? Guided by experienced ceramic artist you can do just that.

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TOUR & AUTHOR KATHLEEN ERNST

August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pendarvis, 114 Shake Rag St
$15

 Experience the mystery of "Mining for Justice" at Pendarvis. Follow in Chloe's footsteps and see many of the places she explored during her week at Pendarvis. See real historic artifacts featured in the book not normal seen on tour. Tour ends with light refreshments and a Q & A period…

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ARTS & CHEESE CRAWL

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mineral Point, WI

Here's your chance to sample up to 37 varieties of cheeses from international award winner Hook's Cheese during Saturday's Arts & Cheese Crawl. Wander into galleries, shops, and other businesses exploring the uniqueness that makes Mineral Point so inviting while sampling a different variety of cheese in each location. Never…

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SPINNING – HANDS ON FUN

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
THE PEAR & SALVAGE HOME, 12 Fountain St

Watch experienced spinners do their craft. You'll have a chance to try spinning for yourself. Just look for the spinning wheels outside of The Pear.

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WELDING STUDIO TOURS

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brewery Pottery, 276 Shake Rag St

Welding Studio Tours: Reduce-Reuse-Reclock: Repurposed Clocks by Diana Johnston

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LIVE MUSIC

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Library Park, 137 High St
Free

Point Five plays genuine acoustic music with an emphasis on Americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass and alternative country, often blending these genres with unique arrangements.

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FEATURED ARTIST AND DEMONSTRATION

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THE PEAR & SALVAGE HOME, 12 Fountain St

Featuring Heather Harris' abstract acrylic and ink expressions using a variety of techniques including impression of found objects, brush and dropper applications and hand drawn fine tuning. Wax rubbing too. Heather will be painting in The Pear boutique gallery from 4 pm - 8pm.

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ARTIST RECEPTION

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sugar Row Gallery, 234 High St

Cynthia Wolfe - Collage and Assemblage Artist

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STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mayday Press, 109 Commerce St

Talk shop at Mayday Press.  Curious about letterpress? Visit May at the Mayday Press Annex. Talk design and letterpress, tour the studio, and meet the hulking equipment used to make cards, notebooks, posters, and more. Hang out, have a snack, and talk shop. Hope to see you there! Drop us…

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POTTER’S WHEEL – HANDS ON FUN

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Windy Ridge Pottery, 262 High St

More chances to work on a potter's wheel located on High St. Let the fun continue.

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ARTIST RECEPTION

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Longbranch Gallery, 203 Commerce St

Ben Brummerhop  Ben grew up in Florida and started using drugs at the age of 13. It was only after moving to Mineral Point that he found his path to recovery and his real artistic voice. In 2010, he had a national exhibition about his recovery called "A New Use…

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DEMONSTRATION

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glimmering Prize, 223 Commerce St

Lorraine Reynolds will be doing a Spirit Doll demo. These are art dolls from reclaimed fabric and found objects.

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LIVE MUSIC

August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mineral Point Opera House, 139 High St
$20

Mineral Point Opera House presents Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: A Tribute to the Lives and Music of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams starring Tom Waselchuk & Lindsey Giese.    

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DROP-IN WORKSHOP

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Seventies Ice Candles - To make the Ice Candles, ice is poured around a candlestick that is pinned from the bottom to a milk carton. Hot wax is poured over the ice. The ice melts as the wax sets creating a lacy wax form around the candlestick. The ice candle…

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ARTS ON POINT GALLERY WEEKEND – 22 GALLERIES PLUS FASCINATING SHOPS

August 5 @ 10:00 am
High St, Commerce St, and all around town

Sunday's events include galleries and shops open into the afternoon. There are drop-in workshops, a community tapestry to work on, historic tours and exhibits, and the classic movie Citizen Kane on the big screen at the wonderfully restored Mineral Point Opera House. 

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COMMUNITY TAPESTRY

August 5 @ 10:00 am
Artful Apparel, 232 High St

Community Tapestry - Experience the fun of weaving on a loom with Kathleen Nutter

Find out more »

FEATURED ARTIST

August 5 @ 10:00 am
Green Lantern Studios, 261 High St

Richard Moninski - Green Lantern Studios will feature a retrospective exhibition of works by Richard Moninski. The paintings and works on paper, done primarily over the past twenty years, showcase Moninski's ongoing concerns with the conventions of textile and surface design, historical imagery and the rendering of plants and animals.

Find out more »

DROP-IN WORKSHOP

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Shake Rag Alley Art Center, 18 Shake Rag Alley
Free

Seventies Shrinky Dinks - Originally created as a cub scout project in 1973. Designs are created on thin polystyrene plastic sheets with felt tip markers. Once cut out, the designs are placed in an oven and when heated, shrink down to about one third the size. A Shrinky Dink oven…

Find out more »

TOUR & EXHIBIT

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard Lawn (Gundry House), 234 Madison St
$5 – $7

Tour & Exhibit - WWI letters & Ava Fernekes Art

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MUSEUM TOUR

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mineral Point Railroad Museum, 11 Commerce St

Mineral Point Railroad Museum - The Mineral Point depot was built in 1856. Made of local stone, it is now the oldest depot in Wisconsin.  The museum has a large collection of local railroad artifacts, including early (civil war) documents from the Mineral Point Railroad and Illinois Central railroads. A…

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CLASSIC FILM

August 5 @ 2:00 pm
Mineral Point Opera House, 139 High St
$5

Mineral Point Opera House presents the classic movie Citizen Kane on the big screen. When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's…

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