A Community Ministry of St. John's United Church of Christ
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WOODS HALL GALLERY &STUDIOS
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GLORIOUS SUMMER SEASON!
… We are winding down and cozying up for the autumn and winter months ahead. Our weavers & potters will be busy creating and we will have some jewelers being mentored in our new jewelry studio over the chilly months! Stay tuned for any winter classes and sign up for our mailing list by clicking “connect” to stay in the loop for next season !
THURSDAY - SATURDAY 11-5 (ish)
OUR INTERWOVEN HISTORY
Woods Hall is an association of artists and craftspeople who have a close connection to Madeline Island, which is the largest of the Apostle Islands on the south shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Madeline Island has a long artistic and craft tradition, beginning with the Anishinaabe who first settled on the island. Missionaries and French fur traders started to explore this region in the late 1600's, choosing the island for a trading post and mission, and the English and Americans followed. Hardy settlers farmed and fished and logged here, and in the late 1800's "summer people" seeking respite in nature discovered the island. All have brought creative skill, artistic vision and a strong sense of community to the island, leaving a legacy of beautiful and functional objects, and an interwoven history. The artisans of Woods Hall, including descendants of earlier inhabitants, as well as those more recently seduced by the island's magic, are proud to be participants in this unfolding story.