July 2021
Summer Update
Live Performances July 1st to December 10th
Saturday, July 25th - 8:00pm
"Jazz Spectrum"
Classic Big Band Tunes

This is the third year this exciting vocal quartet takes the stage at TLCFA. Jazz Spectrum is based in Mundelein, IL and has been performing in IL, WI, and the UP since 1995. The quartet is backed by a swinging six piece instrumental ensemble of piano, bass, drums and three horns. Their book consists of lyrics put to classic big band tunes made famous by Basie, Ellington, Les Brown, Benny Goodman and others. Their style is reminiscent of The Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshman and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Ballads with rich harmonies, Doo Wop, and good time 50’s rock n’ roll round out a varied Jazz Spectrum performance. Their highly acclaimed arrangements and original lyrics are written by leader, Bob Zaun. Bring your dancing shoes and don’t miss this entertaining evening of swinging, vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumental solos!
Hear their music at www.jazzspectrum.com

Adults $15
Under 13 $5
Saturday, July 30th - 8:00pm
"The Beth White Band"
R&B, Soul, Pop

This easy going singer/song writer with the stunning voice takes influences from the likes of Norah Jones, John Legend and Amy Winehouse. But don’t be misled, she is one of a kind.
Beth grew up in a small town in southwestern Wisconsin, then moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University and break into the business.
She creates lyrics and melodies that sink into the soul of her listeners.
The music industry veteran, Sheryl Crow, had this to say about her. “People! Check her out, go see a show, all of it! She’s not one to miss!”
Hear her at www.bethwhitemusik.com

Adults $20
Under 13 $5
July to December Live Performances

Saturday, July 24 - Jazz Spectrum - Classic Jazz

Friday, July 30 - Beth White - R&B/Soul/Pop

Friday and Saturday, August 6 and August 7 - Chip Duncan Classic Auto Film – A Benefit

Thursday, August 12 - Nu-Blu Bluegrass Band

Sunday, August 22 - The Jimmys - R&B/Blues

Saturday, August 28 - Randy Sabien & Band - Jazz/Folk/Cuban

Friday, September 3 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys - Blues

Thursday, September 9 - Zac Matthews Band - Country

Friday, September 17 - Anthony Lux Band - Bluesy Rock n' Roll

Friday, September 24 - Carmen Nickerson Band - Jazz/Pop/Classical

Thursday, October 7 - Take 3 - Pop/Americana/Classical

Saturday, October 16 - Alias Brass - Baroque to Pop

Friday, October 22 - The Claudettes - Blues/Jazz/Rockabilly/Punk

Saturday, October 30 - Special Consensus - Bluegrass

Friday, November 12 - Border Troubadors - Free Musical Play

Friday, December 10 - Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Thank You and see you at the TLCFA!
Three Lakes enter for the Arts is proud to offer Adaptive Hearing devices to help all of our patrons.

JULY 21 @ 2:00 PM - JULY 25 @ 7:30 PM

JULY 28 @ 2:00 PM - AUGUST 1 @ 7:30 PM
Johanna Buwalda: Artist of the Month
“Making” Her Way.  

Johanna Buwalda is a ceramic Artist from Eagle River who moved to the Northwoods in 2018 specifically to begin living a quieter life and have her own pottery studio in the woods. She found that the Northwoods area fulfilled her dream of living in a place where she could realize this wish, and be where other artists are actively working and supporting each other in a community of learning. She says “I could spend the whole day in the studio. I love making”. 

She enjoyed making art early in her life growing up in the Netherlands. Her father and mother would drop her off at the museum where they had an art studio for children. She had many art experiences there including work with clay. She really loved sculpting clay and then learned to “throw” on the potter’s wheel at the age of 15. She began on a kick wheel in a small home studio where she was taking classes with her father. She explained that her father is still taking classes with this same teacher, Lea Wijnhoven, today. She realized that this was what she was good at; working with clay. “I wasn’t especially good at anything else as a teenager, but I was good at working with clay, sculpting and potting” she explained.  

Johanna learned about the aesthetics of art through her parents’ beautiful art collection, particularly European pottery. “They have hundreds of pieces that they collected from studios, outdoor shows, and art galleries,” she said. Her father is an active silversmith artist and had some gallery shows. This influence from her parents, living in an environment filled with art and pottery, led to Johanna’s education and career as an art therapist.  

In her early professional years, Johanna was an art therapist in the Philippines where she worked with children and families caught in political armed conflict. Next, she came to the United States to run programs in Chicago for immigrants and refugees who had come from war torn areas and had experiences of war trauma. In 1994, she received a partial scholarship for an M.A. in Early Childhood Education with a focus on war. She worked in a non-profit organization in Chicago with survivors of war displacement (mostly refugees). This led to a second M.A. degree in Psychology. Around 2007, she expanded her work with torture and war survivors to include combat veterans and their families. She continues this work today, although not full time.

While working and studying in Chicago and raising her two children, Johanna found an art school and studio: Lill Street. She began taking classes there from 2005-20018 whenever she could fit them in while working full time, going to graduate school, and raising her children. Quickly, she remembered her early training and her wish to one day own a studio and be a ceramic artist. As her children began their college years, Johanna began to search for a place to have her dreams come true. She found The Warehouse in Eagle River where there was a fully equipped pottery studio. After moving to the Northwoods she began making pots at the Warehouse and teaching pottery and other art classes. Today, she has a home studio, learned about firing kilns, learned to make her own glazes and established her own style. Now she says, “I spend hours and days, making.” 

Johanna reflects, “After working in war zones, and with people living with trauma, it is meditative to have the clay through my hands. It is tangible, tactile. I can make something usable, functional. Making a piece of pottery, like a mug, that fits perfectly into someone’s hand is very satisfying.” In talking about her current work, Johanna says one of her teachers, David Trost, introduced her to use a resist technique that creates linear patterns on her pottery which really resonated with her and she expanded on over the years. She feels that these linear patterns mimic some of the trees and nature patterns around her. After a tornado came through her property last year, she began to add dots representing the missing spaces or trees that were no longer there. She returned to the Philippines after 30 years, and started to create line patterns on her pots that were reflective of Mayon volcano, a beautiful volcano at the town where she used to live. 

Recently, Johanna has begun to paint some Northwoods influenced characters onto the surface of her pots. Fish, birds and other animals that she sees around her yard are placed in sections or patterns on the insides of pots with the line patterns on the outside or a combination of the two. Her designs look like a contemporary folk pattern surrounded by lovely line patterns, all in bright colors that attract the eye.  

Johanna is showing her work at The Three Lakes Center for the Arts in the gallery during the month of August. The show opens on August 6 with a reception at the gallery from 5-7. Additionally, she will be showing at the Northwoods Art Tour, Three Lakes Center for the Arts “Arts on Main”, Artarama, Cranberry Fest, Colorama in St. Germain and has been invited in November to her first juried art show at Art Start for their winter sale show. Johanna’s work is also available at her studio by appointment at 1006 Beachwood Drive, Eagle River, (773) 370-4789.

Johanna shared that she is having so much fun and she continues to dream, of a bigger studio, more space and working to keep up with the demand. In talking about the joy of “making” and of teaching Johanna says: “The best part is “making” and I really enjoy that people want to have my pottery in their lives, in their homes and on their tables. I love teaching and working with students and watching them become as excited about clay as I am.”  
 Wednesday, July 21- Working with Pipe cleaners
 Wednesday, July 28-  Working with Newspaper and Magazines
 Wednesday, August 4- Working with Clay Pots
 Wednesday, August 11- Working with Paper Tubes 

Featuring The Music Of John Higgins And John Stano

Our 17th Annual Art on Main will once again be held on the corner of Hwy. 45 and “A” on the beautiful property of Mark McCain, owner of the adjacent Three Lakes Winery. Thanks to Mark for his generosity in making the lot available for our show.
We plan to present many talented creators of lovely art and fine crafts who will be judged this year by Three Lakes own Theresa Ray, a gifted artist and potter in her own right! There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons awarded and you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite with “The Peoples’ Choice Award.” Enjoy the wonderful art, easy listening music, good snacks and drinks – and the admission is FREE!
The pandemic is still in the shadows so we appreciate your cooperation in remembering to distance and use good judgment to help make this a happy, healthy day for all!
Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for Volunteers to help in many ways at the theater and gallery.

We are optimistic that 2021 will be a better year for events and gallery shopping. Please stop by and offer a few hours of your summer.

Ticket takers, popcorn makers, gallery sales, and a few more odd jobs could use your friendly talent and smiling face.

For more information, or to volunteer,
call Collette Sorgel at 715-477-0001.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!