Job Opening: Gallery Assistant
Memorial Day through Labor Day

17 hrs/week; $12/hr
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Cleaning crew shows up to put our studio back in shape!!
Thank you one and all! More pics coming....

Woods Hall, one of St. John’s chief ministries was created in the 1950’s as a community and economic development outreach to Madeline Island. In 2013, we launched an ambitious capital campaign to renovate the 60-year old building. With over 70 artists, we needed the room!

And.... We made it!  $446, 440 has been raised through the amazing generosity of our community, with each dollar a vote of confidence in the mission of Woods Hall. With the help of an initial matching grant from the Woods Hall Charitable Funds of $100,000., 125 individuals and 10 foundations, we are making progress to complete our vision.

                    

Fun with Raku Firing and Clay at Woods Hall!

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 Native Americans 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.

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