Archive for July, 2014

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Come and explore the the northwoods of Wisconsin during July 25th-27th and discover the many artists of the northwoods.

I will be demonstrating the art of printmaking during these dates from 10:00 am- 5:00pm at Odonata Gallery located in Mercer Wisconsin, just off of Hwy 51 north.

Please stop in and join the fun!

To learn more about the NORTHWOOD ART TOUR go to

Hot Off the Press!

Hot Off the Press!

The public is invited to view over 200 pieces of artwork ranging from painting, photography, printmaking,woodworking and drawings on exhibit and for sale beginning Thursday July 17th through Sunday July 20th, at the Manitowish Waters Community Center located on Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters Wisconsin.
Art Show Schedule is as follows…
July 17th, 9:00am-5:00pm
July 18th, 9:00am- 8:00pm
July 19th, 9:00am- 5:00pm
July 20th 9:00am- 2:00pm

Manito Art League artist provide demonstrations during the morning and afternoon hours, as well as a silent auction and many opportunities to talk to the artists during the show.

The Manito Art League, Art Show is open to the public at no charge and families are always welcome

Manito Art League is a non for profit organization and has awarded more than $155,000.00 in scholarships over the years, thanks to the gifts of our many patrons. This year the League will award approximately $5,000.00 in scholarship funds to area residents age 18 and older to promote and foster artistic pursuits. The Manito Art League is extremely grateful for the continued support of it’s patrons. Their generosity has made our scholarship program a great success. “We acknowledge Ms. Flora “Be” Dunlap of Rockford, Illinois, who administers the annual $500.00 Ruthford/Raedeke Memorial Scholarship in the Arts. We appreciate her generosity of time and spirit. We would also like extend a special “thank you” to the Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation for it’s generous donation of scholarships to the Manito ArtLeague members over the years.
To learn more about the Manito Art League’s 2014 Summer Art Exhibit and workshops go to the following link

Susan Wendlandt Artist of the Month at Presque Isle Public Library ,Presque Isle, WI..

Artwork title Walk About

Artwork title Walk About


Susan Kloch Wendlandt is a professional studio artist in Arbor Vitae, WI. is very excited to be honored as the Artist of the Month at the Presque Isle Library during the month of July and August. Susan is also the instructor for the 2014 Discovery Arts Camp to be held at the Presque Isle WI. Community Center during the week of August11th through August 14th.
For more information go to this link.

Wendlandt looks forward to leading the arts camp participants on daily artistic adventures that can improve an artist’s drawing and painting skills, while learning the importance of “The Creative Process” and how this knowledge can take camp participants down unexpected artistically inspired roads.

A native of Chicago, Illinois Susan’s artwork often reflects a blend of that Chicago attitude, energy and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the Wisconsin north woods flavor.

Her work ranges from Intaglio printmaking, surrealistic charcoal drawings, photography, collage, paper sculptures, assemblages and mixed media. The theme’s of Susan’s work ranges from the nature of the north woods to artwork that speaks to the diversity of communicative formats and their impact on humanity.

Wendlandt became an international artist through her participation in “The Bakers Dozen” an International Collage Exchange and Sale held in New Zealand in 2008. Susan’s collages have also been on exhibit in Poland, Germany and France and six of her Original Intaglio Prints are part of a permanent Mail Art Exhibit in Arcevia Italy.

Susan will also be demonstrating her printmaking skills at Odonata Art Gallery located in Mercer, WI. during the NORTHWOODS Art Tour on July 25th,26th and 27th..

Susan Kloch Wendlandt has been involved with the 4-H Organization since 1966 and has dedicated the past 10 years as a Wisconsin State 4-H Visual Arts Resource Leader and art instructor at multiple State 4-H Arts Camps held every year at Upham Woods, Learning Resource Center, Wisconsin Dells.

Presently Susan Kloch Wendlandt is the director of Art Gallery 450 located at the UW Marshfield /Wood County campus. Susan’s also a professional studio artist, located in Arbor Vitae , WI. and has been a member and public relations chairperson of the Manito Art League, Organization since 2004.

2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Youth Leadership Conference.

Katherine Kloch Wendlandt dance choreographer for the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers

Katherine Kloch Wendlandt dance choreographer for the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers

100 Years of Growing Wisconsin Leaders:  94th Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference Program June 23-26, 2014


Susan Kloch Wendlandt of Marshfield , WI. is an advisor to the Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company  and Katherine Kloch Wendlandt of Marshfield is the dance choreographer for the Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers spent nine days working with their designated performing  4-H Arts Teams helping them create a 45 -60 minute performance given at an assembly to an audience of almost 700 people at the Madison Masonic Center Auditorium.


The Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers is comprised of 20 older youth that volunteer their time and talents to create a 45 minute performance



In this centennial year of Wisconsin 4-H, “100 Years of Growing Wisconsin Leaders”   will be explored and celebrated throughout the event. A wide variety of assemblies, seminars, and service projects will allow delegates to broaden interests and develop new skills.  The educational focus will be on national 4-H Mission Mandates (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts; Health Living; and Civic Education) and building life skills.



Since their formation in 1987,the Wisconsin 4-H Showcase singers troupe has become one of Wisconsin’s premier youth performing organizations.  Membership in Showcase Singers results in the pride of achieving a very high level of performance, and a strong bond of friendship and “family”.


Showcase Singers members are selected from throughout Wisconsin, rehearse throughout the summer, and perform at this conference, at various county fairs, and in a series of shows at the Wisconsin State Fair.                                                   


Applications deadline:January 15

Singers announced: Mid February


Director: Luke Talen, Milwaukee Co.

Choreographer; Katherine Katie Wendlandt,Wood county

Staff Advisor: Christina Rencontre UW-Extension, State 4-H Arts  Specialist



This years Drama company is comprised of older youth and adults from throughout Wisconsin.  They create a performance piece to be presented on Tuesday evening during the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H & Youth Conference, and will present a series of performances at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Ellis, WI.


The 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company has  32 participating members this year.  The Drama company members have five days to create (which involves creating stories, write scripts, learning dance choreography for multiple dance segments and creating back drops and props) resulting  in a 50 minute performance that incorporates, one vocal performance, three dance segments and multiple skits that takes the audience on a thought proving journey! Everyone works about 12 hours a everyday in order to create the final polished performance.

Director: Jay Johnson, Sheboygan Co.

Ass’t Director: Jim Johnson, Sheboygan Co.

Dance Choreographer (Elizabeth) Izzi Mielke

Staff Advisor: Christina Rencontre UW-Extension

Volunteer Advisors: Shirley Miller Frey, Polk Co.; Barb Barbara Satnik,Eau Claire Co.; Izzi Mielke Waushara Co; and Susan Wendlandt, Wood Co.

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