In the Galleries

Night Light
This year’s August Night Light will be an evening of art, storytelling and problem solving! Heading into fall, The Bubbler is turning over the entire Central Library with lots of new art. Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery (Third Floor): Artwork by Zach MorySecond Floor: Artwork by Robert CoberlyFirst Floor: Artwork by Tary M. McMahon and an installation by Matthew Baird The Bubbler's newest artist-in-residence Jennie Bastian will team up with Madison Storytellers to explore community problems ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 24, 2017
artwork of fish
Visit Pinney Library from July through September 2017 to view the Seas of Blue art exhibit created by the Art Night Posse.  The Art Night Posse is a group of artists and IT professionals who meet once a week to share food and ideas, and to encourage each other to keep creating. The Pinney Library exhibit, which is on display in the meeting room and in the space above the photocopier, features Lara's quilted wall-hangings, Jennifer's underwater creatures, Laima's linoleum block prints, Mark ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
July 10, 2017
Chinese Fine Art Association: East Meets West exhibit on display at Alicia Ashman Library from July-August 2017.  Through thousands of years of development, ink painting derived its unique character from oriental art. It does not mimic or imitate nature, but is a process of observation, meditation and expression. The artist cultivates and contemplates with vitality and passion until the object and subject become inseparable and the images flow out as a wholesome one.  It is the art of ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 26, 2017
painting of person on bicycle
Acrylic paintings by artist Sophia Voelker of Black Butterfly Studio are on exhibit in the Youth Services area at Pinney Library.  These six pieces from the artist's whimsical liTTle mAn Series will be on display from now through August 25. Artist Voelker explains, I was inspired to start painting in my teenage years when I observed my grandmother's sketches, my Uncle Mark Sabino’s art career and heard of one of my family member's designing of the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands flag. ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 21, 2017
handmade book
Celebrate a wide variety of book art creations with the Bone Folders' Guild, a group of papermakers, bookmakers, and other book artists who create, share, and promote book arts. They recently celebrated their 15th anniversary with an exhibit at the Overture Center that was written about in this Wisconsin State Journal article. The Bone Folders' Guild also created 60 handmade blank books that circulated through local public libraries for people to check out and add to the ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 12, 2017
illustration from "Princess Soup"
Showing at Sequoya Library in the Children's Area Marielle School presents: Princess Soup "This children’s book was created in the 90’s and has never been published. I was very happy to exhibit it after being buried for a long time. It had to be translated from Dutch to English. This caused some of the meaning to get lost in my translation. For example: ‘a morning star’, in the Netherlands, is someone that goes around town at the crack of dawn to collect the things that people place ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 16, 2017
painting by Abigail Engstrand
Artist Abigail Engstrand returns to the Sequoya with "Under Fire" -- an exhibit of both new and older works illustrating essential aspects of a civilized society that are currently in need of our attention and protection. About the artist: Abigail Engstrand Engstrand's landscapes and figurative pieces are a collection of rich, colorful, beautifully-textured images of our natural environment, human relationships, education, the arts, creativity and feminine strength. Abigail's diversity in ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 8, 2017