In the Galleries

Kim Charles Kay
The stories of community members are vast and varied. New Madison Public Library artist-in-residence Kim Charles Kay is helping the public explore those stories through a variety of art forms, resulting in works as unique as the individuals themselves. Artist Kim Charles Kay can be found living and working in parts named and unnamed across the United States. As an interdisciplinary artist, Kay’s practice involves installation, photography, sculpture, performance and painting with each medium ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 2, 2017
Art at Ashman
Visit Alicia Ashman Library in November and December to appreciate the Jogakbo - Korean Traditional Patchwork exhibit by Miryeong Hong. Jogakbo is Korean traditional patchwork embedded with history. ‘Jogak’ means ‘pieces’ and ‘Bo’ means a wrapping bag. Jogakbo’s main use is as Bojagi, a Korean traditional wrapping cloth. It's a combination of fabric pieces in various colors and shapes. Bojagi has been used in every Korean household since ancient times. Much of the old Bojagi were made by ...read more

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November 1, 2017
Artist Reception
Lakeview Library's featured artist, Melissa Enderle, seeks to preserve and document images of traditional life. Her exhibit "A Portrait in Time" will be available to view at Lakeview Library throughout the month of November.   Get to know the artist and her work at the Gallery Reception at Lakeview Library on Friday November 3 from 5:00-7:30pm with a special presentation at 6pm. Specializing in portraiture, Melissa’s artwork captures the essence of the people and ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 18, 2017
photo of painting showing mountains and a night sky
In an arresting array of photographs, mixed-media collages, and oil and acrylic paintings, Karen Reppen, Kayliegh Mandt, and Jeff Livesey present “Troika” a new art exhibit at the Sequoya Branch Library, located on the corner of Tokay and Midvale boulevards on Madison’s west side. The show will be running through October. Sometimes, when one person’s fortune turns, so do others. “When I walked in to the library a few weeks ago, I noticed blank walls where artwork is usually displayed,” explains ...read more

Posted by Jake on
October 11, 2017
Paul Briskey Art at Ashman
"I say paint what you love, and I paint Madison." Enjoy the whimsical, spontaneous, and impressionistic works of local artist Paul Briskey. His exhibit Madison Around Town, features original watercolor art of some of the best spots in the city. His work will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from September to October. About Paul Briskey Paul Briskey was born in Madison, WI, but lived in southern New Jersey through middle school. He was inspired early on when the Philadelphia Museum ...read more

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August 23, 2017
Jennie Bastian, Artist in Residence
Take a step back and gain a new perspective with the Bubbler's new Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian. Throughout August and September, Bastian is recreating the comfort and security of domestic space within the library that will serve as a backdrop for problem solving workshops. Everyone is invited to participate – library patrons and the general public. Big or small, silly or serious – bring your problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, and the domestic ...read more

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August 3, 2017
August Night Light
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 Mory Second Floor: Artwork by Robert Coberly First 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 through storytelling. (Got a story to share? Sign up here!) Exhibitions will be ...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