In the Galleries

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

Posted by Kristen on
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

Posted by Kristen on
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