Somebodies 2048 with Kim Charles Kay

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 informing the next. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Kay is interested in the art-making and objecthood outside of Art History.

Kay’s artist-in-residency “Somebodies 2048” will span November and December in Madison Public Library’s Bubbler Room. Her workshops will include interdisciplinary art focused on shaping the unspeakable, using simple sculpture to explore problems that feel unresolvable; creating small books with form drawings, writing, and collage to make up one large book; and reminding each participant that they are someone to somebody.

Each workshop is free and open to all ages, although some workshops do require registration. 

Workshops Times:

Wednesdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00-8:00pm | Bubbler Room
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 | 6:00-8:00pm | Bubbler Room

Tools for ________:

Many things about our world and our daily lives feel unspeakable or unresolvable. Please join artist Kim Charles Kay for an exercise in making and shaping objects that respond to the unspeakable. Using simple sculpture material, participants will be guided through a process to create individual sculptures that have a purpose only for the maker. Due to the nature of this workshop’s content and art-making materials, participants will need to register ahead of time. Individuals are encouraged to register for multiple Wednesday sessions.

Open Studio Times:

Saturdays, November 11, 18, 25 | 10:00am-1:00pm | Bubbler Room
Saturdays, December 2 & 9 | 10:00am-1:00pm | Bubbler Room

Someone to Somebody Somewhere

Each participant will walk away with a personalized reminder of who they are, what and whom they love, and what that love means. All are welcome to drop in!

Throughout the Residency:  

Story(ies) of Now

Join artist Kim Charles Kay in telling the story(ies) of now. Participants will form drawings, collage, and writings into small books and those books will be added into a larger book of now. Zine making and basic bookbinding will be covered in this family friendly workshop.

Visit the Bubbler website for more information: madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence 

The Bubbler's foundational Artist-in-Residence program connecting artists to the community and the community to artists is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.