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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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All day
10:00am to 11:15am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
After-School Art with Amy
*In Lakeview Library
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Transforming Metal Workshop

Transforming Metal Workshop

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Have you ever wondered how your favorite piece of jewelry was made?  Have you ever watched a metalsmith transform a piece of flat, ordinary metal into a beautiful object?  If so, you will really enjoy this, “hands on” workshop!

Members of the Wisconsin Metalsmiths will be on hand demonstrating their techniques and skills, and will teach you how to produce your own wearable item or useful object of art.  Try your hand at transforming sheets of metal into something special, using hammers, pliers, stamps, torches, and more.  Walk away from the workshop with something that is uniquely yours! 

No previous metalsmithing skills are necessary.  Everything will be provided for you to experience the magic of manipulating metal. 

The workshop is limited to 15 people so please register only if you are committed to attending. Registration opens April 10 at 10am. Participants must be age 15 and older and must sign a consent form provided the evening of the workshop. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a consenting adult. Closed-toed shoes are required, please tie back hair and avoid loose clothing. You are welcome to bring an apron if you wish to further protect your clothing.

If registration is full, please call the library to see about a wait list slot.

This event is generously funded by the Friends of Goodman South Library.

Meeting Room 115
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Weekly Open Studios is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Grace will be present every Wednesday evening 6-8pm, leading creative, hands-on activities and collaborative projects to anyone who stops by.  

Family Reunion is a space for reimagination and celebration of family in all the forms it can take. In this space, you are invited to take part in creative projects that explore the ways we all find, make, experience, and practice family. Grace's intention as a facilitator is to shed light on the unconventional and to encourage change toward more intentionality and interdependence. The wishing, making, tinkering, and pondering we do together will explore questions such as:

  • Who is in your lineage?
  • What stories/skills/heirlooms/artifacts/ways of being/ways of thinking do you wish to bring forward?
  • Where do you find a sense of home?
  • When does one “start a family”, and what does that mean?
  • How can we move towards building more loving and resilient family structures?

    The Bubbler Room is open to the public whenever the Central Library is open. It is closed to the public only temporarily for any scheduled workshops and/or community partner site visits.