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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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10:00am to 11:30am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Renee Gavigan
2:00pm to 3:30pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Rita Salm

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Rita Salm

Community Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

An open art studio experience for ALL ages and abilities.  Messy clothes recommended!

During this program, your librarian will be using an exciting new tool called the Observation Deck, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, to better report on learning outcomes for youth. You can learn more about the project on our website: 

Community Room
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join Pinney Library's 2024 Artist-in-Resident, Phil Hassett for weekly Open Studio letterpress printing!

Most Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm, May-Nov 2024

Title: Call & Response

"Taking inspiration from jazz and improvisational musical practices, this residency will use letterpress printmaking to explore many levels of interplay and collaboration between text & layout, word & image, letter & ornament, color & form, and artist & community. Over the course of the residency we will work with wood & metal type and ornaments to print at a variety of sizes—from buttons to posters, and we’ll explore layering, iterative collaboration, and ways that the rigid grids of letterpress type can be used as a foundation for both carefully planned and improvisational prints. We’ll explore the use of letters to create images and the use of ornaments to create letterforms, how communities shape words and stories and how words and stories shape communities. Along the way we’ll get a little inky, and have a lot of fun."

About Phil: 

He is a letterpress printer living in Madison, WI, where he maintains a small collection of historic printing presses and a growing collection of historic and modern printing type. A lifelong musician, he named his print studio Washboard Press because of the sound one of his presses makes, and because he enjoys doing by hand what is now more usually done in a more automated way. 

Visit his website


6:00pm to 7:30pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Lashay the Artist
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined