In the Galleries

Print & Resist
Madison Print & Resist 2018 is a day-long festival of political print media, zines, experimental publications, and workshops related to the world of art, do-it-yourself culture, and political action.  Saturday, April 28 from 11:00am - 4:30pm Central Library (3rd Floor) The event will feature work from subversively creative print and media artists, including zine makers, printers, poster-makers, and other self-published artists and writers ready to share their work with the Madison ...read more

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April 16, 2018
Fantasy Coffins
Carpenter and coffin designer, Eric Adjetey Anang invites the public to learn a thing or two about woodworking, hand tools, and Ghana’s sacred tradition of building coffins. Anang will host open studios throughout the month of April as part of his artist residency with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library. Anang is a Ghanian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana where he lives and runs Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. Anang took over the workshop after his ...read more

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April 12, 2018
Thursdays Artists
Celebrate and appreciate works by local women artists. Serendipity, an art exhibit by Thursday's Artists, will be on display from March 1-April 29 at Sequoya Library.  Thursday's Artists is a group of women with a shared love of drawing and painting. The artists began meeting over 20 years ago and continue to meet weekly. The group has an average of two shows a year, displaying their artwork at libraries, coffee shops and other venues. Each is inspired by the others, and the ...read more

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March 15, 2018
Bubbler Open Call
Artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply for 2018-2019 artist-in-residence and gallery opportunities through the Bubbler at Madison Public Library. The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is a hub for creative expression amongst people of all ages through art creation and appreciation, engagement with new and old-school technology, and hands-on making. By hosting artists in a free, public space like the library, patrons have the opportunity to enjoy an eclectic variety of art in diverse ...read more

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February 20, 2018
Bubbler Wrap Up: Kim Charles Kay
Kim Charles Kay took a moment to sit down with library staff to highlight her experience as the Bubbler’s November and December artist-in-residence. Kay recently moved to Madison from Brooklyn, New York but has lived and worked across the U.S., turning school buses into gathering spaces, turning feelings into form, turning ideas into something tangible. As an interdisciplinary artist, Kay’s practice involves installation, photography, sculpture, performance and painting with each medium ...read more

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February 12, 2018
Art at Sequoya
A collection of photographs by Dr. Francis Ayo Obuseh are on display at Sequoya Library from January and February. Ayo Obuseh is an American, born in Nigeria, West Africa. He moved onto being a professional photographer after several years working internationally as a US soldier and as an International Health Specialist/Infectious disease epidemiologist.  Ayo Obuseh's African background brings a certain style and feel to his photos. He likes the rural elements as well as the frontal ...read more

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January 25, 2018
RADillustrates
Every line has a purpose. You're invited to observe the world around you through line-drawings and illustration with library artist-in-residence Rachal Duggan of RADillustrates. In January and February, Duggan will host workshops and doodle sessions in the Bubbler Room, as well as live-drawing sessions where participants can take home their own illustrated portrait. Rachal Duggan (RADillustrates) is an illustrator living in Madison. She spent the last decade living and working in ...read more

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December 25, 2017