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Artwork and exhibits on display at Madison Public Library

Art at Ashman: Epic Campus and Madison

HPB Art Show 2018 CIO

The "Epic Campus and Madison" art show focuses on Madison with a new interest in the Epic Systems Corporation Campus.

Artist Paul Briskey explains, "The campus at Epic has many fascinatingly themed buildings and interiors. Along with this, Epic was chosen as a subject because of their effect on the economy of Madison - being a billion dollar a year company and how they literally bring people from all over the world to Madison to learn their software and visit Madison. Overall though, they have an artistically impressive campus that is deserving of an artist's attention."

Briskey's "Epic Campus and Madison" exhibit will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from November through December.

October 23, 2018

Under the Surface: A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing

Great Lakes Art Show CIO

Under the Surface is a photographic exhibit by young people at the Northwest Passage, a residential treatment program in Northern Wisconsin. “A New Light” is a therapeutic nature photography program that emphasizes skilled expressive arts training and nature immersion, ultimately empowering marginalized youth to define themselves by their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The exhibit will be on display in the Alicia Ashman Library community room from November through December 2018.

October 23, 2018

Madison Mural Alley

Better Together

Madison Mural Alley is officially open for visitors! All are welcome to pop behind Hawthorne Library to see Madison's first collection of large-scale outdoor murals created by multiple artists and teen groups. 

Murals are located behind Madison East Shopping Center and Hawthorne Library at 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Similar to other "mural alley" locations around the world, the space was selected not for its central location, but more as a hidden surprise destination for the community. 

Madison Mural Alley was created by 5 artists and artist teams in collaboration with local Madison teens. The project originated from the Darbo-Worthington Neighborhood Planning process, where City of Madison planners asked Madison East Shopping Center owners, Greg Rice and John Brigham, if they'd be open to hosting a community art and placemaking exercise to welcome community input for options. Their agreement, resulted in a design charrette with members of the neighborhood at Hawthorne Library in August 2016.

The project was organized by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library with funding from the Madison Arts Commission. 

Special thanks to the site property owners EMI Enterprise Management, Gingrich Construction for the scaffolding, and countless volunteers and community members who helped make this a reality. 

August 14, 2018

Jerry Jordan: Life in Light and Shadow

Jerry Jordan

Experience Life in Light and Shadow - artist Jerry Jordan's portrait paintings are on display in the Pinney Library Meeting Room from May through July.

Jerry is a productive artist working out of his studio in Madison, WI and is part of a growing movement of artists embracing classical representative painting. He counts such artists as John S. Sargent, William M. Chase and Joaquin Sorolla, to name a few, as his major artistic influences. He has been a UMOJA magazine cover artist and has exhibited his work at Overture as part of the "Justified Art!" show.

May 21, 2018

Bubbler Wrap-Up: Rachal Duggan

Rachael Duggan is RAD - literally, those are her initials. Rachal of RADIllustrates was The Bubbler’s artist-in-residence at the Central Library in February, drawing and doodling every nook and cranny of the library.

You can find her at Monroe Street Library this spring, where her illustration workshops continue to bring the joys of doodling to the Madison community.

May 2, 2018

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