In the Galleries

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

Posted by Kristen on
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

Posted by Kristen on
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

Posted by Kristen on
December 25, 2017
Family is Form
All are welcome for an evening of interactive art! The Bubbler is hosting Family is Form: Made & Remade, featuring brand new artists on all three levels of Central Library on December 1 from 6:00-10:00pm. Artist-in-residence in the Bubbler, Kim Charles Kay will also be showcased throughout the evening, welcoming folks to the 3rd Floor space to make art and explore through various mediums. These exhibits will be available for your viewing pleasure throughout the month of December. Featured ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 27, 2017
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 ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 2, 2017
Art at Ashman
Visit Alicia Ashman Library in November and December to appreciate the Jogakbo - Korean Traditional Patchwork exhibit by Miryeong Hong. Jogakbo is Korean traditional patchwork embedded with history. ‘Jogak’ means ‘pieces’ and ‘Bo’ means a wrapping bag. Jogakbo’s main use is as Bojagi, a Korean traditional wrapping cloth. It's a combination of fabric pieces in various colors and shapes. Bojagi has been used in every Korean household since ancient times. Much of the old Bojagi were made by ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 1, 2017
Artist Reception
Lakeview Library's featured artist, Melissa Enderle, seeks to preserve and document images of traditional life. Her exhibit "A Portrait in Time" will be available to view at Lakeview Library throughout the month of November.   Get to know the artist and her work at the Gallery Reception at Lakeview Library on Friday November 3 from 5:00-7:30pm with a special presentation at 6pm. Specializing in portraiture, Melissa’s artwork captures the essence of the people and ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 18, 2017
photo of painting showing mountains and a night sky
In an arresting array of photographs, mixed-media collages, and oil and acrylic paintings, Karen Reppen, Kayliegh Mandt, and Jeff Livesey present “Troika” a new art exhibit at the Sequoya Branch Library, located on the corner of Tokay and Midvale boulevards on Madison’s west side. The show will be running through October. Sometimes, when one person’s fortune turns, so do others. “When I walked in to the library a few weeks ago, I noticed blank walls where artwork is usually displayed,” explains ...read more

Posted by Jake on
October 11, 2017
Paul Briskey Art at Ashman
"I say paint what you love, and I paint Madison." Enjoy the whimsical, spontaneous, and impressionistic works of local artist Paul Briskey. His exhibit Madison Around Town, features original watercolor art of some of the best spots in the city. His work will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from September to October. About Paul Briskey Paul Briskey was born in Madison, WI, but lived in southern New Jersey through middle school. He was inspired early on when the Philadelphia Museum ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 23, 2017
Jennie Bastian, Artist in Residence
Take a step back and gain a new perspective with the Bubbler's new Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian. Throughout August and September, Bastian is recreating the comfort and security of domestic space within the library that will serve as a backdrop for problem solving workshops. Everyone is invited to participate – library patrons and the general public. Big or small, silly or serious – bring your problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, and the domestic ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 3, 2017