articles tagged "Artist"

Save Your Tetra-Paks! Build Fascinating Art!

Monday, 9 December 2013 | buzz
Image showing how to recycle Tetra Packs.

Victor Castro wants your trash and your ideas. Bring your flattened Tetra Packs to your local library. more »

Art as Human Impulse

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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We are often taught that the history of human civilization has been one of near-constant progress. Life keeps getting better, with better technology, more education, more leisure time. In contrast, life in ancient times was, in the words of Thomas Hobbes, “brutish, nasty and short.” But, on the other hand, consider art. The ancients — even cavemen going back 50,000 years into prehistory — found time to make paintings, carvings, sculptures and music. If life then was so rough, why would human beings invest so much time, energy and effort in an activity that has so little relation to their ultimate survival? Thomas Dale has served on the UW Madison faculty since …. more »

A Box of Keepsakes from Chris Ware

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
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Chris Ware got his start writing comics for the University of Texas’ Daily Texan. Since then, he’s been featured in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, the New York Times Magazine and has published several books, including Building Stories, Acme Novelty Library and Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. Chris will be speaking at two workshops on illustration and graphic novels, at the Wisconsin Book Fest, on Saturday, October 19 at the Madison Central Library. On October 14, Chris talked with Monday host Brian Standing about his technique, his inspirations, and his rejected Fortune 500 magazine cover. more »

Monday, May 27th — The Legacy of Spencer Bell

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | Access Hour

A program will be held in early June to celebrate the legacy and life of the artist, musician, and poet Spencer Bell. Spencer lost his life to adrenal cancer at the age of 20. His family, friends, and fans will come together the second weekend in June to commemorate his legacy and to raise awareness of adrenal cancer. Host Ben Graupner will present a program on this Monday’s Access Hour showcasing Spencer’s work and life to give us a picture of him before the event. more »

Tandem Press: Twenty-Five Years

Friday, 21 December 2012 | buzz
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On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Jason Ruhl of the UW-affiliated Tandem Press. He is the founding member of the artist group “No Fun”, co-director of online gallery Red Rocket, and contributing member of Art*O*Mat. He is here to speak about the Tandem Press exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art. Tandem Press is celebrating its twenty-five year anniversary.   Says Jason, “the exhibit is a selection of the artists we’ve worked with over the past 25 years. It showcases the different print making techniques we do at the shop. You can see a couple of our projects that are good to see …. more »

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