To catch glimpses of the genius of Madison folk artist Sid Boyum, one needs only to peek into the quiet corners of the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood with an eye out for the whimsical. The concrete sculptures are instantly recognizable as belonging to the broad legacy Boyum’s work has built up over the decades. But that legacy is on the line now that his former home, studio, and sculpture garden on Waubesa Street have been seized over back taxes. Karin Wolf of the Madison Arts Commission and documentarian Gretta Wing Miller joined us to share their passion for Boyum’s art as well as ideas for keeping that art available for all to enjoy.
There will be a community meeting regarding the preservation of Sid Boyum’s art on Thursday, August 6th at 7pm at the Hop Museum, 2617 East Washington Avenue, right next to the Malt House. For more information, check out Save the Sid Boyum Art House on Facebook.