Laurie Rossbach is the art studio manager at Madison Children’s Museum who was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal article “Quirky hobbies help Madisonians through quarantine.” The article features a few local artists and hobbyists who have taken advantage of extra time at home to pursue new passions or develop new skills, with the […]
Printmaker S.V. Medaris and Soft Pastel Artist John Ribble both create works celebrating the understated and commonplace. While Medaris’ work focuses on animal husbandry and our relationships with these domesticated creatures, Ribble captures the inspired experience of the time he spends in rural Wisconsin.
Continuing an annual tradition, Abel Contemporary Gallery invited artists from across the US to create works on a small scale. Impressive in its range of mediums, styles, and subject matter, this show features a unique array of art objects that fit into any collection.
Long, long ago, in 2019, artist Jenny Odell published the book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, “a field guide to doing nothing as an act of political resistance” and an argument for reclaiming the most valuable thing we have: our attention. It became a New York Times bestseller and even landed on […]
Jennifer Bastian and Luisa Garcia-Gomez were born on different continents, but both had a complex relationship with the idea of home during their youth and adolescence. During the 1990s, while Bastian moved weekly between her parents’ houses due to their separation, Garcia took shelter in her home as a trench due to the violence of […]
Poetry is many things to many people. It can be a rallying cry or a soothing balm in times of crisis—and in 2020, we could use plenty of both. Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow discusses the radical possibilities of art and poetry with Xandria Phillips, author of the new collection HULL. Among other things, they […]