Multimedia artist Alanna Stapleton is wrapping up her Residency at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program. Over the course of the last month and a half, she’s focused on helping document community expertise through low-cost, accessible media, like zines, posters, comics and animated computer images. Alanna Stapleton joined the Monday Buzz on February 17, 2020.
What do we mean, when we say someone is “normal, “ or “insane?” Why if we call someone “mentally ill,” is it always a perjorative? Denver-based interdisciplinary artist Megan Scheffer explores the concepts of mental illness and stigma in her work. Megan comes back to her hometown this month as the Madison Public Library’s artist-in-residence […]
Emily Joy Balsley has established a successful career as an illustrator, freelancing projects with clients ranging from American Girl to Food Fight Restaurants to the UW Memorial Union. But, when she’s not winging from gig to gig, or even when she is, her overwhelming desire is to “make all the things” She’ll demonstrate that skill […]
Multimedia artist Kim Charles Kay grew up in Olympia, Washington and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. In between those two, she’s worked and exhibited her art up and down the U.S. East and West Coasts, Lexington, Kentucky and Rome, Italy. This month and next, she sets up shop here in the Madison Central Library, […]
Two years ago, Jenie Gao gave up a secure, full-time job in manufacturing to take up a career as an artist. Since then, she’s done residencies in Argentina and Chile and now lands at the Madison Central Library as the Bubbler Artist in Residence for January and February. Jenie Gao joins Brian Standing in the […]
Since 1974, ROXANNE has performed traditional and contemporary folk music and ballads, drawing from Appalachian, Scottish, Irish and English traditions. She also performs original songs and those of her favorite singer-songwriters. She complements her beautiful clear singing voice with guitar, piano, spoons, and bones. One of the first performers to be featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Simply Folk” program, […]