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 […]
Walking the line between fiction and reality, cartoons have the power to convey seemingly complex messages through subtle, and often creative, ways. As a cartoonist, Rodney Lambright Jr. makes use of the surreal imagery to disarm readers with a friendly atmosphere on the surface, but then dives into psychological trauma and the unconscious mind through […]
Dig deep into the Madison Public Library’s website, and you’ll find order forms for some items you might not expect to find at a library. Popsicle sticks with velcro dots. Maple hardwood planks. Silkscreening materials. Tiny little robots. Catapults. These are some of the ingredients the Library’s Bubbler crew have put together in packets called […]
Artists Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson, of Madison-based arts group Spatula & Barcode, join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio to tell us more about their project. The group are current artists-in-residence at Madison Central Library’s hands on project space, the Bubbler, where they’ve opened an interactive Community Research Kitchen as part […]