Calling both Guatemala City and Madison home, artist Hellen Ascoli uses traditional Guatemalan weaving techniques to make politically pointed art and to develop education curricula that reach across cultures. Ascoli is currently an artist in residence at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program.
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 […]