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 […]
The Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) – a project funded by the City of Madison and developed by the UW-Center for Cooperatives — aims to develop worker cooperatives in Madison as a way of providing equitable development, business and job creation. Toward that end, the Madison Public Library is sponsoring “Co-Ops 101,” a series of […]
Today on the show, we learn about The Lands We Share traveling exhibit, which highlights six diverse family and community farming projects in Wisconsin: Allenville Farms, Oneida Nation Farms, Dettmann Dairy Farms, Vang C&C Farm, Metcalfe Park Community Gardens, and Walker Square Farmers Market. Our guests are Stephanie Hoff, a student who worked on the […]
Ouisconsin — spelled with an francophone O-U-I instead of a W — is, according to pseudo-historian and artist Philip Heckman, “the land of mumbled apologies.” From now until July 31, if you wander through the Sequoya branch of the Madison Public Library, you will find Heckman’s curious anachronism an actual card catalog, filled with typed […]