The Hermina Street alley behind the Madison East Shopping Center has always had a scruffy, unwelcoming, maybe even downright unsavory appearance. Plain brick walls, dumpsters, locked back doors to the shops in the strip mall, it’s not a very welcoming place, Most residents and shoppers never knew it existed, and those who did, often hurried […]
In our latest audio edition of a Tone Madison story, Chris Lay reads aloud Reid Kurkerewicz’s recent reflection on the state of public art in Madison, which also featured a bunch of great photos by Molly Wallace. After a few weeks of more current articles being added to the feed, we’re going to transition the feature […]
If you’ve headed down East Washington Avenue toward the Capitol lately, you’ve likely seen a new mural proclaiming “you are beautiful.” It’s on the side of art space and venue Art In. Behind that colorful lettering and the friendly sentiment is a local effort that aims to empower marginalized youth, especially queer and transgender youth, […]
MADISON (WORT) — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is authorizing the publicly commissioned Philosopher’s Grove art installation to be removed. Soglin says the concentration of homeless people and others are to blame for frequent lawbreaking. Dylan Brogan reports.
If you look hard enough, you can find a slew of local artists and other creative individuals who are regularly putting their talents toward community enrichment in the Madison area. But to make them easier to find, we at the Monday Buzz feature a monthly segment in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library. […]
Two artists seek to explore issues of race, class, gender, and bias during their time as artists-in-residence at the Madison Public Library. Their ongoing public art pieces, collectively titled “Our Madison“, invite any and all members of the community to participate in the conversation, which in one piece takes the form of an enormous wall […]