lMadison Public Library’s Bubbler is kicking off a citywide summer series featuring neighborhood library community artists. Each library location has been partnered with a community artist from June through August to introduce patrons to artists, help them build relationships and teach them how to make something new. The artists are:
Audifax, Central Library (Bubbler Artist-in-Residence) – At Central Library, longtime Bubbler collaborator Audifax will do a longer-term residency in the Bubbler Room. Kids, families and adults looking for art and making projects at Central Library can learn and engage with Audifax starting in July
Alexis Dean Jr., Meadowridge Library – Dean (also known as “L.E.X” and “Mr. Alexis”) is a clean Hip-Hop artist, author, poet, DJ and educator from Milwaukee
Maria Schirmer Devitt, Goodman South Madison Library – Devitt’s work tends to focus on how our world hurts and how we can heal. Using traditional and digital media, and practicing ancient and modern techniques, she is drawn to collage and community art.
Angela Johnson, Pinney Library – Johnson offers creative and mindfulness services and products; personalized creativity coaching; commissioned works of art that include handmade books, boxes, slipcases and photographic prints; and customized art classes and workshops.
Mike Lroy, Lakeview Library – Lroy is an artist and entrepreneur with a focus on beautifying spaces. His work includes several indoor and outdoor murals across Madison.
Kailea Saplan, Sequoya Library – Originally from Hawaii, they are a scholar, artist and educator working with young people to express themselves through creative writing, theater and maker-based learning.
Ciara “Cee” Nash, Hawthorne Library – An acrylic painter and freelance graphic designer who works with children, Nash is a graduate of Edgewood College, majoring in art therapy. She attends Maryland Institute College of Art, working toward her master of business degree in art and design.
Madison Weist, Monroe Street Library – A New Jersey native, Weist is training to become a school psychologist. She hopes to inspire a love of learning and creativity in the next generation. Her favorite medium is encaustic painting, using wax and heat to create dimensional abstract landscapes that remind her of both real and fictional places.
True Play Studio – Alicia Ashman Library will be supported by multiple Bubbler artists all summer long. Come meet them in person!