Dane Arts awarded Madison Public Library Foundation a $2,900 grant to fund art exhibitions in Madison Public Library locations. The library’s Bubbler program regularly works with local artists to exhibit work throughout its buildings and pays each artist whose pieces are displayed; the grant will help the Bubbler continue these exhibits.

All artists receive stipends for their exhibitions to fairly compensate participants for the time spent creating their art, as well as to help defray the costs of exhibition. The foundation was one of 59 recipients of Dane Arts grants totaling $121,500.

This summer, Meadowridge Library will feature the art of Palestinian-American artist AJ (Alhaitham Jassar, paintings pictured above). His work showcasing underwater environments provides a distinct perspective on the importance of preserving our natural world and the beauty that can be found in even the most unexpected places.

Visit the Bubbler website to learn about upcoming exhibits.