Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program is kicking off a new artist residency at Pinney Library! Bernie Witzack of bernie & zuzu is a local printmaker who specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind art, home goods, accessories, and prints all done in bright, bold colors with playful shapes. Witzack will be in residence at Pinney this month through October and will host weekly open studio hours from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays.  

Throughout the week, Witzack has also organized DIY drop-in activities for library visitors. The activity changes each week, and people are invited to participate during open library hours, with or without the artist present. The first workshop — on Tuesday, April 25, from 6–8 p.m. — will explore mixed media and abstract drawing.

“My hope is that the joy I feel when creating comes through … and inspires tiny moments of happiness, joy and wonder,” Witzack said. 

Through open-interactive workshops exploring different mediums, library staff hope to inspire visitors and allow them to learn alongside the artist. “Bernie is bringing a lot of amazing color and energy to the Pinney Studio! I think library patrons are going to love getting to know Bernie and seeing the space change over time,” said Head Bubblerarian Trent Miller. 

Registration is required for these workshops and space is limited. Visit the library website to register and the Bubbler website to learn more about the artist.

This unique residency is supported by a gift from Madison Public Library Foundation and Friends of Pinney Library. Programming and internal support is provided by Madison Public Library and Bubbler staff.