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Night Light: Family Is A Form (free)

  • Central Library 201 West Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

This event celebrates Madison Public Library Bubbler program artist-in-residence Kim Charles Kay's new exhibition Family Is A Form: Made & Remade, which incorporates drawings of families and familial experiences by children and parents from from the Post Adoption Resource Center network. Featured on the library's third floor, this interactive, multi-media show welcomes further exploration and creation by exhibition guests. The work of Madison-based artist Jennifer Bastian is also on display here, with Who Matters?: An Intergenerational Photo And Story Project opening on the first floor. Bastian, in collaboration with local author Pam Philips Olson, the Madison Public Library, and the Madison Senior Center, captures multi-generational relationships through photography and recorded stories. The relationships showcased in this exhibition were gathered over a series of sessions between Olson, Bastian, and the friends, families, and neighbors with whom they connected. Also featured on the first floor is Sone Una Milpa (the title means "I dreamed of a corn field"), a collaborative project between two artists that explores the experiences of Latina immigrants. A Texan and Mexican-American, Madison-based artist J. Leigh Garcia grapples with Tejano culture through a variety of media. Maria Amalia, a Honduran artist currently residing in Madison, creates semi-autobiographical work that communicates and explores her own memories between Central America and the American Midwest. On the second floor, Lindsay Marx exhibits Curious, a piece to which Marx has been returning for 10 years. Her work explores children's curiosity and how that translates to and by adults. —Emili Earhart

Later Event: December 1
Anders Svanoe