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Beginner's Mind

BY MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Best known for his elaborate, colorful paper sculptures, the artist Michael Velliquette will talk about his recent monochrome series. Velliquette hand cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of pastels and neutrals. Beginner’s Mind refers to an approach to living without preconception—a sensibility that characterizes the skillfully simple posture Velliquette brings to his new work.

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House for a Situationist (and her family)

BY JOSH JOHNSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Josh Johnson is a local architect whose side job, hobby, pastimes, and preoccupations involve architecture.  Do not tell him that you wanted to be an architect at a cocktail party.  If he has had a couple of drinks, he will tell you that you made a huge mistake and it will be sad and awkward.  He has been working on a particular house over the last several years.  There is no client, except he thinks that it is a house for everyone:  a Volkshouse if you will. It is subversive though well behaved,and it is both pro- and anti-American.

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Try A Little Tenderness

BY HENRIQUE NARDI
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

The “Try A Little Tenderness” mural is an homage to Otis Redding, designed by Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, produced and documented by Henrique Nardi on 1146 Willy Street in 2016. Cyla and Jackson are members of Criatipos, an art and design collective from Curitiba, south of Brazil. Last December marked the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s fatal plane crash into Lake Monona. The mural aims to reconnect the city with Otis in an uplifting way while honoring his musical legacy. Funded by The Madison Arts Commission.

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Artwork in Public Places

BY GAIL SIMPSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Gail Simpson makes sculpture for public spaces as part of the collaborative team “Actual Size Artworks.” She's committed to the idea of artist as citizen, and she believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. She thinks public spaces should be meaningful, memorable, and dynamic. Her goal is to contribute to the common good by making the built environment more intentional. This presentation includes images of recent permanent and temporary projects.

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Inkies

BY LAURA MCGARVEY
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Laura McGarvey talks about what an Inkie is, how she came up with the idea, and the different types of design processes that she uses.

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She’s a Technology Sales Executive and She’s My Mom

BY JENNIFER JAVORNIK
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Jennifer Javornik was falling asleep one night when suddenly a children’s book about her friend Ashley’s career popped into her head, and she just knew she had to create it.  With no experience in publishing and only Google as her friend to guide her, she launched herself wholeheartedly into this project not really knowing how it would end up.  It was only as she began to pull the pieces of the book together did she come to understand what this book would mean– to herself, to her children, and to her community.

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Imagine Architecture Through the Use of Design, Light & Photography

BY BRIAN ANSEL
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Brian Ansel explores a creative and innovative way of persuading architecture into the viewer’s imagination through the use of design, light, and photography.  Suggesting that through the use of design, light, and photography, anyone can take an everyday ordinary object and turn it into a piece of architecture.

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The Family of Jin, A Master-level Costume Presentation

BY STACE FELDMANN
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Stace Feldmann, owner of Strange Land Costuming and founder of the Madison Area Costuming Society, presents a breakdown of the five-month build on four complicated costumes for competition, created and worn by two other members of MACS. These award-winning costumes show the range of skills and techniques learned by this group of hobby cosplayers, as well as the challenges of bringing characters to life.

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Healthy Lakes. Healthy Community.

BY JAMES TYE
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Lakes are the center of our community. People rely on them for recreation, and businesses rely on them for recruitment. The Clean Lakes Alliance knows the more people realize our lakes are the center of our community, the more they will fight for their health. Executive Director James Tye will take a look at what is being done and what we need to do to ensure lake health in the Yahara Watershed.

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Wisconsin Technology Council: A Resource for the State and the Region

BY CASSIDY WARTENWEILER
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Based in Madison: The Wisconsin Technology Council is a statewide reasuource for policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors and others who touch the state's tech based economy. Its programs and projects help pull together Wisconsin's diverse technology interests.

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Community Shares of Wisconsin's Role in Shaping the Community

BY CHERI DUBIEL
IN MADISON, WI

Community Shares of Wisconsin, founded in Madison in 1971, is the oldest social action fund in the country. Learn more about the history of the organization and how it will shape it's future.

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Making Our Community Great by Helping Those Who Struggle with Hunger

BY KRISTOPHER TAZELAAR
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Kristopher Tazelaar, the Communications Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank is going to ttell you some stories aobut those facing hunger, and help you understand how they are served. Since 1986, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are fracing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.

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