Friday, November 20, 2009
There's nothing like a library on a rainy night, and if there's an art exhibit inside, so much the better
Doesn't a cold, dark, rainy night make you just want to curl up with a good book? Or stop at the library on the way home to see what they have? That's what drew me to the Sequoya Branch of the Madison Public Library last night.
In addition to books, I found some local art that brought back memories. Since 1977, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission has been producing an annual poster featuring art by a local or state artist. The posters have appeared in so many places around town over the years that to see one is often to be transported to a memory of when and where you first encountered it.
Now the Cultural Affairs Commission is showing a selection of posters from over the years at Sequoya through the end of the year. If you get a chance, drop in. It might be a trip down memory lane for you. And it's also a great chance to see selected work by local and regional artists in the form of posters -- each designed by Phil Hamilton, emeritus professor of art at the UW-Madison. For more information about the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission check out their website.