Sunday, January 29, 2012
Everyone who ever wanted to paint graffiti on a library wall had a chance Saturday
Kids of all ages covered a long interior wall of the Central Library with paint Saturday. For one day, the wall vibrated with the creativity of young and old alike, ranging from graffiti to doodles to just plain colorful scribbles. Whether it was the semi-illicit pleasure of being able to violate the inviolable, or just the sheer joy of playing with paint, the Painting Wall was one of the most popular interactive features at "Bookless," the 1-day art and music festival, celebration and fundraiser at the downtown branch of the Madison Public Library, now closed for renovation. It was the best kind of participatory art.