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Andrew Balkin

Andrew Balkin, who carved out a career in Madison making fine art prints for contemporary artists, is headed to New York City’s Hollis Taggart Galleries for a solo exhibition of his drawings. more

Visual Arts

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AMY STOCKLEIN

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the job descriptions for Mel Becker Solomon and Leah Kolb, curators at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. more

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MMoCA’s one-night only “Chroma” aims to engage all the senses by celebrating color more

Visual Arts

UW-Madison is one of the few universities that have a neon arts program. A show April 20-21 at the UW Stock Pavilion illuminates the works of students and professional neon artists. more

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Martin Jenich

Madison’s busy poet laureate Oscar Mireles helps kick off National Poetry Month with a series of events at the Madison Public Library. more

Books

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Jennifer Engelbart-Tatar

Stephon “Chill” Ashley is a prolific artist. He has scored a rare solo show in the school’s gallery. more

Visual Arts

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Mary Dickey

Here’s a cure for winter cabin fever: A drive to the excellent “Wings & Water” exhibition at Sauk Prairie River Arts Center. more

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Tristan McGough

The small but mighty “Rosebud” is still publishing after 25 years. Its latest edition includes poems from the science fiction titan Ursula K. Le Guin. more

A & E

A show from the UW art department highlights the provocative works of first-year master of fine arts students. more

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Two shows at Arts + Literature Laboratory are dense with allegory and symbolism. Christopher Maddox’s “≠” is a challenging multimedia work, and two UW professors worked together to create “Buish Kaminski Collaborations.” more

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Jaume Plensa

“Talking Continents” is a powerful statement on language and connection from art world superstar Jaume Plensa. It’s at MMoCA through April 15. more

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Two exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery inspire wonder. Holly Cohn’s “The Endless Unbegun” explores the vastness of the universe, while Letha Kelsey’s “Homing” makes art of mundane objects. more

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Carl Corey

Photographer Carl Corey walked across Wisconsin to create “Along the Yellowstone Trail.” His photographs of urban and rural environments are suffused with hope and sadness. more

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“Art en Route” is a collaborative art project that pairs local writers and artists. Their works will ride around town on Madison Metro buses through Jan. 20. more

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Step inside the towering circle of video screens to witness Chele Isaac’s breathtaking new installation, “the understory.” It’s at MMoCA until Nov. 12. more

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Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

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If your only exposure to “Vogue” is the Madonna song, you’ll want to check out “ICON,” Rashaad Newsome’s provocative multi-media exhibit at MMoCA. more

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UW-Madison MFA Nick Lantz releases his fourth book of poetry, “You, Beast.” The author says it’s modeled on “Aesop’s Fables” — but don’t be fooled by the simple titles; complexity is at the heart of this excellent, prize-winning poetry collection. more

Books

Arts + Literature Laboratory heads into its second season of screening experimental films on the wall outside the gallery. The gritty series takes place Saturdays in August. more

Movies

Self-replicating robots and muted quotidian scenes are the subjects of contrasting new exhibits at the James Watrous Gallery. more

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    Balkin works in a studio on the outskirts of Middleton.

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    John McLaughlin

    A view of the Capitol from the snow-covered shore of Lake Mendota at Governor’s Island.