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Five of Madison’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday night for a public forum on how the city can better support a vibrant arts scene. Read more

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A joint show at Paoli’s Abel Contemporary Gallery displays work of handbuilding and woodblock printing. Read more

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Liaizon Wakest

The Church of Anarchy helped define Willy Street in the ’80s and ’90s. Andy Moore catches up with poet, performer and now winemaker mIEKAL aND, the unconventional co-founder who moved west to create Dreamtime Village. Read more

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Multimedia artist Helen Hawley’s multimedia exploration at Arts + Literature Lab draws, in part, on her recent residency in Senegal. Read more

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Since the Inferno closed in 2015, aficionados of the alternative arts have been spread out at one-off events throughout the city. Crucible wants to bring them under one roof. Read more

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JKX Comics started as friends drawing in a bar. Now a group of UW scientists is creating comics that illustrate complicated scientific concepts. Read more

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The Chazen Museum of Art displays 16 prints from the late great printmaker Warrington Colescott, who died in September. Read more

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The mixed-media works of Nathaniel Mary Quinn, on exhibit at MMoCA starting Dec. 1, offer perspective on a fractured life and struggling community. Read more

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Artist Katherine Steichen Rosing captures the cryptic beauty of the life-and-death cycle of ash trees in “Emeralds to Ashes,” an exhibit at Madison College. Read more

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Mildred Harnack, a UW-Madison alum who married a German, was the only American woman executed on Adolph Hitler’s direct orders. On Oct. 31, Madison Arts Commission placed a memorial in Marshall Park. Read more

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Meep

Inspired by cartoons and skateboard designs, an enigmatic street artist has been decorating Madison’s east side with surrealist nostalgia. Read more

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M. Schleif Photography

Throughout November, the work of veterans will be featured at 11 venues throughout the city as part of a month-long exposition. Coordinator Yvette Pino says she hopes the works will spark conversations on the role of the military and treatment of vet Read more

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After the Storm

Michael Knapstein

Some of the season’s more interesting art exhibits are lining the corridors of the Overture Center, writes Michael Muckian. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Planning the Monroe Street reconstruction meant paying attention to public art. By next spring, the street will have poetry in the sidewalks, mosaics by Marcia Yapp and sculptures by Harry Whitehorse and William Turnbull. Read more

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“Women Against Hate United by Love” pairs artists with activists to push back against bigotry and hate. It’s at Arts + Literature Lab Oct. 5-Nov. 3. Read more

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Barry Phipps

“New Midwest Photography” at the James Watrous Gallery explores the dark and the light, the sad and the hopeful, in our varied region. Read more

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Brian Rieselman

It’s like a scene from a Georges Seurat painting. Brian Rieselman roams the 800 acres of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate during the inaugural “Taliesin Plein Air” event. Read more

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When it comes to the arts, Madison keeps upping the ante. Our arts writers help you narrow it down with their picks for the most promising events in theater, comedy, dance, visual art and classical music. Read more

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Wojtek Naczas

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit, “Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes,” is a monumental achievement, for both the sculptor and the curator Stephen Fleischman. Read more

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An expert at all things related to a certain boy wizard, scenic designer Pamela Price sets up shop in Verona, in close proximity to Epic Systems. Her company, F5 Theming, recently unveiled a whimsical new addition to the Epic campus. Read more

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