During Jennifer Bastian’s residency, library patrons and the public will be invited to experience the comfort and security of a domestic space in the library, while given the opportunity to discuss problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, workshops on problem solving and conflict resolution will be offered, and the domestic installation will weave itself throughout various areas of the library.
Jennifer Bastian received her BFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She lives in Madison, WI and works for UW-Madison’s Digital Collections Center as a Digital Conversion Specialist. Bastian is obsessed with communal experiences, the generosity of strangers, and problem solving.
WORKSHOPS IN THE BUBBLER
Problem Solving Sessions
Weekly Tuesday evenings, 5:30-8pm
Registration required - click here
Take a step back and get a new perspective. Join artist-in-residence, Jennie Bastian in tackling your problems- big or small, silly or serious. Come with a willingness to share and leave with a plan that will leave you feeling lighter.
Open studio, drawing, tea, etc.
Weekly Thursday evenings, 5:30-8pm
No registration required
Do you have a project or idea that you’ve been kicking around for awhile now, but just haven’t found the time or space to make it happen? Join artist-in-residence, Jenni Bastian on Wednesday evenings during drop-in open studio. Come make something beautiful in the transformed Bubbler room. Vibes of comfort and coziness will help you recenter, relax, and refocus your energies towards your most creative self. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome.
Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving with Jennifer Warnick and Jennifer Bastian
Saturday, Sept 9, 10am-12pm - Click here to register!
Saturday, Sept 23, 10am-12pm - Click here to register!
Jennifer Warnick is a certified trainer in nonviolent communication. Along with artist Jennifer Bastian, she will help educators discover new ways of communicating and problem solving for the classroom and beyond.
An Intergenerational Photo and Story Project
Saturday, August 26, 10am - 2pm
Thursday, September 28, 4 - 8pm
Be part of our first ever joint intergenerational photo exhibit and have your photo taken by Jennie Bastian!
Photo must include at least one person age 55+ with anyone of other generations, related or not. Central Library will feature this display this December.
Please call Madison Senior Center at 266-6581 to sign up for a photo session!
Artist-In-Residence Application: Check back FALL 2017
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SPATULA&BARCODE September - October 2016
DANIKA BRUBAKER August 2016
JOSH DUNCAN June - July 2016
ARTWRITE COLLECTIVE April - May 2016
ARTISTS IN ABSENTIA March 2016
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BIRD ROSS October - November 2015
PUBLIC PRIVATE June - July 2015
RAIN WILSON April - May 2015
THE DREAM COLLECTORS March 2015
CRAIG GRABHORN December 2014 - February 2015
JUSTIN BITNER September - November 2014
JOE KERMAN July - August 2014
LIBRARY as INCUBATOR PROJECT May - June 2014
SACHI and LAURA KOMAI March - April 2014
VICTOR CASTRO December 2013 - February 2014
BARBARA LANDES September - November 2013