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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Artist-in-Residence

Taylor Rushing

March - April 2019 BUBBLER RESidency

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Taylor Wright Rushing was born in Tacoma, WA. He received his BA at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and went on to work as a professional glassblower in the South Puget Sound, work carpentry on the southern coast of the United Kingdom and play in an old time stringband in Austin, Texas. He will receive his Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Spring.

He acted as the first artist-in-residence at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia in the Summer of 2016. His work has been on the covers of Old Time Herald Magazine and Grit City Magazine and he shown widely in the United States including the Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and the Red Bull Art House in Detroit, Michigan

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY:
Taylor’s residency will focus on the absolute accessibility of culture and knowledge from the lens of self-taught makers, hobo whittlers, punk rock zinesters, shaman and librarians. He will emphasize the use of humble materials, cartoons and down home crafts in his time at the library - and encourages all patrons to pay him a visit!


OPEN STUDIOS HOURS:
MARCH - APRIL
(exceptions: 3/4, 3/20, 3/27, 4/8)
Mondays from 1-4pm in the Bubbler Room
Wednesdays from 1-4pm in the Bubbler Room

Come draw, paint and listen to music, bask in good vibes and see live chip-carving and whittling while Taylor creates some new tramp art constructions. Even deck out your own Carnival Chalk-ware Figurine: link, available in the Bubbler throughout Taylor’s residency

WORKSHOPS:

Itinerant Whittling & Trick Carving
Workshop
Wednesday March 13 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Bubbler Room
REGISTER HERE
and Thursday April 11 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Bubbler Room REGISTER HERE
max 15 participants; ages 15+

For whittlers and carvers, the ball-in-cage is known as the ultimate challenge. In this workshop, learn the techniques of tramp/hobo art and get a historical overview. Follow the trademark of whittlers throughout history with Taylor’s guidance, along with patience and a steady hand. Participants will learn the rich history of whittling, as well as best practices in materials, safety, and technique.
No previous is experience needed, registration is required.


What’s a Zine? Generating and Self-Publishing Your Personal Artist Book

Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30-7:30 in the Bubbler Room REGISTER HERE
Thursday April 18 from 5:30-7:30 in the Bubbler Room REGISTER HERE
max 25 participants; ages 15+

This workshop will cover a brief history of the fan zines and its changing relevance in in the modern era. We will talk about making content, methods of construction and of course, creative distribution techniques.
No previous is experience needed, registration is required.

The Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

The Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.