144 East Washington Avenue in Madison
I have been invited to participate in a pop up art show at Maria’s in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison-based artist, Derrick Buisch, will be curating a wall full of art for this event.
FINAL SHOWCASE BILL
Musical Guest TREEMO
Treemo is a Madison-based three-piece acoustic band.
Original music performed with an acoustic guitar, sweet female/male harmonies and a guy named Tregre playing a big ol’ upright bass. Mixture between Louie Armstrong, Loretta Lynn, The Molby Peaches and Buddy Holly.
POETRY READING: Lilada Gee
Lilada Gee is a Bold Biographer, Edgy Preacher, Inspirational Industrialist, Transformational Speaker, and a Professional Drama Queen. She is the founder of Lilada’s Livingroom and Black Woman Heal Day, inspiring healing around the world!
VISUAL ARTISTS: TBA
LACEY SMITH: “Hi, I’m Lacey Smith (aka Luluweird) I’m a graphic design student with a passion for screen printing. I’m originally from Madison and love being a part of the music scene and working with bands here. Music, nature, and life and death are my inspirations and I love creating beautiful, yet creepy things.”
DAN WANG: Dan S. Wang is an artist and writer born in Michigan in 1968. He has stayed for periods short and long in cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. When not in the Midwest or on either coast he may be roaming in China. Global capital and local crises, race relations and the geography of power, identity and social movement strategy—these are some of the big topics that get the curiosity treatment in his small drawings, small edition print works, small group collaborations, small event organizing, and other small media ways of creating rumors.
DERRICK BUISCH: Derrick Buisch was born in Washington D.C. in the mid-late 1960’s, grew up in the suburbs (saw Minor Threat, Trouble Funk, 9353, Fugazi, etc). Attended art school (MICA) in Baltimore (saw Reptile House, Grey March, Lungfish, etc). Upon receiving a BFA helped form (and played bass) for the Baltimore ensemble Candy Machine from 1989-92. MFA from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in painting 1996. Since 1997 he is a Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Buisch will present the fourth issue of CHOPSHOP, a zine – random mail art event. This issue’s topic is the rabbit.
Artists from around the country/world will be invited to participate.
CHOPSHOP is a project instigated by Derrick Buisch, randomly published on xerox machines in Madison, WI, since 2007.
DALE KAMINSKI: Dale Kaminski was born In Milwaukee, Wisconsin and started playing guitar and bass in bands when he was 16. (Valiants, Liquid Pink, F/i) Toured the world during the 90’s playing music and working as a roadie. Gigs included Woodstock reunion and the north pole with the Violent Femmes. Dale left the road in the early 2000’s and went back to school at UW-Milwaukee receiving his BFA in 2007. During this time he formed the PAKAPAKA live visual Lightshow with longtime friend and musician Jerry Fortier and his son Reuben. Pakapaka recently played at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Mr. Kaminski received his MFA from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012 and is currently director of the Arts Media Center at the University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. Dale Kaminski is an artist working within the field of new media and collaborative practices.
LOCAL NON PROFITS: THE SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER
The Social Justice Center serves as a local non-profit office building that not only houses critical organizations to our community, but also allows smaller non-profit start-ups to grow their organizations with an affordable rent and while maintaining access to all of the necessary amenities for an office.