Madison Magazine is pleased to announce the selection of 31 forward-thinking artists and organizations for the 2018 M List, which this year spotlights innovation in the arts. Among these local innovators are musicians, directors, dancers and other artists whose contributions to Madison’s art scene have been original and exceptional.
“This year’s M List recognizes innovation and creativity in the arts, and as such enchants us, challenges us and inspires us,” says Madison Magazine and WISC-TV Editorial Director Neil Heinen.
From works that explore social justice and gender issues to projects that spark creativity and imagination, the individuals and programs on this list have etched their own marks on Madison. They’ve created spaces for communities, connected people to ideas and created calls to action in order to evoke change locally and beyond.
Congratulations to the following grads, alumni, and affiliate 2018 M List honorees!
“Genetic Reflections” public art installation, Angela Johnson [MFA ’16] and Dr. Ahna Skop, co-collaborators
Jojin Van Winkle, [MFA ’16] filmmaker and former artist-in-residence, Madison Children’s Museum
Rhea Ewing, [BFA ’11] artist and graphic novelist, “FINE: A Comic about Gender”
Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky, [MFA ’20] visual artists and community organizers
Spooky Boobs Collective, [Amy Cannestra and Maggie Snyder, MFA ’15, with Myszka Lewis] conceptual artist collective focused on women’s experiences
Tandem Press, printmaking studio and gallery, UW–Madison School of Education
Tom Jones, [Photography Faculty] independent photographer