Karin Wolf, Madison’s city arts administrator, spent months pulling together the art for the newly remodeled Madison Municipal Building. When the building officially opened Saturday at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., every floor displayed work from local artists.

“We’re trying to feature a lot of our nonprofit partners,” Wolf said.

To that end, she chose 11 prints from “Women Against Hate, United By Love,” a series by Kelly Parks Snider, Rachael Griffin [MFA ’16] and Leigh Garcia [MFA ’18]. Each portrait shows a woman with a quote she chose: “You are adored,” says one. “We’re all Americans, but if I’m not free, you aren’t free,” says another. The series was recently on display at the Arts + Literature Laboratory.

Artist Romano Johnson has two works on view, including a large-scale glittery piece reminiscent of Tina Turner. Johnson is involved with ArtWorking, a mentorship program and studio for artists and entrepreneurs with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


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