Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Steve Bickis
Madison Plein Air Well-known Madison artist, Steve Bickis,presents watercolor works created en plein air in the Madison area. Exhibit will run through July
Friday, July 17, 6:00
– 9:00p.m. Freethinkers Book Club
Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Life Driven Purpose, by Dan Barker.
Saturday, July 18, 1:00
– 3:00 p.m. Live Music – John Sheckler
your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain
lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Special sing-alongs for the kids.*
Saturday, July 18, 7:00
– 9:00 p.m. Book Launch Reception and Author Reading & Signing
– Jill Kelly Koren The
Work of the Body Jill Kelly Koren, emerging Indiana poet and native of Madison, graduated from
Yale University and earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Spalding
University in poetry and non-fiction. She is currently an Assistant Professor
of English at Ivy Tech Community College. Her poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, Literary Mama, Flowers and Vortexes, the
poetry podcast RedLion Sq., and the
anthology Women. Period. She has
published a chapbook, While the Water
Rises Around Us (Finishing Line Press), and is now launching her first book
of poetry, The Work of the Body, from Dos Madres Press. Jill will
sign books and give readings throughout the evening.
Tuesday, July 21, 11:15
a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kriss Luckett Ziesemerwill read to young book lovers. Selections will be tailored to the ages of the
audience. Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.
Friday, July 24
(Fourth Friday Downtown), 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Live Music – Yvonne Davis
Join us for some hot and lively jazz with
Madison’s own Yvonne Davis on our
Steinway grand. Requests encouraged! Yvonne appears as part of the Fourth
Friday Downtown line-up of musicians.*
Friday, July 24
(Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Art Opening Reception – Steven Grant
Face of Nature Better known
as a singer/songwriter who has performed at the Master Musicians Festival in
Somerset, Kentucky and Madison's own Music in the Park series, Steven Grant
Smith has turned an artistic eye back to his original passion: Photography.
Following a debilitating stroke on St. Patrick's Day in 2014, he traded
in his guitar in favor of a Nikon camera and began a serious study of
photographing the local flora and fauna. In The
Face of Nature, Steven presents photographic images of the plain and forest… from boletes to birds
and ticks to tigers. Exhibit will run through September
Saturday,July 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up amélange magnifique of American Songbook
standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our 1897 Steinway
* All music routinely performed at Village Lights Bookstore is original, in the public domain, or licensed through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Yvonne Davis appears during the Madison Main Street Program events under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.