Events for July 2014

Ongoing through July 22

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Lawrence Rudolech

Plein Air or Not 

Well-known Madison painter Lawrence Rudolech presents works rendered in oil on canvas. Half of the pieces were created en plein air (“in the open air”); the rest are studio works. The viewer is challenged to distinguish which are which.


Thursday, July 3, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
M.A.I.N. Program Lecture - Public Art & Community Development

Village Lights is pleased to host the first installment in the River Valley Financial Bank Lecture Series, presented by the Madison Advanced Internship Network (M.A.I.N.) program, sponsored by the Trilogy Foundation. The M.A.I.N. interns have paired up and prepared four lectures on different preservation topics. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.


Saturday, July 12, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music – John Sheckler

“Not your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Sing-alongs for the kids.*


Friday, July 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club
Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss A Manual for Creating Atheists, by Peter Boghossian.

Tuesday,July 22, 11:15 a.m. – 12:12 p.m.

Kids’ Storytime

Kriss Luckett Ziesemerwill read to your young bibliophiles. Selections tailored to the ages of the audience. Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.


Friday, July 25, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.(Fourth Friday Downtown)
Art Opening Reception – Lou Knoble
My Home Town
Legendary Madison painter Lou Knoble presents abstract works, rendered in oil on canvas. Lou, since turning the age of eighty-three, takes daily morning walks through his beloved hometown and along the Ohio River. On each walk he sees something he never knew existed, which he then abstracts in his paintings.
July 26, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up his mesmerizing mélange of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our Steinway grand.*

July 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms

90-year-old Jimmy Storms, former member of the Red Skelton Orchestra and backup pianist for Pat Boone, Connie Francis, and Fred Astaire, plays a wide selection of old standards on the Steinway grand.*     


* 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 Fourth Friday Art Jams under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.


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