Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – JoeyG Collection
A last chance to view or purchase works that have shown over the years at JoeyG's. Show curated by Patty Cooper Wells.
Friday, February 21, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Art Closing Reception – JoeyG Collection
Friday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers
from the region will discuss God: The Failed Hypothesis, by Victor J. Stenger.
February 22 – March 25
Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Adrian Montoya
Adrian Montoya was born in
Giessen, Germany. In 2011, he was chosen for a residency with the Norwegian
figurative master, Odd Nerdrum in Stavern, Norway and Paris, France. In 2012,
he was accepted to the summer program of the International School of Painting,
Drawing & Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy. He earned a
BFA in Painting, graduating summa cum
laude in 2013 from Maryland Institute College of Art. He now lives and
works in Baltimore, Maryland. Come by and see his work; the paintings speak for
Tuesday, February 25, 11:00 a.m.
Kids' Fourth Tuesday Storytime
Jill Kelly Koren reads to young book lovers. Selections are tailored to the audience. Requests taken.
Looking Ahead in 2014
Saturday, March 8, 8:00 p.m.
The Good Body Preview Village Lights is pleased to host this preview of The Good Body, by Eve Ensler. A full performance, presented by Hanover College’s V-Day Committee, will take place at Hanover College on March 14th and 15th. Eve Ensler is a dedicated activist who also wrote The Vagina Monologues, which made its premier on Broadway just over ten years ago. The Vagina Monologues has been performed around the world, in over 148 countries, in 11 different languages. The Good Body takes a new look at women’s bodies and attempts to share reasons why women should be proud of their bodies regardless of size, shape, color, scars, etc. Profits raised from the production will be donated to Turning Point Women’s Shelter, with 10% going to the V-Day organization in support of the cause.
Thursday, March 13, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Special Author Event – Mark Nichols From Azaleas to Zydeco: My 4,600-Mile Journey through the South 1974 Hanover College graduate Mark Nichols will be signing and talking
about his book, From Azaleas to Zydeco.
The book follows Mark on a quest to discover the essence of the
South, digging into the food, the people, and the culture of each place he
visits, eating dandelion salad, drinking Cheerwine soda, and listening to swamp
rock. Most important are the people he meets: bee keepers, cheese makers,
crawfish “bawlers,” duck callers, politicians, struggling musicians, a fashion
mogul, and even a MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner. His story embraces
a wealth of southern charm, from local characters, folklore, and customs to
food and music. Besides being just plain fun to read, Mark’s account of his
journey gives readers a true taste of the evolving South. His presentation will
include music from points along his 4,600-mile peregrination.
Friday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, March 15, 6:00 p.m.
Rock 'n' Read Around the Clock
As part of the NEA's Read Across America campaign, Village Lights will host our annual 24-hour reading marathon and children’s book drive to promote literacy and benefit The Clearinghouse. The marathon will kick off with an aloud reading of The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss. Rock ‘n’ Read has become a Madison favorite. So run, don’t walk, to Village Lights to sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals to sit in a rocking chair in our front window and silently read books, your own or drawn from our shelves. We are collecting donations of gently read or new children's books, which will be distributed by The Clearinghouse to charities in the region. Bring them in and drop them in the basket on
our front table beginning March 1st. Those wishing to purchase their donations
at Village Lights will receive a discount.
Friday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers
from the region plan to discuss Letter to
a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris.
Saturday, March 22, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider returns with hismesmerizing mélange of American
Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on
our Steinway grand.*
Saturday, March 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms 89-year-oldJimmy Storms, former member of the
Red Skelton Orchestra and backup pianist for Pat Boon, Connie Francis, and Fred
Astaire, plays a wide selection of old standards on the Steinway grand.*
Tuesday, March 25, 11:00 a.m.
Kids’ Madison Staycation Storytime
Jill Kelly Koren reads
to young book lovers. Selections are tailored to the ages of the audience.
Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.
Friday, March 28, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Fourth Friday Art Jam) Art Opening Reception – Jane Andreasen Sacra Systemata As a part of the Village Lights Emerging
Artist Series, Madison native and Earlham College graduate, Jane Andreasen,presents a series of works in mixed-media and pencil, utilizing
anatomical illustration and iconographic imagery. Exhibit will run through May
20th. Friday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.(Fourth Friday Art Jam) 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 Art Jam line-up of musicians.*
Saturday, March 29, 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.*
Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12 POETPALOOZA 2014: A Tri-State Poetry Summit Village Lights will host POETPALOOZA 2014: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April
11th, through Saturday, April 12th, with hourly readings and signings by
acclaimed poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including published poets
from Madison and Poets Laureate both past and present of Kentucky and Indiana. The
event will be in a flow-through format, so come for one, or come for all! Live
music Friday evening with The Chestnuts and Saturday morning with Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett. All are invited to participate in the
Saturday night event finale, an open mic "Poetry Slam Lite." Watch this page for more details soon to come. *
* 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.