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Overture Center Names New CEO

Overture Center Names New CEO

Overture Center Foundation, the private nonprofit organization that took over management of Overture Center for the Arts on Jan. 1, has named longtime performing arts executive Ted DeDee as the new president and CEO of the 200,000 square-foot, seven-venue performing arts center in downtown Madison.

DeDee will be introduced to the community at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Overture Center for the Arts.

DeDee comes to Madison from New Albany, Ohio, near Columbus, where he oversaw the building and opening of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, which opened in 2008. Prior to that, he oversaw the design, building and opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. He has managed a number of performing arts facilities in Tennesee, Dallas and New York State in a career that spans nearly 35 years.

Benefit Concert For Musician Cliff Frederiksen To Be Held At Brink Lounge

Benefit Concert For Musician Cliff Frederiksen To Be Held At Brink Lounge

Madison music icon Cliff Frederiksen, who has been battling cancer, needs your support.

A benefit concert is being held from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave. in Madison.

Spring Semester Alive With Arts Events

Spring Semester Alive With Arts Events

The spring semester will be bursting with arts events across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during the university's Year of the Wisconsin Idea.

An eclectic and prolific range of modern dance, studio art, theater, performance art, orchestral music, film, and design across the arts disciplines will inspire and delight the university and local communities. The UW-Madison Arts Institute is promoting the most notable of these events as "Arts Night Out: The 2012 Spring Season." Events include:

Art Fair On The Square Applications Due March 1

Art Fair On The Square Applications Due March 1

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art invites artists from across the country to apply for the 54th annual Art Fair on the Square, to be held July 14 and 15.

Positioned on the streets forming a square around Wisconsin’s beautiful State Capitol Building, Art Fair on the Square is one of the city’s most highly anticipated summer events, attracting nearly 200,000 enthusiastic art buyers.
 
The deadline to apply is March 1. MMoCA accepts artist applications online through Zapplication.org.
 
Art Fair on the Square is consistently rated among the best fine art and fine craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and Art Fair Sourcebook, and is included in AmericanStyle magazine’s 2011 Essential Guide to Fairs & Festivals.
 
For additional information artists may contact Annik Dupaty, MMoCA’s director of events, at 608-257-0158 at extension 230.

Madison Arts Commission Announces An Evening Of Poetry With Fabu

Madison Arts Commission Announces An Evening Of Poetry With Fabu

The Madison Arts Commission will host Fabu Phillis Carter's, who is known professionally as Fabu, final reading and book signing as the city of Madison's poet laureate on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Rotunda Stage at the Overture Center.

Her tenure as Madison Poet Laureate promised to put poetry “in unusual places and spaces.” She succeeded in promoting poetry in magazines, newspapers, buses, libraries, building and one poem is pressed into the sidewalk on Williamson street in front of The Weary Traveler restaurant.

Fabu's term began in January 2008 and ends in January of 2012. The public is invited to attend her Overture reading where her fine work as as the city's third poet laureate will be recognized.

Creative Art Project Hits The Brick On Old University Ave.

Creative Art Project Hits The Brick On Old University Ave.

The public is invited to the opening reception of The Space Between -- a series of paintings and projections by Betsy Delzer, Bobbette Rose and Jeffrey Pohorski.

Using the brick walls of Goldleaf's Casa Blanca on Old University Avenue, Delzer offers up four paintings as she reflects on the changing seasons of the year. Rose responds with faint wisps of the journey between each. These paintings will be on view through mid-December.

Pohorski and Rose said they collaborated on video projections, responding to the paintings and concept of transition and change. The walls begin to melt and drip down the sides revealing layers of color and images. The projections will be on view for one night on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The project was funded through a BLINK grant from the Madison Arts Commission which invites experimental, temporary works of art to sprout up throughout the community.