Our artists have been busy. This spring DAMA is finishing – and dedicating – 7 murals and one exhibit throughout Dane County!
On Tuesday April 18 we dedicated a lovely mural on the 11th floor of the YWCA’s community room on the capitol square. The community room serves many functions – including the site for child care for residents of the YWCA’s housing programs.
Then 3 days later on Friday April 21 we dedicated a fun & exciting mural at the City County Building. This mural is a partnership with the Madison Children’s Museum – and their “Take the Stairs” “Stair Trek” program to get Madisonians to live healthier lives & consider “taking the stairs.” The mural is in 2 stair wells at the rear of the building – by the police station entrance & is a compilation of drawings done by children at the museum depicting their favorite places & things to do in Dane County – the “Hidden Treasures” of Dane County.
On Thursday May 4 DAMA is tremendously excited to celebrate an exhibit of self-portraits done by alternative high school students with whom DAMA has worked – making murals – at Madison West High School’s SAIL program and at Sun Prairie’s Prairie Phoenix Academy.
Later in the month on Wednesday May 31 we will be dedicating a wonderful outdoor mural at Randall Elementary School on Madison’s near west side – painted with all Randall Students – and with SAIL West alternative high school students. And on Tuesday June 6 we will be dedicating a mural at Atlas Drive Play Haven – on Madison’s far east side – painted with alternative students from La Follette High School in Madison.
Coming up after that we will be dedicating large outdoor murals in Monona & Waunakee – and also one painted with Madison East SAIL students that will be installed on the side of the Kipp Corporation.
All this – and we have moved!
Dane County is generously leasing us a fabulous mural production building in the old Town of Blooming Grove Fire Station on Stoughton Road – and we could not be more excited. We promise to keep you posted – and to invite you to a grand opening of our new space later in the summer.