Summer Sofa Sessions: Derek Ramnarace & The North Code
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sofa Sessions: Derek Ramnarace & The North Code

Gah!! You guys!! I friggin' LOVE playing with Derek Ramnarace. Aside from sharing multiple stages together over the last 5 years or so, I also shared a cup of coffee and some jams with him at the first Sofa Sessions. His tunes will get inside ya for sure, and I'm grateful to get to share a couch with him again. Also, we're changing things up this time and inviting a whole band to share the circle with us! My friends The North Code will be there, playing their infectious music unplugged, 3 feet away from you...if you join us, that is! ♥

Communication is a great cozy venue, all-ages and alcohol free. $5 suggested cover at the door, to support the venue and these awesome musicians.

Sofa Sessions is a bi-monthly gathering of top-notch songwriters and musicians, occupying the "cozy couch" area of a venue to share stories and play original music completely unplugged. Listeners are invited to gather in that cozy space with the Artists to get an organic here-and-now Experience of that music. So stage. No Sound. No lights. Just raw, unfiltered music you can taste ♥

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May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Lofi Weirdos-Bunny Love (NH), Combat Naps, Willy, Red Pants

a great night at communication with some awesome songwriters ~~~

bunny love (NH)-raw home recording artist from new hampshire/boston
https://bunnylove.bandcamp.com/

combat naps-super catchy and creative indie pop jams
https://combatnaps.bandcamp.com/

willy-weirdo outsider rap
https://williameverettcrocodile.bandcamp.com/

red pants-lofi summer vibes
https://redred.bandcamp.com/

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Communication Maker's Market
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Communication Maker's Market

Join us for our second Maker's Market: Summer Edition!

We will have several local Madison artists and makers filling up our space with their wares, including jewelry makers, collage artists, sculpture artists, printmakers, and more.

We are currently accepting applications to fill the final spots for the market, if you are interested please send an email titled "Maker's Market Application" to info (at) communicationmadison.com. Please include photos and brief description of what you will be selling. Thank you!

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Teens Open Art Studio - Summer Workshop Series
Jun
5
2:00 PM14:00

Teens Open Art Studio - Summer Workshop Series

Communication invites local teens for a FREE Wednesday afternoon workshop series all summer long from 2-3:30pm! Three local teaching artists will lead workshops in 3 different art processes: printmaking, needlework and collage. You can come to one month's series or all 3. Register for the series by sending us an email. Following is some information about each artist. Please get in touch with any questions.

Andy Villanueva will teach our June workshops. Growing up in the city of Milwaukee, WI, Villanueva experienced first hand one of the United State's most segregated cities, along with the socioeconomic and political issues that come with it. An alumni of the printmaking department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andy uses a dynamic set of artistic means to create within a space that dwells on the edge of reality, taking notes from tattoo and skateboarding culture as well as the genres of science fiction and horror. As a 3rd generation Mexican-American who has lost touch with certain aspects of his heritage through assimilation, he also explores historical Mexican (pre-Columbian to Colonial occupation) and Mexican-American imagery through a contemporary and nuanced lens.

Hannah O'Hare Bennett will teach our July workshops. O'Hare Bennett was born in Kansas and raised on a small diversified organic farm. After finishing a BFA in Printmaking at the University of Kansas, she had a career in sustainable farming, including a Peace Corps stint in Ecuador. In 2014, she returned to graduate school to work on an MFA in textile design at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has exhibited work in several states, worked as a studio assistant at Penland School of Craft, and will teach sculptural papermaking at the Morgan Conservatory (OH) this summer. Additional residencies include Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts(NE), StudioWorks at Tides Institute (ME), and Tallgrass Prairie Artist Residency (KS). She currently lives in Madison, WI, where she maintains an art practice, works as a substitute educator, and contemplates her next move.

Jaundy Brunswick will teach our August workshops. Brunswick is a self taught artist who is inspired by The Golden Girls, Kenny Rogers, Totino's Pizza Rolls, and her friends. She began doing collage when she was 15 and in the last few years views her artistry as a meditative practice.

This workshops series is made possible by a generous grant from the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association. We thank them for their support!

If you have questions about this or other events, please contact info@communicationmadison.com or visit http://communicationmadison.com.

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Wavelette (OH), ghostar, & Perez/Pellino
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Wavelette (OH), ghostar, & Perez/Pellino

8PM / ALL AGES / $8 / SOBER SPACE

Join us for an evening of sweet synth & singing.
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★WAVELETTE (OH)★
https://wavelette.bandcamp.com
Anissa Pulcheon slapped a full band on her solo project and it's completely to die for. Their "wavelette ep" gives dreamy pop distortion a whole new feeling. Check out "some things" for vibes to sway to. FFO Soccer Mommy, The American Analog Set, Mirah.

★ghostar (MSN)★
https://ghostar.bandcamp.com/
Fresh on the Madison scene, ghostar is the noise/post-rock band that is exactly what we've been wanting and needing.

★PEREZ/PELLINO (MSN)★
Members of the band Miyha. Mike Pellino will be bringing his fast guitar hands, Alejandra Perez will be bringing her quick lyrics. For one night only, these two will perform specially written songs for you.

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Songwriter Night w/ J. Marsden, Xander Anim, & Skylar Nahn
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night w/ J. Marsden, Xander Anim, & Skylar Nahn

$8 - All Ages - Doors at 7:30pm - Show starts at 8pm

Join songwriters J. Marsden, Xander Anim, and Skylar Nahn at Communication for an intimate evening of uninterrupted performances. Communication is a cozy diy venue with available seating, cool art, and an attentive audience for an extra special connection with the musicians. All of the songwriters will be on stage at the same time which allows for some great banter, complimentary stories, and even some back up instrumentation. The artists will also rotate every song for plenty of variety!

J. Marsden - www.jmarsdenmusic.com
Combining influences of Neil Young, John Frusciante, Alice in Chains, and Pink Floyd, guitarist/singer/songwriter, J. Marsden creates his own take on 90’s acoustic alt./grunge rock.

Xander Anim is an acoustic singer songwriter who combines R&B, Soul, and Hip-hop influences to create stories. Be prepared to dance, swoon, and reflect as you engage with each song. Listen to Only When The Rain Comes By Xander Anim by Xander Anim on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/xanderanim/only-when-the-rain-comes-by-xander-anim

Skylar Nahn - Skylarnahn.bandcamp.com
Skylar is a very talented singer/songwriter. You can tell he loves his craft by the way he performs.

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Artist Book Workshop Series at Teens Open Art Studio
May
15
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Book Workshop Series at Teens Open Art Studio

For the months of April and May, we are thrilled to have local artist Jamie Ho teaching an Artist Book Workshop Series as our Teens Open Art Studio! As always, this weekly event is FREE and open to all teens in Madison on Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm.

Summary of workshop series:
Explore what identity and home mean to you as you learn different bookbinding and storytelling techniques to create artist books. All supplies will be provided. Sign up for a spot at the "ticket" link, which is a contact information form to get you registered. *Note - there will be no workshop on Wednesday, May 29.

This workshop series is made possible in partnership with Arts + Literature Laboratory's Youth Arts Lab.

For more about teaching artist Jamie Ho, please visit her website: http://www.jamie-ho.com/

If you have questions about this or other events, please contact info@communicationmadison.com or visit http://communicationmadison.com.

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