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Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception - Andy Adams, Laura Damon-Moore, Filter Photo Festival - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception

10/18/2014 - 6:30pm

Central Library - Third Floor

Spend the early evening on the third floor of Central Library celebrating photography, art, and library programs, including:

  • The publisher of FlakPhoto, Andy Adams, teaming up with the BUBBLER @ Madison Public Library to present a FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show held in the Diane Endres Ballweg gallery on the third floor. Coinciding with the Society for Photographic Education Midwest Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Center for Photography at Madison’s biennial PhotoMidwest Fest event, and many other photography exhibits, talks and conferences, Andy Adams looks to curate a survey of photographers currently working and living in the American Midwest.
  • Laura Damon-Moore and the Library as Incubator Project present Art in the Library: an Indoor Picnic and The Wall of Words.  Sample a variety of drop-in art exercises for adults that use library materials as the starting point, based on our book The Artist's Library: a Field Guide from the Library as Incubator Project.
  • The FilterPhoto Festival Photobook Exhibition will also be on display.  In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book, Filter Photo held its first ever photo book call for entries and juror Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of the DePaul Art Museum, selected 29 well-thought-out, original, and compelling books for the exhibition. The selected entries comprise a survey of the contemporary photo book, with diverse styles of design, publication, aesthetic, and country of origin represented.


Refreshments will be available for purchase from Underground Food Collective.

Andy Adams

About Presenter Andy Adams


Andy Adams is an independent producer who blends digital communication, online audience engagement, and web-based collaboration to promote creative culture on and offline. Since 2008, he has directed digital communications at Overture Center for the Arts, a Wisconsin-based arts venue that presents more than 300 performances, exhibitions, and educational programs annually. He is the editor of FlakPhoto, a website that promotes the discovery of photographic image-makers from around the world. In his spare time, he hosts the FlakPhoto Network, an 11,000-member online community focused on conversations about visual arts culture.


FlakPhoto is an online photography channel that presents the work of artists, curators, bookmakers and photo organizations to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. The site's main feature is The Collection, a digital archive of contemporary photographs which is updated five times weekly.

Laura Damon-Moore

About Presenter Laura Damon-Moore


Laura Damon-Moore is a librarian, blogger, and avid art-maker in her spare time. Laura received her master’s degree in Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 and graduated from Beloit College with a double major in Literary Studies and Theatre Arts (Acting) in 2008. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband James and her chinchilla Barnaby Jones.


The Artist's Library

Filter Photo Festival

About Presenter Filter Photo Festival


Filter Photo is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving and enhancing the photographic community. Filter Photo’s mission is to connect emerging, mid-career, and professional photographers with gallery owners, educators, academics, curators and elite photography professionals from across the country, with an emphasis on creating and promoting educational events in the Midwestern United States and Chicago, Illinois. Filter Photo creates the annual Filter Photo Festival and offers other educational and networking programming throughout the year.


The 2014 Festival will take place from September 24th-28th and programming will encompass a variety of events, including workshops, exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, networking events, and of course the portfolio reviews that remain at the heart of the Festival.  The majority of our events will take place in downtown Chicago, a vital metropolitan area famous for its world-class cultural institutions.

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