‘Urban Bubble’ exhibition showing through Jan. 31

The Bubbler, in collaboration with UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah and the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Foundations Central graduation recovery program, presents an art exhibition by Madison youth titled, “Urban Bubble.”

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Faisal Abdu’Allah

Over a nine-week course held in the Madison Central Public Library’s Bubbler Room, “Urban Bubble” is the culmination of conversations and productions that celebrated identity, excellence, and the powers within each individual.

“Urban Bubble” is currently showing at the Overture Center for the Arts’ Rotunda Gallery, until Jan. 31.

Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department and is the faculty director of The Studio learning community.

“Living in and on the ‘Urban Bubble’ is precarious at best,” a preview of the exhibition explains. “Being young, gifted, and black does not equate with being understood and encouraged by the systems that be. Moving through the turmoil we, as artists, seek to define ourselves and project our realities into the future, owning our narratives and images.”