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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived exhibitions
Sep 16 September 16 - October 31
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Artist Statement:
The exhibition at Woodland Pattern will focus primarily on work created since I moved from southeast Wisconsin to Central Wisconsin. While the venue has changed, the work is essentially the same, letterpress artists' books on mostly handmade paper. My work is political in nature, as I worry about issues of equality, choices made by and for each of us and questions raised by those issues and choices.



Caren Heft was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up there, Chicago, Madison and Dallas. Her degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.F.A. with honors, M.A. And M.F.A. She is at present the Director of the Edna Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Formerly she was the associate curator at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Wisconsin (now the Racine Art Museum). She curates the exhibitions at the Carlsten Gallery, teaches at UWSP and is the sole proprietor of the Arcadian Press. Her letterpress books are included in more than 123 public collections, world wide, including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris. She has published thirty-nine plus books, essays, museum brochures and broadsides. She has exhibited in 151 exhibitions, 1985-present, including Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2005 and Corporal Identiity: Body Language: 9th Triennial for Form and Content, USA and Germany; Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfort, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2003-2004. She lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with one dog (formerly two dogs) and one very controlling cat.