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Event Calendar
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special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

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

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived exhibitions
Sep 20 September 20 - December 31
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Opening Reception—Saturday, September 20, 1-4pm

Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, digital photography installation
Anselm Hollo, collage

Impossible machines and games with no rules are recurring motifs in Jane Dalrymple-Hollo's work. They hint at control, but they ultimately insist that control is not possible. They are balanced and methodically composed, and they aspire to be beautiful. Yet they are vaguely disquieting—not necessarily intentionally. "It is simply what happens when I do what I do: create two dimensional forms with one dimensional lines, make assemblages from found and collected objects, stack things on top of one other, take photographs of all the above, knit them together on the computer, etc. The result is what looks more and more like a parallel universe and I offer it to the everyday, in gratitude and awe."
– Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
 

Jane Dalrymple-Hollo grew up in rural Mississippi, earned an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and apprenticed in Conservation Bookbinding at Johns Hopkins University while earning a Master of Liberal Arts. After a short career in Library Conservation she has focused her efforts for the past ten years primarily on art-making. She wrote a regular column for a now-defunct art newspaper in Boulder, CO, where she now lives, designed book covers for poets, including her husband, Anselm Hollo, volunteered for schools, and contributed drawings and collaborations to print and on-line magazines such asChain, How2, Not Enough Night, and Big Bridge. She has most recently shown her work at Naropa University in a solo exhibition entitled "Site-Lines." Images from this show along with other work may be seen on her website, http://www.janedalrymplehollo.com.

Anselm Hollo: "These [Anselm Hollo's] rag-tag collage works have no pretensions to Art (with a capital "a"). They are occasional, everything but theory-based, and, one hopes, mildly amusing and/or irritating."

Anselm Hollo, poet and literary translator, is a Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His most recent books are Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence: Selected Poems 1965-2000 (Coffee House Press) which won the San Francisco Poetry Center's Best Book Award for 2001, and Guests of Space, also from Coffee House Press 2007. Hollo's translations from Finnish, Swedish, German and French include works by Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Gunnar Harding, Bertolt Brecht, Blaise Cendrars and others.