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Event Calendar
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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
Aug 25 August 25 - October 1
11:00am, FREE

 

EXHIBITION  Vicki, with an i

Organized by Michelle Grabner

of The Suburban & Poor Farm Press

August 25 – October 1, 2017

 

Vicki, with an i speaks to the changing power dynamics afforded woman in western culture.

 

Latin for ‘Victory” or “Conquer” the name descends from the Greek Goddess Nike. The artists included in this exhibition assert their authority and rights by dedicating time, craft, and critical imagination to a daily routine. Moreover, each artist freely evolves and stretches their visual language with the power that they accrue as woman.

 

Vicky, Vickie, or Vicki?

Which spelling do you like better? As a nickname for Victoria. Or something else?

My favorite nickname for Victoria is Via.

I've heard of Vicka, which is cute. Vita or Ria, maybe?

 

I like the Vicky spelling best. It looks the most even and standard. It's not the trendy nickname anymore, but I think it's still usable!

 

My name is Victoria and I always went by my full name - always had an aversion to Vicky.

Mom called me Toria a lot. I read somewhere that Plum is a common for Victoria because there is a Victoria plum, and I think that's cute.

 

I've always liked being a Vicki. It's unusual enough that there were usually no other Vickis in my class, workplace, etc., but not so odd that people would double-take on it. It's pretty. It has positive connotations.

 

The down side is that there are multiple ways to spell the name -- Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Vikki, Vikky -- and even people close to me get it wrong.

 

I would recommend that anyone considering naming a child Vicki, go ahead and give her the full, formal, "Victoria." More options for her later on that way, and it's a powerful, dignified name with meaning and history. And people will call her that anyway.

 

I haven't met many other Vickis, and those I have met usually are older.

The Vickis I have met have always been fun, kind, witty, and just all around good people, which makes me like my name more.

 

I hate the name "Victoria" as it has followed me my entire life: people always assume that is my name. Also, people tend to constantly spell my name wrong as well, even if I've known them for years: most commonly "Vickie", "Vicky", or "Vikki".

 

The name can be annoying if you are in a class with other kids that go by the names Nicky, Micky, or Ricky, and sometimes people will confuse you with "Becky."

 

Even though there are some annoying downsides to my name, I would say I have grown to love it. The name comes from "Victoria", which means victory, and I have often used that as a source of inspiration in times when I find myself as sort of an underdog. Besides the occasionally annoying downsides, it really is a good name. Friendly but professional, easy and familiar without being common, and dignified.

 

My twin sisters name is Vicki, middle name Natasha, she is smart, has wit and her name fits her really well.

 

Nicknames for Vicki: Vic, Vickstick, VickiSticky, Slick Vick, Vitamin V, Vicks

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS


Stephanie Barber 

Katy Cowan

Catalina Tuca

Kirsten Stoltmann

Erin Washington 

BZ 

 

 

PROGRAMMING


Exhibition Reception 

Saturday, September 23 - 6-9 PM

 

featuring a panel discussion with: 

Marilu Knode (Moderator): Laura Perry (writer), Sara Daleiden (artist)

Lisa Sutcliff (curator), Kim Miller (artist), Erin Washington (artist) & Kirsten Stoltmann (artist)

 

& a reading by author Lise Haller Baggesen from Mothernism

followed by a Q+A with Milwaukee artist Rose DiSalvo

 


 

This event is part of the Women's Work series, which was made possible by the Mary L. Nohl Fund / Greater Milwaukee Foundation.