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readings & workshops
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
May 9 - Jun 12

There Again, the Disappearance: Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, Valaria Tatera 

performances
May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

readings & workshops
May 26

Workshop: Papermaking with George Jones - Session 2

readings & workshops
May 31

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 1

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 2

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 6

Poetry Reading: Kathie Giorgio, Cristina M. R. Norcross, Lisa Marie Brodsky

performances
June 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Featured Upcoming Events

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

March 6 - June 12
11:00am, Give What You Can

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays, starting March 6 | 11 AM Dhamma MKE is a breath-based meditation circle established to cultivate awareness in ourselves, our community, and beyond. Sessions will consist of two twenty-minute sitting sessions, a short walking meditation, and a brief reading for contemplation/inspiration. All are welcome. Please bring your own cushion and/or blanket. Chairs will be available for those who request them. Led by musician and composer Anthony…

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Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

April 6 - June 29
12:15pm, $Give What You Can

Every other Saturday, starting April 6th | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Readshops led by Karl Gartung: Participants will dive into foundational works from the 20th century, beginning with works by “Objectivist" poets such as Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, Basil Bunting, and Lorine Niedecker. We will be reading the poetry aloud and discussing it as questions arise, on the spot, as deeply as needed. The only prerequisite is curiosity. The first book to be read…

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There Again, the Disappearance: Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, Valaria Tatera

May 9 - June 12
11:00am, $Give What You Can

There Again, the Disappearance  featuring works by Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, and Valaria Tatera. With curatorial assistance by Molly Hassler. On view from May 9 - June 12 About the artists: MARIA GASPAR Disappearance Suit (Series) Disappearance Suits is an ongoing series that examines marginalized identities in contemporary American culture and beyond. As a first-generation Mexican American from an immigrant family, I am interested in understanding the relationship between the politicized body and rural, remote, or romantic landscapes. I create disappearance suits for a specific location/history/context then through…

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Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

Sunday, May 26
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has been a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music since the 1970s. He specializes in solo concerts and performs regularly; in collaborations including Trio Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips , Quartet Noir with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser, Jacques Demierre, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gerry Hemingway, Joëlle Léandre in performances in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, and South-America. His recordings include work with Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray, Günter Müller,…

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Workshop: Papermaking with George Jones - Session 2

Sunday, May 26
1:00pm, $50 (General) $45 (Member) - (includes all materials needed)

This two-part workshop will cover the ecologically friendly process of breaking down recycled and organic materials and reconstructing them into handmade paper with unique qualities, which students will then use to create a journal in the 2nd session. (Price of class includes all materials needed.) Sunday, May 19 & 26 | 1-3 PM To reserve your spot purchase your ticket here or give us a call! Ticket option WPBC Member $45.00 USDGeneral $50.00 USD

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Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Friday, May 31
6:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer Audre Lorde, “poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” As such, poetry can be deeply healing not only in the way it names, but in the way it leads us to clarify our questions. In this workshop, participants will consider poems as questions, and listen for the questions each poem is…

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Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Saturday, June 1
12:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer Audre Lorde, “poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” As such, poetry can be deeply healing not only in the way it names, but in the way it leads us to clarify our questions. In this workshop, participants will consider poems as questions, and listen for the questions each poem is…

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Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Sunday, June 2
12:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer Audre Lorde, “poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” As such, poetry can be deeply healing not only in the way it names, but in the way it leads us to clarify our questions. In this workshop, participants will consider poems as questions, and listen for the questions each poem is…

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Poetry Reading: Kathie Giorgio, Cristina M. R. Norcross, Lisa Marie Brodsky

Thursday, June 6
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

RAISING OUR VOICES Throughout history, women have raised their voices to be heard in times of challenge and trouble. We haven't always been heard, but that hasn't left us silent or defeated. And now, our present day circumstances necessitate our raising our voices again, and more loudly than ever before. Whether our voices are raised in anger, in fear, in sadness, in joy, in desperation or triumph, it's time for us to shout and sing and make sure our messages are…

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Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Thursday, June 20
7:00pm, $6

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1: Seed Sounds trio Rick Ollman (multi-instrumentalist), Linda Binder (electric violin), and Paul Westfahl (drums/percussion) Set 2: Jakob Heinemann trio

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Mar 6 March 6 - June 12
11:00am, Give What You Can
Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays, starting March 6 | 11…

Read More

readings & workshops
Apr 6 April 6 - June 29
12:15pm, $Give What You Can
Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

Every other Saturday, starting April 6th | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Readshops led by Karl Gartung:…

Read More

exhibitions
May 9 May 9 - June 12
11:00am, $Give What You Can
There Again, the Disappearance: Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, Valaria Tatera

There Again, the Disappearance  featuring works by Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, and Valaria Tatera. With curatorial assistance by Molly Hassler. On view from May…

Read More

performances
May 26 Sunday, May 26
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

Saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has been a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music since the 1970s. He…

Read More

readings & workshops
May 26 Sunday, May 26
1:00pm, $50 (General) $45 (Member) - (includes all materials needed)
Workshop: Papermaking with George Jones - Session 2

This two-part workshop will cover the ecologically friendly process of breaking down recycled and organic materials and reconstructing them into…

Read More

readings & workshops
May 31 Friday, May 31
6:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)
Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer…

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readings & workshops
Jun 1 Saturday, June 1
12:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)
Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer…

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readings & workshops
Jun 2 Sunday, June 2
12:00pm, $200 GENERAL ($180 WPBC OR LYNDEN MEMBER)
Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

Poetry Is the Question  3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2 According to the writer…

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readings & workshops
Jun 6 Thursday, June 6
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Kathie Giorgio, Cristina M. R. Norcross, Lisa Marie Brodsky

RAISING OUR VOICES Throughout history, women have raised their voices to be heard in times of challenge and trouble. We haven't…

Read More

performances
Jun 20 Thursday, June 20
7:00pm, $6
Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1:…

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New Arrivals

Small Press bruise bullet flower Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline


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bruise bullet flower by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Small Press

bruise bullet flower documents the strength, vulnerability, and beauty of black, brown, and mostly queer-identified individuals living under the daily threat of gun violence in the United States.

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