Come celebrate another year with Woodland Pattern at our annual Open House on Sunday, December 13th!
This year’s Open House will feature a 2 PM screening of Welcome to This House: A Film About Elizabeth Bishop, presented with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival & the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.
Welcome to This House is a haunting nonfiction essay on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), a documentary, for filmmaker Barbara Hammer, about “life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure.” Suitably engaged with the geographical, Hammer filmed in Bishop’s “best loved homes” in the States, Canada, and Brazil, her camera poetically inhabiting the buildings and landscapes to summon memories, cultural, artistic, biographical. Kathleen Chalfant performs Bishop’s poetry and vocalist/composer Joan La Barbara provides the expressive score. The rich tapestry of testifying voices includes those of Marie-Claire Blais, Rosana Clark Warren, Edmund White, John Ashbery, more.
As always, there will be baked goodies and beverages, good conversation, and books to browse, as well as an opportunity to check out our latest gallery exhibition, No quipu, no book: Works by Cecilia Vicuña. It's also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift buying and to sign up for the 22nd Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit set to take place on January 30th. Can’t wait to see you there!