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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived exhibitions
Aug 25 August 25 - October 1
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

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.