• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
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
Oct 11 October 11 - December 3
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

Jen Bervin, Tactile Language

October 11-December 3, 2017

opening reception: Wednesday, October 11 | 6-8 PM | FREE

 

Jen Bervin will give a gallery talk & poetry reading starting at 6:30 PM. 

 

An exhibition of Jen Bervin’s works from Silk Poems, a poem fabricated nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor, and Tactile Language, short videos that pay homage to Anni Albers’ typed studies and writing on weaving. The show title comes from Anni Albers’ book On Weaving:

“These varied experiments in articulation are to be understood not as an end in themselves but merely as a help to us in gaining new terms in the vocabulary of tactile language.”

 

 

 

 


Jen Bervin is an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science, and life in a complex yet elegant way. She has published ten books, including Silk Poems and Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner, named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic, and The New Yorker. Her work has also been exhibited at venues like MASS MoCA, Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, MCA Denver, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, and is held in more than thirty international collections, including Stanford University, The Brooklyn Museum, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin will be an Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in 2018. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a Rauschenberg Residency,