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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived exhibitions
May 31 Saturday, May 31
11:00am,

Guest curator Faythe Levine

www.devotiontothread.blogspot.com                    Special "Bitchcraft" Event


Featuring:
Chris Niver, Diem Chau, Emily Eibel, Jenny Hart, Kate Bingman-Burt, Kristin Loffer Theiss, Lisa Solomon, Merrliee Challis, Orly Cogan, Pippi Zornoza, Rebecca Schoenecker, Shannon Rankin, Steve Macdonald, Xander Marro, Melissa Woods

Levine's hope for this show is that the viewer will not only walk away with a new appreciation of handmade crafts made with methods such as sewing, needlework, hand and machine embroidery, but will also feel inspired to go home and create crafts themselves. 

When Devotion to Thread guest curator, Faythe Levine received her February/March edition of American Craft Magazine there was a statement in reference to fiber artist Lenore Tawney talking about her "Devotion To Thread." It struck Levine as the perfect title for her upcoming exhibition at Woodland Pattern that will focus on artists working with components of "handcraft." Faythe has invited 15 artists from Milwaukee to New York, Alabama to California, to work in a variety of mediums and methods, with the common "thread" of Devotion to Thread in their work. 

Limited Edition Catalog Available:
A complimentary limited edition, hand assembled (paper, wooden spool, hand stamped) catalog (edition of 300 pieces) will be available (while they last) to the viewer at the gallery. The catalog will be designed and assembled by curator Faythe Levine as a way to commemorate this show and Woodland Pattern's commitment to bringing new work to Milwaukee. 

Gallery Talk with Garth Johnsonwww.extremecraft.com
Saturday, May 31, 2008; 7pm
Garth Johnson is an artist, writer and educator who lives in Huntington Beach, California. His website, Extreme Craft (www.extremecraft.com) is a compendium of art masquerading as craft, craft masquerading as art and craft extending its middle finger. Garth is also the host of the upcoming DVD ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living from Eyekiss Films.