• 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

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
Feb 4 February 4 - March 15
11:00am,

Opening Reception—February 4, 2pm

Presented by Woodland Pattern and The Peltz Gallery

I have always been a listmaker—it helps with what needs to be done. For me, the successful has physical results. In the mid-1970s, I began to keep journals that recorded daily activities in a list form, aided by the use of a kitchen timer. Not a series of to-dos or a record of  exciting events, these are a testament of ordinary things—the small repetitious things that form our daily lives. Started as a documentation of ideas and their carry through, the pages have become objects that stand in their own right. With the lists I found the shape of a day, a week, a month.

For many years I have used traditional female objects as my forms of expression: dolls, potholders, quilts— and though I work from drawings (many in the ever ongoing journal of lists) each piece must evolve during construction. The work is hand sewn and that is essential because hand work enforces an organic growth of the piece through the time necessary for completion. I hope to be always present in all my work—to deal with both work and life with a full and open attention to details.
- AEK

Anne Kingsbury has been a lifelong artist and has acted as Executive Director for Woodland Pattern Book Center since 1979. Kingsburys work in mixed media has been featured in many publications. Two with major color photographs are Art to Wear by Julie S. Dale (1986, Abbeville Press) and The Art Quilt, Robert Shaw (1998, Hugh Lauter Levin Association). She has participated in over sixty major exhibitions. An artist book, Journal Entries 1977-1984, My Life Through Lists, was published in 1986 as a collaboration with Chax Press. The April/May, 1995 issue of American Craftmagazine contained a feature section devoted to her work and she was included in the 2004 Featured Artist Section of Bead and Button Magazine. She is currently attempting to bead an entire deerskin with journal entries starting with 1979.