• 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
Feb 4 February 4 - March 15
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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.