Board of Directors

Greg Flegel
Board Chair
Community Member


Samantha Pekarske
Vice Chair

National Business Furniture


Mary Gute Witte

Carmen High School


Steve Dittman

Milwaukee Teachers' Education Center


Janine Arseneau

Community Member


Vince Bushell

Riverwest Currents


Portia Cobb

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Matthew Hills
Dewitt LLP
Paula Kiely

Community Member


Ed Krishok

Urban Ecology Center


Ck Ledesma

Cosecha Creative Space 


Howard Leu

ArtFluent, LLC


Margaret Rozga

Community Member


Nakeysha Roberts
Genre: Urban Arts


Jenny Gropp &
Laura Solomon
Executive Directors


Michael Wendt
Programming Director
Alexa Nutile
Education Director


Marla Sanvick
Art Director
Peter Burzynski
Book Center Manager


Molly Hassler

Administrative Assistant


Antonio Vargas-Nieto

Poetry Coalition Fellow


Teaching Artists


Destinny Fletcher
George Jones
Liat Mayer
CJ Scruton
Antonio Vargas-Nieto

Kathrine Yets



Roberto Harrison 
Unwriting Borders: Latinx Poetry Series 
Jay Mollerskov 
Formations Series for New & Improvised Music 
Hal Rammel 
Alternating Currents Live Concert Series 
Takahiro Suzuki 
aCinema Film Series 
Janelle Vanderkelen 
aCinema Film Series

Volunteers & Interns

Aullen Anderson, Kathy Brunner, Raymond Chung, RS Deeren, Bill Embly, Gabriel Franco, Karl Gartung, Alex Gromacki, Austin Greenberg, Bob Hanson, Ben Herbert, George Jackson, Mitch Keebler, Corrie Kennedy, Carrianne Ledvina, Ae Hee Lee, Carolyn Lewis, Hunter Lewinski, Mikayela Liggins, Zach Lifton, Cai Logan, Maria Mahan, Siwar Masannat, Liat Mayer, Kristina McKeehan, Mike Michaels, Kelsey Parks, Mariana Smith-Rivera, JON Washington, Ed Werstein, Justin Zambrano, Yuchen Zhao

We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414 263 5001

Hours: Tues–Sun | 12-7 pm

Closed Mon

Contactless pick-up: Wed–Fri | 2–6 pm, Sat | 2–5 pm

Building Accessibility: Despite the age of our physical location, and attendant limitations to access, Woodland Pattern is committed to making its programs and facilities available for as many as possible. Please call for more information.

Events Accessibility: Woodland Pattern is able to offer captioning services for its online events and with advanced notice can provide ASL interpretation for live events. Please contact us with accommodation requests and questions.

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