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Event Calendar
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special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived readings & workshops
Jun 30 Thursday, June 30
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

"Thomas Gaudynski's witty, deeply personal essays convey his lifelong passion for experimental poetry, music, and art. With contagious enthusiasm and a gift for clear exposition, Gaudynski offers fresh insights for his fellow devotees and inspires the rest of us to catch up on the fun. Read, learn, and enjoy." –Jody Clowes, Director James Watrous Gallery.

 

Re: Re: Re: collects together twelve essays and two suites of drawings in a series of nested subjects, threads, dialogs, rejoinders, and engagements with contemporary art, music, and poetry. Essays explore the arc of an artist's work over time, making art in time of war, Robert Rauschenberg's "invention," an "homage" to poet Jackson Mac Low, critical reviews of works by Jon Mueller and Hal Rammel, and hands-on reports of user determined listening, interactive poetry performance, and drawing as second language. Drawings reproduced include the fourteen journal/essay drawings Cambridge Avenue (2010) first exhibited at Woodland Pattern Book Center, and twelve impossible still life "object-salads" titled Object Syntax (2014) first exhibited at the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The cover features Virtual Landscape (Necessary Arts) from 2014.

 


Thomas Gaudynski was trained in visual art during high school, but in his early twenties switched his creative practice to electronic music, text-sound works, and electroacoustic improvisation. Subsequently, Gaudynski performed, toured, and recorded with any number of alternative sound artists and musicians and is represented on over thirty recordings. Additionally, for over forty years he earned his living as a writer, marketer, and information designer, and for nine years he taught conceptual histories of twentieth-century art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. In 2010, Gaudynski returned to visual art-making focusing on water-based media.
 
Since then, Gaudynski has exhibited his drawings throughout Wisconsin, and his works are in private collections in New York City, Albany, Chicago, Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Seattle. His books Artifacts: Essays on Music + Art + Design (2001) and SELFIZDAT (2014) are published by Necessary Arts. His collected audio recordings from a(R)t NOISE and Necessary Arts are included in the Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection at Marquette University and in the Creative Audio Archive at the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago.