• 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
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived exhibitions
Mar 20 March 20 - April 30
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

Internationally recognized book artist and fine art printer, Gaylord Schanilec is a master of wood engraving and the proprietor of the fine arts press Midnight Paper Sales. His current project, The River, is a study of the 22-mile length of the upper Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin, or Pool Number 4 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

"This widest naturally occurring part of the river was dubbed the 'Lake of Tears' by Louis Hennepin in 1680, inspired by the tears of Indian men whose desire to kill the Frenchman was frustrated by their chief. The lake is home to a broad diversity of life, including, I have read, nearly 80 species of catchable fish.Mayflies of the Driftless Region (MPS 2005) established a direction in my work that my wife calls 'playful' science: for a mayfly to be included in the book, I had to catch one. Sylvæ (MPS 2007), a study of the trees in our 20-acre Wisconsin wood, continues in the direction of natural science, and adds the dimension of human history. This river, it seems to me, is the ultimate territory. I view myself as something of a modern day natural philosopher swimming in the wake of Darwin, or Thoreau. Of course there are no new species to be discovered, and I am no Henry David Thoreau, but for me this place, at this time, is as interesting as can be." -Gaylord Schanilec 
 


This event is offered in conjunction with the annual Southern Graphic Council International (SGCI) conference, Print: MKE, being held March 20-23. Print: MKEwas organized by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and The Peck School of the Arts at UWM.