• 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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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 exhibitions
Jan 26 January 26 - February 28
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Artist Statement: 
I have come to think of my work as 'slow improvisation', an exploration of materials and methods that are dependent on time to find solutions, rather than a preconceived road map giving me directions on how to get there. The evolution that happens during this process is always integral to the finished piece - even if the pace means years instead of months.

These early works on paper reflect a kind of compulsion to use hand tools that enforced a slow pace of working; single edged razor blades to cut fine line ink drawings on woodcuts up to six feet in size or collaged three dimensional low relief drawings with tiny glued pieces of paper grass. They are all self-portraits in various guises or disguises.


Anne Kingsbury's entire life has been spent in various forms of the arts. She holds an MFA degree and has been the Executive Director at Woodland Pattern since the organization's founding in 1979. She has over 40 years of experience in arts creation, education and management. Anne's work in mixed media has been featured in 15 publications, the most recent is the on-line magazine Not Enough Night from Naropa University. Three titles with major color photographs are Art to Wear by Julie S. Dale (1986, Abbeville Press), The Art Quilt, Robert Shaw, (1998, Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc.) andContemporary American Quilts, Robert Shaw (2009 Sterling Publishing). She has participated in over 80 major exhibitions, the most recent being a 40 year retrospective at Redline Gallery in Milwaukee, WI in 2012. 

Anne has served as a review panelist for the Wisconsin Arts Board, Ohio Arts Board, Illinois Arts Council, Intermedia Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was a lead organizer of a successful and innovative effort to incorporate written works by 50 Wisconsin authors into the architecture of Milwaukee's downtown convention center. She currently serves on the Milwaukee Arts Board and is a community member of the Franklin Pierce Elementary School Parent Council. In June 2008 Anne was appointed to the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters as a lifetime Fellow.