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Event Calendar
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performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

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 exhibitions
Sep 16 September 16 - October 31
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Artist Statement:
The exhibition at Woodland Pattern will focus primarily on work created since I moved from southeast Wisconsin to Central Wisconsin. While the venue has changed, the work is essentially the same, letterpress artists' books on mostly handmade paper. My work is political in nature, as I worry about issues of equality, choices made by and for each of us and questions raised by those issues and choices.



Caren Heft was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up there, Chicago, Madison and Dallas. Her degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.F.A. with honors, M.A. And M.F.A. She is at present the Director of the Edna Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Formerly she was the associate curator at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Wisconsin (now the Racine Art Museum). She curates the exhibitions at the Carlsten Gallery, teaches at UWSP and is the sole proprietor of the Arcadian Press. Her letterpress books are included in more than 123 public collections, world wide, including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris. She has published thirty-nine plus books, essays, museum brochures and broadsides. She has exhibited in 151 exhibitions, 1985-present, including Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2005 and Corporal Identiity: Body Language: 9th Triennial for Form and Content, USA and Germany; Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfort, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2003-2004. She lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with one dog (formerly two dogs) and one very controlling cat.