• 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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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
Oct 17 Sunday, October 17
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Artist's reception Sunday, October 17, 2pm

An installation of 3,000 origami cranes, photographic faces of 200 people, a few artists' books and other ephemera; re-connecting to people and the land, the birds, our planet, our journeys and our lives. Dedicated to the work being done to bring the whooping crane back from near extinction.

Clarissa Sligh is an artist who weaves together the personal, political and historical in a variety of media including photographs, prints, artists' books and text-based installations. She is a recipient of the International Center of Photography Infinity Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in photography (1988) and the New York Foundation for the Arts in photography (1988 and 2000) and for artists' books (2005). 


This year Woodland Pattern celebrates 30 years of literary arts programming: visual arts, readings by national and regional writers, independent film and music. For three decades the creativity of women as administrators, visual artists, writers, editors, publishers, and musicians has played an important role in our mission: to be dedicated to the discovery, cultivation and presentation of contemporary literature and the arts.

 


This program is made possible with generous assistance from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Mary L. Nohl Fund