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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
May 31 Saturday, May 31
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Guest curator Faythe Levine

www.devotiontothread.blogspot.com                    Special "Bitchcraft" Event


Featuring:
Chris Niver, Diem Chau, Emily Eibel, Jenny Hart, Kate Bingman-Burt, Kristin Loffer Theiss, Lisa Solomon, Merrliee Challis, Orly Cogan, Pippi Zornoza, Rebecca Schoenecker, Shannon Rankin, Steve Macdonald, Xander Marro, Melissa Woods

Levine's hope for this show is that the viewer will not only walk away with a new appreciation of handmade crafts made with methods such as sewing, needlework, hand and machine embroidery, but will also feel inspired to go home and create crafts themselves. 

When Devotion to Thread guest curator, Faythe Levine received her February/March edition of American Craft Magazine there was a statement in reference to fiber artist Lenore Tawney talking about her "Devotion To Thread." It struck Levine as the perfect title for her upcoming exhibition at Woodland Pattern that will focus on artists working with components of "handcraft." Faythe has invited 15 artists from Milwaukee to New York, Alabama to California, to work in a variety of mediums and methods, with the common "thread" of Devotion to Thread in their work. 

Limited Edition Catalog Available:
A complimentary limited edition, hand assembled (paper, wooden spool, hand stamped) catalog (edition of 300 pieces) will be available (while they last) to the viewer at the gallery. The catalog will be designed and assembled by curator Faythe Levine as a way to commemorate this show and Woodland Pattern's commitment to bringing new work to Milwaukee. 

Gallery Talk with Garth Johnsonwww.extremecraft.com
Saturday, May 31, 2008; 7pm
Garth Johnson is an artist, writer and educator who lives in Huntington Beach, California. His website, Extreme Craft (www.extremecraft.com) is a compendium of art masquerading as craft, craft masquerading as art and craft extending its middle finger. Garth is also the host of the upcoming DVD ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living from Eyekiss Films.