• 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
Feb 4 February 4 - March 15
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Opening Reception—February 4, 2pm

Presented by Woodland Pattern and The Peltz Gallery

I have always been a listmaker—it helps with what needs to be done. For me, the successful has physical results. In the mid-1970s, I began to keep journals that recorded daily activities in a list form, aided by the use of a kitchen timer. Not a series of to-dos or a record of  exciting events, these are a testament of ordinary things—the small repetitious things that form our daily lives. Started as a documentation of ideas and their carry through, the pages have become objects that stand in their own right. With the lists I found the shape of a day, a week, a month.

For many years I have used traditional female objects as my forms of expression: dolls, potholders, quilts— and though I work from drawings (many in the ever ongoing journal of lists) each piece must evolve during construction. The work is hand sewn and that is essential because hand work enforces an organic growth of the piece through the time necessary for completion. I hope to be always present in all my work—to deal with both work and life with a full and open attention to details.
- AEK

Anne Kingsbury has been a lifelong artist and has acted as Executive Director for Woodland Pattern Book Center since 1979. Kingsburys work in mixed media has been featured in many publications. Two with major color photographs are Art to Wear by Julie S. Dale (1986, Abbeville Press) and The Art Quilt, Robert Shaw (1998, Hugh Lauter Levin Association). She has participated in over sixty major exhibitions. An artist book, Journal Entries 1977-1984, My Life Through Lists, was published in 1986 as a collaboration with Chax Press. The April/May, 1995 issue of American Craftmagazine contained a feature section devoted to her work and she was included in the 2004 Featured Artist Section of Bead and Button Magazine. She is currently attempting to bead an entire deerskin with journal entries starting with 1979.