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  • 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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exhibitions
September 12 - Oct 3

Exhibition: Diana Barrie and Pamela Barrie

readings & workshops
September 21

Book Release: Alix Anne Shaw and Toby Altman

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

readings & workshops
October 3

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

readings & workshops
October 6

Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

exhibitions
October 6 - Sep 28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 7

Alternating Currents Live: Tandem Trio

readings & workshops
October 7

Writing in the Fold: A Bookmaking & Writing Workshop with Matvei Yankelevich

readings & workshops
October 10

Community Reading: An Evening with the Wednesday Writers

readings & workshops
October 11

Poetry Reading: Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser

readings & workshops
October 12

Alms for the Bored Book Release + Cheap Wine Potluck

readings & workshops
October 14

Poetry Reading: Ken Taylor and J. Peter Moore

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived performances
May 17 Thursday, May 17
7:00pm, $6.00 ticket

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

Set 1 Mark Mantel

Composer Mark Mantel will perform his work, A Parting/A Joining (the recollection of A Parting) for percussion, wind instruments and spoken word.  The text is a six part poem, recited live as such, surrounded by improvised music on 4 percussion stations with various wind instruments.

Set 2 Moss/Reinholz/Clark

Tally Moss (voice), Patrick Reinholz (cello) and Barry Paul Clark (double bass) first performed in a trio iteration at the 5 year anniversary of the monthly improvised music event Unrehearsed MKE in February 2018, where the round robin style format of that event found the three musicians sharing the stage during the long form improvisation performance.

Tally Moss (BFA 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a composer, vocalist+, and improviser. She creates meaningful juxtapositions of vocal techniques, and often further explores timbre through the use of electronics. Her work strives to create connection and community through sonic means.

Patrick Reinholz (B.M. 2010 University of Wisconsin - Madison) is an active cellist, improvisor, composer, arranger, and educator. A frequent member of one-off musical events, he is also a consistent member of Tontine Ensemble, Strangelander, Lovely Socialite, and Lady Cannon. His recorded cello can also be heard on releases for artists such as Field Report, Anna Vogelzang, and others.

Barry Paul Clark (BM 2009, Mannes College of Music - New School University, NYC) is a classically trained bassist, composer, improviser and educator. Section bassist in Festival City Symphony, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, and Wisconsin Philharmonic and has been a featured artist with Florentine Opera. He teaches privately at West End Conservatory, as support staff for the Hartford Union High School orchestra, and adjunct faculty at Cardinal Stritch University. He co-curates the monthly improvised music series Unrehearsed MKE. He is a member of Tontine Ensemble, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, adoptahighway and Field Report (Verve Forecast- Universal Music Group)