• 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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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived exhibitions
Nov 9 Friday, November 9
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Our current exhibition, Fragile Not Found, will include an artist talk by Molly Hassler. Please join us!



About the artist:

Through embroidery, repetitive hand stitching, printing and dyeing techniques, Molly Hassler actively sews up the past - literally and metaphorically mending. Her fine art practice rests most comfortably between peculiar three dimensional object hood and semi-narrative works containing drawing and text that speak to the sweetness and trauma of queer coming of age. Enamored with the quilts of Gee's Bend and the history of making due, she pieces together fabric as fragments of memory or lack thereof.

Hassler is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with an emphasis in Fibers and a Certificate in Community Arts. Hassler has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions at Gluon Gallery, Real Tinsel, and Yours Truly Studio. She has also had her work featured in Duomo IV, Duomo V publications, and Urban Milwaukee. In 2016 and 2017 Hassler was awarded with the Elsa Ulbricht Scholarship and the Mary E. Deven Memorial Scholarship. Currently working at the UWM Center for Community-based Learning, Leadership, and Research as the Student Artist in Residence Coordinator, she instructs and manages five fine arts students carrying out residencies in Milwaukee Retirement Communities.