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Kathy Kuehn: "Things Go Slowly"

November 16 through December 31

"In the fall on 1977 I discovered Walter Hamady's type shop at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since then I have been moving letterpress equipment with me back and forth across the country. In Hamady's shop I not only learned to print but became acquainted with reading and publishing contemporary poetry. Woodland Pattern Book Center became an important outpost to hear poets read their work and to begin to build my own library of small press poetry books. Although my work includes drawing, printmaking and collage the desire to house or present poetry and poetic texts is the primary focus of my work. For me, the activity and satisfaction of hand-setting and printing poetry has no equal and the space these books continue to provide for poetry is, I believe, unrivaled."
—Kathy Kuehn
Kathy Kuehn Workshop: Panel Books
Saturday, November 20, 1:00 pm, $40

Panel Books: Make these study accordion or fold-out structures by gluing paper over boards and hinging the boards with book cloth. Tiny ones will never crease in your pocket, larger versions are free-standing table spanning objects. This is an excellent binding to add you your book arts repertoire. Suited for both the beginner and the more experienced book arts student. Preregistration required.

Kathy Kuehn is a printer, printmaker, and proprietor for the Salient Seedling Press. A student of, and later assistant to, Walter Hamady at his Perishable Press in Madison, Wisconsin, Kuehn started the Salient Seedling Press in 1978. Her editions, the collaborative work of artists, writers and the printer are notable for the use of her own handmade papers and her versatility in employing a number of typographical styles. For 25 years Kuehn has been a printer. Nine years of that have been spent at Pace Editions in New York City where she collaborates with contemporary artists and a small team of printers on the publication of limited edition etchings and relief prints. Kuehn has developed programming and taught book arts and printmaking at Whitman College and the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Her artist residencies include the Sitka Center for Arts and Crafts, her workshop instruction includes eight summers teaching letterpress printing to poets in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University's - Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

Sewing Bee:
Friday, December 17, 6-8pm
In conjunction with her exhibit "Things Go Slowly" Kathy Kuehn will host a sewing bee on Friday evening, December 17th from 6 to 8 p.p. at Woodland Pattern Book Center. If you own a sewing hoop please bring it. We are going to collaboratively stitch and then install our sewing piece that evening. Needles, embroidery floss, a text to be sewn and baklava from Astoria, Queens will be provided. If you do not wish to sew, please come and read to us aloud or keep the bees company.

The Woodland Pattern show is in conjunction with:
Kathy Kuehn Exhibition: "Visual Narratives"
November 19 through December 12
Opening Reception: November 19th, 6-8pm
Mary L. Nohl Galleries
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenward
Milwaukee, WI

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