Special Events


Book Arts Workshop

Wednesdays: April 17th, 25th and May 1st from 6-8pm.  

Explore the pleasures of creating a hand-bound book and join us for an exciting evening of book art making with local professional artist Madison Dawne. Express yourself creatively on paper and learn how to bind it all together. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book or just want to practice your bookmaking with interesting people, our book arts workshop is the place to be! Artists of all levels are welcome. Workshop takes places in coordination with the Union Art Gallery’s exhibition, Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art open to the public from April 12- May 9th.

Workshop Price: Students-$30 Faculty/Alumni-$40 Community Member-$55

*Deadline to sign up: Monday, April 15th by 5pm*

To sign up for the workshop call the Craft Centre at (414) 229- 5535 or stop into the Craft Centre. For more information check out their website craftcentre.uwm.edu

Social Justice Weekly Lecture Series

Thursdays 6-7:30pm, April 18, 25 and May 2

Join us for our weekly Social Justice Lecture series! For three weeks during the Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art exhibition, three different local professionals each night will present the innovative and creative ways they are working to address issues in their communities. Join us Thursday evenings to hear about exciting social justice movements in the Greater Milwaukee area.

-April 18 Speakers:

Kim Cosier, editor of the book Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality

JoAnne Sabir, developer of Sherman Phoenix Project

Carmen Pitre, President & CEO of Sojourner Family Peace Center

-April 25 Speakers (Earth Week):

Melanie Ariens, artist in residence for MKE Water Commons

Lane Hall, Founder of the Overpass Light Brigade

Brian Sales, Co-Founder & CEO of Green Veterans Group

-May 2 Speakers:

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, President of Voces de la Frontera

Fidel Verdin, Co-Executive Director of True Skool

Nicolas Lampert, activist speaking for local and national art builds

All events are free and open to the public