Events Calendar

March 31, 2017 - 9:00pm - April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

DaughtersoftheDust

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 pm
UWM Cinema, located in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (2nd floor)
Tickets:
$5/free to UWM students and members of the Union Cinema
More information: http://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/event/daughters-of-the-dust-2/

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is proud to partner with the Union Cinema to present two screenings of a restored version of the first film directed by an African-American woman to be widely distributed in the US. Julie Dash’s 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, examines three generations of Gullah women as the family prepares to migrate to the North. Located on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, the Gullah community consists of many descendants of former slaves who have maintained their cultural heritage and traditions to this day. Daughters of the Dust provides a bridge between two Lynden projects that investigate and celebrate the Black imagination: Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Fo Wilson) and a residency with filmmaker Portia Cobb that commences this summer.

Repeats every week until Wed May 17 2017 .
April 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu May 18 2017 .
April 6, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

A Workshop with Carolyn Suneja

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Fee: $68/$60 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

This workshop is part of Developing the Artist's Book: Techniques and Procedures, a series of workshops at Lynden throughout the spring of 2017. For more information, click here.

In this workshop, you will learn to create a book the old-fashioned way, by folding paper into signatures, sewing those signatures on a sewing frame, and making a case. You'll even get to try your hand at gold tooling. You will go home with your own handmade blank book, bound in cloth and marbled paper. All materials, including paper, book cloth, hand-marbled paper, sewing supplies and adhesive, are included. Participants will receive a course book with pictures and a step-by-step description. Binding frames will also be available for purchase, if desired.

About Carolyn Suneja

Carolyn Suneja is a preservation bookbinder who learned her craft at the Book Restoration Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she trained for three years with James Twomey. She opened the Tea Cup Bindery in Menomonee Falls in 2006.

April 9, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should work with an adult.

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use over and over again on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

April 12, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 13, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017.
April 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

April 16, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Lynden Sculpture Garden will be closed on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Normal visiting hours resume Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10 am.

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 17 2017 . Also includes Tue Feb 14 2017, Tue Mar 14 2017, Tue Apr 18 2017, Tue May 16 2017, Tue Jun 06 2017, Tue Jun 13 2017, Tue Jul 11 2017, Tue Jul 25 2017, Tue Aug 08 2017, Tue Aug 22 2017, Tue Sep 05 2017, Tue Sep 19 2017, Tue Oct 10 2017, Tue Oct 24 2017, Tue Nov 07 2017, Tue Dec 05 2017.
April 18, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 & 22 - Wings
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 & 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 20, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 22, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Colin Matthes

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Fee: $85/$75 members
Registration: Space is limited. Register by phone 414-446-8794 or day-of.

This workshop is part of Developing the Artist's Book: Techniques and Procedures, a series of workshops at Lynden throughout the spring of 2017. For more information, click here.

Do you want to share your work with a wider audience? To make things that you and your friends can afford or that you can give away? How about making tangible objects that can be widely disseminated? Publications you can share and use without wearing gloves?

This workshop will introduce the world of self-publishing and zine-making from a contemporary art perspective. We will cover all the steps of production including content generation, mock-ups, layout, reproduction tricks and techniques, and binding. Each student will leave the workshop with a copy of the zine we have made collaboratively over the course of the day.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop. We are all experts in our own experience, and this knowledge will be used to generate the content of our zine. Publishing, drawing, and writing experience is not necessary.

About Colin Matthes

Colin Matthes makes interdisciplinary work about engineering the absurd, which allows him to address economic and environmental crisis from a funny, critical, and perversely industrious point of view. Matthes has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Antwerp, Dublin, Houston, Seville, Ljubljana, Melbourne, and Berlin. He has participated in numerous residencies including Hotel Pupik (Austria), Werkkamp (Belgium), and Cow House Studios (Ireland). He won the Mary L Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2012 (Established) and 2007 (Emerging). Matthes works collectively with Justseeds, and was teaching artist for Lynden's 2016 Innovative Educators Institute.

Repeats every day until Sun Apr 23 2017 . Also includes Sun May 21 2017.
April 23, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Chuck Stebelton, left, with fellow poet and birdwatcher Nathaniel Tarn

April 23 with Chuck Stebelton & Cecelia Condit, 8:30 am-10 am
May 21 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Watch for spring migrants and resident bird species at the sculpture garden. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

On April 23, Stebelton is joined by Cecelia Condit, whose exhibition Tales of a Future Past is on view in the gallery. As Sally Berger notes in her catalogue essay, " Condit’s videos are most often set in the natural landscape, and increasingly their central subject is human kind’s relationship to nature...." An earlier video, Why Not A Sparrow (2003), "grieves the potential hazards of bird and wildlife extinction."

On May 21, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for Condit's two-channel video installation, Tales of a Future Past.

April 23, 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects ranging from wearable items to small bowls. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

April 24, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

We celebrate International Sculpture Day with a cake in the shape of one of our sculptures created by Debbie Pagel of Eat Cake! The cake will be on view all day, and we plan to cut it at 3 pm—stop in for a piece!

April 26, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 27, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

April 29, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Eddee Daniel

Part I: The Journey - Saturday, February 20, 2016 - www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/developing-artist...

Part II: The Return - Saturday, March 12, 2016 - www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/developing-artist...

Fee: $50/$45 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Developing the Artist's Book: Techniques and Procedures, a series of workshops at Lynden throughout the spring of 2017. For more information, click here.

This workshop focuses on the tools and techniques of using online self-publishing platforms such as Blurb, Lulu, MagCloud, Shutterfly, etc. to create artist's books, especially photobooks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, or hand-held devices, but this is not mandatory.

About Eddee Daniel

Eddee Daniel is a Milwaukee-based photographer and writer. His work explores the intersection of nature and human culture. A graduate of U.W.—Madison and UWM, he brings to his current practice over 30 years of experience teaching art and writing about nature. He is the author of Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed, a visual and narrative tribute to Milwaukee’s Menomonee River. He also has created 16 self-designed and self-published books using online print-on- demand services. These can be previewed by going to the “books” tab on his website: www.eddeedaniel.com


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