Events Calendar

June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Kyle Denton

Herbal Tea Walk with Kyle Denton

Fee: $15/$10 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops throughout the spring and summer of 2017 that take a broad view of what it means to garden. For more information, click here.

Herbalist Kyle Denton leads a walk through Lynden’s acres to search out local plants that can be used in herbal teas. He will talk about the energetic properties of these plants, how they have been used as medicine in the past, what conditions they have been used to treat, and the proper ways to harvest, dry, and store them. Following the walk we will go inside to make tea from the plants we have collected, exploring flavor and investigating our visceral reactions to these wild, foraged herbs.

About Kyle Denton

Kyle Denton is an herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, a Milwaukee clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company. Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional Western herbalism by creating herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

Repeats every week until Sun Jun 25 2017 .
June 4, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Heather Eiden.

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
Each four-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Yoga: A Meditation Practice on Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - June 4-25, 2017

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 04 2017 . Also includes Sun Jul 02 2017, Sun Aug 06 2017.
June 4, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

In the warmer months the Lynden Sculpture Garden offers docent-led tours. Walking tours take place the first Sunday of the month, 2:30 pm-4 pm: June 4, July 2 & August 6.

Fees: $12/adults; $8/students, seniors age 62 and up, and active military--all with ID; $8/children aged 6-17. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Advance registration required for all tours; the registration deadline is noon the prior Friday. Tours that do not fill by midday on the Friday prior to a tour will be cancelled. Docent availability is limited, so please sign up early! Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Questions?
tours@lyndensculpturegarden.org or (414) 446-8794

June 4, 2017 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. (Henna will be applied on a first come, first served basis.)

Meet Bela Suresh Roongta, the founder and designer of belabela and author of …fill in the beauty, a book for the storyteller and artist in all of us. Born to parents of Indian descent but raised in the West, she wanted to know more about the India from which her family came. So she left her legal career, family, and friends to travel to India where she lived with her extended family, worked for a human rights organization, and learned the art of henna. Back in Milwaukee, she began a business that featured her original henna-inspired designs on clothes: “Just as the hands and feet provide a canvas for the art of henna, I want my art to live through the clothes we wear, the homes we live in, and the stories we write.”

…fill in the beauty contains Bela’s hand-drawn designs, each one telling a story inspired by her life experiences as a woman, mother, friend, advocate, and artist. More than a reading and book signing, this event places Bela’s stories and drawings in the context of a participatory introduction to Indian culture. Stop in from 3:30-4:30 pm to have intricate geometric and floral designs applied to your hands by a henna artist, and sample some Indian treats. Bela will begin her talk and slideshow at 4:30 pm.

Books and tee-shirts featuring Bela’s designs will be available for purchase.

About Bela Roongta

Bela Suresh Roongta, the daughter of parents of Indian descent, graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy and then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. After graduating, she moved to Milwaukee where she practiced law for six years. Then, leaving her legal career, family and friends behind, Bela traveled to India where to learn more about her roots. Upon returning to America, she continued her advocacy work at the Task Force on Family Violence. But this left little time for henna, until late one night when she put pen to paper and drew her first design, after which she launched belabela. Bela Roongta is the recipient of the Governor’s 2016 Special Recognition Trailblazer Award for Women in Business and her designs can be found throughout North America and beyond.
http://belatees.com/

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 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.
June 6, 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 - Pond Friends - Registration closed.
June 13 - Pond Friends - Registration closed.
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

June 6, 2017 - 1:00pm - June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm


Photo credit: Dino Ignani

Presented in collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center.

Fee: $200/$185 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern (one discount only).
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone 414-446-8794.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden and Woodland Pattern present Intersite: Geopoetics of the Constructed Landscape and Beyond, a workshop with writer-in-residence Jennifer Scappettone. The workshop is preceded by a reading by Scappettone at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, at Lynden on Friday, June 9 at 6 pm.

In this workshop, we will explore a range of tactics for inhabiting and articulating the present moment geologically. How can we see through the garden’s beauty into the discordant histories embedded in the landscape of our convergence, for example, with its origins in the manufacturing concerns of the Allen-Bradley Company, and the designs of renowned golf course architects—their vision of an English country park echoing a client’s memories of Kansas City municipal grounds—slowly amassing the signatures of canonical artists, and metamorphosing in the 21st century through ecosensitive reconstruction? How do we see through the garden into the city beyond? Who lived here long before Milwaukee and its suburbs existed, and what glacial histories do its soils and rocks have to tell? Students will be asked either to respond to the site of the Lynden Sculpture Garden itself or to bring remnants of a site they wish to write about for the week—geological strata both natural and unnatural, as many artifacts as possible. Bring bits of history along that you are prepared to transform or destroy. And scissors.

About Jennifer Scappettone

Jennifer Scappettone works at the crossroads of writing, translation, and scholarly research, on the page and off. She is the author of the hybrid-genre verse books From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (just out from Atelos Press), and of the scholarly study Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia University Press, 2014). Her translations from the Italian of the polyglot poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli were collected in the award-winning book Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli. She founded, and curates, PennSound Italiana, a new sector of the audiovisual archive based at the University of Pennsylvania devoted to experimental Italian poetry. Her installation pieces were exhibited most recently at Una Vetrina Gallery in Rome and WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, and she has collaborated on site-specific performance works with a wide spectrum of musicians, architects, code artists, and dancers, at locations ranging from the tract of Trajan’s aqueduct beneath the American Academy in Rome to Fresh Kills Landfill. Scappettone is an associate professor of various subjects—including, most recently, ecopoetics, urban utopias and dystopias, and Babel—at the University of Chicago.

Dates at Lynden: June 6-June 9

Tuesday, June 6 - 1-4 pm
Wednesday, June 7 - 1-4 pm
Thursday, June 8 - 1-4 pm
Friday, June 9 - 1-4 pm (with a reading and reception at 6 pm)

Related Events

Sunday, June 4 - 2 pm
Reading: Jennifer Scappettone
$8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members
FREE for participants in Intersite: Geopoetics of the Constructed Landscape and Beyond
This event takes place at Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St. Milwaukee, WI 53212

Friday, June 9 - 6 pm
Workshop Reading & Celebration
Free
Participants in the workshop will offer a reading of work produced during the week followed by a reception.
This event takes place at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Both events are open to the public.

Repeats every week until Wed Jun 28 2017 .
June 7, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Sara Caron: Hiking Trail

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture Garden.

As part of her year-long residency, Sara Caron will inaugurate her new hiking trail and pop-up information station/gift shop at Lynden. Casual strollers and experienced hikers can enjoy an artist-led hike through the garden, trail mix and perhaps sun tea provided. Maps and interpretive hiking guides will be available at the information station for self-guided treks, and all are welcome to visit the gift shop for patches, postcards, and other trail ephemera. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening at Lynden (open till 7:30 pm on Wednesdays through September).

June 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Free and open to the public.

Participants in Intersite: Geopoetics of the Constructed Landscape and Beyond with Jennifer Scappettone share work produced throughout the workshop.

June 10, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

A Workshop with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society

Kusamono

Fee: $35/$30 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This price is for participants bringing their own containers (see note on containers below). Participants may purchase containers for $10, payable day-of.

Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

In honor of the opening of the Bonsai Pavilion at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, the Milwaukee Bonsai Society is pleased to offer a workshop on the art of kusamono (or k'samono).

Originally, beautiful mountain grasses were dug and put into small containers and placed next to larger trees growing in pots (bonsai) to complement them. They completed the picture, telling the story of the season, location, ecology and history of the tree. Then, elements such as flowering plants and mosses and lichens were added to the pots to create a vignette, a small window of nature captured in time that changed and held the viewer’s interest through the seasons and through the years. Simplicity, tranquility and naturalness are the hallmarks of the best non-woody tray plantings called K’samono and they can stand alone to tell their own story as the seasons pass and bring pleasure to the viewer.

In this hands-on workshop, you will work one-on-one with an experienced teacher to learn the basic principles and techniques of kusamono. Following the principles of design, we will plant grasses, miniaturized non-woody plants such as ferns, forbs, and hosta as well as mosses and lichens in ‘found’ objects. Consonant with the bonsai exhibit’s goal of reusing and recycling, we will use found objects such as tiles, trivets, ceramic, porcelain, opaque glass or metal containers, natural objects such as driftwood, shells, volcanic lava rocks or smooth dolomite slabs repurposed as containers to frame these miniature plantings.

Note on containers:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own found objects. Look for size (4-10 inch diameter), color, shape, profile, stability and relative water resistance.
The best containers have drainage holes and feet to raise the container off the table. Be creative! A limited number of choices will be available at class for purchase.

The Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai.

Repeats every day until Sun May 07 2017 . Also includes Sun Jun 11 2017.
June 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

A Workshop with Bruce Knackert

Conservation Framing Series, 2017

Sundays, 10-11:30 am (stop in early for coffee)
May 7: Take It Apart - Registration closed.
June 11: Put It Back Together
Fee: $10/$5 members each session. (The owner of the work to be reframed in the second session will be responsible for paying for all framing supplies.)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone 414-446-8794.

Bruce Knackert manages Lynden's indoor collection of paintings, small sculpture and works on paper. In previous sessions of this series, he has unframed work from the Lynden collection that showed signs of deterioration due to poor framing practices. In this session, he invites you to bring in a framed work from your own collection to take apart and analyze under his direction (May 7). The group will then choose one of these works to be reframed in the second session (June 11). Knackert will reframe the work step-by-step, discussing and demonstrating options for proper glazing, matting, and mounting along the way. Participants will have an opportunity to practice some of the framing techniques, including cutting mat board and glass.

About Bruce Knackert

For the past 30 years, Bruce Knackert has worked at a number of university art galleries, art museums, a natural history museum and a private art gallery. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master of Arts degree in painting and drawing from Ball State University, where he held an assistantship in the registration and preparation departments.

June 11, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Join Lynden naturalist Naomi Cobb to observe the emergence of toads from the ponds and the beginnings of their terrestrial lives. You'll collect samples from the pond, observe the findings, and complete your exploration with a personalized "tiny toad" journal.

June 11, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Heather Eiden.

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
Each four-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Yoga: A Meditation Practice on Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - June 4-25, 2017

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

June 11, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bob Eisen

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Two artists passing through Milwaukee—one for a month, one for a few days—come together at Lynden for an afternoon of performance. Bob Eisen offers Resevic, a rigorously performed and constructed dance work that continues his ongoing exploration of form, movement vocabulary, and humor in dance making. It also deals with the fact that he is 70 years old. Neil Goldberg, artist-in-residence at The Suburban, Walker’s Point, offers an iteration of his improvisational project, Inhibited Bites. “Both intimate and piercing in its humor, Inhibited Bites, features Goldberg reading aloud from a collection of over 700 index cards, which contain the artist’s passing observations and ideas jotted down over the last several years.”

Sound for Resevic is by Phillip Corner, edited by Bob Eisen and Michael Caskey. 

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About Bob Eisen
As a dancer, choreographer, and improviser, Bob Eisen has been active in the field of dance for going on 40 years.  He was a co-founder and longtime co-manager of Links Hall Studio, a performance/workspace in Chicago, where for 20 plus years he was a prominent member of that city's performing arts community, receiving numerous awards and grants both for his artistic work and his contribution to the community. In the year 2000 he moved to New York City.  For one full year, 2004-2005, he danced and traveled his way around the world. For the past ten years he has been living half the year in Russia, where he dances, teaches, travels, studies the language and lives; and half the year in America, where he continues to travel and perform, while still calling New York home.  During this time, the focus on his work has been on short set solo pieces and more recently a series of duets and trios. 
http://bobeisendance.com/

About Neil Goldberg
Neil Goldberg makes video, photo, mixed media, and performance work that focuses on embodiment, sensing, mortality and the everyday. This work has been exhibited at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection), the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of the City of New York, The Kitchen, the Hammer Museum, the Pacific Film Archive, NGBK Kunsthalle Berlin, and El Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, among others. Goldberg’s work has been produced with fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Experimental Television Center, Harpo Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Stillpoint Fund, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. He teaches at the Yale School of Art and Parsons, was resident faculty at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has served as a visiting artist at Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, New York University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the MIT Media Lab, and UCLA, among others. He is currently artist-in-residence at The Suburban in Walker’s Point.
http://neilgoldberg.com/

June 14, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Sara Caron: Hiking Trail

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture Garden.

As part of her year-long residency, Sara Caron will inaugurate her new hiking trail and pop-up information station/gift shop at Lynden. Casual strollers and experienced hikers can enjoy an artist-led hike through the garden, trail mix and perhaps sun tea provided. Maps and interpretive hiking guides will be available at the information station for self-guided treks, and all are welcome to visit the gift shop for patches, postcards, and other trail ephemera. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening at Lynden (open till 7:30 pm on Wednesdays through September).

Repeats every day until Sat Jun 17 2017 .
June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/handels-bestiary

Fee: $26/$16 students & seniors/children under 10 are free
Registration: Tickets available online at DanceworksMke.org or by phone at 414.277.8480 ext. 6025.

Stroll the grounds in search of the menagerie inspired by Donna Leon’s Handel's Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel's Operas when Danceworks Performance Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre reunite at Lynden for a collaboration featuring an intergenerational cast of creatures.

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.
June 17, 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.

June 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/handels-bestiary

Fee: $26/$16 students & seniors/children under 10 are free
Registration: Tickets available online at DanceworksMke.org or by phone at 414.277.8480 ext. 6025.

Stroll the grounds in search of the menagerie inspired by Donna Leon’s Handel's Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel's Operas when Danceworks Performance Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre reunite at Lynden for a collaboration featuring an intergenerational cast of creatures.

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 . Also includes Sat Aug 12 2017.
June 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Primitive Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Sunday, June 18 & Saturday, August 12. Sessions are standalone; sign up for any one. If you'd like to develop more skills/projects, sign up for multiple sessions.
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited, advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Please note: phone registration is required for the June 18 session.

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigellatta, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing.The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This 'reduction' atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

Attendance at sawdust firing voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, figure sculptor and artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. As part of her residency, she will be offering a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

June 18, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Heather Eiden.

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
Each four-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Yoga: A Meditation Practice on Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - June 4-25, 2017

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

June 18, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Japanese Larch
Japanese larch

Free and open to the public.

We are delighted to announce the opening of the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden, a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. There is a deep affinity between sculpture and bonsai: shared aesthetic concerns; attention to scale, form, and proportion. And just as we marvel at the way the sculptures in the collection appear to alter as the landscape changes with the seasons, the living matter of bonsai allows us to consider temporality in a different way. Large sculptures, small trees: complementary sides of the same coin.

Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. The area will be a place to admire bonsai in season, to participate in workshops, or to enjoy the peaceful setting.

Please join us for an open house and reception to celebrate this addition to Lynden’s sculpture collection. Thereafter, the exhibition area will be open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and by appointment through October. Admission is free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

June 21, 2017 - 5:15am - 8:30pm

Joseph Mougel: Rolling Hills
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 5:12 am-8:34 pm (15h32m)
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

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Rolling Hills, the first of two site-specific performances, employs manual labor as the vehicle for artistic creation, acknowledging both the fundamental role of physical work in shaping spaces with intentionality, as well as the real limits to human efforts in the face of nature. The environments transformed through labor become stages for video performances that further expose the unique characteristics of place, with narratives that consider aesthetics and methodology, and are at once completely rational and absurd. Visitors are welcome to stop by to observe; we will be open from 10 am until the end of the performance.

Mougel’s second performance, Still River, takes place on December 21, 2017, from 7:19 am to 4:20 pm.

About the Artist

Joseph Mougel’s practice bridges photography, video, and performance, and forms connections among historical processes, digital photography, and computer-constructed environments. His research grows out of his experience serving in the US Marine Corps, from the consequences of joining the military, to surveys of systems and resources, to labor and landscape interventions that describe a human effort to exert control, albeit in a transitory or futile manner. A field-based methodology informs Mougel’s artistic practice, and in many ways, his experience in the military functioned as a precursor to the artist residencies and land-based projects that define his work today. A 2016 recipient of a Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists, he has created site-responsive work at Elsewhere Artists Collaborative in North Carolina, The Eden Project in New South Wales and South Australia, Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Mougel has exhibited his work at the Lannan Foundation Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cressman Center for Visual Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego Art Institute, Minneapolis Photo Center, Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas, Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, The Red House in Sofia, Bulgaria, Municipal Heritage Museum in Malaga, Spain, Bega Valley Regional Gallery in NSW Australia, and PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, among others. Mougel completed a BFA in studio art at the University of Georgia and an MFA in photography at the University of New Mexico, where he also studied video, performance, and interactive media, and participated in the field-based studio program Land Arts of the American West. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts where he is head of the Photography & Imaging area.

June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Sara Caron: Hiking Trail

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture Garden.

As part of her year-long residency, Sara Caron will inaugurate her new hiking trail and pop-up information station/gift shop at Lynden. Casual strollers and experienced hikers can enjoy an artist-led hike through the garden, trail mix and perhaps sun tea provided. Maps and interpretive hiking guides will be available at the information station for self-guided treks, and all are welcome to visit the gift shop for patches, postcards, and other trail ephemera. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening at Lynden (open till 7:30 pm on Wednesdays through September).

June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Gary John Gresl is embarking on a year-long residency, The Body Farm at Lynden, that considers ephemerality, mortality, and the lifespan of art objects. A longtime presence in Milwaukee’s art scene—as artist, educator and, most recently, originator of the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards—Gresl is laying the found objects that have made up his assemblage sculptures to rest on the grounds at Lynden in a “pseudo-forensic display.” Patterned on the Body Farm in Tennessee, where forensic scientists monitor the decomposition of human remains under different conditions, Gresl invites us to observe the decomposition of his life’s work.

Gresl will also mark the publication of a new book about his work: Palimpsests & Middens; A Midwest Assembler. The book collects Gresl’s personal observations about visual art, including his thoughts on the correlation of art's evolution to processes witnessed among living things. The 316-page hardcover includes over 350 images of his work from the 1980s to present, including his uncommon “selected object” assemblages, paintings, and photographs of large scale installations, as well as poetry and essays. The work will be available for purchase. The artist will sign books from 5:30-6:30 pm, and will lead tours of his installations on the grounds from 6:30-8:30 pm.

June 24, 2017 - 9:00am - 11:30am

A Workshop with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society

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Ficus

Fee: $60/$55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This is the price for an adult/child pair, and includes one tree to take home. Children should be in grades K through 3. Older children may be interested in Bonsai for Young People.
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for information on future sessions.

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host Bonsai at Lynden, as well as hands-on workshops for all-ages.

A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking. In this hands-on workshop, you and your child will learn the basic principles and techniques of bonsai design, creating your very own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container.

The Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai.

June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Workshop with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society

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Japanese Larch

Ages: Entering grades 4-9 in fall 2017.
Fee: $60/$55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This price includes one tree to take home.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host Bonsai at Lynden, as well as hands-on workshops for all-ages.

A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking.

In this hands-on workshop, you will work one-on-one with an experienced bonsai teacher to learn the basic principles and techniques of bonsai design, creating your own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container to take home.

The Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai.

June 25, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Heather Eiden.

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
Each four-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Yoga: A Meditation Practice on Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - June 4-25, 2017

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

June 28, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Sara Caron: Hiking Trail

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture Garden.

As part of her year-long residency, Sara Caron will inaugurate her new hiking trail and pop-up information station/gift shop at Lynden. Casual strollers and experienced hikers can enjoy an artist-led hike through the garden, trail mix and perhaps sun tea provided. Maps and interpretive hiking guides will be available at the information station for self-guided treks, and all are welcome to visit the gift shop for patches, postcards, and other trail ephemera. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening at Lynden (open till 7:30 pm on Wednesdays through September).


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