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February 14, 2011 | Polly

Roy Staab ice skating at Lynden

It may not have been a great day for ice skating (though artist Roy Staab ventured out and braved the puddles and bumps) but we did have some snowshoers and walkers. Today the snow is disappearing fast, and if we get the right combination of freeze and thaw we may yet be able to reclaim the surface of the lake for skating--as long as we can avoid the dreaded slush! We'll continue to post information as the weekend approaches.

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February 12, 2011 | Willy

We had been looking forward to another Sunday of skating at Lynden tomorrow, February 13. However, we have been having some ice problems: after the heavy snow the ice (now 17" thick) began to sag in the center of the lake, allowing water to flood over the top. We began to develop two things: a very uneven surface as slush formed and froze, and double ice--places where water is trapped between the thick under layer and the thinner (and not terribly stable) upper layer. When we were finally able to remove the snow, the ice rose back up and beyond level, so that even as we try to flood the skating area to create a smooth surface, the water slides down the sides of what is now a bit of a dome.

We don't know if the warming today will provide any remedies, but we will be posting updates here. If skating is your interest, please check there before coming up tomorrow. We will be open from 12 noon to 5pm, and there is still much to do in what promises to be warmer weather: the conditions are excellent for a snowshoe walk around the garden, and even high boots (and a willingness to walk through snow) will work. Inside the house, you can see our Pop Prints show and the new work from our collection throughout the first floor.

If we can find a way around the ice problems, we'll re-open the skating next Sunday and for the Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 26.

Polly

February 10, 2011 | Willy

This month's issue of Key Milwaukee has a feature on ice skating in Milwaukee that includes our Winter View: Ice Skating at Lynden events. Click here for the story, and don't forget to bring your skates to the garden this Sunday from 12-5 pm to see what all the fuss is about.

February 3, 2011 | Willy
January 26, 2011 | Willy

Our friends at ThirdCoast Digest have a nice piece up featuring not one, but two writers discussing our ice skating event and Lynden in the winter. Click here to read it, and come back February 13th, to experience it for yourself!

January 25, 2011 | Willy

As promised, here are the dates for the next round of ice skating events at Lynden.

Sunday, February 13th, 12pm-5pm
Saturday, February 26th, 10am-4pm during our Winter Carnival

Free to members or with admission to the garden (there are family passes available for the Winter Carnival).

Weather permitting.

January 24, 2011 | Willy

Congratulations to Nicole Brown, the ninth awardee in the 2010 cycle of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund. The fund provides support to greater Milwaukee artists who are exhibiting or screening work outside the immediate four-county area. This group of artists will be taking work to Georgia, Ohio, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois, Thailand and Italy.

Nicole Brown: To screen her short documentary, A King in Milwaukee, at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana

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With this award the fund has expended the $5000 it had to disburse beginning December 1, 2010. The fund will reopen with an additional $5000 on June 1, 2011. For more information on applying to the Suitcase Export Fund, click here.

January 24, 2011 | Willy

Winter View: Ice Skating at Lynden

Thanks to everybody that made yesterday's ice skating event a big success! The sun stayed out, there was plenty of cider on hand, and I'm pretty sure I spotted several future champions on the ice from my vantage point at the front desk. In fact, we had so much fun, we'll be doing it again. Check back soon for dates.

Click here for more photos by Claire Ruzicka and Jeremy Stepien.

January 17, 2011 | Willy

Light Up the Garden lantern-lit walk, 1/16/11, photo by Roy Staab
Our Light Up the Garden lantern walk was a big success yesterday. If you missed it, here are some pictures attendees were kind enough to send us (plus some we took).

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January 10, 2011 | Willy

Congratulations to the first eight awardees in the 2010 cycle of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund. The fund provides support to greater Milwaukee artists who are exhibiting or screening work outside the immediate four-county area. This group of artists will be taking work to Georgia, Ohio, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois, Thailand and Italy.

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