Lynden Blog

January 9, 2012 | Willy

We have some exciting news for those of you interested in learning more about Lynden and the sculpture collection: we are now on Wikipedia! You can find the entry for Lynden here, and we will be adding content about the collection to Wikipedia (and to our website) throughout the coming weeks.

January 1, 2012 | Joe Acri

It’s sunny, it’s warm (for January, anyway) and it’s 2012! Word from the Audubon bird count in December was that there were five bluebirds at Lynden and a cackling goose was spotted.

December 7, 2011 | Willy

2010 Nohl Fellow Chris James Thompson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete his first feature film Jeff, excerpts of which were screened as part of the 2010 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships Exhibition at Inova. The AV Club wrote about Thompson's campaign last week. Click here to read their coverage, and here to go to the Kickstarter campaign.

December 1, 2011 | Joe Acri

The leaves are mostly gone and it’s getting dark very early, so it must be time to think about winter.

November 14, 2011 | Willy

The warm weather we were graced with this past weekend was ideal for Dressing the Monument: A Reading by David Robbins and a Video Program. Robbins read outside, seated at his Open-Air Writing Desk, with attendees gathered around it.

DSC_David Robbins reading at his 'Open-Air Writing Desk'

David Robbins reading at his 'Open-Air Writing Desk'

David Robbins reading at his 'Open-Air Writing Desk'

After the reading, the crowd moved indoors to the conference room for a video screening, which featured works by Chris Burden, Stephen Wetzel and Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Video program

Thanks to David Robbins for reading, and to everyone that attended! Now if only the weather could have hung around...

November 9, 2011 | Willy

The George Rickey sculpture Peristyle--Three Lines (1963-1964) has been moved indoors to keep the cows company for the winter.

George Rickey (American, 1907 - 2002) Peristyle--Three Lines, 1963 - 1964 Stainless steel
In its outdoor habitat.

Rickey, Peristyle - Three Lines, CRuzicka 2010
Photo: Claire Ruzicka.

November 7, 2011 | Willy

A few adventurous painters and many non-painting visitors turned out on a beautiful day for what we hope is the first of many opportunities to paint en plein air at Lynden. Pamela Ruschman was one of the painting visitors, and you can read about and see her work over on her blog.

November 1, 2011 | Willy

As winter approaches, some of the sculptures need to be relocated. Today, Patrick and Sergio are busy moving Samuel Buri's piece Des Vaches: Mo, Ni, Que (1971-1976) -- more commonly known as The Cows -- from their summer pasture to their winter home indoors next to the swimming pool.

Samuel Buri's Des Vaches: Mo, Ni, Que (1971-1976)
In procession, waiting to be moved inside.

November 1, 2011 | Joe Acri

It’s true. I haven’t owned a camera in 19 years. So when I set out on Tuesday with the Lynden camera to take a few pictures of the autumn color to post on Facebook, things did not go entirely well.

October 19, 2011 | Willy

Now that the 2010 Nohl Fellowship Exhibition is up at Inova, the fellows are busy pursuing other projects.

Paul Druecke returned to Cleveland on October 15 as part of his "Cover the City with Lines" project, developed in conjunction with Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative's "Cleveland Stories: True Until Proven Otherwise." He honored the legacy of counter-culture icon d.a. levy by participating in a ride of the dambl (d.a. levy memorial bike lane) and the construction of an ephemeral shrine to levy at the levy Midpoint Memorial. More info: (scroll down a bit). Paul reports that the project received a phenomenal response.

Neil Gravander also submitted a version of his "Improvisations for hand spun video springer" video to the Cherry Kino strand of the Leeds international film festival and was accepted. The video will be part of the "Destructional Video," portion of the fest---"which makes sense," says Gravander, "since I've pretty much been destroying video equipment all year." Neil (aka Lucky Bone) is also organizing an event this Friday, October 21, at Center Gallery, 631 E Center St. (2nd floor): "It's a show celebrating the release of a cdr/booklet called Actual Bird Songs---a booklet of optical collages using text book bird related things by Ethan Krause (the guy behind the Famous Hairdos of popular music: and a cd of audio collages using actual bird songs (duh!) by myself (lucky bone) and mike schauwitzer (slow owls)." Neil will also be performing as Lucky Bone, reprising the set he tried to play at the Nohl Exhibition opening, "but this time IT WILL WORK!. I'll also probably play a short song using this new instrument thing I just built the other day---it is the most annoying thing I've ever built, and I'm excited to make a fool of myself in front of everyone while using it." You can listen to Lucky Bone here: Doors open at 9 pm, show is at 9:30 pm, sliding scale for admission.

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