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September 20, 2010 | Willy

This Saturday, September 25th, Lynden celebrates National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread” by holding a resource fair featuring local food activists, organizations and vendors. This week I’m blogging about a number of the participating groups. Next up are Growing Power and Walnut Way Conservation Corp.

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September 16, 2010 | Willy

This year’s National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread,” is Saturday, September 25th, and Lynden is celebrating by hosting a resource fair from 1-4 pm that highlights the work of local food activists, organizations, and vendors. The slow food movement envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet. Our fair will offer an opportunity to learn more about slow food, find out what local organizations are up to, and sample some of their wares.

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting a little about our participants. First up is Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast.

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September 7, 2010 | Willy

Thirdcoast Digest have a preview of Wild Space Dance Company’s upcoming performance at Lynden, A Place for Everything. Click here to read it. A Place for Everything runs Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 pm, with a pre-show talk by historian John Gurda at 6:45 pm. For more info, head over to the Wild Space website.

September 5, 2010 | Willy

Over on his blog Arts Without Borders, Eddee Daniels recounts a magical visit to Lynden. Click here to read the post. Daniels will be contributing some magic of his own to Lynden as part of the upcoming exhibition Inside/Outside: Eddee Daniels + Philip Krejcarek, opening October 24th.

September 1, 2010 | Willy

As summer winds down, we wanted to let you know about upcoming changes in our hours. Our summer hours continue through Labor Day Weekend — we will be open Sunday, September 5th — at which point we will switch to our new fall schedule.

Fall Hours (Sept. 8 – Oct. 31)
Wednesdays: 10 am – 6 pm*
Sundays: 12 pm – 5 pm

Winter Hours (Nov. 3 – Mar. 13)
Wednesdays: 10 am – 4 pm*
Sundays: 12 pm – 5 pm

Spring Hours (Mar. 16 – May 15)
Wednesdays: 10 am – 6 pm*
Sundays: 12 pm – 5 pm

Summer Hours (May 18 – Sept. 8 )
Wednesdays: 10 am – 7:30 pm*

August 26, 2010 | Willy

If you’ve been to Lynden, you know that the reception desk where I spend my Wednesdays offers one of the best views of the grounds (apart, of course, from actually being outside). Through a panel of glass doors, I can see a great deal of the garden: works by Aldo Calo and Bernard Heiliger to my left; the Big Lake in front of me, home to Marta Pan’s Floating Sculpture No. 3, which drifts in and out of view; and to my right, an expanse of garden that includes many of our bigger pieces, like Mark di Suvero’s Lover, which seems to change color depending on the sunlight and time of day.

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August 11, 2010 | Willy

Today is your last chance to see Inside/Outside: Linda Wervey Vitamvas and Kevin Giese. Both artists have work on display in the gallery and on the grounds.

Additionally, Kevin Giese will be participating in today’s Guest or Invader? Buckthorn in River Hills discussion, with Master Gardener Darlene Lochbihler. The event begins at 5:30 pm.

Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden! (You may also want to bring bug spray, to ward off both invasive and non-invasive varieties.)

August 9, 2010 | Willy

Just a reminder — Our Conversations at the Intersection of Art and Nature discussion series kicks off this Wednesday, August 11th, at 5:30 pm with Guest or Invader? Buckthorn in River Hills. Join artist Kevin Giese, whose work is currently on view in the gallery and on the grounds, Master Gardener Darlene Lochbihler, and Lynden executive director/moderator Polly Morris for a discussion of the invasive buckthorn plant. Hope to see you there!

August 9, 2010 | Willy

When Harry and Peg Bradley began to develop the landscape at Lynden during the 1930s, water was an important element. Three bodies of water were excavated during those years. The largest body, just over 3 acres, is referred to as the Big Lake. To the east of the Big Lake, between the road and the property line, is the Lily Pond, which covers approximately one tenth of an acre. Located just to the west of Henry Moore’s “Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9” is a body of water sometimes referred to as the Wading Pond or the Little Lake. All three bodies of water have unique characteristics that allow their biological organisms to function in different ways.

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August 5, 2010 | Willy

Education program
Outdoor Learning Center

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