Lynden Blog

November 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

Sculptures are making their way indoors: Marta Pan’s Floating Sculpture left the pond over a period of two days, its bright red only partly eclipsed by the flaming maples.

October 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

The goose convention is in full swing at Lynden. Arriving early in the morning, one finds them gathered close to the house.

September 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

The chickens just drove off to rejoin the flock at Pampered Produce.

August 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

August at Lynden is dominated by two big events: our Free Family Day on August 5, and our annual Backyard Barbecue on August 24.

July 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

First things first: Lynden is open all weekend, and on Monday, too, but is closed for the day on July 4.

June 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

This month I’m going to put aside the view outside my window to talk about other places, other things.

May 15, 2017 | Willy

In the first half of its fourteenth cycle, the Fund made nine awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to nine individual artists, two of whom were participating in the same group show. These artists--three of them Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media and their exhibitions took them to Flagstaff, Arizona; Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado; Park City, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Destinations abroad include Scheifling, Austria; Toronto, Canada; and Jeonju, South Korea.

Ben Balcom received funds to travel to the Hotel Pupik Artist Residency in Scheifling, Austria, where he will create a site-specific video installation for the Pupik group exhibition. This work of expanded cinema will deploy video projection, objects, and still images in architectural arrangements, and will be similar to the work he exhibited as a 2016 Nohl Fellow.


Mark Borchardt screened The Dundee Project, his first film in 20 years, at the Slamdance Festival in Park City, Utah; the festival runs concurrently with Sundance. He made many professional contacts, and noted that “it definitely reminds one that there is an enthusiastic audience out there with interest in my work.”


Marna Brauner and Rina Yoon are among a group of six Milwaukee-based artists invited to participate in an exhibition in Jeonju, Korea, during the Jeonju Hanji Festival. Jeonju is known for its long handmade paper tradition, and during this ten-day festival there will be many exhibitions, papermaking demonstrations, public events, and activities related to hanji. This is the group's second exhibition in Korea; they also exhibited at the Villa Terrace Museum in 2015, and this exhibition brings together new work with work from the Milwaukee show.


Two of Daniel Fleming’s paintings were selected for Contemporary 2017: Retellings, a national juried biennial at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction that focuses on artists who use traditional materials or narratives in new and innovative ways.


kathryn e. martin flew to Flagstaff for the labor-intensive installation of her solo show at Northern Arizona University Art Museum. She filled three large galleries with 15,000 paper airplanes, 15,000 cast rocks, wall drawings, and piles of discarded objects.

Co-cinematographer Dan Peters, one of the core members of the production team for The Blood is at the Doorstep, 2014 Nohl Fellow Erik Ljung’s film about the police killing of Dontre Hamilton, traveled to Austin, Texas for the SXSW (South by Southwest) Documentary Feature Competition, where the film received its world premiere.

Dan Peters

2014 Nohl Fellow Kyle Seis contributed several photographic works to What Are the Wild Waves Saying, a two-person exhibition at Dateline, a gallery for emerging artists in Denver, Colorado. The exhibition was part of Denver’s annual photography festival, “Month of Photography.”

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Andrew Swant’s (Nohl Fellow 2008, 2013) new short film, Silently Steal Away, was selected for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and he traveled to Toronto for the screenings.


May 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

It couldn’t be greener. With all this rain, the grass thrives and one can almost see the leaves growing on the trees.

April 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

The turkeys like the rain. Or at least they are undaunted by it.

March 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

This will be a slightly telegraphic e-news, an emanation from the world of grant deadlines and plenty of time staring at a computer screen rather than the world outside.

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