Events Calendar

July 7, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Fees:
Adults: $12
Students / seniors age 62 and up / active military--all with ID: $8
Children aged 6-17: $8. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
(tour fee includes admission to the Lynden Sculpture Garden)
Membership to the Lynden Sculpture Garden includes one free docent-led tour per member. Join online here.

Registration: Advance registration required for all tours; the registration deadline is noon the prior Friday.

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 2, July 7 & August 4 (registration closed), 2019.

More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/sunday-tours

July 8, 2019 - 10:00am - July 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

Innovative Educators Institute: Re+stor+ation
July 8-12, 2019
Faculty member: Rina Kundu
Participating artists: Rosemary Ollison, LaNia Sproles, Arianne King Comer, Jenna Knapp, Evelyn Patricia Terry, and Molly Hassler

Admission to the IEI is by invitation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anna Grosch at agrosch@lyndensculpturegarden.org

Lynden operates as a laboratory at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. We have been working with UWM's Art Education program for several years to develop a place-based K-12 curriculum that provides hands-on experiences that integrate our collection of monumental sculpture and temporary installations, as well as our community of artists, with the natural ecology of park, pond, and woodland Thanks to the generous support of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, we have been able to build the IEI into an intensive, hands-on, year-round professional teacher development experience that tests approaches to sustaining and supporting early career (years 1-5) teachers who are committed to teaching through the arts.

The institute runs in three-year cycles, and is built around cross-disciplinary, school-based teams. These teams are typically made up of an art educator and one or two generalists or teachers with other academic specializations. The focus is on teaching interdisciplinary, arts-integrated strategies and methodologies that are easily adapted to the classroom. We also believe that making time for art and reinvigorating one's personal art practice have a positive impact on teachers and teaching—whether or not you are an art specialist. In addition, we make resources and opportunities available to the classrooms of participating teachers throughout the year, including hands-on field trips to Lynden and school-based residencies with Institute artists.

Each year the Institute is built around a different theme. The 2019 Innovative Educators Institute focuses on the theme of restoration. "Repairing," “rebuilding," “reconstructing,” and “returning” are processes associated with restoration; they allow us to reconnect to self, re-imagine others, and rediscover our relationship to the land. The summer lab will use an experiential, interdisciplinary approach to learning while developing skills, confidence, and understanding of the value of place. It will build cooperative learning strategies that involve members of a place in the process of education; enable listening and learning from the community and the land; and facilitate restoration through art-making and myth-making. Rosemary Ollison will be one of the featured artists for the workshop. She is a self-taught artist who creates drawings, sculptures, quilts, jewelry, and environments by repurposing collected materials. Her art often works at a catalyst for well-being with restorative possibilities.

July 9, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

TIG 7/1/14

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. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

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.

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places
October 8: Colorful Autumn - Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
November 12: Indoor Gardens
December 10: Signs of Winter

July 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

thegoldenhour

Fee: $31/$26 members - includes an autographed copy of The Golden Hour, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Beatriz Williams, author of The Golden Hour, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Sunday, July 14, 2 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Golden Hour

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?

Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.

Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.

The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

About the Author

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Summer Wives, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, A Certain Age, and several other works of historical fiction. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz worked as a communications and corporate strategy consultant in New York and London before she turned her attention to writing novels that combine her passion for history with an obsessive devotion to voice and characterization. Beatriz’s books have won numerous awards, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Beatriz now lives near the Connecticut shore with her husband and four children, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

July 20, 2019 - 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.

July 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Hohokam with Katheryn Corbin

Two Saturdays, July 20 & 27, 2019, 10 am-11:30 am

Fee: $30/ $25 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our e-list. Advance registration required.

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our summer sawdust firing. On the first Saturday, learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your bisque-fired pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later, once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

About Katheryn Corbin
Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. 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.

July 23, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

TIG 7/1/14

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. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

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.

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places
October 8: Colorful Autumn - Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
November 12: Indoor Gardens
December 10: Signs of Winter

July 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Hohokam with Katheryn Corbin

Two Saturdays, July 20 & 27, 2019, 10 am-11:30 am

Fee: $30/ $25 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our e-list. Advance registration required.

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our summer sawdust firing. On the first Saturday, learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your bisque-fired pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later, once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

About Katheryn Corbin
Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. 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.

July 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

CITIZEN (2016) by Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group ©Aitor Mendilibar Raja Feather Kelly

Free
Parking: If the parking lot is full, you can park at the Park & Ride lot just west of the Brown Deer exit of I-43 and walk to the sculpture garden. Parking on Brown Deer Road or the roads adjacent to the sculpture garden is prohibited.

Lynden opens its doors to the community for a Family Free Day featuring the artists participating in Call & Response 2019. Expect a day of family-friendly activities and performances, including a bottle tree workshop with Portia Cobb and an opportunity to make watercolor prints with Evelyn Patricia Terry. Performance collective Propelled Animals will be onsite all day, with special performances at 11:30 am and 3 pm, and Gary John Gresl will send four of his assemblages to new homes via a free raffle. This is a Call & Response event.

Schedule

10 am-4 pm Evelyn Patricia Terry: Printmaking: Paint to Plate to Press to Paper
10 am-4 pm Outdoor Art & Nature Activities
10 am-4 pm Bonsai Exhibit
10 am-3 pm Gary John Gresl: Give an Assemblage a Good Home
11-11:30 am Gary John Gresl: My 5 Favorite Sculptures Tour
11:30 am-12 noon Propelled Animals performance
12 noon-4 pm Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden: Inaugural Walk + Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1-3 pm Bottle Tree Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Portia Cobb
1:30-2 pm Gary John Gresl: Tour of the Body Farm
3-3:30 pm Propelled Animals performance

10 AM-4 PM: Evelyn Patricia Terry: Printmaking: Paint to Plate to Press to Paper
Visitors of all ages are invited to drop into the art studio to learn the fundamentals of printmaking with artist Evelyn Patrica Terry and Director of Education, Jeremy Stepien. Make a print that responds to Terry’s exhibition, America's Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!)

10 AM-4 PM: Outdoor Art & Nature Activities
10 am-4 pm: The Master Gardener Volunteers will be stationed at the pollinator gardens celebrating all things butterfly related.
10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm: Join educator Claudia Orjuela and MPS intern Dani Gagliano-Deltgen under the willow tree for pond exploration and to make dreamcatchers.
10 am-12:30 pm: Educator Anna Grosch and MPS intern Eh Soe invite you out to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities for art activities and mini-tours.

10 AM-4 PM: The Bonsai Exhibit
The Milwaukee Bonsai Society will be on hand to introduce you to the Bonsai collection at Lynden.

10 AM-3 PM: Gary John Gresl: Give an Assemblage a Good Home
Artist Gary John Gresl continues his residency at Lynden, and his exploration of ephemerality, by raffling off four of his assemblage sculptures. These four large, original works (the largest is 5 x 4 feet), designed to be hung on the wall, will be distributed for free through a raffle during the Family Free Day. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a work by one of Wisconsin’s noted artists.

According to Gresl, “Over a few decades it became clear to me that due to the nature of my work, the materials I use, and due to my evolving philosophy, my art is essentially ephemeral…more so than work made of metal, stone, or other stuff usually intended to be exhibited in outdoor environments. Everything is ephemeral to greater or lesser degree. I have grown willing to allow my works to deteriorate, to evolve thanks to Nature having an effect on the materials, to metamorphose and even disappear. It is the making and exploration, the action and thinking that is important, no matter what happens to the physical art object.”

This is not a raffle for the faint-hearted or the merely curious. These works can be difficult to move and exhibit (we will assist in the delivery of the works to your chosen destination, if necessary, but you will need to arrange for the piece to be hung or otherwise displayed at your site). Gresl asks that participants be absolutely comfortable taking ownership of a work, and caring for it. Of course, in the spirit of his work, you are not expected to own your piece forever; you are free, at some future date, to dismantle it, donate it, or otherwise dispose of it.

If you would like to give one of these sculptures a new home, you will need to fill out a form to be deposited in the raffle box (you may fill out a form for each sculpture you are interested in). The drawing will be at 3 pm. You do not have to be present to win, but you should only enter the raffle if you are committed to adopting a piece. If you would like to participate but cannot be present on July 27, please contact us at 414-446-8794, let us know which piece you are interested in, and we will fill out a form for you.

#1
#1, From Little Bear Lake Lodge

#2
#2, Evolver

#3
#3, From the Sea, Song of the Turtle

#4
#4, From The Yellow Cottage on Lake Poygan

For more on Gary John Gresl and his residency, The Body Farm at Lynden, click here.

11-11:30 AM & 1:30-2 PM: Gary John Gresl: Artist-led Tours
In addition to raffling off four of his assemblage sculptures, artist-in-residence Gary John Gresl will lead two tours on the grounds. The first, at 11 am, is a tour of his 5 favorite sculptures at Lynden. The second, beginning at 1:30 pm, is a tour of his installation The Body Farm at Lynden.

11:30 AM-12 PM & 3-3:30 PM: Propelled Animals
Propelled Animals is an interdisciplinary performance project with collaborative artists whose work is centered on art as social action and ritual as performance. They encourage audiences to consider the efficacy of the body, resilience, protest, and radical tenderness as strategies to fight oppression. During their residency at Lynden, collective members Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Raquel Monroe, and Heidi Wiren Bartlett will create a series of collaborative performances in response to the site and particularly to Folayemi Wilson’s installation, Eliza's Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. They will share some of the interactive dances and rituals they have created at 11:30 am and 3 pm.

For more on Propelled Animals and their residency, click here.

12 NOON-4 PM: The Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden: Inaugural Walk + Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
To mark the official opening of the Labyrinth, artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon, followed by an inaugural walk. Stop by between 12 and 4 pm to enjoy this new addition to Lynden. 

For more on Jenna Knapp and her residency, Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden, click here.

1 PM-3 PM: Bottle Tree Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Portia Cobb

She knew that there could be a spell put in trees, and she was familiar from the time she was born with the way bottle trees kept evil spirits from coming into the house--by luring them inside the colored bottles, where they cannot get out again.
--Eudora Welty, “Livvie”  

Artist-in-residence Portia Cobb is collaborating with sculptor Glenn Williams to make a bottle tree to place on the grounds at Lynden. Bottle trees are created by positioning bottles on the pruned branches of trees or tree-like structures placed in natural spaces, yards, or gardens. Bottle trees are encountered regularly in Southern landscapes, and it is believed that they are inspired and informed by Ki-Kongo cultural myth and spiritual practices: reflective glass, and especially the color blue, is placed as a protective talisman to protect, ward off, deflect, and trap negative energy/ghosts/haints from one's domestic spaces. (Some have also aligned the color blue and the bottles with Aladdin and the magic lamp of the Middle East.) More recently, bottle trees have been reimagined as memorial objects, or as gifts of remembrance to honor the wandering spirits of those who died an untimely death.

In this drop-in workshop, Cobb invites you to embellish a glass bottle. We will create our own meaning for these bottles, reimagining their utility as we choose. Bring a bottle to decorate with beads and ribbon, and write a thought, a memory, a wish, or a prayer to insert in the bottle or attach to the outside.

Portia Cobb

For more on Portia Cobb and her residency, Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging, click here.

July 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden:  New Moon Potluck + Intention Walk

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden, or if you volunteer to pull sweet clover out at the labyrinth from 5-6 pm.

Join us for a special interactive event with artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp. This event will celebrate the July new moon with a potluck and mini intention-setting workshop. The event will take place in and near Lynden’s new labyrinth, which has been carved into the prairie, just beyond the formal lawn, as part of Knapp’s residency.

As the new moon grows, your intention will too. It is believed that intentions and goals can come full circle within one cycle of the moon. From the new moon, to the full, to new again. The the new moon carries a positive energy filled with intention and purpose. We will hold space for you to set your intentions for this next lunar cycle — first on paper, then in the physical. We will activate our intentions through movement and walking as we adapt the ancient ritual of walking a labyrinth with intention through mindfulness, prayer, and meditation.

Bring a nourishing dish to pass. Vegan, gluten free, and other dietary restrictions welcome and encouraged. No nuts, please.

“Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.” 
~ Brenna Yovanoff


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