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April Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In April, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden will be closed April 16.

By - Mar 23rd, 2017 01:32 pm

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house. All events listed below are free with admission unless otherwise indicated. Memberships are available.

HOURS

In April, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden will be closed April 16.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

Through June 25, 2017
WOMEN, NATURE, SCIENCE | CECELIA CONDIT: TALES OF A FUTURE PAST
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/women-nature-science-cecelia-condit

Fear and displacement are central to Cecelia Condit’s work, which dissects the entanglements that connect self, society, and the natural world. Condit is a storyteller, particularly of psychologically inflected contemporary fairy tales, whose work–like all the best fairy tales–oscillates between beauty and the grotesque, innocence and cruelty. Her videos document the frailty of personal identity in the face of the primordial unknown that sits just outside the frame, a charged space loaded with irony and danger.

Condit’s exhibition at Lynden reflects her increasing interest in landscape and the natural world. Her most recent two-channel installation, Tales of a Future Past (2017), explores extinction through the story of a lone giraffe who collects small animal forms that evoke treasured memories, hope, innocence, and grief. When an aggressive zebra crosses her path, the giraffe’s fragile world is threatened. In Tales, Condit considers time and space in relation to landscape and our planet, moving from the insistently personal to the universal, and from fairy tale to myth. Also on view will be virtuosic photographs that subvert scale and time to create fictitious landscapes.

EVENTS

SCREENING: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 pm
UWM Cinema, located in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (2nd floor)
Tickets: $5/free to UWM students and members of the Union Cinema
More information: http://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/event/daughters-of-the-dust-2/

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is proud to partner with the Union Cinema to present two screenings of a restored version of the first film directed by an African-American woman to be widely distributed in the US. Julie Dash’s 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, examines three generations of Gullah women as the family prepares to migrate to the North. Located on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, the Gullah community consists of many descendants of former slaves who have maintained their cultural heritage and traditions to this day. Daughters of the Dust provides a bridge between two Lynden projects that investigate and celebrate the Black imagination: Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Fo Wilson) and a residency with filmmaker Portia Cobb that commences this summer.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a romp in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON & FRIENDS
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 8:30-10 am
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton-and-friends

Watch for spring migrants and resident bird species at the sculpture garden. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required. Chuck Stebelton is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). He will be joined by Cecelia Condit, whose exhibition, Tales of a Future Past, is on view in the gallery. As Sally Berger notes in her catalogue essay, “Condit’s videos are most often set in the natural landscape, and increasingly their central subject is human kind’s relationship to nature….” An earlier video, Why Not A Sparrow (2003), “grieves the potential hazards of bird and wildlife extinction.”

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY
Monday, April 24, 2017 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/international-scupture-day

We celebrate International Sculpture Day with a cake in the shape of one of our sculptures created by Debbie Pagel of Eat Cake! The cake will be on view all day, and we plan to cut it at 3 pm—stop in for a piece!

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

SEWING ON TAPES AND SIMPLE CASE BINDING
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 1-5 pm
Fee: $68/$60 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/sewing-tapes-and-simple-case-binding

This is the second in a series of four workshops on Developing the Artist’s Book: Techniques and Procedures. In this workshop with Carolyn Suneja, you will learn to create a book the old-fashioned way, by folding paper into signatures, sewing those signatures on a sewing frame, and making a case. You’ll even get to try your hand at gold tooling. You will go home with your own handmade blank book, bound in cloth and marbled paper. All materials, including paper, book cloth, hand-marbled paper, sewing supplies and adhesive, are included. Participants will receive a course book with pictures and a step-by-step description. Binding frames will also be available for purchase, if desired.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: HOMEMADE STAMPS
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-homemade-stamps

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio between 12:30 and 2:30 pm for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use again on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

ZINE-MAKING WITH COLIN MATTHES
Saturday, April 22, 2017- 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/zine-making-colin-matthes

This is the third in a series of four workshops on Developing the Artist’s Book: Techniques and Procedures. Do you want to share your work with a wider audience? To make things that you and your friends can afford or that you can give away? How about making tangible objects that can be widely disseminated? Publications you can share and use without wearing gloves? This workshop will introduce the world of self-publishing and zine-making from a contemporary art perspective. We will cover all the steps of production including content generation, mock-ups, layout, reproduction tricks and techniques, and binding. Each student will leave the workshop with a copy of the zine we have made collaboratively over the course of the day. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. We are all experts in our own experience, and this knowledge will be used to generate the content of our zine. Publishing, drawing, and writing experience is not necessary.

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/enameling-april-2017

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects ranging from wearable items to small bowls. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

USING ONLINE SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORMS
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $50/$45 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/using-online-self-publishing-platforms

This is the final in a series of four workshops on Developing the Artist’s Book: Techniques and Procedures. This workshop with Eddee Daniel focuses on the tools and techniques required to use online self-publishing platforms such as Blurb, Lulu, MagCloud, Shutterfly, etc. to create artist’s books, especially photobooks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, or hand-held devices, but this is not mandatory.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, FAMILY WORKSHOPS

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wed-adi-spring-2017

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we’ll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We’ll focus on three-dimensional artmaking–though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging–and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
April 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/thurs-adi-spring-2017

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we’ll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We’ll focus on three-dimensional artmaking–though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging–and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: HOMEMADE STAMPS
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-homemade-stamps

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio between 12:30 and 2:30 pm for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use again on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -10:30am -11:30 am
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 4 or under; additional children $4 each; extra adults pay daily admission).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden-2017

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers a nature program that explores a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and manipulation of art materials. The theme for April is nesting.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE

June 12-August 30, 2017
Ages 20 months-15 years
Fees vary.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/camps

Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 20 months to 15 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative inquiry and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience. Camps conclude with an informal showing for family and friends. Join us for a summer of art and nature!

COMING IN MAY

May is the final month for some of our school-year activities: Art Drop-in (Wednesdays and Thursdays) goes on hiatus after May 17 and 18; and our final homeschool day of the season is on May 18. Other regular activities continue: Tuesdays in the Garden (May 16, the theme is springtime), and dog day (May 20). We are planning Kites over Lynden for May 6, and Bruce Knackert begins a two-part installment of the Conservation Framing Series (May 7 & June 11). Jeremy Stepien will be offering a basket weaving workshop (bentwood obelisks) on May 7, and Leslie Perrino returns for her annual Mother’s Day Silk Scarf Workshop on May 14 (check out our new rectangular frames). Hyperlocal MKE performs at 3 pm that afternoon. “CharBee” Koenen will teach us all how to keep bees in his workshop, Beekeeping for the Bees (May 20). Chuck Stebelton returns, this time with Renato Umali, for another bird walk on May 21. The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes author Kate Southwood (returning with her new book, Evensong) on May 22, and our first late Wednesday of the season is scheduled for May 31. We’ll kick off our summer evenings with an installment of artist-in-residence Sara Caron’s Hiking Trail.

ABOUT THE LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN

The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. The sculpture garden is open to art and nature lovers of all ages from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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