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December Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In December, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). We will be closed December 24-January 1 for the holiday.

By - Nov 28th, 2016 11:16 am

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 December, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). We will be closed December 24-January 1 for the holiday.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

Through February 19, 2017
PAT HIDSON + TORI TASCH: DRAW PRINT FOLD PAINT
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/pat-hidson-tori-tasch-draw-print-fold-paint

Pat Hidson and Tori Tasch shared a year-long residency at Lynden that ended last May. It was the first time that Hidson, who is primarily a painter, and Tasch, who makes books and prints, had worked together, but they built their collaboration around their shared concern for the environment and a deep interest in the natural world. For this exhibition, each artist returns to her solo practice, with the occasional nod to the residency in the content of their separate projects and in a small installation of some of the cyanotype prayer flags they made while at Lynden. Their outdoor flag installation remains on view in the birch grove throughout the exhibition. The garden–a place where Hidson spends a lot of her time–is central to the imagery and geometry of her exuberant two-dimensional works. The exhibition includes nine paintings and ten drawings made over the last two years. For Tasch, creating books is a daily ritual and ecological investigation. Her passion for repurposing materials and using layered printmaking processes merge in a series of handmade books: the diminutive insect books that she has paired with objects found onsite, and her Centerfold Series of 365 butterflies. Each butterfly is fabricated from old centerfolds and the repurposed pages of science textbooks. The butterfly-books are symbols of transformation; when they are shown together, they mark the passage of time.

EVENTS

WORKSHOP READING AND RECEPTION
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1 pm
Free to members and with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/insurgent-alchemy-workshop-anne-boyer

Join the participants in Insurgent Alchemy: A Workshop with Anne Boyer, for a reading and reception.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 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 dogs for a winter stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

FULL COLD MOON WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 6:30-8 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/full-cold-moon-walk-naomi-cobb

This is the moon that signals the long, dark, cold season ahead. Join naturalist Naomi Cobb for a walk, a bonfire, and some cocoa.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

INSURGENT ALCHEMY : A WORKSHOP WITH ANNE BOYER
A collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center
December 10, 1-5 pm; December 11, 10 am-12 noon (reading to follow)
Fee: $65/ $60 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern
More information and to register:
http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/insurgent-alchemy-workshop-anne-boyer

Insurgent Alchemy is a workshop in the poetics of alchemical insurgency and the insurgent alchemical. How do we take what we already have and turn it into what we want? What do we do with what we want when we get it? Over two days, we will conduct research into varieties of transformation and their literary possibilities and impossibilities, including but not limited to experiments in transmuting texts, investigatory desiring, diamond gleaning, trash eating, temporal dislocation, spatial disruption, and conceptual metabolisms. Participants are encouraged to bring old journals, correspondence, notes, images, natural objects, problematic texts, and other used, worn out, or impossible materials from which to work.

HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOPS

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops between November 13 and December 11. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. To enhance the celebratory spirit, we will have light refreshments available for participants. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/workshops

SILK SCARF PAINTING
A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/holiday-giftmaking-workshop-silk-scarf-painting-2016

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: FOR THE BIRDS
Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-holiday-giftmaking-workshop-birds

Naturalist Naomi Cobb will introduce you to the wonderful array of birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin (and that we are observing as part of Cornell’s FeederWatch program). Taking their preferred winter diet into account, you will assemble a variety of birdseed feeders that your neighborhood birds will appreciate — they also make great holiday gifts! Seeds and nuts will be used in this workshop.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOPS, FAMILY WORKSHOPS, HOMESCHOOL DAYS

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
December 7, 14
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-fall-2016

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. After December 14, Art Drop-in goes on break until January 11.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
December 8, 15
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-fall-2016

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. After December 15, Art Drop-in goes on break until January 12.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: FOR THE BIRDS
Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-holiday-giftmaking-workshop-birds

Naturalist Naomi Cobb will introduce you to the wonderful array of birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin (and that we are observing as part of Cornell’s FeederWatch program). Taking their preferred winter diet into account, you will assemble a variety of birdseed feeders that your neighborhood birds will appreciate — they also make great holiday gifts! Seeds and nuts will be used in this workshop.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, December 13 -10:30am -11:30 am
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 3 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

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 December is winter trees.

COMING UP IN JANUARY

Our regular activities will resume after the break: Art Drop-in on Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12; Tuesdays in the Garden on January 17 (the subject is “feed the birds”), and Dog Day on January 21. There is an extended art drop-in on January 16, a homeschool day on January 19, an enameling workshop with Leslie Perrino on January 22 (come warm up next to the enameling kiln!), and a conservation framing session with Bruce Knackert on January 29. Light Up the Garden returns on January 15, and our Winter Carnival makes an early appearance on January 28.

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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