Lynden Sculpture Garden
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July Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed) and remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

By - Jul 1st, 2016 03:12 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 July, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed) and remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. The Sculpture Garden is closed on July 4.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

Through October 30, 2016
FO WILSON: ELIZA’S PECULIAR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/fo-wilson-elizas-peculiar-cabinet-curiosities

In Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, Chicago-based artist Fo Wilson exhibits work on the grounds and in the gallery. Outdoors, she explores the interior and material worlds of an imaginary enslaved woman in a structure that is both wunderkammer and slave cabin. It imagines what a 19th-century woman of African descent might have collected, catalogued, and stowed in her living quarters. What did she find curious about the objects and culture of her European captors? Southern plantation life? The natural world around her? Informed by historical research, but represented in the past, present, and future simultaneously, Eliza–animated by an Afro-Futurist vision that embodies a hopeful version of an African American future–presents an imagined collection of found and original objects, furnishings, and artifacts. In the gallery, Fo Wilson collaborates with Joel Mercedes to exhibit her ongoing series, P.S. I Love You, in an environment that includes found objects, sound, and video. Wilson takes early 20th-century postcards that sentimentalize stereotypes of the “happy servant” in the economies of Southern plantation culture and, using collage and mixed media, restores their dignity. The interactive sound environment is constructed from the recorded narratives of former enslaved people archived in the Library of Congress’s “Voices from the Days of Slavery” as well as original and recorded sound. This project is a collaboration with the Chipstone Foundation.

EVENTS

DOCENT-LED WALKING TOUR
Sunday, July 3, 2016 – 2:30-4 pm
Fees: $12/adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID
Advance registration is required.
More information and to register http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-walking-tour

As you walk with our knowledgeable docents, you will learn history and cultural information about our 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

ELIZA’S PECULIAR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
AIRS FOR ELIZA: A PERFORMANCE WITH CELLIST TOMEKA REID
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register (this is an intimate concert, and seating is limited): http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/airs-eliza-cellist-tomeka-reid

Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid will perform both through-composed vignettes and spontaneous improvisations in response to the work of artist Fo Wilson. The first of several performances programmed in conjunction with Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, Reid’s intimate recital from the porch of the cabin will be preceded by a Picnic with the Artists. Pack a picnic and join Reid and Wilson at 5:30 pm; we will provide the cookies. In the event of rain, the performance will move into the gallery.

SARA CARON: COFFEE MONDAYS
Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25 – 10 am-1 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/sara-caron-coffee-mondays

As part of her year-long residency at Lynden, artist Sara Caron hosts coffee on the patio. Making use of our new patio furniture, Caron will serve hot and iced coffee, tea, and perhaps a few surprises. Come and enjoy the view, bring a book, or do a little remote office-ing.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Enjoy a walk among the sculptures at Lynden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

DOCENT LED PATIO TOUR
Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 2:30pm-3:30pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID
Advance registration is required.
More information and to register:
http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-patio-tour

Patio tours, ideal for those with limited mobility, are led by our knowledgeable docents, who will give information on the historical and cultural significance of some of our monumental sculptures.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: ELEANOR BROWN, AUTHOR OF THE LIGHT OF PARIS
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 7:00pm
Fee: $30/$25 members – includes an autographed copy of The Light of Paris, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden–so come early and stroll.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/EleanorBrown

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women. She is joined by Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books in welcoming Eleanor Brown, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden upon the publication of her new book, The Light of Paris. Madeleine is trapped—by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer—reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine’s stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.

PLANETARY PICNIC: AN EVENING TO ENJOY THE PLANETS
Wednesday, July 27, 2015 – 6-10:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/planetary-picnic

The Lynden Sculpture Garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays during the summer months. It’s a beautiful time to see the garden, to enjoy a picnic on the grounds, and to take a stroll. We would like more people to enjoy these evenings at Lynden, so on July 27 we’re hosting a Planetary Picnic, which includes some inducements–an astronomy talk by Robert Powell, planet gazing, a dusk walk with Naomi Cobb, plus some treats–to lure you out on a Wednesday night. Bring picnics (we’ll provide dessert), telescopes, and your eyes and ears (and don’t worry if you don’t have a telescope, Rob will provide one). Picnicking from 6-7 pm; a Dusk Walk with naturalist Naomi Cobb from 7-8 pm; an Introduction to the Night Sky with amateur astronomer Robert Powell from 8-9 pm; planet-gazing thereafter.

OPENING RECEPTION: INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS INSTITUTE SUMMER EXHIBITION
Friday, July 29, 2016 – 5-6 pm
Free

The K-12 teachers participating in the annual summer intensive of our Innovative Educators Institute open an exhibition of the projects completed, indoors and out, during this summer’s intensive, Emplacement. The Institute, a collaboration between the Lynden Sculpture Garden and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Education program, recruits cross-disciplinary teams of K-12 teachers from selected schools to participate in hands-on experiences and artistic dialogues with curators, artists, naturalists, and UWM faculty with the aim of developing curriculum that uses their discoveries at Lynden to teach through the arts. The Institute is a component of ArtsECO, a UWM initiative funded by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation that focuses on sustaining arts education by building a strong network of support for pre-service, early service, and veteran teachers equipped to “teach through the arts.” The exhibition remains on view through August 7.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

YOGA IN THE GARDEN: YOGA PLUS- SLOW LOOKING WITH HEATHER EIDEN
Saturdays, July 9-August 6, 9-10:30 am
Fee: five class session $50/$25 members, per class rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/yoga-garden-jul-2016

Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering and alignment as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. For Yoga Plus, Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Over her years at Lynden, Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end in informal discussion.

PRIMITIVE RAKU: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/primitive-raku-ceramics-workshop-2016

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, sealing the goodness in the container. We will spend a spring day at Lynden with ceramic artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. We will use sigellatta, a form of deflocculated clay, instead of river mud, to seal our pots. After bisque firing, Corbin will return to Lynden for a smoke firing. The smoke blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. (Attendance at smoke firing voluntary.)

LYNDEN LAWN & GARDEN SERIES: KEY PESTS OF LANDSCAPE PLANTS WITH SHARON MORRISEY
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 10 am-12 noon
Fee: $15/$10
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-lawn-and-garden-series-key-pests-landscape-plants

Along with sun and rain, you can count on pests, both insects and diseases, eventually turning up in your lawn and garden. Knowing which pests to expect and how to identify when they arrive is the key to preventing a minor infestation from becoming a major setback. This session will help you become familiar with many of Southeast Wisconsin’s most common nuisance insect and disease pests, and provide an early look at some up and coming unwanted organisms that every homeowner will want to know about. You will learn several resources for identifying our most common pests and a variety of techniques for managing them. Sharon Morrissey has been lending her horticulture knowledge and expertise to Wisconsin’s residents since 1992. As the Consumer Horticulture Agent for Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin-Extension she serves both individual and groups across a broad range of yard and garden related topics. Sharon is frequently featured on local media including a regular guest spot on the Fox6 Wake-Up News show’s Green Thumb Garden.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN: TAI CHI PLUS- HARMONIZING WITH NATURE
Sundays, July 10-August 7, 9-10:30 am
Fee: five class session $50/$25 members, per class rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-garden-jul-2016

Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with readings from the Chinese classics, bringing mind and body in harmony with nature. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking–at the sculptures at Lynden–as a technique for mindfulness. No experience is necessary. Handouts for home practice and cool tea are provided. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move indoors in inclement weather.

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, July 10, 2016 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/enameling-workshop-leslie-perrino

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. 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.

BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS: A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9 am-12 noon
Fee: $80/$70 members (includes a tree, ceramic container and all materials needed to style and transplant)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-beginners-2016

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host some of their exhibitions and informal showings of bonsai, as well as hands-on workshops.A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of bonsai: you’ll get your feet wet (and your hands dirty) creating your very own bonsai and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container under the watchful eyes of experienced Bonsai Society members.

WET ON WET WATERCOLOR PAINTING: A WORKSHOP WITH COLIN MATHES
Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wet-on-wet-watercolor-painting

In this workshop we will follow in the steps of J. M. W. Turner, Marlene Dumas, and Peter Doig. Using Lynden’s landscape as subject and wet on wet watercolor as medium, we will make paintings that focus on the ephemeral nature of the wet on wet process and a personal interpretation of the landscape. This workshop is open to beginners as well as experienced painters (who are welcome to bring their own watercolors). Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, SUMMER CAMPS

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 3 or under; additional children $4 each).
Tuesdays, July 19 & July 26 – 10:30-11:30 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden-2016

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 July is eggs.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE

June 13-August 31, 2016
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 UP IN AUGUST

We have two performances related to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities in August: one with Viktor Le (August 6), and another with Honey Pot Performance (August 13). August is also the month for Harry & Peg Bradley‘s Backyard Barbecue, our annual fundraiser (August 25). August workshops include another session of Primitive Raku with Katheryn Corbin (August 20); and the Lynden Lawn and Garden Series: Sedges & Grasses for Landscaping with Sharon Morrisey (August 20). Bruce Knackert demonstrates float framing on the conservation framing series (with bagels and coffee) on August 28. Angela Laughingheart and Heather Eiden teach their final sessions of tai chi and yoga at the beginning of the month. We host two once-a-month, docent-led tours: a 90-minute walking tour on August 7, and a somewhat shorter patio tour on August 21. Tuesdays in the Gardens explores flowers and wings on August 23 and August 30, and dog day is on August 20. And this just in: expect a visit from the Cause Collective’s Truth Booth on August 19.

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). During the summer months, the garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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