July Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free.
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.
In July, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings. The sculpture garden will be closed on July 4.
ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE
July 9-October 29, 2017
INSIDE | OUTSIDE
KATY COWAN: reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/katy-cowan-reflected-themselves-reflected
Opening reception: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3-5 pm
Katy Cowan’s new sculptures will begin in the gallery and spill out onto Lynden’s grounds, where they will engage with the permanent collection and the physical environment—ponds, trees, fields. Cowan references the landscape in the subject and material of her indoor work–wildflowers, wood—and packs the molds of her outdoor bronzes with markers of domestic life and the human body, from ropes to noses. The pieces explore Cowan’s persistent interest in the division–or, rather, lack of division–between work and leisure, discovery and boredom. She adopts language and materials that illuminate the complexities of labor, particularly the habits and activities that are–and produce–her “work.” A catalogue will be published.
Through October 31, 2017
THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment.
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/Bonsai
The Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. There is a deep affinity between sculpture and bonsai: shared aesthetic concerns; attention to scale, form, and proportion. And just as we marvel at the way the sculptures in the collection appear to alter as the landscape changes with the seasons, the living matter of bonsai allows us to consider temporality in a different way. Large sculptures, small trees: complementary sides of the same coin. Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. The area will be a place to admire bonsai in season, to participate in workshops, or to enjoy the peaceful setting. Experience the beauty of bonsai and make a new connection between art and nature.
DOCENT-LED WALKING TOUR
Sunday, July 2, 2017 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID Advanced 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.
INSIDE | OUTSIDE: KATY COWAN
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3-5 pm
Free and open to the public.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/katy-cowan-reflected-themselves-reflected-opening-reception
Please join us for an opening reception for our latest Inside | Outside exhibition, reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected. The exhibition includes three outdoor bronze sculptures, and several wood sculptures and drawings in the gallery.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, July 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.
BEASTS IN THE GARDEN: A FAMILY WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE WITH DANCEWORKS
Saturday, July 22, 2017
11 am: Movement Workshop
12 pm: Performance
Fee: $8/$5 students & seniors
For more information and a link to registration: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/beasts-garden-family-workshop-performance-danceworks
Young campers share the spotlight with the Danceworks professional and youth companies as they search high and low for animals that fly and glow. The performance is the culmination of a week-long camp at Danceworks and is preceded by a workshop suitable for the entire family. Workshop and performance take place outdoors; bring a picnic and stay for lunch.
WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: BIANCA MARAIS, AUTHOR OF HUM IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE WORDS
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 2-4 pm
Fee: $30/$25 members – includes an autographed copy of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden. Come early for a stroll; stick around for the Arsene DeLay concert.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-bianca-marais
Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads, is joined by Boswell Books in welcoming Bianca Marais to Lynden. Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. The novel weaves together the stories of Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg and Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, where she struggles to raise her children alone after her husband’s death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred… until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by Black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.
PERFORMANCES ON THE PORCH: ARSENE DELAY
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 4:30 pm
For more information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/performances-porch-arsene-delay
As part of Many Elizas, our second summer of responses to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, artist Fo Wilson’s installation on the grounds at Lynden, we have invited Arséne DeLay for an intimate concert on the porch of the cabinet. DeLay, part of a New Orleans music dynasty, spent time in Milwaukee, where she studied theatre at Marquette University and performed with the Skylight and Theatre X.
OPENING RECEPTION: INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS INSTITUTE SUMMER EXHIBITION
Friday, July 28, 2017 – 5-6 pm
The K-12 teachers participating in the annual summer laboratory of our Innovative Eductators Institute open an exhibition of the projects completed, indoors and out, during this summer’s intensive, Narrating Space: Wandering, Encountering, Dwelling, Resonating. The Institute, a collaboration between the Lynden Sculpture Garden, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Education program, and MPS, 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 6.
WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: NATURAL APPROACHES TO GARDEN PEST CONTROL
Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 10 am- 12 noon
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-natural-approaches-garden-pest-control
Controlling pests is part of every gardener’s life, and Joel Hitchcock Tilton encourages us to consider methods of pest control that are not inherently harmful to the earth and those that occupy it. Companion planting–encouraging plants to thrive by planting them in combinations that provide essential nutrients, deter pests, attract pollinators, or offer structural support—is one such technique; there are several others. The workshop will include a brief overview of the theory, possibilities, and benefits of companion planting, as well as an introduction to the most widely used organic pest control methods and their proper implementation. Hitchcock Tilton will finish by demonstrating how to make your own organic pesticide for garden use.
TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN: TAI CHI FOR HEALTH WARRIORS WITH ANGELA LAUGHINGHEART
Sundays, July 2-30, 2017 -9-10:30 am
Fee: four-class session $40/$20 members, per class rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-2017
“Go with the flow” is the sum total of Tai Chi philosophy. The body starts this process with slow moving postures, then enhances it with coordinated breath and mindful presence. Outdoor practice adds another layer, allowing for harmonization with nature. Tai Chi for Health Warriors provides an immune system-boosting experience as you integrate your qi in Lynden’s natural setting. July 2 is the final class in Session I; Session II begins July 9. There will be an additional session in August.
WET-ON-WET WATERCOLOR: A WORKSHOP WITH COLIN MATTHES
Sunday, July 22, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wet-wet-watercolor-painting-2017
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. The workshop is open to beginners as well as experienced painters (who are welcome to bring their own watercolors). Basic watercolor supplies will be provided.
LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: GARDEN DESIGN, A TALK WITH MICHELLE ZIMMER
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10-11:30 am
Free to members or with admission to the garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-garden-design
Garden design is at least a craft and in some cultures rises to an art form. Using living plants as the medium the designer must take into account the added elements of location, the laws and whims of nature, and the inevitable changes that come with the passage of time. Designing a garden to complement the newly installed Bonsai exhibit, planted this May, was a happy but surprisingly complex process. Join Michelle Zimmer for an informal presentation/discussion of the design process for these new perennial gardens. Bring your imagination and be prepared to walk and talk as we look at the garden from many points of view.
BAHALA NA! WRITING THE WILD EDGES: A CRAFT TALK AND WORKSHOP WITH AMANDA NGOHO REAVEY
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $40/$35 members. Includes a signed copy of Marilyn.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bahala-na-writing-wild-edges
Amanda Ngoho Reavey will give a craft talk on how plant spirit communication influenced her writing process and produced her book, Marilyn, the winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies. Then, drawing from her exploration and reconnection with Indigenous Filipino practices, she will facilitate an experiential writing workshop in which participants embody malinao na isip (clear thoughts) and reconnect with anitos (ancestors and nature spirits) in the garden. Come ready to ask questions and write poetry or prose through the simplicity of presence, breath, and touch.
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, FAMILY WORKSHOPS
TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, July 11 & 25, 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 July is flower power.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: LITTLE DRIFTERS
Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-little-drifters
Join Lynden’s Jeremy Stepien in the art studio where we will use hand tools and a collection of natural objects to design and assemble floating sculptures. When we are done, we’ll launch our flotilla from the beach of Lynden’s Little Lake. Drop in between 12:30 and 2:30 for this family-friendly workshop.
SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE
June 12-August 30, 2017
Ages 20 months-15 years
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!
August begins with a Free Family Day on August 5 that picks up on our Many Elizas programming: expect hands-on tie-dyeing projects with artist-in-residence Arianne King Comer, a performance from artist-in-residence Portia Cobb, and a late-afternoon concert on the porch of Eliza’s Cabinet with SistaStrings. We continue our responses to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, Fo Wilson’s project, the weekend of August 19-20 with a visit from chef and food anthropologist Scott Barton, who will be cooking a meal from Lizzie’s Garden, the Gullah heritage garden planted near the cabinet by Portia Cobb—stay tuned for more details. On August 12 you may choose between a primitive raku ceramics workshop taught by artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin and the ever-popular Key Pests of Landscape Plants, part of Lynden’s Garden Series. Angela Laughingheart begins a new four-class session of Sunday morning tai chi on August 6, we offer our final docent-led tour of the summer later that afternoon, and dogs have their day on August 19. Tuesdays in the Garden meets on August 8 and 22 to consider wings, and the drop-in family workshop on August 20 is For the Birds. Last, but by no means least, is the Backyard Barbecue on August 24. This annual fundraiser, in addition to being a delightful, informal, family-friendly outdoor event, supports Lynden’s extensive year-round education programs.
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 sculpture 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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