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June Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lynden celebrates its 5th Anniversary, Saturday, May 30, 10 am-5 pm.

By - May 26th, 2015 03:48 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.

Lynden celebrates its 5th Anniversary, Saturday, May 30, 10 am-5 pm. Lynden opened to the public on May 30, 2010. Five years later to the day we mark this milestone by celebrating the variety of experiences Lynden has to offer. We’ll be flying kites (and making them), planting a butterfly garden, exploring the natural life at Lynden, and hosting artist projects. For more information, click here.

HOURS

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

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

June 14-September 20, 2015
DAN TOROP: FROZEN PERIOD
Opening reception: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3-5 pm
Westward: A Picnic with the Artist: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6-7:30 pm
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/dan-torop-frozen-period

In a series of extended residencies at the Lynden Sculpture Garden beginning in the summer of 2013, Dan Torop made photographs on the grounds which integrate an historical text–Meriwether Lewis’s June 14, 1805 diary entry describing a day and night in the environs of the Great Falls of the Missouri River–with present day visual explorations. Mindful of ecologist Aldo Leopold’s description of a nearby landscape, Torop responded to the passage of seasons, animals, and objects across the site, sometimes intervening, always observing. Frozen Period refers to both a season–the frigid winter of 2014–and an historical epoch: the “frozen period,” the time between the death of the sculpture garden’s owner and creator, Peg Bradley, in 1978, and its opening to the public in 2010. Frozen Period is both a subjective description based upon a year’s photographic work, and an examination of the very act of exploration and observation. Through rendering and modifying Lynden’s spaces, Torop examines the tension between exploration and domestication, expansion and settlement, the “sublimely grand” and the “pleasingly beautifull” (Lewis, June 14, 1805). The opening of the exhibition coincides with the 210th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis’s narrative.

EVENTS

WORKSHOP READING & CELBRATION
Friday, June 5, 2015 – 8:00pm
Free and open to the public.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/workshop-reading-celebration-andrew-schelling

Join the participants in Medicine Play: A Workshop on Poetry, Voice, Performance (see below) with writer-in-residence Andrew Schelling for a reading of work produced during the week followed by a reception.

WESTWARD: A PICNIC WITH ARTIST DAN TOROP
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 6-7:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/westward-picnic-dan-torop

Join artist Dan Torop for a picnic, a reading from the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and some westward exploration on foot and in discussion. Bring your own picnic, we’ll provide cookies.

DANCEWORKS PERFORMANCE COMPANY & MILWAUKEE OPERA THEATRE: FAIRY QUEEN FANTASY
Friday & Saturday, June 19-20 at 7 pm (Raindate: Sunday, June 21 at 7 pm)
Tickets: $25 general/$15 student & senior. Children under 10 are free.
For more information and a link to tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fairy-queen-fantasy

Danceworks Performance Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre reunite on the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden for an outdoor adaptation of Purcell’s 1692 masterpiece The Fairy Queen. Titania, Oberon and a drunken poet now inhabit the former Bradley estate, and as you stroll Lynden’s acres with them, expect to encounter masques and music in an unforgettable celebration of the solstice. Grounds will open in advance for picnicking; a shuttle bus will run from the Brown Deer Road Park & Ride.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 12 noon-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://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.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

MEDICINE PLAY: A WORKSHOP ON POETRY, VOICE, PERFORMANCE
with WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE ANDREW SCHELLING
June 2 – June 5, 2015- 6-9 pm
Fee $200/$185 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern (one discount only).
More information or to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/andrew-schelling

Lynden Sculpture Garden and the Woodland Pattern Book Center offer an intensive workshop at Lynden with writer-in-residence Andrew Schelling. The most archaic examples of poetry show where the craft begins: in the voice. To the Indo-European world this primal force was known as VĀK. Seen by some as a deity, she “voices” the universe into existence. We’ll explore phonetics, rhythm, magic speech, the meaning of “meaningless” language, animal talk, repetition, song, and other vocal techniques. From there we’ll look to Japanese Noh plays. The Noh is a Japanese medicine theater with roots in the Paleolithic; it reached high refinement under the influence of Zen. American poets including Ezra Pound and Leslie Scalapino have drawn on the form to respond to crisis. Working with Noh we’ll allow a range of voices into the writing. Alone or in groups to compose medicine plays. To envision realms of folklore, ghost, and chorus. To set them loose in a postmodern world.

Andrew Schelling has published twenty books. Love, wilderness, old languages, the power of animals and plants run through his poetry. He has worked on wolf reintroduction to the Southern Rockies, opposed egregious cell phone towers, taught poetry, and translated from the languages of India, largely Sanskrit and old dialects. His first book Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India, received the Academy of American Poets translation prize. In April 2014 he and three other poets did A PAIR OF TREES OPENS A NEW LIFE, a tree-planting poetry-walk along the John Muir Way in Scotland, a hike of 130 miles from Dunbarton to Helensborough. Recent books include From the Arapaho Songbook and A Possible Bag (poetry), The Real People of Wind & Rain: Talks, Essays and an Interview, a volume of translations, Bright as an Autumn Moon, and the anthology Love and the Turning Seasons. He lives along the Indian Peaks, outside Boulder, Colorado, where he teaches at Naropa University. He is also a founding arts faculty at Deer Park Institute, in India’s bird-thronged Himalayan foothills. In addition to the scheduled hours, each participant will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Andrew Schelling for individualized feedback and discussion of his or her work. The workshop will begin with a reading by Schelling at Woodland Pattern on May 31 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, at Lynden on Friday, June 5 at 8 pm.

PAPERMAKING
A WORKSHOP WITH SALLY DUBACK
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 9:30 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included).
More information and to register:
http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/papermaking-jun-2015

Learn how to grind pulp and create beautiful handmade paper using a variety of textures and colors. We will be making stationery-sized sheets and one large piece that can incorporate collaged elements. You are welcome to bring cotton cloth from your old clothes and linens–no T-shirts, please–cut into half-inch squares to beat into pulp, as well as scraps of lace, ribbons, yarn, string, plant material and anything else you might like to work into your paper. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN
A four-week class session with Angela Laughingheart
Sundays, June 7-28, 2015 – 10-11:30 am
Four-class session: $40/$20 members; drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-2015

Fiber artist Angela Laughingheart offers Tai Chi/Qigong classes this summer. “Outdoor practice allows for the best harmonization with Nature,” observes Laughingheart. Tai Chi and Qigong are soft moving sequences, developed by the Chinese for health, longevity and self-defense. These exercises regulate the body, breathing, and mind of the practitioner to bring the human qi (bioelectricity) system to a higher and more balanced state. Using the same energy paths as an acupuncturist, we adjust the qi flow with movements instead of needles. No experience is necessary. Handouts for home practice provided. Angela Laughingheart is a certified Tai Chi Instructor with Yang’s Martial Arts Association, International and has been a lecturer at the UWM College of Health Science for nine years.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: ORIGAMI PAPER BOXES
Sunday, June 7, 2015 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-origami-paper-boxes-jun-2015

Boxes make special gifts, or containers for gifts; they can also be used to store secret treasures or useful items. Stop in to learn origami paper folding techniques to make your own paper boxes.

KUSAMONO FOR BEGINNERS: A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 9 am-12 noon
Fee: $70/ $63 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This price includes one small tray planting in a ceramic container to take home.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/kusamono-beginners

A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, its balance. 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.
Although we associate bonsai with small trees, related arts have grown up around companion plantings. In this hands-on workshop, you will work one-on-one with an experienced teacher to learn the basic principles and techniques of the art of kusamono (or k’samono). Following the principles of design, we will plant grasses, miniaturized non-woody plants such as ferns, forbs, and hosta, as well as mosses and lichens, in handmade ceramic containers to create small tray plantings that will mature and delight through the years. Anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, ecology and nature and an appreciation for natural beauty will enjoy this workshop.

TAI CHI FOR DADDY AND ME
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 12:30-2 pm
Fee: $15/$12 members for each parent/child pair; additional children are $5.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-daddy-and-me-2015

Fiber artist Angela Laughingheart invites grandfathers, fathers and their children aged 9 and up to try a little Tai Chi in the garden on Father’s Day. Learn the eight basic stances of Tai Chi, Stepping Patterns and a two-person drill. The soft and safe repetitive movements of Tai Chi help you recognize and achieve balance and mind/body presence. Working with a friend or parent is a wonderful bonding experience that builds trust and partnership. Angela Laughingheart is a certified Tai Chi Instructor with Yang’s Martial Arts Association, International and has been a lecturer at the UWM College of Health Science for nine years.

FATHER’S DAY PATIO TOUR
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Fee (includes admission for the day): Adults: $12; students / seniors age 62 and up/active military: $8; children aged 6-17: $8. Advance registration required.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/patio-tours

In the warmer seasons, we offer a monthly docent-led “patio tour” for those with limited mobility. Mrs. Bradley, who collected the more than 50 monumental sculptures at Lynden between 1962 and 1978, liked to be able to see a great deal of the sculpture from her seat in the corner of the porch, so the patio offers an excellent view of much of our collection. The 45-60 minute tour, conducted from the patio of the house, introduces visitors to the history of the Lynden Sculpture Garden, surveys the sculptures visible from the patio, and takes a closer look at those nearby.

CERAMIC HANDBUILDING: PORCELAIN VASES
A WORKSHOP WITH LINDA WERVEY VITAMVAS
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ceramic-handbuilding-porcelain-vases-june-2015

Working in clay is deeply satisfying, and making pottery allows one to explore aesthetics and function simultaneously. In this workshop we will make two vases from start to finish, using porcelain as our clay material. We will use the handbuilding technique of slabs, piecing them together to form our vases. We may even add a handle to transform a vase into a mug or small pitcher. To finish, we will embellish our work with surface decoration using texturing techniques and brushwork. The vessels will then be fired with a clear glaze to protect the surface and make them functional.

GET TO KNOW YOUR GOPRO
A WORKSHOP WITH WES TANK
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee: $55/$50 members.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/get-know-your-gopro-jun-2015

If you are the proud owner of a new GoPro, or if you’ve had one for a while but want to learn how to get the most out of the versatile camera, this is the workshop for you. The GoPro is a natural fit for people who love the outdoors, and in this small, very hands-on workshop filmmaker Wes Tank will familiarize you with your camera, with a focus on filming the natural world. You’ll learn about settings, accessories, and resources; try out different shooting techniques on the Lynden grounds; pick up a few tricks for filming without being able to see what you’re looking at; and experiment with slow motion and time lapse.

FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS

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, June 9 and June 16 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am
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 June is toads.

STORY TIME IN THE GARDEN: A MONTHLY OUTING FOR PARENTS AND SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 20 months-5 years; additional children $4 each).
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 10:30 am- 11:45 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/story-time-garden-monthly-outing-parents-small-children

Join naturalist Naomi Cobb for a monthly parent/child story hour in Lynden’s special corners. We begin with a short exploratory hike to a destination chosen to reflect our theme. Following the story, we will make a small art project to celebrate our discoveries. Designed for parents or grandparents and children from 20 months through age 5. The theme for June is toads.

BONSAI FOR TEENS: A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $60/ $55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. Participants should be entering grades 6-9.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-teens-jun-2015

A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, its balance. 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.
In this hands-on workshop, you will work one-on-one with an experienced bonsai teacher to learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container to take home.

SUMMER ART AND NATURE CAMPS

June 15-August 28, 2015
Ages 20 months-13 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 13 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of park, pond, and woodland. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative discovery and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful outdoor experience. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends. Join us for a summer of art and nature!

COMING UP IN JULY

Though we will be closed July 4, we will be busy with Movement & Migration, a summer project built around a residency with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group that will culminate in a performance on July 18. Watch for additional events. Summer camps will be in full swing, and Leslie Perrino will be back with an enameling workshop. Our Summer Institute for teachers will reconvene early in the month, and participating teachers will exhibit their projects at a reception on July 31. We begin a four-week session of Yoga in the Garden with Heather Eiden on July 11, and we offer two iterations of Tuesdays in the Garden (July 14 and July 28; the theme is abuzz). Story Time in the Garden is scheduled for July 19, the same day we offer our monthly Patio Tour of the sculpture collection. We offer another Midsummer Saturnalia for star- and planet-gazers of all ages on July 22, and dogs return on July 25.

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) and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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