Lynden Sculpture Garden
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June Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesdays from 10 am to 7:30 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays).

By - May 19th, 2014 10:42 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 June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesdays from 10 am to 7:30 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays).

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

April 13-July 13, 2014
WOMEN, NATURE, SCIENCE
KYOUNG AE CHO: ONE AT A TIME
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/women-nature-science-kyoung-ae-cho-one-time
The third in a series of exhibitions that examine–in various combinations and with some latitude for digression–women, nature and science. Kyoung Ae Cho presents recent, or recently completed, work. Much of it involves the painstaking collection of things over a long period of time, as in M-a-r-k-i-n-g, which references a Korean custom of collecting one’s own hair as it is shed in the course of daily life; or the slow accretion of small objects to produce a whole, as in her 10-foot-square quilt of artificial flowers. Cho’s practice is never far from nature: she collects fallen leaves and twigs for her hangings and closely observes the flowers and insects in her garden, recording their behavior in startling, almost voyeuristic photographs.

Ongoing
YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH: grow
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/artist-residence-yevgeniya-kaganovich
Yevgeniya Kaganovich’s durational installation, grow, occupies Lynden’s interstitial spaces. The plant-like forms, made from manipulated recycled plastic bags, will grow and spread over the period of a year or so, eventually spreading to other locations. Their growth rate is determined by the number of bags accumulated in an official recycling bin at Lynden. New plantings are made at monthly grow workshops (see Workshops, below).

EVENTS

WORKSHOP READING & CELEBRATION
Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bhanu-kapil
Join the participants of What is the Shape of Your Body as It Moves through the World? (see below) with writer-in-residence Bhanu Kapil for a poetry reading and celebration.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 12 noon-5 pm
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 an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN
A four-week class session with Angela Laughingheart
Sundays, June 1-22, 2014 – 2-3:30 pm
Wednesdays, June 4-June 25, 9 am-10:30 pm
Fee: $40/$32 members
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/yoga-tai-chi
Fiber artist Angela Laughingheart offers two outdoor Tai Chi/Qigong classes in June, one on Wednesdays and the other on Sundays. “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.

WHAT IS THE SHAPE OF YOUR BODY AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE WORLD?
A POETRY WORKSHOP WITH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE BHANU KAPIL
June 1, 2014 – June 5, 2014 (workshop meets at Lynden June2-5 in the afternoon)
Fee: $250/$225 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern (one discount only).
More information or to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bhanu-kapil
Lynden Sculpture Garden and the Woodland Pattern Book Center offer a weeklong-residency at Lynden with poet and writer-in-residence Bhanu Kapil. “We will create posture-gesture sets in the energetic domain of the sculptures we encounter. How can we link our writing-to-be to the garden we are in? How might the sculptures support our work in powerful, non-verbal ways? The dream of the workshop is to extend the somatic and contemplative gestures already present in our writing, and to transform them into postures, movement practices, sensorimotor sequences and bodily progressions of different kinds.” Kapil teaches at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, and at Goddard College in Vermont. Recent workshops have engaged architecture, animal studies, performance art, and memory as ways to approach contemporary writing. Bhanu maintains a blog, Was Jack Kerouac A Punjabi?, documenting daily and creative practices of all kinds. She also has a long-term private practice as a palmist and bodyworker, with an interest in somatic trauma therapies and Ayurvedic energetics. For several years, she has been incubating her works through performances in India, England and throughout the U.S.

grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH
Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 1-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/grow-workshop-winter-spring
Yevgeniya Kaganovich and her student assistants take up residence in the studio to make the next “planting” of grow, Kaganovich’s durational installation. Drop in to watch or participate as Kaganovich fuses the layers of plastic to create a surface similar to leather or skin, molds the skin into plant-like volumes, stuffs the volumes with more bags, and connects the forms with plastic bag “thread.” Tasks include cutting sheets and strips; fusing sheets and tubes; sewing bulb forms and connecting them to bases; crocheting tubes and necks; stuffing stalks; and assembling the plants.

CERAMIC HANDBUILDING: TRAYS, TILES AND TRIVETS
A WORKSHOP WITH LINDA WERVEY VITAMVAS
Monday, June 9, 2014 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration is limited!
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ceramic-handbuilding-trays-tiles-and-trivets
Working in clay is deeply satisfying, and making pottery allows one to explore aesthetics and function simultaneously. In Trays, Tiles, and Trivets we will continue to work with porcelain slabs. The focus will be on different surface decoration techniques such as stencils, image transfer, various carving methods, and adding underglazes for color. With changes in scale and minor additions our flat designs will magically turn into functional trays, tiles and trivets. Bring textures and objects to press into the clay as well as images and designs that you would like to see take form on your pieces. They will then be fired and finished with a clear glaze to protect the surface and make them functional.

TAI CHI FOR DADDY AND ME
Sunday, June 15, 2014 – 12:30-1:30 pm
Fee: $15/$12 members for each parent/child pair; additional children are $5.
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/yoga-tai-chi
Fiber artist Angela Laughingheart invites 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 15 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://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.

A SUMMER NATURE WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – 6:30-7:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Registration: Pre-registration is not required, but it helps us to plan if we know you are coming (email us at info@lyndensculpturegarden.org.)
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/summer-nature-walk-naomi-cobb
Take advantage of Lynden’s extended summer hours and drop in for a picnic (pack your own) followed by a walk through Lynden’s less-explored areas. The 40 acres that make up Lynden include meadows with native plants and trees, ponds that support a huge array of aquatic life, and thickets filled with nesting activity and shelter. Numerous birds, insects and mammals are sighted each day. Come explore the hidden natural treasures of this unique sanctuary with naturalist Naomi Cobb. Each month we will visit the back acres, observing what the seasons bring, and locating evidence of the abundant life that is there. Wear good hiking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring your curiosity and wonder.

BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE WITH ALL HANDS BOATWORKS
Two weekends: Friday & Saturday, June 21-22 and June 28-29, 9 am-4 pm
Fee: Six-Hour Canoe: $550/$499 members. Peace Canoe: $899/$835 members
This is the fee for a team of two, and you keep the boat you make. This workshop is ideally suited for one adult and one child (ages 10-17) or two adults. Space is limited to four teams. Advance registration and payment in full is required.
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/build-your-own-canoe

Have you ever dreamed about building your own boat, but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever wished that you could build something with your partner, child or grandchild that would make a lasting memory?All Hands Boatworks is excited to be back at Lynden for another family boatbuilding workshop. This time, we’re offering participating teams a choice of boats to build: the 18-foot Peace Canoe or the 15-foot Six-Hour Canoe. Enroll in this introduction to boatbuilding workshop. Learn new craft skills as you and your teammate build a handsome plywood canoe that is yours to keep. We’ll use common tools and materials and discover a new uncommon language as we cut and assemble the frames, gussets, gunwales, and chines. In just two weekends, you will build your very own boat and memories that will last for years to come. No previous experience necessary.

WEARABLE FELT FLOWERS
A WORKSHOP WITH JANE MOORE
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee: $66/$60 members (all materials included). Registration is limited.
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/wearable-felt-flowers

Wet felting is an ancient and magical hands-on fiber art process. It is also an excellent medium for exploring texture, color, and design. In this workshop, you will transform colorful, fluffy wool and silk fibers into your own uniquely designed felt flower pins. We’ll begin with an outdoor stroll to pick flowers for inspiration, then we will use our hands and our imaginations–and a little water and soap–to create two wearable flowers. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a kit that includes everything you need to make more flowers at home. No experience required.

BONSAI FOR TEENS
A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $60/ $54 for Lynden members (this includes workshop admission for one, a tree to take home, and a single membership to the Milwaukee Bonsai Society good through the end of 2014).
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-teens

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. 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. For teens entering grades 6 through 9.

ART OF THE BOOK
A WORKSHOP WITH CARRIE WATTERS
Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 10 am-3 pm
Fee: $65/$58 members (all materials included).
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-book

This introductory course will familiarize students with the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and techniques (folding, sewing, gluing) used in making books. Students will make several different structures, including a pamphlet with complex variations, Japanese stab binding with variations, and a single needle coptic. Paper and tools will be provided, but students are welcome to bring papers and ephemera to use in their books.

TEXTILE MARBLING
A WORKSHOP WITH JAMIE LEA BERTSCH
Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $72/$65 members (all materials included). Registration is limited.
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/textile-marbling-june-2014

Learn the technique of marbling to decorate textile surfaces with swirling patterns, reminiscent of that found in natural marble stone. Create completely unique prints, and let the organic process guide your artistic decision-making. This workshop will provide you with all you need to create your own marbled tea towel set and silk scarf.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
A four-week class session with Heather Eiden
Sundays, June 29-July 20, 2014 – 2-3:30 pm
Fee: $40/$32 members
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/yoga-tai-chi

Heather Eiden, ceramic artist, art educator and yoga instructor, offers a weekly beginning/intermediate Hatha Yoga class outdoors at Lynden. 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. Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering and alignment as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Heather Eiden has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2004. She is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and has studied at several places, including the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society in Rishikesh, India.

FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG

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).
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 10:30 am-11:30 am
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/for-the-very-young
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 May is shapes in art and nature.

WEDNESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & SMALL CHILDREN (NEW!)
Fee: $12/$10 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 4-5; additional children $4 each).
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/for-the-very-young
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 has developed a parent/child nature program that explores a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons. Wednesdays in the Garden focuses on 4 and 5 year olds and their caregivers, and offers a guided, hands-on, all-senses-engaged exploration of the natural world at Lynden. These outings will include stories and art projects. Consider dropping in for a picnic lunch before the program begins. The theme for May is shapes in art and nature.

SUMMER ART AND NATURE CAMPS
June 16-August 22, 2014
Ages 4-13
Fees vary.
More information and to register:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/summer-art-nature-camps-2014
Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 4 to 13 integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of 40 acres of park, ponds, and woodland, creating a unique hands-on experience of art in nature. Art camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists, and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. Nature camps shift the balance toward ecology and make extensive use of the grounds 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

We have three big events coming up in July: a Summer Saturnalia on July 23 that will provide for some late-night skywatching; the opening of our nextInside/Outside exhibition, featuring artists Nancy Popp and Paul Druecke, on July 26 (Popp will host another knitting circle on July 20); and Conversations with Sculptures, two performances by the Trisha Brown Dance Company that pair early pieces choreographed by Brown with Lynden sculptures created in the same period. July workshops include Sally Duback’s pastel workshop, Explosion of Color (July 12); ceramic handbuilding (of trays, tiles and trivets) with Linda Wervey Vitamvas (July 19); and Accordion Books, a drop-in family workshop (July 20). Kate Southwood, author of Falling to Earth, will join the Women’s Speaker Series on July 8. Yoga in the Garden continues on Sundays through July 20. We offer another Wednesday Evening Nature Walk on July 16 and a Patio Tour on July 20.Regular activities include Tuesdays in the Garden (July 1 and July 15) andWednesdays in the Garden (July 16 and July 23)–the theme is flying; anotherdog day (July 19); and a grow workshop (July 13).

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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday from 10 am to 7:30 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays). Memberships are available. More information:http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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