May Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
Beginning May 20, we stay open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays, and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
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 May, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays). Beginning May 20, we stay open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays, and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE
Through May 31, 2015
ROBIN JEBAVY: RECENT PAINTINGS
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/robin-jebavy-recent-paintings
Robin Jebavy makes still life paintings of glassware. Her project, however, is much larger: to offer the viewer an experience that evokes the original, sublime, oceanic feelings of union with the strange and mysterious “other,” of self with universe. Her paintings invite the viewer to part the curtain and sense oneness with the world–a state in which we found ourselves in the mother’s womb before birth, and from which we all emerged. In her compositions Jebavy often includes glassware forms that call to mind Baroque artworks, such as Bernini’s expansive Baldachin in St. Peter’s Cathedral, or illusionistic Italian ceiling paintings and cathedrals, building altar-like architectural spaces that are at once intimate and metaphysical, domestic and transcendental. In her recent paintings, she experiments with the use of ornate cut glass forms to achieve a feeling of the “embroidered” interconnectedness of self and world.
LYNDEN’S 5th ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-5th-anniversary
Lynden opened to the public on May 30, 2010. Five years later to the day we celebrate this milestone by flying kites (and making them), planting a butterfly garden, and hosting artist projects. Expect a display from the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, a food truck and more!
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, May 16, 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.
SUMMER HOURS BEGIN
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Beginning May 20 we will be open 10 am-5 pm every day except Thursday (closed), and we stay open until 7:30 pm on weekends. Enjoy the early weekend mornings and bring a picnic on a Wednesday evening.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
BONSAI FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN: A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9 am-12 noon
Fee: $60/ $55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This is the price for an adult/child pair, and includes one tree to take home. Children should be in grades 1-5.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-parents-children-may-2015
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 and your child will learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your very own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container to take home.
MOTHER’S DAY SILK SCARF PAINTING
A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included).
More information and to register:
Grab your mother and bring her along for this daylong workshop that 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. No experience (or mother) required, and all materials supplied.
CERAMIC HANDBUILDING: PORCELAIN BOWLS
A WORKSHOP WITH LINDA WERVEY VITAMVAS
Monday, May 11, 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-bowls-may-2015
Working in clay is deeply satisfying, and making pottery allows one to explore aesthetics and function simultaneously. In this workshop we will take the bowl from start to finish, using porcelain as our clay material. We will learn three simple techniques: coiling, pinching, and using a slump mold. To finish, we will embellish our three bowl forms with surface decoration using texturing techniques and brushwork. The pots will then be fired with a clear glaze to protect the surface and make them functional.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: MINIATURE SCULPTURES
Sunday, May 17, 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-miniature-sculptures-may-2015
We provide a smorgasbord of materials and you bring the inspiration. Assemble your own miniature sculpture while looking out on Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures.
FOR KIDS: ART DROP-IN, PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG
WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, 2015
Wednesdays, 2:30-5 pm
Fee: $10/$8 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $56/$40 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/weekly-art-drop-in-2015
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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.
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, May 5 and May 19 – 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 May is blooming.
HOMESCHOOL DAY: RENEWAL
Thursday, May 21, 2015 – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $40/$30 members.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-renewal
Spring is the season full of potential, a time to discover nature’s renewal, and we will go looking for the young, new growth on the land and in the water. In the studio, the emphasis will be on experimentation: in a series of drawing, papermaking and casting projects we will uncover new ideas in our work.
June 15-August 28, 2015
Ages 20 months-13 years
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!
June is a month of many beginnings–the summer camp season commences in June and continues non-stop through the end of August; we open a new exhibition, Dan Torop: Frozen Period (you can join the artist for a picnic on June 17); Naomi Cobb launches a new summer series, Story Time in the Garden–but there are also several old favorites on the schedule. The Woodland Pattern poetry workshop returns from June 1-5, and features writer Andrew Schelling. Sally Duback kicks off the outdoor workshop season with a papermaking session on June 6, and the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will offer a Kusamono workshop for adults on the 13th and Bonsai workshop for teens on the 28th. Tai Chi in the Garden with Angela Laughingheart begins on June 7 (we have a Family Workshop that afternoon) and runs for four consecutive Sunday mornings. Kids can bring their fathers and grandfathers to Tai Chi for Daddy and Me on Father’s Day (June 21). Dogs have their day on the 20th, and the first of our monthly summer Patio Tours (this one the special Father’s Day edition) is scheduled for the 21st. Linda Wervey Vitamvas will be back with a ceramics workshop on June 27 (this time the subject is porcelain vases), and Wes Tank gets you going with your GoPro in a workshop on June 28. We will also be hosting guests in June: the Danceworks Performance Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre perform Fairy Queen Fantasy on June 19-20.
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, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays). Beginning May 20, we stay open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays, and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.
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