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May Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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).

By - Apr 29th, 2014 08:25 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 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 14, we remain open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

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

KITES OVER LYNDEN: A DAY FOR ART & FLYING
Sunday, May 4, 2013 – 12 noon-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/kites-over-lynden-day-art-and-flying-2014
Kite makers, flyers, artists and art lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with an afternoon of events and activities. Drop in to the studio to make and decorate simple, earth-friendly kites from recycled plastic bags provided by Yevgeniya Kaganovich and the grow crew, or pick up a DIY plein air painting box and head outside for some artmaking. Alka Bhargava will offer an ikebana demonstration at 2 pm.

MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY: SPRING DISPLAY OF BONSAI
Saturday & Sunday, May 10-11, 2014 – 12 noon-5 pm
Free to members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/milwaukee-bonsai-society-spring-display-bonsai
Spring is an exciting time in bonsai. After the dormancy of the long winter months, the trees come back to life with a burst of energy and promise. Buds open, leaves and shoots emerge looking fresh and green. Some of the early-blooming trees will be starting to flower just in time for Mother’s Day: stop in to enjoy the bonsai and then take your mother for a stroll around the sculpture garden. For information on the Bonsai for Beginners Workshop, see below.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, May 17, 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.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: JESSICA NULL VEALITZEK, AUTHOR OF THE ROOMS ARE FILLED
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 7-9 pm
Fee: $22/$18 members – includes an autographed copy of The Rooms Are Filled, refreshments and admission to the sculpture garden — come early for a stroll around the grounds
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-jessica-null-vealitzek-author-rooms-are-filled
In the mid-1980s, AIDS hysteria and homophobia were rampant.Fear and ignorance led to increased discrimination, especially in the classroom. Set in 1983, The Rooms Are Filled is the beautifully heart-wrenching story of two castaways brought together by vastly different circumstances. At nine years old, Michael Nygaard is transplanted from his Minnesota farm to suburban Chicago after his father dies abruptly. Simultaneously, Julia Parnell escapes to the same suburb in hopes of beginning her life anew after a failed attempt to live openly with her lifelong girlfriend, Rose. In his new town, Michael doesn’t fit with the characters that surround him; he finds temporary refuge with his proper, young—closeted—teacher, Miss Parnell. When Julia’s secret is exposed, she faces a choice: accept herself or deny her true nature. Michael must also choose whether to simply endure or fight back. A powerful novel by a skilled debut author, The Rooms Are Filled teaches an important lesson for anyone who is searching for his or her true self: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” The 2013-2014 Women’s Speaker Series is a program of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Milwaukee Reads in partnership with Boswell Book Company. It is sponsored by Bronze Optical, with treats from MKELocalicious.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

MOTHER’S DAY SILK SCARF PAINTING
A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, May 11, 2014 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration is limited!
More information and to register:
http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/mothers-day-silk-scarf-painting

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.

grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH
Sunday, May 18, 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.

ARTFUL NATURE JOURNALS: A WORKSHOP WITH JANET MOORE
Monday, May 19, 2014 – 2-4:30 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members
More information and to register:
http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/artful-nature-journals-workshop-janet-moore

Illustrated nature journals are a way to capture and communicate our observations, impressions, and emotions inspired by experiences in the natural world. The weaving of words with images captured through drawings and photographs can convey a sense of place…and ignite the sense of wonder that is alive in all of us. In this session, we will make artful handmade journals out of recycled materials, engage in writing and drawing exercises to help us hone our observation and communication skills, and explore tools and techniques to help us engage with nature in a meaningful way. Janet Moore is an artist and environmental educator who uses observational drawing and writing to explore the intersection of art and science in education and in our daily lives.

A SUMMER NATURE WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Wednesday, May 21 , 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.

BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS
A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 9 am-12 pm
Fee: $85/ $75 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). Check website for family rates.
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-beginners
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.

EXPLOSION OF COLOR: PAINTING WITH PASTELS
A WORKSHOP WITH SALLY DUBACK
Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 9 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included).
More information and to register:
http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/explosion-color-painting-pastels-may-2014

Explore the capabilities of pastel in the idyllic setting of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. During this one-day workshop we will create colorful drawings on a variety of papers and custom prepared surfaces. The landscape of Lynden will be ours to roam and record in pastel, as well as opulent and colorful still life and figurative subjects in the studio.

FOR KIDS: WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, HOMESCHOOL DAYS

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS (AGES 6-12)
Through May 21, 2014
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 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/content/classes
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).
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Tuesday, May 20, 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 spring flowers.

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, May 7, 2014 – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Wednesday, May 21, 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 spring flowers.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: EMERGENCE
Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $35/$30 members
Ages: 6-15
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-emergence
Having survived the winter and gathered new energy in the spring, many living things are emerging from the ponds, forests and meadows. Explore the entire grounds using hand lenses and binoculars as we map the entire inventory of what is emerging at Lynden. We will take our art making outdoors, first examining how natural forms have influenced some of the sculptors at Lynden, and then we’ll collect natural materials to inspire our own organic clay forms.

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 JUNE

June begins with What Is the Shape of Your Body as It Moves through the World?, a poetry workshop with writer-in-residence Bhanu Kapil, offered in collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center (June 2-5). Even if you are unable to attend the workshop, you can attend Kapil’s reading at Woodland Pattern on June 1 or the reading by workshop participants on June 5. Tai Chi in the Garden with Angela Laughingheart resumes in two four-week sessions, one meeting on Sunday afternoons, the other on Wednesday mornings. We will be alternating yoga and tai chi every month; the four-week Yoga in the Garden session with Heather Eiden begins on June 29. We have several workshops planned, including Ceramic Handbuilding: Trays, Tiles and Trivets (June 9); a Father’s Day session of Tai Chi for Daddy and Me with Angela Laughingheart (June 15); Wearable Felt Flowers with Jane Moore (June 21); and Bonsai for Teens (June 22); a bookmaking workshop with Carey Watters (June 28); and Textile Marbling with Jamie Lea Bertsch (June 29). For those of you who missed your opportunity to Build Your Own Canoe with All Hands Boatworks this winter, or if you want to add to your fleet, we are offering a two-weekend boat build on June 21-22 and June 28-29; two canoes sizes available this time. Because we believe that the weather will finally turn in June, we will be launching two special summer tour opportunities that will recur each month: a patio sculpture tour for those with limited mobility (June 15) and a Wednesday evening nature walk with Naomi Cobb (June 18) that takes advantage of our late hours on Wednesdays. Regular activities include a grow workshop (June 8); Tuesdays in the Garden (June 10 and June 17) and Wednesdays in the Garden (June 11 and June 18)–the theme is shapes in art and nature); and a dog day on June 21.

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 14, we remain open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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