Lynden Sculpture Garden
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November Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In November, 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 - Oct 28th, 2014 11:01 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 November, 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). Although we are closed on Thanksgiving Day, we are open November 28-30.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

November 9, 2014-January 25, 2015
URBAN WOOD ENCOUNTER
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3-5 pm
Tree Walk: Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:30-3:30 pm
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/urban-wood-encounter

The landscape at Lynden is dotted with more than 600 trees. There were, at one time, many more: the majority of the elms on the grounds were lost to Dutch elm disease. Now, with the emerald ash borer making its way into southeastern Wisconsin, we think a lot about how to turn our ash trees into a sustainable resource. These trees have shown up in everything from the temporary art installations on the grounds to the lintels in our parking lot. Urban Wood Encounter, now in its fourth year, is designed to introduce the public to the environmental value of urban wood within the context of an exhibition of fine furniture. Urban wood comes from the trees that line our streets, shade our homes, and define our parks–trees that are not harvested for their timber value but instead often find their way into landfills when they succumb to age, injury or disease. According to the US Forest Service, the wood “waste” generated in this country’s urban areas, if processed, could produce approximately 3.8 billion board feet of lumber annually. In an effort to advance the sustainable recovery and the best use of the products of urban forests, Urban Wood Encounter challenges furniture makers and designers to create inspiring, thoughtful, and beautiful furniture from this regionally abundant and underutilized natural resource.

EVENTS

OPENING RECEPTION: URBAN WOOD ENCOUNTER
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 3-5 pm
Free.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/urban-wood-encounter-opening-reception

The landscape at Lynden is dotted with more than 600 trees. There were, at one time, many more: the majority of the elms on the grounds were lost to Dutch elm disease. Now, with the emerald ash borer making its way into southeastern Wisconsin, we think a lot about how to turn our ash trees into a sustainable resource. These trees have shown up in everything from the temporary art installations on the grounds to the lintels in our parking lot. Urban Wood Encounter, now in its fourth year, is designed to introduce the public to the environmental value of urban wood within the context of an exhibition of fine furniture. Urban wood comes from the trees that line our streets, shade our homes, and define our parks–trees that are not harvested for their timber value but instead often find their way into landfills when they succumb to age, injury or disease. According to the US Forest Service, the wood “waste” generated in this country’s urban areas, if processed, could produce approximately 3.8 billion board feet of lumber annually. In an effort to advance the sustainable recovery and the best use of the products of urban forests, Urban Wood Encounter challenges furniture makers and designers to create inspiring, thoughtful, and beautiful furniture from this regionally abundant and underutilized natural resource.

MANAGING TREES: A WALK AROUND LYNDEN WITH BOB RETKO AND TODD JOHNSON
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 2:30-3:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/managing-trees-walk-around-lynden-bob-retko-and-todd-johnson

In conjunction with our gallery exhibition, Urban Wood Encounter, Bob Retko, Lynden’s senior groundskeeper, and Todd Johnson, consulting arborist at Davey Tree, will lead a tree walk that covers the history of Lynden’s landscape as well as current topics in tree management. Retko, who has worked at Lynden since 1966, will begin with the development of the original 1932 Langford & Moreau landscape plan and describe how Harry Bradley and Carl Urban, Lynden’s legendary gardener, built specialized tree-moving equipment and brought trees from surrounding farms. Tree management at Lynden has changed over time in response to many factors, including Dutch elm disease and a new landscape plan dating from the 1990s, and Retko will survey practices and policies from the 1960s to the present day. Johnson will focus on topics such as emerald ash borer and the control of invasive species. Bring your walking shoes and your questions.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, November 29, 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 a postprandial stroll this Thanksgiving weekend. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

WEAVING WORKSHOP: WICKER BASKET
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 10 am-3 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members (all materials included)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/weaving-workshop-wicker-basket

Celebrate autumn by learning a traditional twining weave to make a wicker basket. Lynden’s Jeremy Stepien will show you how to use willow from the sculpture garden, basket weaving reed, and raffia to add color and texture to the basic weave. No experience required.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: WOODEN BEADS
Sunday, November 2, 2014 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-wooden-beads

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is home to many trees, their great variety a legacy of Harry Bradley’s interest in tree collecting. We will use some of this wood to make our own wooden beads by carving and drilling. Once you have made a set, string them into a bracelet, necklace, or keychain to take home or give as a gift.

grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 1-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/grow-2014

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, November 10, 2014 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration is limited!
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ceramic-handbuilding-porcelain-bowls-nov-2014

Working in clay is deeply satisfying, and making pottery allows one to explore aesthetics and function simultaneously. In Trays, Tiles, and Trivets we will 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.

SHIBORI WITH NATURAL DYES
A WORKSHOP WITH JAMIE LEA BERTSCH
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration is limited!
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/shibori-natural-dyes-nov-2014

Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, binding, and knotting to create beautiful patterns. In this workshop, you’ll begin by making the dyes (some of them sourced from your own kitchen or garden), and will then learn the basics of Shibori to make a scarf or set of striking tea towels.

HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOPS
Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops between November 22 and December 14. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. To enhance the celebratory spirit, we will have light refreshments available for participants. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/workshops

HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOP: HANDMADE MAIL
Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee: $20/$16 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/holiday-giftmaking-workshop-handmade-mail

Take a break from the digital life of emails, smartphones, and automated signatures to spend a few hours creating handmade , paper, cards, envelopes, stencils and stamps–everything you need to send beautiful, personal, handwritten letters. Learn to make paper, cut stencils and carve your own address stamp from a rubber block. At the end of the workshop you will have a new set of stationery for yourself or to give as a gift.

HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOP: FOR THE BIRDS
Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 1-2:30 pm
Fee: $6/$5 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/holiday-giftmaking-workshop-birds

Naturalist Naomi Cobb will introduce you to the wonderful array of birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin. Taking their preferred winter diet into account, you will assemble a variety of bird-feeding gifts that your family, friends and neighborhood birds will appreciate. Stay after the workshop for a hike to Lynden’s feeders where we will use binoculars to spot the birds currently in the garden. All ages welcome; children younger than 12 should attend with an adult. Dress appropriately for the weather so you can enjoy the hike. Seeds and nuts will be used in this workshop.

HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOP: LAMPMAKING WITH ILLUMINATED PAPER WITH DAVID MOSS
Sunday, November 23, 2014 – 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lampmaking-illuminated-paper

The warm glow of an illuminated paper lamp is magical and comforting. Choosing from a variety of handmade papers and gathered natural materials, each student will construct a simple, beautiful, fully functional lamp. Basic lamp wiring will be taught as part of this course, and all materials are provided. David Moss is a physician and artist who has been making lamps out of paper and natural materials for more than 15 years. He has been an invited artist at the Mallard Island Individual Artist Retreat in Rainy Lake, Minnesota. He is enchanted by the alchemy that transforms ordinary paper into an object of glowing beauty with a flip of a switch.

FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, HOMESCHOOL DAY, SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP

SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: FRACTALS
Monday, November 3, 2014 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
Ages: 6-11
Fee: $60 / $52 members
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-fractals

A fractal is a never-ending, infinitely complex pattern made by repeating a simple process over and over again. Nature is full of familiar fractals–trees, rivers and clouds–as is mathematics and art. Spend the day at Lynden discovering fractals on the land and creating your own fractal art project.

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, November 4, 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 November is cozy places.

WEDNESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $12/$10 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 4-5; additional children $4 each).
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Wednesday, November 19, 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 November is cozy places.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
September 24-November 12, 2014
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://lyndensculpturegarden.org/content/weekly-art-drop-in

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.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: TREASURES
Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $40/$30 members.
Ages: 6-15
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-treasures

As the calendar year and growing season come to a close, we will pause to observe ourselves in time and to gather and create treasures that remind us of the year past. We will seek out treasures in Lynden’s back acres, and then build a wooden container for them in the workshop. In the studio, we will make miniature accordion books–small portraits of ourselves that can be locked away in our wooden time capsules.

COMING UP IN DECEMBER

In December we finish out our Holiday Giftmaking Workshop series with Tiny Crochet Toys (December 6), Silk Scarf Painting (December 7), Garlic Basket Weaving (December 13) and Windowsill Terrariums (December 14). For small children, Tuesdays in the Garden meets on December 9, and Wednesdays in the Garden convenes on December 10 (wear those boots!); the theme for both is winter fun. The winter romp for dogs and their humans is December 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). Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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