Lynden Sculpture Garden
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October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors.

By - Sep 29th, 2015 01:31 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.

HOURS

In October, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

October 25, 2015- February 28, 2016
SCOTT WOLNIAK: LANDSCAPE RECORD
Opening reception Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 3-5 pm
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/scott-wolniak-landscape-record

Scott Wolniak deploys rigorous, transformative processes to complicate relationships between found and made, slow and fast, appearing and disappearing, surface and interior. His latest carved plaster tablets and graphite drawings arrive at similar aesthetic states but from opposite directions: the painted tablets respond to surface texture and chance operations, excavating compositions through deconstructive sgraffito techniques, while the drawings depart from landscape imagery and are built up into complex, almost-recognizable images created through a process of repetitive mark-making, erasure, and re-drawing. For Wolniak, there is a meditative effect in repetitive action, and the accumulation of intricate, layered marks yield phenomenological fields: “Millions of small gestures add up to create spatial energy that is not necessarily about my hand.”

EVENTS

DISTANCE
Performances: October 10 & October 11 at 4 pm (reception follows performance on October 10)
Tickets: $12/$8 students & seniors
More information and to purchase tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/distance

As part of her yearlong residency, Pegi Christiansen invited Theresa Columbus (Baltimore, Maryland), John Loscuito (Naples, Florida) and Jennifer Holmes (Whittier, California) to collaborate with her on a performance and exhibition at Lynden. Each month, beginning in Sepember 2013, the artists shot self-portraits at dawn and created visual and written exquisite corpses. In August, they came together at Lynden to develop a site-sensitive performance based on their far-flung collaboration. Inspired by the Surrealist embodiment of chance, Distance explores place, relationships, and memory. The exhibition remains on view through October 11.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10 am-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.

EDUCATORS’ FREE DAY AT LYNDEN
Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 10 am-4 pm
Free to educators.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/educators-free-day-lynden-2015

The Lynden Sculpture Garden welcomes educators to visit with their families and learn more about our place-based PK-12 education programs. These programs connect students and teachers with art and nature through tours, field trips and classroom visits.

AUTUMN TREE WALK WITH SHARON MORRISEY
Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 1-2:30 pm
Free.

University of Wisconsin-Extension Associate Professor Sharon Morrisey explores Lynden’s extensive tree collection. Come with questions!

HARVEST MOON NIGHT WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8-9:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/harvest-moon-night-walk-naomi-cobb

Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden’s back acres beneath the light of the harvest moon, ending with a bonfire. Moonrise is at 8:47 pm.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

WHY DEFEND THE KINGDOM OF DULLNESS?
A POETRY WORKSHOP WITH MATT COOK, MILWAUKEE’S POET LAUREATE
In collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center
Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $65 general public / $60 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/why-defend-kingdom-dullness-poetry-workshop-matt-cook

Lynden Sculpture Garden & Woodland Pattern Book Center are delighted to host Milwaukee Poet Laureate Matt Cook as our fall writer-in-residence. For his weekend residency, Matt will give a reading at Woodland Pattern on Friday evening, October 2, and conduct a writing workshop at Lynden on Saturday, October 3. “It’s a rhetorical question,” Cook assures us, referring to the workshop’s title. “It’s actually Kenneth Koch’s rhetorical question, but that’s not the point. The point is not to defend the kingdom of dullness. But don’t worry, in this workshop I will not judge how dull you are, and it wouldn’t matter if I did: some extraordinarily dull writers are hugely successful. And it’s important to remember that they got successful by not listening to people like me! Still, I think I’m pretty snappy and I’ve been writing and thinking and talking about poetry for a long time. Anyway, come to Lynden and we’ll write some poems. Then we’ll try to say some smart things about them with the hope of amusing ourselves and perhaps even making the poems better. And if we don’t come up anything good, we’ll read a few poems by writers who have.”

WILD SEED HARVESTING WITH PAT HIDSON & TORI TASCH
Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 12-3 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wild-seed-harvesting

Join artists-in-residence Pat Hidson and Tori Tasch as they collect seeds from Lynden’s prairies (wild bergamot, blazing star, woodland sunflower) and decorate paper bags to store them for planting next spring.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: CATTAIL REED DOLLS
Sunday, October 11, 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-cattail-reed-dolls

Native Americans of the Eastern Forests used many types of plants to make toys for their children. Drop by the studio to learn a simple but way to make a doll from cattail reeds harvested from the ponds at Lynden.

PRIMITIVE RAKU: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/primitive-raku-2015

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, sealing the goodness in the container. We will spend a fall day at Lynden with ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. We will use sigellatta, a form of deflocculated clay, instead of river mud, to seal our pots. After bisque firing, Corbin will return to Lynden for a smoke firing. The smoke blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. (Attendance at smoke firing voluntary.)

INTRODUCTION TO GREEN LAWN CARE & OTHER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE PRACTICES
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/introduction-green-lawn-care

Andy Yencha, Lynden’s new land manager, launches a series of workshops on environmentally friendly landscape practices for homeowners and backyard gardeners. This program will look at a variety of landscape practices and management strategies, many currently in use at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, designed to make our lawns and planting beds look good while reducing storm water runoff as well as the need for pesticides and fertilizer applications. Topics will include tips on designing, siting and building rain gardens; low input lawn care techniques; rain water harvesting tips with rain barrels and larger cisterns; and the use of water permeable materials, like brick pavers and porous masonry blocks, for patios and walkways. The two-hour session will include a tour of the lawn, prairie and rain garden at Lynden.
grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 1-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/grow-2015

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.

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

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, October 4, 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 October is tree treasures.

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, October 6 and October 20 – 10:30-11:30 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 October is tree treasures.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
October 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: HARVEST
Monday, October 12, 2015 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
Ages: 6-11
Fee: $60 / $52 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-harvest-oct-12

Fall is a time of harvest. From fruits, seeds and leaves, to people and animals, all is in transition as we pass from summer to winter. Harvesting is a kind of collecting, and we will make sculptures from natural materials–beeswax, seeds, pebbles–some of which we will collect ourselves.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: THE EARTH BENEATH OUR FEET
Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $40/$30 members, or buy the entire series of five Homeschool Days for $175/$125 members.
Ages: 6-15
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-earth-beneath-our-feet

Many artists, including Paul Druecke with his Garden Path (2014), have responded to the landscape at Lynden. We will explore the grounds, collect natural materials, and create earth vessels using local clay, found objects and cement. Before you take them home, we’ll fill them with dirt and plant seeds from the garden.

SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: BONES
Friday, October 23, 2015 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-bones-oct-23
Friday, October 30, 2015 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-bones-oct-30

Ages: 6-11
Fee: $60 / $52 members
Late autumn is marked in several cultures by holidays that celebrate the continuity of life and death: Diá de los Muertos, Halloween, All Souls’ Day. We will explore bones and skeletons in the natural world, and will create calaveras, Mexican-inspired skeleton figures.

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER

In addition to our regular activities (the weekly Art Drop-In on Wednesdays, a Family Workshop on Nov. 8, Tuesdays in the Garden on Nov. 10, a grow workshop on Nov. 15, a Homeschool Day on Nov. 19, and a dog day following Thanksgiving on Nov. 28) we will be offering a postscript event that follows up on our Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group residency in July; a mindfulness workshop with Aparna Datey (Find Yourself in Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities”); and a wicker basket weaving workshop. We will reintroduce Project FeederWatch with an orientation, and will then begin counting birds. Renée Rosen, author of White Collar Girl, visits the Women’s Speaker Series, and we kick off our series of holiday giftmaking workshops with a session devoted to making your own set of natural wood building blocks.

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). Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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