September Events at 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 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 September, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed), and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE
Through September 20, 2015
DAN TOROP: FROZEN PERIOD
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/dan-torop-frozen-period
In a series of extended residencies at the Lynden Sculpture Garden beginning in the summer of 2013, Dan Torop made photographs on the grounds which integrate an historical text–Meriwether Lewis’s June 14, 1805 diary entry describing a day and night in the environs of the Great Falls of the Missouri River–with present day visual explorations. Mindful of ecologist Aldo Leopold‘s description of a nearby landscape, Torop responded to the passage of seasons, animals, and objects across the site, sometimes intervening, always observing. Frozen Period refers to both a season–the frigid winter of 2014–and an historical epoch: the “frozen period,” the time between the death of the sculpture garden’s owner and creator, Peg Bradley, in 1978, and its opening to the public in 2010. Frozen Period is both a subjective description based upon a year’s photographic work, and an examination of the very act of exploration and observation. Through rendering and modifying Lynden’s spaces, Torop examines the tension between exploration and domestication, expansion and settlement, the “sublimely grand” and the “pleasingly beautifull” (Lewis, June 14, 1805). The opening of the exhibition coincides with the 210th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis’s narrative.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, September 19, 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.
Exhibition: September 28-October 11, 2015
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 September 2014, 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.
WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES:
P.S. DUFFY, AUTHOR OF THE CARTOGRAPHER OF NO MAN’S LAND
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
$25/$20 members – includes an autographed copy of The Cartographer of No Man’s Land, refreshments by MKELocalicious and admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/PSDuffy
Lynden Sculpture Garden, Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books welcome P.S. Duffy, author of The Cartographer of No Man’s Land, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Women’s Speaker Series. Duffy draws on her 35 summers spent sailing in Nova Scotia, where her family roots go back to 1754, for this debut novel about a family divided by World War I. From a hardscrabble village in Nova Scotia to the collapsing trenches of France, this astonishing debut leaps across the Atlantic, between a father at war and a son coming of age at home without him. With the intimacy of The Song of Achilles and the epic scope of The Invisible Bridge, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed by it, both on the battlefield and at home.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
FIVE ANIMAL SPORTS: A BEGINNING QIGONG WORKSHOP WITH ANGELA LAUGHINGHEART
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10 am-1 pm
Fee: $20/$17 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/five-animal-sports
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Five Animal Sports is part of that classic Chinese health tradition. As we experience seasonal weather changes our internal energy can get out of balance, leading to discomfort and ailments. Using the natural spirit and graceful movements of the iconic five animals, each representing one of the five seasons of the year (bird/autumn, bear/late summer, ape/summertime, tiger/spring, and deer/winter), we prepare our bodies for the changes of the oncoming season. No experience necessary, just wear comfortable clothing and flexible footgear, or tread on the grass with bare feet for maximum Qi exchange. Angela Laughingheart has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong since 1998.
grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH
Sunday, September 13, 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.
PRIMITIVE RAKU: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Monday, September 21, 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.)
SHIBORI WITH NATURAL DYES: A WORKSHOP WITH JAMIE LEA BERTSCH
Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/shibori-natural-dyes-sep-2015
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. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, and dyeing fabric outside, weather permitting.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: FALL FOLIAGE SUNCATCHERS
Sunday, September 27, 2015 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-foliage-suncatchers-2015
Winter is coming and the days are getting shorter–a perfect time to make a colorful suncatcher from a garland of pressed foliage. Choose from the natural materials we have on hand or collect your own leaves from the grounds to create your own unique composition. Take your suncatcher home and hang it in a sunny window to bring some color into the dark winter months.
FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOPS, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN
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, September 8 and September 22 – 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 September is bird friends.
SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: HARVEST
Monday, September 14, 2015 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
Fee: $60 / $52 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-harvest-sep-14
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.
WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
September 16-December 16, 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.
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, September 20, 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 September is bird friends.
COMING UP IN OCTOBER
We are back in the autumnal swing in October. In addition to our regular activities (our last Story Time in the Garden of the season on Oct. 4, Tuesdays in the Garden on Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, the weekly Art Drop-In on Wednesdays, a Family Workshop on Oct. 11, Dog Day on Oct. 17, and a grow workshop on Oct. 25) we will be continuing our series of School’s Out Workshops (Harvest is the topic on Oct. 12 and Bones on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 ) and offering our first Homeschool Day of the season on Oct. 15. Matt Cook, Milwaukee’s poet laureate, leads a writing workshop on Oct. 3, and artists-in-residence Pat Hidson and Tori Tasch invite you to help them gather wild seeds for spring planting on the same day. Another artist-in-residence, Pegi Christiansen, summons her far-flung collaborators for two Distance performances on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11. Katheryn Corbin offers another installment of Primitive Raku on Oct. 17; Andy Yencha, our new land manager, begins a series of workshops on environmentally friendly landscaping on Oct. 24; and Naomi Cobb takes us on a Harvest Moon Walk on Oct. 30. October 18 is our annual Educators’ Free Day, and Sharon Morrisey will also lead a fall tree walk that day. And a new exhibition, Scott Wolniak: Landscape Record, opens with a reception on Oct. 25.
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) and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.
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