Lynden Sculpture Garden
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September 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 - Aug 25th, 2014 11:54 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 September, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesdays from 10 am to 7:30 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Thursdays). The sculpture garden will be open from 10 am-5 pm on Labor Day, September 1.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

Through October 26, 2014
INSIDE/OUTSIDE: NANCY POPP+PAUL DRUECKE
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/insideoutside-nancy-popp-paul-druecke-opening-reception

Nancy Popp (Los Angeles) and Paul Druecke (Milwaukee) use visual markers to redraw the lines of history. In two new installments of Popp’s Untitled (Street Performances) and in Garden Path, Druecke’s site-specific intervention–as well as through collaborative and solo work in the gallery–they explore Lynden’s evolution from private residence to public institution, creating a physical and conceptual dialogue between their pieces and practices.

EVENTS

LIFE AND DEATH ON THE BLUFFS: A READING WITH PAUL DRUECKE, MARTHA BERGLAND AND PAUL G. HAYES
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3 pm.
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/life-and-death-bluffs-reading-paul-druecke-martha-bergland-and-paul-g-hayes

Paul Druecke hosts a reading in conjunction with Inside/Outside: Nancy Popp and Paul Druecke. He will be reading from his second book, Life and Death on the Bluffs, which offers a bird’s eye view of 12,000 years of history on the southwest corner of Lake Michigan. He will be joined by Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes, who will read from their recent collaboration, Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds and all things Wisconsin. Lapham is the subject of an entry in Druecke’s book.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, September 20, 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.

SACRED PLACE / SACRED DANCE
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 3:30-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/sacred-trance-dance

This summer’s season of Yoga and Tai Chi Classes in the sculpture garden will culminate with Sacred Place / Sacred Dance, a synergistic performance piece with Yoga instructor Heather Eiden, Tai Chi instructor Angela Laughingheart, and musician Anthony Deutsch. With the landscape of the garden as a backdrop, the two instructors will demonstrate the distinctive energy patterns of their disciplines. Audience participation is voluntary and will include reading aloud of sacred texts from each discipline, and accompaniment of the performers on percussion instruments, which will be provided. Relevant art works created by the performers will also be on display in the viewing site. Post-performance conversation space will follow.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
A four-week class session with Heather Eiden
Sundays, September 7-28, 2014 – 2-3:30 pm
Fee: $40/$32 members (per session)
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/yoga-tai-chi

Heather Eiden, ceramic artist, art educator and yoga instructor, offers a weekly beginning/intermediate Hatha Yoga class outdoors at Lynden. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering and alignment as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Heather Eiden has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2004. She is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and has studied at several places, including the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society in Rishikesh, India.

A SUPERMOON WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Sunday, September 7, 2014 – 7-8:30 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/calendar/supermoon-walk-naomi-cobb

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden’s back acres beneath the light of the (almost) supermoon–the moon will be full two nights later–ending with a bonfire.

grow WORKSHOP WITH YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH
Sunday, September 14, 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 made from manipulated recycled plastic bags. 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.

OUTDOOR TREE YOGA
A WORKSHOP WITH TODD DYBUL
Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 10 am-12 noon)
Fee: $44/$40 members. Registration is limited!
More information and to register:
http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/outdoor-tree-yoga

Add an entirely new dimension to a beginning or existing yoga practice.Tree yoga is a creative form of yoga practice that employs a specially designed yoga sling suspended from one of our friends in nature–the tree. We’ll learn to engage the breath and explore a gentle fusion of traditional and tree yoga-specific postures with the slings, including suspended back bends, forward folds and inversions that calm the mind and enhance flexibility, strength and balance–all while simply having fun. All equipment provided.

SILK SCARF PAINTING
A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, September 21, 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/silk-scarf-painting-sep-2014

Join Leslie Perrino 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 required, and all materials supplied.

PATIO TOUR
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Fee (includes admission for the day): Adults: $12/Students, seniors, children &active military: $8. Advance registration required.
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/patio-tours

In the warmer seasons, we offer a monthly docent-led “patio tour” for those with limited mobility. Mrs. Bradley, who collected the more than 50 monumental sculptures at Lynden between 1962 and 1978, liked to be able to see a great deal of the sculpture from her seat in the corner of the porch, so the patio offers an excellent view of much of our collection. The 45-60 minute tour, conducted from the patio of the house, introduces visitors to the history of the Lynden Sculpture Garden, surveys the sculptures visible from the patio, and takes a closer look at those nearby.

CERAMIC HANDBUILDING: TRAYS, TILES AND TRIVETS
A WORKSHOP WITH LINDA WERVEY VITAMVAS
Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration is limited!
More information and to register: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ceramic-handbuilding-trays-tiles-and-trivets-sep-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.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: SNAIL MAIL
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-snail-mail-sep-2014

In a world of digital messaging, surprise a friend with a handmade card in their mailbox. Armed with an array of mixed media tools and craft papers we’ll create handmade cards and envelopes from start to finish. Bring an address for your artwork and we’ll provide the stamp. Drop by the art studio for this all-ages workshop that is sure to brighten someone’s day.

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

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, September 9, 2014 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Tuesday, September 23, 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 September is insects.

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, September 10, 2014 – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Wednesday, September 24, 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 September is insects.

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.

SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: FRACTALS
Thursday, September 25, 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.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

October features two astronomy events: Flying at 45,000 Feet: Adventures in the Stratosphere, with Jean Creighton, October 1, and Fall Stargazing with Robert Powell, October 15. We welcome writer-in-residence Cole Swensen for a workshop, Poetry as Pluralistic Process and reading, October 11 & 12. Our Educators’ Free Day is October 18. Stop by for two family workshops, Introducing Lynden’s Discovery Kits, October 19, and Fall Foliage Suncatchers, October 26. For kids, there are two School’s Out Workshops, Fractals, October 13, and Bones, October 31, and a Homeschool Day, Harvest, October 9. For parents and young children we’re offering two sessions each of Tuesdays in the Garden, October 7 & 14, and Wednesdays in the Garden, October 8 & 22. The theme for October is Harvest. Our weekly art drop-in continues Wednesdays, 2:30-5 pm. The monthly grow Workshop is October 12, and Dog Day is October 18.

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, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday from 10 am to 7:30 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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