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Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Winter Carnival

Visitors had the chance to see installations from a variety of artists, curated by local arts collective American Fantasy Classics.

By - Feb 11th, 2013 04:00 am

Artist Amanda Browder’s Chromatic Hi-Five.

Lynden Sculpture Garden held their third annual Winter Carnival this Saturday. The Milwaukee arts collective American Fantasy Classics curated and organized the event this year.

This one-day event offered visitors plenty of activities, from dip candles and wool felt marble making to a scavenger hunt. Artists Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern invited guests to take part in their installation project entitled Surfacing. Guests and the artists sketched what they saw through the porch windows directly onto the glass.

Artist Jessica Meuninck-Ganger sketching the winter landscape.

Brooklyn based artist Amanda Browder exhibited her newest incarnation of her installation piece entitled Chromatic Hi-Five. The piece is made up of recycled and donated fabric. One piece of fabric was made by local MPS elementary school students.

The nAbr (not a bedroom) Gallery, in a small four walled, open roof structure that sat inconspicuously in the garden, hosted Minneapolis artist Andy Sturdevant’s Gathered From Various Other Reliable Sources project. The project drew inspiration from the Settlement Cook Book, published in 1901 in Milwaukee. The cookbook is a collection of old German and Jewish recipes. Sturdevant asked visitors to write down their own family recipes. He wrote on the walls of the gallery categories in which the recipes can be categorized into, such as ingredients, course, location, events, etc.

Artist Amanda Browder posing in front of her installation project called Chromatic Hi-Five.

Lynden Sculpture Garden is a true winter wonderland. Visitors can ice skate on the frozen pond, snowshoe or ski the trails, or simply take a walk and admire the vast collection of sculptures. The beauty of the sculptures are not only from the talent of the artists but from day-to-day and season-to-season, lighting, weather condition, ground conditions actively plays with the sculptures’ form, texture, geometry and color. This particular day, the garden was covered with snow, which made it that much more magical.

For more photos, scroll through the slideshow below or visit TCD’s flickr page.

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