Lynden Sculpture Garden
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April Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In April, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). We will be closed on Sunday, April 1.

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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 April, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). We will be closed on Sunday, April 1.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

Through May 27, 2018
KATHERYN CORBIN: MIGRANT
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/katheryn-corbin-migrant

Katheryn Corbin makes work that responds to the climate: physical, cultural, political. In this exhibition, she shows a series of nearly-life-sized figurative ceramic sculptures, as well as sawdust-fired vessels made during a residency at Lynden.

EVENTS

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: SUSAN MEISSNER, AUTHOR OF AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN
Monday, April 9, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $30/$25 members – includes an autographed copy of As Bright as Heaven, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden–so come early and stroll.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-susan-meissner-author-bright-heaven

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women. She is joined by Boswell Books in welcoming author Susan Meissner to Lynden. In the richly imagined and evocative As Bright as Heaven, Meissner explores the impact of the devastating 1918 Spanish flu pandemic on a Philadelphia family—from the first hints of the disease as World War I draws to a close, to its far-reaching consequences. Ready for a fresh start, Pauline and Thomas Bright leave their small town, hoping to find a better future for themselves and their daughters by taking over a relative’s undertaking business in Philadelphia. But only months after arriving, a dark cloud of fear and uncertainty settles over the city as countless friends and neighbors rapidly succumb to a mysterious and deadly disease. Told from the multiple perspectives of Pauline Bright and her three daughters, As Bright as Heaven highlights the Bright women’s strength and resilience as they hold their family together through the worst of times.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

THE GARDEN SERIES: SPRING HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Saturday, April 22, 2018 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-spring-herb-walk-kyle-denton

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary and discover the spring bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare the healing herbs we forage, sample them, and discuss their taste and energetic qualities. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/international-sculpture-day

We celebrate International Sculpture Day with all things Smith. We’ll have drop-in activities related to the sculptures of David Smith and Tony Smith, and a cake in the shape of Tony Smith’s Wandering Rocks created by Debbie Pagel of Eat Cake! Schedule to follow.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON AND FRIENDS
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 8:30-10 am
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton-spring-2018

Poet/birder and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for two spring bird walks, and he’s brought friends. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required. Stebelton’s guests on April 29 are Katheryn Corbin, whose exhibition, Migrant, will be on view at Lynden from February 25 through May 27, and Kiki Anderson.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

THE GARDEN SERIES
GROW YOUR OWN BOUQUETS: A WORKSHOP WITH COURTNEY JOY STEVENS
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-grow-your-own-bouquets

Courtney Joy Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral will teach you how to plan and grow a cut flower garden. From seeds, tubers, and bulbs to cutting armfuls of fresh blooms, she will give you the information you need to grow your own bouquets this summer. She’ll share tips on where to source the materials you need, useful tools, and the easiest cut flowers to grow in Southeastern Wisconsin. Bring your questions and then head home to start your very own cut flower garden.

LEGACY LIGHTS: A WORKSHOP FOR ELDERS WITH THE ILLUMIGNOSSI PROJECT
Tuesdays, April 10 & 17, 2018 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this two-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/legacy-lights-april-2018

Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and essential questions for elders who are pondering their legacy: What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Working with David Moss, founder of The Illumignossi Project, you will make your own richly-decorated lamp while exploring your legacy. It’s about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Leaving a legacy lamp gives loved ones something tangible to hold on to, something that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. Workshop participants, regardless of their artistic background, come away with a beautiful lamp—a legacy light–to enjoy…and eventually gift. As important, they come away with a deeper appreciation for their life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend both sessions.

RE-STORY-ATION: A WORKSHOP WITH AMANDA REAVEY
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $32/$26 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/re-story-ation-writing-your-origin-story-2018

Who are you? Why are you here? What do you want? We, as humans, are more than our birth certificates and where we work. We, as writers, are more than our rationalizations. As both humans and writers, we are all at once artists, dreamers, mythmakers, and visionaries. In this workshop, we will explore the cultural history and importance of origin stories, as well as ideas for approaching and discovering your own. Come explore and share your origin story. Amanda Ngoho Reavey is an adoptee born in the Philippines and raised in Milwaukee. She is the author of the award-winning poetry book, Marilyn, and earned an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in 2014. She is the founder of Tattered Press and Restorynation, and has taught creative writing workshops in the community since 2006.

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, April 21, 2017 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/enameling-apr-2018

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects to complete. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: ART DROP-IN, PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, FAMILY WORKSHOP

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wed-adi-spring-2018

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.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/thurs-adi-spring-2018

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.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -10:30am -11:30 am
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 4 or under; additional children $4 each; extra adults pay daily admission).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-2018

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 April is garden creations.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: SPROUTING GARDENS IN FOUND OBJECTS
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-sprouting-gardens-found-objects

Get a jump on planting season by creating an indoor mini sprouting garden inside a found object. Bring an object to recycle into a planter or choose one of ours. Your planter should be able to hold up to two cups of soil; we’ll add a drainage hole if it doesn’t have one. Some plantings can be transferred to your yard after the last frost. Seeds and soil provided.

COMING IN MAY

We are putting our spring and summer schedules together but can confirm that our weekly art drop-ins continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 16 and May 17, respectively. Tuesdays in the Garden is on May 8 (the subject is blooming), and dog day is on May 19. Our final homeschool day of the year is scheduled for May 17. Kites over Lynden returns on May 5 with a Radical Jewelry Makeover pop-up, and then we get busy for Mother’s Day weekend. Festivities begin on Saturday when Courtney Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral will offer a workshop on garden-inspired flower arranging (just in the nick of time—you get to take your your arrangement home with you); and we’ll be assembling a group of people to join an international project to learn, perform, and videotape the Nelken Line, an iconic piece of Pina Bausch’s choreography, on our grounds. On Sunday, Leslie Perrino offers her annual bring-your-mother silk scarf painting workshop, and artist Katheryn Corbin leads a tour introducing the work by women sculptors at Lynden. The Women’s Speaker Series wecomes back author Allison Pataki on May 14, this time talking about her intimate memoir, Beauty in the Broken Places. Chuck Stebelton leads another bird walk on May 20, and invites you to stick around for Writing the Walk, a workshop with the Oxeye Press poets. We finish the month with another installment in the Garden Series, Companion Planting with Organic Pesticides (May 26).

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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