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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). The sculpture garden will be closed on Sunday, April 21.

By - Mar 22nd, 2019 02:39 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 April, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden will be closed on Sunday, April 21.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

CLEMENT MEADMORE: THE MODELS
Through April 14, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/clement-meadmore-models

Clement Meadmore (American, b. Australia, 1929-2005) is represented in Lynden’s permanent collection by two exuberant monumental outdoor works, Upstart (1967) and Double Up (1970). Clement Meadmore: The Models continues our exploration of the work and creative processes of artists in our collection, many of whom were also making smaller sculpture, furniture, or works on paper. In this exhibition, organized in collaboration with Meadmore Sculptures, we display eight models—some of them used to this day to fabricate Meadmore’s large-scale works–as well as an etching. These works were often executed at a variety of scales, and the exhibition includes a slightly larger bronze version of Hobnob, also represented by a polymer resin model.

EVELYN PATRICIA TERRY: AMERICA’S FAVOR/GUESTS WHO CAME TO DINNER (AND STAYED!)
April 28-July 28, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
Opening reception: Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 3-5 pm (FREE)
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/evelyn-patricia-terry

“America”—from its origins to daily news reports of racial and ethnic differences–is a recurrent theme in Evelyn Patricia Terry’s work. Over the course of her more than fifty-year career, she has made several bodies of work that address the “conundrum of co-existence that repeatedly occupies the news, my thoughts, and many conversations.” In America’s Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!), the most recent in a series of exhibitions on the theme, Terry brings together different bodies of work: an iconic table installation, artist books, and mixed media works that layer drawings and other forms of mark-making on sewn rag paper pieces. Terry has mined her five-decade history as an artist to create the exhibition by repurposing the torn and cut sections of etchings, screen-prints, monotypes, and randomly printed rag paper scraps that she has accumulated as a printmaker, and by referencing items in her personal collection, from ethnic dolls to the work of other artists.

EVENTS

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: A Parent-and-Child Author Event with Stacey H. Lee
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 2-4 pm
Fee: $18/$16 members for one parent & child – includes your choice of Under A Painted Sky or Outrun the Moon (one book total), refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Single or additional adult: $14/$12 members. Additional child: $6/$5 members (no book included)
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-stacey-lee

Stacey H. Lee is the author of Under a Painted Sky, Outrun the Moon, The Secret of a Heart Note, and the forthcoming The Downstairs Girl (August 2019). A fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys, Lee believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA and then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to nap during the day, and it was easier than moving to Spain. She plays classical piano, raises children, and writes YA fiction.This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
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.

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/international-sculpture-day-2019

We celebrate International Sculpture Day with drop-in activities and a cake in the shape of a sculpture. Schedule to follow.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON AND FRIENDS
Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 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-2019

Poet/birder and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this spring, and he’s bringing friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required. Stebelton’s guest today is artist Sheila Held.

OPENING RECEPTION: EVELYN PATRICIA TERRY
AMERICA’S FAVOR/GUESTS WHO CAME TO DINNER (AND STAYED!)
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3-5 pm
Free
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/evelyn-patricia-terry-opening

“America”—from its origins to daily news reports of racial and ethnic differences–is a recurrent theme in Evelyn Patricia Terry’s work. Over the course of her more than fifty-year career, she has made several bodies of work that address the “conundrum of co-existence that repeatedly occupies the news, my thoughts, and many conversations.” In America’s Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!), the most recent in a series of exhibitions on the theme, Terry brings together different bodies of work: an iconic table installation, artist books, and mixed media works that layer drawings and other forms of mark-making on sewn rag paper pieces. Terry has mined her five-decade history as an artist to create the exhibition by repurposing the torn and cut sections of etchings, screen-prints, monotypes, and randomly printed rag paper scraps that she has accumulated as a printmaker, and by referencing items in her personal collection, from ethnic dolls to the work of other artists.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Through April 5, 2019
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/feederwatch

For the fifth year in a row, Lynden is a registered site for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch. The main goal of this citizen science project is to combine the interests of backyard bird watchers with the needs of ornithologists who study bird populations. By making simple, standardized counts of the birds in their yards (or, in this case, at Lynden) and reporting them to the FeederWatch database, FeederWatchers contribute directly to the scientific understanding of bird populations. These observations help scientists study changes in the distribution and abundance of feeder birds over time. We have established bird feeders on the grounds, using the recommended seeds to attract birds through the seasons. We have binoculars and color charts to help us identify the birds at our feeder. Now, we need bird viewers of all ages and experience levels to join us on our siting days to help tally our observations for the project.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: GROW YOUR OWN BOUQUETS WITH COURTNEY JOY STEVENS
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 1-3:30 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-bouquets-2019

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.

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
THE TEACHER AS WRITER WITH THE UWM WRITING PROJECT: WRITING WITH ART FOR REFLECTION AND RENEWAL
Saturday, April 13, 2019– 9 am-12 pm
Fee: $20 (includes admission to the garden for the day)
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/teacher-as-writer-april-2019

Lynden offers affordable creative workshops for K-12 educators. Are you a teacher? Are you also a writer? Do you crave opportunities to develop your writing and get in touch with your creative side during the school year? Join us for a restorative retreat to build self-awareness and connect with other creative minds. Writing can be a powerful reflexive process that asks us to open our hearts and minds to new ideas. Engaging with art supports this practice with close observation, active inquiry, and thoughtful reflection. In this retreat, UWM Writing Project Teacher Leader Kelly Saunders (Nicolet High School) has created an opportunity to connect with interdisciplinary educators who use collaborative conversation about art as restorative practice. Through participation in a series of reflective visual literacy and writing activities, you will examine your own unique experiences and then join others in understanding their perspectives to together construct deeper meaning. Enjoy the stunningly beautiful grounds of Lynden Sculpture Garden as you participate in guided and open-ended writing experiences, as well as discussion about how cultivating a habit of writing can translate to our work in the classroom.

HOHOKAM POTTERY: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/hohokam-pottery-2019

Hohokam pottery developed in the river valleys of the Sonoran desert about 1800 years ago. Using a buff colored clay and coil building techniques—as well as a wooden paddle and stone–Hohokam potters made plates, bowls, dishes, pitchers, ladles, and drinking vessels for daily use. Pieces were decorated with a fine, liquid red clay or slip, then piled in a shallow pit and covered with grasses and animal dung. Shards of broken pottery protected the pieces from the flames once the fuel was ignited. The smudges formed by the smoke on the surface of the pottery were known as “fire clouds.” In this workshop we will explore these traditional techniques, materials, and processes to create vessels that can then be smoke-fired at our Spring Sawdust Firing (see below). Beginners welcome.

SELF CARE SUNDAYS WITH JENNA KNAPP & THE SELF CARE STUDIO: HAND ROLLED AROMATHERAPY BEADS
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/self-care-sundays-apr-2019

Join artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp for this series of drop-in workshops focusing on self-care techniques. Drop-in to roll and design your very own aromatherapy beads with air dry clay. By adding a variety of designs and patterns to our beads we will make perfect textures that have the ability to trap essential oils if you wish to reapply in the future. Make your own aromatherapy diffuser beads and take necklace or bracelet materials home with you so you can assemble your jewelry once the clay beads dry overnight. Use and reuse over and over again with your own essential oils. Learn more about the healing properties of different oils and find which ones work best for certain scenarios and seasons.

SPRING SAWDUST FIRING WITH KATHERYN CORBIN (Part 1)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10-11:30 am
Fee: $30/$25 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/spring-sawdust-firing-2019

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our spring sawdust firing. On the first Saturday (April 27), learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your bisque-fired pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later (May 4), once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
April 3, 10, 17, 24
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-2019

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 4, 11, 18, 25
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-2019

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.

CREATING WRITING AT THE LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN WITH THE UWM WRITING PROJECT
Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 10-15
Fee: $30/$25 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/creating-writing-april-2019

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP) offers a morning workshop for aspiring writers aged 10-15. Young writers will work with an NWP teacher leader for a unique creative writing experience. With the stunning backdrop of the sculpture garden as a source of inspiration, the group will engage in a variety of observational exercises and exploratory writing activities. Participants will leave with a collection of prompts that correspond to the sculptures. Come meet and share writing and feedback with other like-minded young writers.

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/international-sculpture-day-2019

We celebrate International Sculpture Day with drop-in activities and a cake in the shape of a sculpture. Schedule to follow.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -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-2019

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 gardening.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE—TIME TO REGISTER!

June 10-August 28, 2019
Ages 20 months-15 years
Fees vary.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/camps

Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 20 months to 15 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience. Camps conclude with an informal showing for family and friends. Join us for a summer of art and nature.

COMING UP IN MAY

In addition to the weekly art drop-ins on Wednesdays and Thursdays (which wind down for the season mid-month), Tuesdays in the Garden (the subject on May 28 is flower friends), and dog day on May 18, we are offering workshops, walks, and author events. Kites over Lynden, our annual day for art and flying, returns on May 4 (the same day Katheryn Corbin offers part II of her sawdust firing) and we celebrate World Bonsai Day on May 11. Corbin returns with a two-part majolica workshop on May 15 and May 22. The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes Jennifer Robson, author of The Gown, on May 6, and we have a teacher professional development workshop on May 11 that looks at scale and point of view. May is a good month for walks: Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary leads a spring herb walk on May 11, and poet Chuck Stebelton is back for another bird walk on May 26. Leslie Perrino will be offering a Mother’s Day silk scarf painting workshop on May 12. And Lynden hosts its first iron pour on May 25—iron pouring is both a participant and spectator sport. And on the very last day of the month we will begin a three-day mini-workshop with poet Emily Kendal Frey in collaboration with Woodland Pattern.

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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