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August Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

By - Jul 26th, 2019 11:59 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 August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

ROSEMARY OLLISON: PROSPERITY IN A MILLION SCRAPS
August 11-December 8, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
Opening reception: Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 3-5 pm (FREE)
Fashion show: Beyond Fashion (see below): Saturday, August 24, 5-7 pm; free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/rosemary-ollison

Rosemary Ollison has transformed each of her apartments into an artist environment, deploying layers of pattern, duct tape sculptures, curtains of woven leather, crazy quilts, and inventive drawings. At Lynden creates an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a nineteen-foot leather quilt will hang, Ollison will transform Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party. Ollison is a 76-year-old self-taught artist and 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category. At 16, Ollison moved to the Midwest from an Arkansas plantation, and she began making art in 1994 while healing from an abusive marriage. She collects glass, leather, bracelets, beads, bones, and jewelry from thrift shops and rummage sales and repurposes these materials into sculptural and wearable works. This is a Call & Response event.

Through October 31, 2019
THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment.
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/Bonsai

Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden—a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation–includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden.

CALL & RESPONSE 2019

For updates and additional information: lynden.art/callandresponse2019
Call & Response activities are indicated in the calendar listings, below.

Call & Response embodies an approach to programming–cross-disciplinary, community-focused, artist-driven—that began in earnest in 2015 with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s residency and performance of Moses(es). It continued with the opening of Folayemi Wilson’s installation, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, in 2016. August events include the opening of Rosemary Ollison’s exhibition, Prosperity in a Million Scraps; her fashion show, Beyond Fashion; two performances on the porch (one a performance ritual with Scott Barton and the Jazzy Jewels, the other featuring musicians Kyndal J. and Chris Olver); Shapes of Arrival, a series of programs by Open Kitchen; and a visit from Milwaukee Kitchen. Choreographer Reggie Wilson will be in residence, planning for next summer’s production of Power, and we are planning a few public programs with Wilson and his guests.

EVENTS

LATE WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays through September 25, 2019

In the warmer months, Lynden stays up until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, a perfect time to visit the garden for a picnic or a stroll.

DOCENT-LED TOUR
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 2:30-4 pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID. Advanced registration is required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/sunday-tours

As you walk with our knowledgeable docents, you will learn more about the history of Lynden and our collection of 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

OPEN KITCHEN: SHAPES OF ARRIVAL
Open Kitchen re-opens its cross-cultural, regional, seasonal food and thought exchange with the public with a series of events that explore the diasporic experience. These participatory events emanate from the project residencies Open Kitchen hosts here in Milwaukee. The Shapes of Arrival events will take place in and around an Open Kitchen installation on Lynden’s grounds.

Open Kitchen residents Patricia Nguyen, John Lee, and Hai Minh Thi Nguyen compose a Milwaukee-Vietnam index of aromas, flavors, and textures in the context of the ideas and beliefs of a diasporic experience. What is the taste of home? The smell? Throughout their residency, the collective will be working on Sống, a cookbook and archival project of the Vietnamese American community of Chicago. Sống translated means to live, liveliness, and raw. Sống is an active verb reflecting the liveliness of the people and stories that will be featured in the book. In addition, Sống works with the raw material of people’s stories and the fresh ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine to capture a taste of the homeland while fusing in new flavors. The cookbook will include interviews, recipes, photographs, drawings, and a history of Vietnamese migration to Chicago.

As an adjunct to this collective residency work, Open Kitchen has also invited a group of Chicago- and Milwaukee-based projects and individuals—Inga, Michelin, Kim Khaira, Angela Kingsawan–to a co-lecture and conversation on imagining a sensual archive. This is a Call & Response event.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 1-3 pm
Scents of Home: Sensorial Workshop

With Patricia Nguyen, John Lee, Hai Minh Thi Nguyen.
For more information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/open-kitchen-shapes-arrival-scents-home-sensorial-workshop
Scents of Home aims to explore food through scent as a mnemonic aid. In particular, this workshop is focused on bonds created through everyday eating rituals that have kept the community and culture alive and together.

A series of ingredients essential to Vietnamese cooking are presented as fragrant oils. Stories from the Vietnamese community in Chicago accompany each fragrance. Participants are asked to reflect on these ingredients and engage their own sense of memory and identity. The goal of this exchange is designed to help participants understand how food is an essential ingredient in grappling with a history of forced migration and resettlement. Participants may drop in and circulate among four stations exploring memory, scents, voices, and sustenance.

THE GARDEN SERIES: SUMMER FORAGING HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $20/$15 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/summer-herb-walk-2019

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the summer 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.

OPENING RECEPTION: ROSEMARY OLLISON
PROSPERITY IN A MILLION SCRAPS
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 3-5 pm
Free
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/rosemary-ollison

Rosemary Ollison has transformed each of her apartments into an artist environment, deploying layers of pattern, duct tape sculptures, curtains of woven leather, crazy quilts, and inventive drawings. At Lynden she creates an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a nineteen-foot leather quilt will hang, Ollison will transform Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party. Ollison is a 76-year-old self-taught artist and 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category. At 16, Ollison moved to the Midwest from an Arkansas plantation, and she began making art in 1994 while healing from an abusive marriage. She collects glass, leather, bracelets, beads, bones, and jewelry from thrift shops and rummage sales and repurposes these materials into sculptural and wearable works. This is a Call & Response event.

PERFORMANCE ON THE PORCH
SCOTT ALVES BARTON: JUBA – SANCTUARY
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/performance-porch-scott-barton

Lynden continues its series of intimate outdoor performances on the porch of Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities–an installation on the grounds of the sculpture garden by artist Folayemi Wilson–with Juba – Sanctuary, a performance ritual created by food scholar and chef Sott Alves Barton. It takes place just days before the four hundredth anniversary of the arrival of “20 odd Negros” in the Jamestown, Virginia colony as enslaved. According to Barton, juba is “a performativity and a dialectic.” He notes that in 1688, Randle Holme used “juba” in this sense: “Rice…beareth a seed in a sparsed juba, or tuft.” He also refers to juba’s kinesthetic life, as “an ecstatic syncopated West African jig marked by hand, knee and thigh slapping with stomping of feet on the floor.” From Juba or “to juber” comes jubilee: a release. A season of rejoicing and celebration. Barton situates his work in the community of those—from Sierra Leone, to Charleston, to Milwaukee—”who celebrate rice culture, Africana indigenous knowledge, and skill at the hearth.” With Juba—Sanctuary, Scott Barton, joined by the Jazzy Jewels, contemplates “the freedom mythos writ into the construction of this nation; yet not for all. Women, as caregivers, mothers, cooks, and maids are often not at liberty, although ostensibly free.” Through song, speech, and movement, Barton and the Jewels render quotidian women’s work visible. They also offer safe haven and a moment to juba–to jubilee. Light refreshments will be served. This is a Call & Response event.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, August 17, 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 summer stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

PERFORMANCE ON THE PORCH: KYNDAL J. AND CHRIS OLVER
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/performance-porch-kyndal-j-chris-olver

We continue our series of intimate performances from the porch of Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities with the feel-good, soulful music of local musicians Kyndal J. and Chris Olver. Kyndal J. is a Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter and lead singer of funk-jazz band No Seatbelts. Her songs incorporate influences from jazz, R&B, funk, gospel, and soul music. For her Performance on the Porch, Kyndal will be joined by Chris Olver, the guitarist of No Seatbelts. This is a Call & Response event.

HARRY & PEG BRADLEY’S BACKYARD BARBECUE
Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 5 pm-8 pm
Tickets: $75 per person / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and children under 18)
Additional children: $25
($45 of each single ticket and $85 of each family pass is tax deductible.)
A limited number of VIP Tables for 8 are available. Reserve by phone at 414-446-8794.
More information and to buy tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq

Join us for our eighth annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise (including a kids’ menu and ice cream station); entertainment including close-up magic by Matthew Teague; music by the members of the Nathan Hale High School Orchestra, among others; hands-on art and nature activities; a silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit our education programs, which serve more than 6,000 children each year.

OPEN KITCHEN: SHAPES OF ARRIVAL
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 1-5 pm
Common Scents: Edible Installation and Conversation

With Patricia Nguyen, John Lee, Hai Minh Thi Nguyen, Angela Kingsawan.
For more information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/open-kitchen-shapes-arrival-common-scents-edible-installation-conversation
As part of their Sống cookbook project, Patricia Nguyen, John Lee, and Hai Minh Thi Nguyen will be joined by Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan.

1-2:30 pm: Herb walk/talk with Angela Kingsawan, Patricia Nguyen, John Lee, Hai Minh Thi Nguyen.

2:30-3:30 pm: Distillation of herbs

3:30-5 pm: Edible installation with Hai Minh Thi Nguyen
This is a Call & Response event.

Participants are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy artist Rosemary Ollison’s outdoor fashion show, Beyond Fashion, which begins at 5 pm.

BEYOND FASHION: A FASHION SHOW WITH ROSEMARY OLLISON
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 5-7 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/beyond-fashion

Artist Rosemary Ollison, whose work is on view in the gallery at Lynden, shares a love of fashion with Peg Bradley, the home’s former proprietor. In Beyond Fashion, Ollison will showcase her clothing and accessories—all made from repurposed materials–in an outdoor fashion show. Bring a picnic and enjoy the show. This is a Call & Response event.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: FRANCES DE PONCES PEEBLES, AUTHOR OF THE AIR YOU BREATHE
Sunday, August 28, 2019 at 7 pm
Fee: $23/$18 members – includes an autographed copy of the book, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds).
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-frances-de-pontes-peebles

This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious. Traveling from Brazil’s inland sugar plantations to the rowdy streets of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Lapa neighborhood, from Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood back to the irresistible drumbeat of home, The Air You Breathe, by the author of The Seamstress, unfurls a moving portrait of a lifelong friendship–its unparalleled rewards and lasting losses–and considers what we owe to the relationships that shape our lives. Nine-year-old orphaned Dores is working in the kitchen of a sugar plantation in 1930s Brazil when in walks a girl who changes everything. Graça, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy sugar baron, is clever, well fed, pretty, and thrillingly ill behaved. Born to wildly different worlds, Dores and Graça quickly bond over shared mischief, and then, on a deeper level, over music. One has a voice like a songbird; the other feels melodies in her soul and composes lyrics to match. Music will become their shared passion, the source of their partnership and their rivalry, and for each, the only way out of the life to which each was born. But only one of the two is destined to be a star. Their intimate, volatile bond will determine each of their fortunes–and haunt their memories.

OPEN KITCHEN: SHAPES OF ARRIVAL
Saturday, August 31, 2019 -1-3 pm
The Sensual Archive of Diasporic Peoples in Relation to the Naming of Things: A Lecture and Conversation

With Inga (Jacob Lindgren, Alan Medina), Michelin (Rudy Medina, Bennett Westling), Angela Kingsawan, Kim Khaira.
For more information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/open-kitchen-shapes-arrival-sensual-archive-diasporic-peoples-relation-naming-things-lecture
Open Kitchen, in collaboration with Inga (Chicago, IL) and Michelin (Milwaukee, WI), hosts a plein air lecture and conversation on the sensual archive of diasporic peoples in relation to the naming of things. They will be joined by Lynden artist-in-residence Kim Khaira and herbalist Angela Kingsawan. Snacks and refreshments provided. This is a Call & Response event.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, August 13 & 27, 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 August is fly, jump, crawl.

2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation (that’s Lynden), the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program program provides unrestricted funds for local artists to create new work or complete work in progress.

THE 2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION.
Through August 4, 2019
Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th & Clybourn on the Marquette University Camps
Open daily, admission free. (The museum will be closed July 1-5, 2019).
Opening reception: Thursday, June 6, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk with Rosemary Ollison: Thursday, June 13, 6 pm
Production and Reproduction: Being an Artist and a Parent, June 27, 6 pm
More information: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/NOHL2019.php

This annual exhibition includes work of the most recent (2018) Fellows: Chris Cornelius and Keith Nelson (Established Artists) and Nazlı Dinçel, Makeal Flammini, and Rosemary Ollison (Emerging Artists). The fellows were selected from a field of 177 applicants by a panel of three jurors: Lucy Mensah, an independent curator and visiting assistant professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History; Risa Puleo, an independent curator; and Ashley Stull Meyers, co-curator of the 2019 Portland (OR) Biennial.

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Our September calendar includes two large events: Urban Forest Fest, a family free day, returns on September 21, and on September 29 we throw open the doors for Doors Open. Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp hosts a harvest moon sound bath and candlelight labyrinth walk on September 13; poet Chuck Stebelton leads a fall bird walk on September 15; and September 28 is a dog day. September workshops include Hohokam pottery with Katheryn Corbin (September 14), an aroma arts workshop with Mike Paré (September 15), and two jewelry-making workshops with Leslie Perrino: you can make fused silver loop earrings on September 15 and work with resin on September 28. The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes Lynn Cullen, author of The Sisters of Summit Avenue, on September 16. Several fall activities start up again as school begins: our weekly art drop-in starts up on September 18 for those aged 11 and up, and on the 19th for younger children (ages 6-11). The sculpture garden will be closed on September 2 for the holiday.

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). In the summer, the sculpture garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

 

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