Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

August Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

By - Jul 23rd, 2021 12:05 pm

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Due to the pandemic, admission has been waived. All events listed below are free unless otherwise indicated. Memberships, which offer significant discounts on workshops and other events, are available.

HOURS

In August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily for social distance walking from 10 am-5 pm (closed Thursdays). Thanks to the generosity of our donors, admission is free at this time. Masks are required in the house when it reopens and social distancing guidelines must be followed (see the full guidelines here: social distance walking visitor guidelines).

EXHIBITIONS

DANIEL MINTER: ROOTWORK
Through September 26, 2021
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/daniel-minter-root-work

Lynden launches In the Healing Language of Trees: a natural act of transformation restructured for curing many ills, an eighteen-month project with artist Daniel Minter with Rootwork, an exhibition of his two-dimensional and relief work. Rootwork is the third iteration of “a distant holla,” an assemblage and collaging of Minter’s carvings, paintings, objects, and material created over a span of time but related by an ongoing personal narrative. The artist wants people to see the connections, not just between different works but between the themes and issues embedded in them. He accomplishes this by taking a collage-like approach to presenting his work—creating a narrative through his placement of objects–and through his intentional and iterative use of a compelling visual language made up of “water and wind; fish and boats; musical instruments; brooms, axes and other implements of labor; bottles and bowls; Black people’s faces, bodies and hair; traditional foods like okra, black-eyed peas and greens; turtles; birds; and various representations of Spirit, the continuity of the lifeforce, and the power of healing in the world” (Rachel Elizabeth Harding, “Quantum Exchange: The Diasporic Art of Daniel Minter,” 2019). “I am working toward a practice where every piece that I make can have an intimate connection to whatever is connected to it,” Minter observes. “The notion that all things are connected is important to me.” This project is supported by a Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation. This is a Call & Response event

THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment.
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 RESIDENCIES

Watch this page for more information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/callandresponse2021

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

All in-person programs take place outdoors. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Pre-registration is required for some workshops.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON
Sunday, August 1, 2021 – 8:30-10 am
Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

HOME FASHION DAY: CULTURE-IDENTITY-FASHION
Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 3 pm
FREE
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-fashion-day

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be smaller to allow for social distancing and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival. Join us for a fashion show featuring traditional cultural wear, contemporary wear, and high fashion from refugee designers. Culture-Identity-Fashion is organized by Chin youth leader and HOME Refugee Steering Committee Member Biak Hlawn in collaboration with Lynden. As emcee, Hlawn will present and share the individual and cultural meanings behind each garment worn and the diversity of refugee communities in Milwaukee. Members of the public that attend are encouraged to wear at least one ornament or piece of clothing highlighting their own cultures and traditions.

HOME: CULTURAL PLANT WALK WITH ANGELA KINGSAWAN
Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 1-3 pm
Free but preregistration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-cultural-plant-walks-angela-kingsawan

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden’s narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

HOME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: EMMANUEL MBOLELA’S REFUGEE: A MEMOIR
Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 7-8:30 pm
VIRTUAL
FREE.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-book-discussion-group-emmanuel-mbolela

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees. In August, we continue reading Emmanuel Mbolela’s Refugee: A Memoir.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 10 am-4 pm
FREE. Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a mid-summer walk. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

HOME CRAFT DAY
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 11-4 pm
FREE
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-craft-day-aug-2021

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be smaller to allow for social distancing and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival. On August 21, and again on September 18, you can drop by Lynden to browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers.

MINI-HYPNOSIS SERIES WITH JENNA KNAPP: CALLING IN OPPORTUNITIES WITH HYPNOSIS
Sunday, August 22, 2021 – 1-2 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members. Pre-registration required.
More information about the entire series and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/mini-hypnosis-series-jenna-knapp

After a year of changes and unpredictability, what opportunities do you want to call in and cherish as you turn over a new leaf? Inspired by the winding labyrinth on the grounds of Lynden, artist-in-residence and hypnosis practitioner Jenna Knapp will use the labyrinth as a metaphor for turning inward to bring you a mini-series of entry-level hypnosis classes in the garden this summer. Take one class or the entire series. In each one-hour class, Knapp will provide a brief introduction to the power of the subconscious mind, guide a relaxing group hypnosis session, and offer a chance to reflect and ask questions at the end. These sessions are similar to meditation classes, and you are invited to bring your own blanket or yoga mat so you can comfortably spread out outdoors.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: FULL MOON SOUND BATH + CANDLE LABYRINTH WALK
Monday, August 23, 2021 – 6:15-7:45 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members. Pre-registration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lsolsg-summer-solstice-sound-bath-august

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect. Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp to celebrate the summer solstice with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

HARRY & PEG BRADLEY’S BACKYARD BARBECUE: FOUNDER’S BIRTHDAY EDITION
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 5 pm-8 pm
Due to the pandemic, we have made some changes to our ticketing options. Purchase single tickets to be seated at a socially distanced communal table. Purchase a table for 4, 8 or a Family Pass to be seated with your own group.
Single ticket options: $75 per adult / $25 per child
Table options: $600 per table of 8 / $300 per table of 4 / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18)
If you are interested in a different configuration, give us a call at 414-446-8794.
($360 of each table of 8, $180 of each table of 4, $85 of each family pass, and $45 of each single adult ticket is tax deductible.)
More information on seating and to buy tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq

Join us for the return of our annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise; desserts by the refugee chefs of Tables Across Borders. All proceeds benefit our education programs, which—even in the pandemic—brought more than 2,000 children together with artists in virtual, hybrid, and in-person settings.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, 2021- 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors.
Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/Tuesdays

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals, and plants. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 1 through 3 and their caregivers. The themes for August are nature’s kitchen (August 3 & August 10) and wearable camouflage (August 17 & August 24).

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

Through August 20, 2021
Ages 4-15 years
Fees vary.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/camps

Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 4 to 15 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture and temporary installations 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 and nature through collaborative inquiry and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience.

2020 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 provides unrestricted funds for local artists to create new work or complete work in progress.

THE 2020 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION
Through August 8, 2021
Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University
For more information and to access the exhibition: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty-museum/exhibitions.php

This annual exhibition includes work of the most recent (2020) Fellows: Ck Ledesma and Nirmal Raja (Established Artists) and Janelle Gramling, Rosy Petri, and Leah Schretenthaler (Emerging Artists). While the Haggerty remains closed to the public, the exhibition will be hosted on the museum’s Google Arts & Culture site. The fellows were selected from a field of 151 applicants by a panel of three jurors: The panel of jurors included Kimberli Gant, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA; Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; and Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.

COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER

More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/2021-09

September is a transitional time: we’ll be continuing outdoor programming and re-launching our school-year programs for the young and the very young. We host our final HOME celebration, a Craft Market, on September 18. You can engage with Lynden’s landscape during a Cultural Plant Walk with artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan; a bird walk with poet Chuck Stebelton; a fall foraging herb walk with Kyle Denton; and on dog day. Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp continues her programming around the labyrinth with a mini-hypnosis session, Attracting Abundance with Hypnosis, and a full moon sound bath. The HOME Book Discussion Group continues virtually, and HOME Bilingual Storytime returns.

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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