August Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors.
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.
In August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed), and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE
Through September 20, 2015
DAN TOROP: FROZEN PERIOD
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/dan-torop-frozen-period
In a series of extended residencies at the Lynden Sculpture Garden beginning in the summer of 2013, Dan Torop made photographs on the grounds which integrate an historical text–Meriwether Lewis’s June 14, 1805 diary entry describing a day and night in the environs of the Great Falls of the Missouri River–with present day visual explorations. Mindful of ecologist Aldo Leopold’s description of a nearby landscape, Torop responded to the passage of seasons, animals, and objects across the site, sometimes intervening, always observing. Frozen Period refers to both a season–the frigid winter of 2014–and an historical epoch: the “frozen period,” the time between the death of the sculpture garden’s owner and creator, Peg Bradley, in 1978, and its opening to the public in 2010. Frozen Period is both a subjective description based upon a year’s photographic work, and an examination of the very act of exploration and observation. Through rendering and modifying Lynden’s spaces, Torop examines the tension between exploration and domestication, expansion and settlement, the “sublimely grand” and the “pleasingly beautifull” (Lewis, June 14, 1805). The opening of the exhibition coincides with the 210th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis’s narrative.
WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: AUTHOR JENNA BLUM
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
$25/$22 members – includes an autographed copy of Those Who Save Us, refreshments by MKELocalicious and admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/JennaBlum
Lynden Sculpture Garden, Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books welcome Jenna Blum, New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers and the novella “The Lucky One,” featured in the collection Grand Central, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Women’s Speaker Series. Blum has taught fiction and novel workshops for Boston’s Grub Street Writers for almost 20 years and is a regular column contributor to Grub Daily. She is also one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, August 15, 2015 – 12 noon-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days
Enjoy a walk among the sculptures at Lynden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.
HARRY & PEG BRADLEY’S BACKYARD BARBECUE
Thursday, August 20,2015 – 5:00pm-8:00pm
$75 per person / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and children under 18)
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq
The fourth annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs. Join us for a backyard feast made by Braise, entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a silent auction, and more.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
A four-week class session with Heather Eiden
Saturdays, July 11-August 1, 2015 – 9-10:30 am
Four-class session: $40/$20 members; drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/yoga-2015
Last chance to enjoy Heather Eiden’s outdoor beginning/intermediate Hatha Yoga class at Lynden this summer.
HANDMADE BOXES: A WORKSHOP WITH COREY SMITH
Sunday, August 9, 2015 12:30-4:00 pm
Fee: $45/$40 members (all materials included)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/handmade-boxes
Handmade boxes are not only a joy to build, they also add a wonderful layer to any project. From a custom box for your jewelry, to a themed place for your ticket stubs and memorabilia, to a heartfelt container for a gift, the handmade box is a great tool to have in your box. We will work with bookbinder’s board and decorative papers to create our own special boxes.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: NATURE MOSAICS
Sunday, August 16, 2015 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Collect natural materials on the grounds at Lynden and bring them into the studio to create nature mosaic drawings in this all ages drop-in workshop.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Fee (includes admission for the day): Adults: $12; students / seniors age 62 and up/active military: $8; children aged 6-17: $8. Advance registration required.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/patio-tours
In the warmer seasons, we offer a monthly docent-led “patio tour” for those with limited mobility. Mrs. Bradley, who collected the more than 50 monumental sculptures at Lynden between 1962 and 1978, liked to be able to see a great deal of the sculpture from her seat in the corner of the porch, so the patio offers an excellent view of much of our collection. The 45-60 minute tour, conducted from the patio of the house, introduces visitors to the history of the Lynden Sculpture Garden, surveys the sculptures visible from the patio, and takes a closer look at those nearby.
PAT HIDSON & TORI TASCH: JOURNEYS IN A GARDEN
Saturday, August 23, 2015 – 2-4:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/pat-hidson-tori-tasch-journeys-garden
Summer is a time for celebrations and blessings of the outdoors, as longer days help our gardens grow and our flowers blossom. Artists-in-residence Pat Hidson and Tori Tasch invite you to drop in and help them bless their surroundings by making prayers flags in the birch grove at Lynden. Hidson and Tasch are using a cyanotype process to make sun prints of plants and images from the sculpture garden (when weather permits; screen print when it doesn’t), then employing transparencies and transfer processes to add text expressing their concern about the environment. The (repurposed) cloth flags are strung on a common cord and tied among the birch trees, where their colors will fade gracefully as their energy becomes a permanent part of the universe.
FOR KIDS: WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG
EXQUISITE CORPSES: MAKING ART TOGETHER–A WORKSHOP WITH THERESA COLUMBUS
Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 10 am-12 pm
Fee: $15/$12 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/exquisite-corpses-making-art-together
Visiting artist Theresa Columbus will introduce children aged 6 to 11 to the exquisite corpse, a way of collaborating that allows you to add to a larger whole while only seeing a small part of what others have contributed until the very end. Using this method, invented by the Surrealists in the 1920s, we will create fantastical creatures using tempera paint as well as abstract shapes using colored pencils–and we’ll make enough for everyone to have work to take home. Dress for walking: we’ll take a walk through the sculpture garden for inspiration. This workshop is part of Lynden artist-in-residence Pegi Christiansen’s Distance Project.
TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 3 or under; additional children $4 each).
Tuesdays, August 4 and August 18 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden
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 butterflies.
STORY TIME IN THE GARDEN: A MONTHLY OUTING FOR PARENTS AND SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 20 months-5 years; additional children $4 each).
Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 10:30 am- 11:45 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/story-time-garden-monthly-outing-parents-small-children
Join naturalist Naomi Cobb for a monthly parent/child story hour in Lynden’s special corners. We begin with a short exploratory hike to a destination chosen to reflect our theme. Following the story, we will make a small art project to celebrate our discoveries. Designed for parents or grandparents and children from 20 months through age 5. The theme for August is butterflies.
June 15-August 28, 2015
Ages 20 months-13 years
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/camps
Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 20 months to 13 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of park, pond, and woodland. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative discovery and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful outdoor experience. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends. Join us for a summer of art and nature!
We are still putting together the calendar for September, but we do know that Jamie Lea Bertsch will be offering a Shibori with Natural Dyes workshop (September 26). The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes author P.S. Duffy (September 29). Dog day is September 19.
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) and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.
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