Lynden Sculpture Garden
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December Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In December, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

By - Nov 21st, 2018 11:19 am
December Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

December 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. 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 December, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden will be closed for the holiday from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

A NOTE ON ICE SKATING

We will offer ice skating on one of the ponds at Lynden on Saturdays and Sundays when weather and ice conditions permit. Please visit us on Facebook for ice skating updates.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

TYANNA BUIE: IM•POSITIONED
Through December 2, 2018
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/tyanna-buie-impositioned

Photographs and other material evidence of Tyanna Buie’s disrupted childhood are rare. In these new works, Buie continues to rely on the collective memory of her family to make connections between the past and present. She gathers memorabilia and re-visits and revives previous impressions from familial accounts and recollections to create large-scale monotypes and screen prints. For Im•Positioned, Buie places these personal investigations in a larger context, responding to the work of other artists in residence at Lynden for Call & Response: echoing the family references in Folayemi Wilson’s Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities and capturing Reggie Wilson’s bodies in motion. Buie was a 2012 Nohl Fellow, and this exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Nohl Fellowship. This is a Call & Response event.

CLEMENT MEADMORE: THE MODELS
December 9, 2018 – March 31, 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 outdoor collection by two exuberant monumental 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.

EVENTS

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 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 and perhaps a frolic in the snow. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

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 is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter.

SILK SCARF PAINTING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/silk-scarf-painting-dec-2018

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

BUILD YOUR OWN CUTTING BOARD: A WORKSHOP WITH DAVID COBB & DAVID WEISSMAN
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $48/$42 members (all materials and snacks included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/build-your-own-cutting-board-dec-2018

Join David Cobb and David Weissman, co-founders of the Milwaukee Craft Guild, in the Lynden shop as take you through the steps of constructing your very own cutting board. The two Davids will guide you through wood selection, gluing, sanding, and finishing to create a unique family heirloom. No prior woodworking experience is needed. The workshop concludes with bread, cheese, and wine to authenticate the boards

SELF CARE SUNDAYS WITH JENNA KNAPP & THE SELF CARE STUDIO
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/self-care-sundays

Join artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp for this series of drop-in workshops focusing on self-care techniques. In this aromatherapy workshop, we will be making herbal tub tea—a healing gift for yourself or another.

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

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
December 5, 12
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-fall-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. Art Drop-In goes on hiatus after December 12, and resumes on January 9.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
December 6, 13
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-fall-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. Art Drop-In goes on hiatus after December 13, and resumes on January 10.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: FOR THE BIRDS
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/family-workshop-birds-2018

In this drop-in workshop, naturalist Naomi Cobb will introduce you to the wonderful array of birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin. Taking their preferred winter diet into account, you will assemble simple bird-feeding gifts that your family, friends and neighborhood birds will appreciate. Seeds and nuts will be used in this workshop.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, December 11, 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 December is winter trees.

NOHL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Supporting artists is a significant part of Lynden’s mission. One of the ways that we support artists is by administering the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program.

SUITCASE EXPORT FUND WINTER CYCLE OPENS
Monday, December 3, 2018.
For further information and to apply: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/content/mary-l-nohl-suitcase-export-fund

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art was created to help artists with the cost of exhibiting their work outside the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington). The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area; the application remains open until the funds for the current cycle have been expended.

UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES: SKY HOPINKA
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
FREE
For information: (414) 229-6052 or https://uwm.edu/arts/event/artists-now-guest-lecture-series-sky-hopinka/

Sky Hopinka, a 2017 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His videos use figures and text that are layered and dense in image and sound; those tactics are used to question the simple movements and complications of knowledge, access, and artifact. His talk will consider the production of these videos and their influences using selections from his work, as well as adjacent writings, responses, and problems around their existence.

LOCALLY GROWN: SKY HOPINKA
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7 pm
UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
FREE
Information: (414) 229-4070 or uniontheatre.uwm.edu

In conjunction with his 2017 Nohl Fellowship, Sky Hopinka screens works that traverse a wide range of topics dealing directly and indirectly with indigeneity–assertions of identity and presence in the face of and regardless of colonial history and outdated traditions of anthropology and ethnography. They make space for poetry, for beauty, for movement between cosmological and visceral worlds, sometimes blurring the lines between both. They claim what was always theirs, and celebrate what was never lost.

COMING UP IN JANUARY

We are still working on the January schedule, but here’s what’s confirmed: Tuesdays in the Garden tackles winter patterns on January 8; the weekly art drop-in resumes January 9 and January 10 (with a special school’s out drop-in on January 21); and we offer a homeschool day (the topic is collecting) on January 17. We collaborate with Woodland Pattern Book Center on Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs, a workshop with writer LeAnne Howe on January 6, and Leslie Perrino returns for an enameling workshop on January 20. January 19 is both dog day (when you get to take your dog out for a walk) and Light Up the Garden (when you get to take the lantern you just made out for a walk). Last but by no means least: Lynden’s 9th annual Winter Carnival is January 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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