Lynden Sculpture Garden
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February Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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

By - Jan 22nd, 2019 09:46 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 February, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

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

CLEMENT MEADMORE: THE MODELS
Through 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 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.

EVENTS

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: Pam Jenoff, Author of The Lost Girls of Paris
Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 7-9 pm
Fee: $23/$18 members (includes refreshments and a signed copy of the book)
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/pamjenoff

In 1946, Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. In the suitcase she discovers a dozen photographs–each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and leaves the station. She soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the most difficult circumstances. This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, February 16, 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 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

PAPER MARBLING: A WORKSHOP WITH CARY SUNEJA
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $90/$80 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/paper-marbling-feb-2019

Marbling is the ancient art of “floating” paints on a water bath, then combing and raking them into intricate patterns. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply acrylic paints to a water bath and create beautiful one-of-a-kind papers. You will go home with 12 or more of your own papers for use in your next project, from bookbinding to card making to paper crafting.

MAKE A PLANTER FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/make-planter-valentines-day-2019

Make a ceramic planter for Valentine’s Day using coil building techniques, red clay slip, and surface decoration. Draw your inspiration from Lynden’s acres or mementos brought from home. Planters will be fired at Lynden and ready for pick-up by Valentine’s Day, or you can join our Spring Sawdust Firing for a subtle, shining finish. Beginners welcome.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: LAYERED: PRINT + COLLAGE
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-layered-2019

The mind layers images, and when we create layered images in the studio, they can evoke and uncover the complexity of the unconscious. Explore the open-ended possibilities of the gel plate, and build images using print and collage. We’ll cover basic gel plate techniques using monoprint, collage, and drawing in a fluid, no-boundaries process.

BUILD YOUR OWN CUTTING BOARD: A WORKSHOP WITH DAVID COBB
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 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-feb-2019

Join David Cobb, one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Craft Guild, in the Lynden shop as he takes you through the steps of constructing your very own cutting board, from wood selection to 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: DEAR SELF, WITH LOVE
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/self-care-sundays-feb-2019

Join artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp for this series of drop-in workshops focusing on self-care techniques. Dear Self, With Love is an informal letter writing workshop: stop in to write a letter to your future self. Sign, seal, write your return address, and deposit it into a sealed box and have it sent back to you at the beginning of 2020. Ring in 2020 with a letter from your past self, to your then current self, to see what happened between now and then, here and there. Set your intentions or use it as a way to reevaluate your 2019 resolutions and release your reservations. You are worthy of receiving.

FUSED SILVER LOOP EARRINGS: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 10 am-3:30 pm
Fee: $90/$80 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fused-silver-loop-earrings-feb-2019

Fusing is an ancient technique used to permanently connect precious metals, in this case, fine (pure) silver wire. Cleaner, faster, and less toxic than soldering, fusing involves the use of a hand torch. Leslie Perrino will show you how to fuse fine silver wire into loops that can then be made into earrings complete with earwires. Once you master the techniques, you will have time to make more earrings. No experience required, this workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those looking to expand their jewelry-making skills. All materials and tools supplied. You are welcome to bring beads to add to your earrings.

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

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
February 6, 13, 20, 27
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
February 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, February 12, 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 February is exploring shapes.

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 MARCH

Our two weekly art drop-ins continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays; Tuesdays in the Garden is optimistic about signs of spring on March 12; and we offer a homeschool day (the topic is entanglement) on March 21. We will be merging mediums in the March 3 family workshop, and there’s a school’s out extended art drop-in on March 28. Adult workshops include ceramic planters with Katheryn Corbin on March 6; temari thread balls with Edie Whitten on March 24; and a teacher professional development workshop (Earth, Fire, and Human Stories) on March 23. The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes Ariel Lawhon, author of I Was Anastasia, on March 7; March 16 is dog day; and the full worm moon walk falls on March 22. Jonathan Lippincott, with Ellen Goldberg and Hugo Rivera of Meadmore Studios, will talk about our current exhibition on March 23 (reception to follow). The month wraps up with a visit from the Self-Care Studio on March 31, when we will be altering books.

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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