Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

February Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

By - Jan 24th, 2023 10:54 am

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Admission is free. All events listed below are free unless otherwise indicated. Memberships, which offer significant discounts on workshops and other events, are available.

HOURS

In February, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily from 10 am-5 pm (closed Thursdays). Thanks to the generosity of our donors, admission is free at this time. For complete information on events, visitor guidelines, and everything that goes on at Lynden, visit lyndensculpturegarden.org. Masks are required in the house.

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.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Most in-person programs take place outdoors. Masks are required indoors. Pre-registration is required for some workshops.

LYNDEN BY NIGHT: A WALK WITH CLAUDIA ORJUELA
Friday, February 4, 2023 – 7-8:30 pm
Fee: $10 per session/$5 per session for Lynden members. Children under 6 are free.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-night-feb-2023

Come walk Lynden’s grounds with educator Claudia Orjuela, who will introduce you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. Discover the sights and sounds of the night in Lynden’s back acres and observe our monumental sculptures beneath the light of the full snow moon. A bonfire and treats await at the end.

BIRDING WITH CHUCK STEBELTON
Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 10-11:30 am
Fee: $10/$5 members. Advance registration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-chuck-stebelton-winter-2023

Join artist-in-residence and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month 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.

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/enameling-feb-2023

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. You will complete sample pieces for practice and can then choose from a variety of projects. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

HOME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursday, February 16, 2023 – 7-8:30 pm
VIRTUAL
FREE.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-book-discussion-group-2023

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 and 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 February, we continue with Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us. Newcomers welcome!

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 10 am-4 pm
FREE.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a wintery romp. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

HOME: CONVERSATIONS ON FORCED DISPLACEMENT: LGBTQIA+, Diversity, Intersectionality, and the “well-founded fear”
Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 11 am-12:30 pm
VIRTUAL
FREE but registration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-conversations-2023

This session of the HOME Conversations will look at the displacement of people with a sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual characteristic (SOGIESC) that does not conform to the sociocultural norms of their surroundings. Such persons face public and institutional stigma at home; those who are also refugees confront multiple and compounding forms of discrimination and societal exclusion. Often, it is their LGBTIQA+ identity that leads to the dire need to have their refugee or asylee status legally determined. According to UNHCR 2021, LGBTQIA+ refugees are also at a higher risk of not having access to services that are available for all refugees, and they may require specific or additional resources. This session looks into, as well as beyond, the diversity of gender and sexual identities that nest beneath the LGBTIQA+ umbrella and identifies areas where the need for international protection and, in many cases, resettlement applies. In February, we present these issues with a panel of LGBTIQA+ refugee artists, advocates, and scholars. In March, we guide participants in an action-based discussion with a focus on addressing biases and impacting change in Milwaukee.

PROGRAMS FOR THE YOUNG AND VERY YOUNG

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, February 7 & 21, 2023 – 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays

Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. The themes for February are Colorful Snow and Animal Tracks.

REGISTRATION OPEN
ART + NATURE LAB FOR SMALL CHILDREN (4-6)
Tuesdays, March 7-May 2, 2023 – 3:45-4:45 pm (no class March 28)
Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-nature-lab-small-children

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

A FEW SPACES MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE…
LYNDEN ART CLUB
Wednesdays, January 11-May 3, 2023 – 3-5 pm
Ages 12 and up
Fee: $352/$256 members per 16-week session
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-art-club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

REGISTRATION OPEN
ART + NATURE LAB
Thursdays, March 9-May 4, 2023 – 3:30-5:30 pm (no class April 14)
Ages 7-11
Fee: $176/$128 members per 8-week session
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-nature-lab-ages-7-11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each seven-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

HOME: MULTILINGUAL STORY TIME
Wednesday, February 15, 2023– 10:30-11 am
VIRTUAL
For more information and to watch: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-multilingual-story-time-2023

HOME Multilingual Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each virtual session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download. Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with Wisconsin for Ukraine, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women’s Association. The book for February is Pelo Malo No Existe/Bad Hair Does Not Exist, written by Sulma Arzu-Brown and illustrated by Isidra Sabio, and read in Spanish and English by Letty Nyamatu. Videos remain on view once they are posted.

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

June 19-August 23, 2023
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.

ABOUT THE LYNDEN

The Lynden operates as a laboratory at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. Since opening to the public in 2010, we have worked with artists, educators, students, and our community to create, support, and share experiences that integrate our collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures and temporary installations, Lynden’s community of artists, and the natural ecology of our 40-acre site. The sculpture garden is open to art and nature lovers of all ages daily, 10 am-5 pm; closed Thursdays. Admission is free. Learn more about visitor guidelines here: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/visit. Annual memberships are also available.

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