January Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
In January, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).
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 January, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden will be closed to the public December 24, 2015-January 3, 2016.
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 IN THE HOUSE
Through February 28, 2016
SCOTT WOLNIAK: LANDSCAPE RECORD
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/scott-wolniak-landscape-record
Scott Wolniak deploys rigorous, transformative processes to complicate relationships between found and made, slow and fast, appearing and disappearing, surface and interior. His latest carved plaster tablets and graphite drawings arrive at similar aesthetic states but from opposite directions: the painted tablets respond to surface texture and chance operations, excavating compositions through deconstructive sgraffito techniques, while the drawings depart from landscape imagery and are built up into complex, almost-recognizable images created through a process of repetitive mark-making, erasure, and re-drawing. For Wolniak, there is a meditative effect in repetitive action, and the accumulation of intricate, layered marks yield phenomenological fields: “Millions of small gestures add up to create spatial energy that is not necessarily about my hand.”
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 10 am-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.
WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: JENNIFER ROBSON, AUTHOR OF MOONLIGHT OVER PARIS
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 7:00pm
Fee: $25/$20 members – includes an autographed copy of Moonlight Over Paris, refreshments by MKELocalicious and admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/JenniferRobson
Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women. She is joined by Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books in welcoming Jennifer Robson, author of Moonlight Over Paris, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden. An aristocratic young woman leaves the sheltered world of London to find adventure, passion, and independence in 1920s Paris in this mesmerizing story from the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over. Recovering from a broken wartime engagement and a serious illness that left her near death, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows that for once she will live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling social constraints of the aristocratic society in which she was raised, she travels to France to stay with her free spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the picturesque streets of Paris, meet people who know nothing of her past—and pursue her dream of becoming an artist. A few years after the Great War’s end, the City of Light is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, writers, and a lively coterie of American expatriates who welcome Helena into their romantic and exciting circle. Artfully capturing the Lost Generation and their enchanting city, Moonlight Over Paris is the spellbinding story of one young woman’s journey to find herself, and claim the life—and love—she truly wants.
SCULPTURE TOUR AND VIDEO PROGRAM WITH SCOTT WOLNIAK
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/sculpture-tour-and-video-program-scott-wolniak
Artist Scott Wolniak leads a wintery walk through the Lynden grounds, making meandering lines in the snow (bring your snowshoes), followed by hot chocolate around a bonfire. We will then repair indoors for a short program of new and old video and animation work that relates to his current exhibition, Landscape Record.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
LIGHT UP THE GARDEN & LYNDEN BY NIGHT
Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 3-6:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/light-garden-lynden-night-2016
What better way to experience Lynden in the winter than by lantern light? Join Jeremy Stepien in the art studio beginning at 3 pm for this popular annual family workshop to make a lantern (or bring your own). At 5 pm we embark on a lantern-lit walk through the garden, led by naturalist Naomi Cobb. She will guide you safely through Lynden’s back acres, introducing you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. We’ll end with a bonfire and hot cider.
FOR THE BIRDS: An all-ages workshop with Naomi Cobb
Sunday, January 24, 2016 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $8/$6 members (all materials included)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birds
Naturalist Naomi Cobb will introduce you to the wonderful array of birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin (and that we are observing as part of Cornell’s FeederWatch program). Taking their preferred winter diet into account, you will assemble a variety of birdseed feeders that your neighborhood birds will appreciate. That done, we will hike to Lynden’s feeders where we will use binoculars to spot the birds currently in the garden, and scatter a few of our feeders for the resident birds.
CANDLE MOLD MAKING: A WORKSHOP WITH JEREMY STEPIEN
Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members (all materials included)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/candle-mold-making-2016
Cure your cabin fever by designing a candle mold that can be used to transform candle stubs and wax drippings into an attractive new candle. Using simple slab-building techniques, we will design a low-relief pillar candle in clay, make plaster candle molds from these forms, and cast new candles using recycled wax. Take home a candle of your own design and a mold that can be reused to recycle spent candles. No previous experience needed. We’ll supply you with an apron, but please wear clothes suitable for art making.
FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN
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, January 5 & January 19 – 10:30-11:30 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/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 January is winter wonders.
WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
January 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays, 2:30-5 pm
Fee: $10/$8 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $56/$40 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/content/weekly-art-drop-in
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.
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, January 17, 2016, 2015 – 1-2:15 pm
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/story-time-2016
Join naturalist Naomi Cobb for a monthly story hour in Lynden’s special corners. We begin with a short exploratory hike (dress for the weather!) to a destination chosen to reflect our theme. We then snuggle in for a story and a small art project to celebrate our discoveries. Story Time in the Garden is designed for parents or grandparents and children from 20 months through age 5. The theme for January is winter wonders.
EXTENDED ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-12
Monday, January 18, 2016 – 12-5 pm.
Fee: $10/$8 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $56/$40 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/weekly-art-drop-in-2016
We are offering a special, extended drop-in session for those off school. Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 5 hours; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own.
HOMESCHOOL DAY: THE ELEMENTS
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $40/$30 members, or buy the entire series of five Homeschool Days for $175/$125 members.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-elements
How do we observe and measure wind and water? With our own weather stations! We’ll construct weather vanes and water gauges, and create our own bases for the weather vanes from wood harvested at Lynden. For our final element, we’ll build a bonfire.
SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP: MICRO FORMS
Monday, January 25, 2016 – 9 am-4 pm (late pickup available)
Fee: $60 / $52 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-workshop-micro-forms
With the help of magnification tools we can peer into the vast world of microorganisms, the tiny structures that support life. We will zoom into this micro level to observe and record extraordinary patterns and, like Emilie Clark in her Home Studies in Nature (2004-2006), we will make large-scale watercolor paintings inspired by these microstructures.
Lynden’s sixth annual Winter Carnival, curated by the young collective After School Special, is scheduled for Saturday, February 6. Workshops include grow (February 14), an artist’s book workshop with Eddee Daniel and Max Yela (February 20), and a weaving workshop with Jamie Lea Bertsch. The Women’s Speaker Series features Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time (February 11), and well follow up on last summer’s residency with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group in a postscript event: Searching for Hurston: Writing Black Modernity (February 20). Our land management crew offers a tool maintenance workshop on February 27 and even offers to sharpen your mower blade afterward. The very young are invited to explore winter bird friends in Tuesdays in the Garden (February 2 and 16) and Story Time in the Garden (February 21); and somewhat older children can choose among the weekly art drop-in on Wednesdays and a school’s out workshop on February 15. Everyone is invited to a moon dinner with Naomi Cobb (February 20; it starts with moon walk and ends with s’mores around the fire); and to a family workshop for making miniature winter wonderlands (February 28). Dogs have their day on February 20.
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.