Lynden Sculpture Garden
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June Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden begins its summer hours. It is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

By - May 23rd, 2019 09:51 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 June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden begins its summer hours. It is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

EVELYN PATRICIA TERRY: AMERICA’S FAVOR/GUESTS WHO CAME TO DINNER (AND STAYED!)
Through July 28, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/evelyn-patricia-terry

“America”—from its origins to present day news reports of racial and ethnic interactions–is a recurrent theme in Terry’s work. Over the course of more than fifty years, she has made several bodies of work that address the “conundrum of co-existence that repeatedly occupies the news, my thoughts, and many conversations.” In America’s Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!), the most recent in a series of exhibitions on the theme, Terry brings together different bodies of work: an iconic table installation, artist books, and mixed media works that layer drawings and other forms of mark-making on sewn rag paper pieces. In the rear of the building, she exhibits nine works from her Play the Race Card series, dating from 2006-7, when she began using torn canvas strips recycled from previously set-aside paintings. Focusing on two politically and emotionally charged color groupings, “red, black and green” and “red, white and blue,” on a backdrop of other colors, this work promotes race conversations as commonplace topics like weather–absent the political biases, empowerment drain, and emotional damage harbored. During the course of the exhibition, Terry will be offering a series of hands-on workshops at Lynden. This is a Call & Response event.

Through October 31, 2019
THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment.
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/Bonsai

Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden—a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation–includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden.

CALL & RESPONSE

For updates and additional information: lynden.art/callandresponse2019
Call & Response activities are indicated in the calendar listings, below.

Call & Response embodies an approach to programming–cross-disciplinary, community-focused, artist-driven—that began in earnest in 2015 with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s residency and performance of Moses(es). It continued with the opening of Folayemi Wilson’s installation, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, in 2016.

[ijnarticlead]Each summer, Call & Response gathers artists who have been working individually and collaboratively at Lynden across several years and invites new artists to participate in a community of artists that shares a commitment to the radical Black imagination as a means to re-examine the past and imagine a better future. Many of the artists who will gather this summer have a history of working individually and collaboratively at Lynden:

choreographer Reggie Wilson, filmmaker Portia Cobb, textile artist Arianne King Comer, and chef/food anthropologist Scott Barton. Others are new this summer: visual artists Evelyn Patricia Terry, Rosemary Ollison, and Daniel Minter; performance collective Propelled Animals. Public activities this summer include exhibitions, workshops, two Family Free Days, and informal performances. We are also building on our exploration of citizenship and belonging that we began last summer. A new residency with artist and community organizer Kim Khaira focuses on the experience of refugees in Milwaukee. Khaira will be working with Arianne King Comer during her month-long residency from mid-June through mid-July, and is working with representatives of the local refugee community, and others, to organize a Free Family Day in June.

EVENTS

DOCENT-LED TOUR
Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 2:30—4 pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID. Advanced registration is required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-tour-2019

As you walk with our knowledgeable docents, you will learn more about the history of Lynden and our collection of 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

LATE WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019

In the warmer months, Lynden stays up until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, a perfect time to visit the garden for a picnic or stroll.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: LAUREN WILLIG, AUTHOR OF THE SUMMER COUNTRY
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 pm
Fee: $31/$26 members – includes an autographed copy of the book, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds).
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/LaurenWillig

This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious.
Emily Dawson is the poor cousin in a prosperous, mid-19th-century English merchant clan. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past— a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom. A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, The Summer Country will beguile readers with its rendering of families, heartbreak, and the endurance of hope against all odds. Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Ashford Affair and The English Wife, the RITA Award winning Pink Carnation series, and two novels co-written with Beatriz Williams and Karen White—The Forgotten Room and The Glass Ocean.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, June 15, 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 an early summer stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

FAMILY FREE DAY: HOME
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Free.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home

“Home” is the theme for a community-led Free Family Day coordinated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira and Rohingya refugee leader Hasinah Begum. Working together with other refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies, we are building a space of leading, of coming together, and of celebrating refugees. This free outdoor festival celebrates Milwaukee’s refugee communities through art, food, dance, and music. Sample foods, crafts, and performances on Lynden’s grounds, and join several of Lynden’s Call & Response artists for workshops and activities. Arianne King Comer launches her open dyeing studio, which will be in residence through mid-July; Evelyn Patricia Terry offers an all-ages drop-in workshop that invites you to draw the ethnic dolls in her collection; and chef and food scholar Scott Barton and interdisciplinary artist Portia Cobb invite you out to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Folayemi Wilson) and Lizzie’s Garden for some tasting. We invite you to come to the table and to leave with your bellies and hearts full. This is a Call & Response event.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

ART AND ASANA: MAKING ART FOR YOUR YOGA MAT WITH HEATHER EIDEN
Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 11 am-1 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members; advance registration required.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/yoga-2019

Heather Eiden has been teaching yoga at Lynden since the beginning, and each year she considers new ways to combine her yoga practice, particularly meditation, and her art practice. This workshop is a meditation on art using the tools of asana (physical postures), mindful walking, drawing, and design. Each workshop will start with a vinyasa style yoga practice, mindful walking in the sculpture garden, and then time spent designing and painting a canvas the size of your yoga mat—a mat cover on which you can continue your yoga practice. The workshop will be offered monthly, June-September (with a break in July), and you are welcome to sign up both sessions.

MAJOLICA: PAINTING WITH GLAZE
A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Two Saturdays, June 8 & June 15, 2019 – 10 am-3 pm
Fee: $150/$140 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/majolica-painting-glaze

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and satins to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

TEMARI: DECORATIVE JAPANESE BALLS – A WORKSHOP WITH EDIE WHITTEN
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $90/$80 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/temari-june-2019

The practice of making temari originated in China and made its way to Japan, where it is said that Japanese noblewomen, confined within castle walls during times of war in the feudal period, made the decorative balls for their children. Temari are now made by mothers and grandmothers for a new child on New Year’s Day. Spend the day learning to make one of these beautiful thread jewels as a gift or decoration. Starting with a 2 ½-3-inch Styrofoam core, we will focus on the different stages of creating a simple ten-division/five-petal design, from padding the ball, to covering it with a thread wrap, to finishing it using a Kiku herringbone stitch. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS: A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 10 am-1 pm
Fee: $65/$60 members
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-beginners-2019

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture. Participants in this workshop will create a bonsai from a dwarf shefflera, which is an indoor plant in Wisconsin. In the class, you will design your bonsai and transplant it into a ceramic container. This is a hands-on class in which you will learn the basic principles and techniques of bonsai design, and how to work in harmony with nature. You will return home with the bonsai that you created in the class, and a new appreciation for the world of trees.

SILK SCARF PAINTING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/silk-scarf-painting-june-2019

Join Leslie Perrino for this daylong workshop that 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.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, June 18, 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 June is pond pals.

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.

2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation (that’s Lynden), the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program program provides unrestricted funds for local artists to create new work or complete work in progress.

THE 2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION.
June 7-August 4, 2019
Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th & Clybourn on the Marquette University Camps
Open daily, admission free. (The museum will be closed July 1-5, 2019).
More information: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/NOHL2019.php
Opening reception: Thursday, June 6, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk with Rosemary Ollison: Thursday, June 13, 6 pm
Production and Reproduction: Being an Artist and a Parent, June 27, 6 pm
Alterations of a Body, a Performance by Nazlı Dinçel: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 am-4 pm (with a few exceptions) and Thursdays, June 13 & June 27, 6-8 pm.

This annual exhibition includes work of the most recent (2018) Fellows: Chris Cornelius and Keith Nelson (Established Artists) and Nazlı Dinçel, Makeal Flammini, and Rosemary Ollison (Emerging Artists). The fellows were selected from a field of 177 applicants by a panel of three jurors: Lucy Mensah, an independent curator and visiting assistant professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History; Risa Puleo, an independent curator; and Ashley Stull Meyers, co-curator of the 2019 Portland (OR) Biennial.

COMING UP IN JULY

We start off the month with a docent-led tour (July 7). Our annual Innovative Educators Institute summer lab (the theme is Re+stor+ation) takes place the week of July 8, and at the end of the month the participating teachers will install their projects in the porch area—these will remain on view for the first week of August. Tuesdays in the Garden meets twice (July 9, July 23) to explore rainbow gardens. Beatriz Williams, author of The Golden Hour, visits the Women’s Speaker Series on July 14, and Katheryn Corbin invites you to participate in a summer sawdust firing (July 20 to load, July 27 to unload). Dog day falls on July 20. Several Call & Response artists will be visiting in July, and some of them will be participating in our Family Free Day on July 27. Lynden will be closed for the holiday on July 4.

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). In the summer, the sculpture garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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