Lynden Sculpture Garden
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March Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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

By - Feb 20th, 2018 10:45 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 March, 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

Through May 27, 2018
KATHERYN CORBIN: MIGRANT
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/katheryn-corbin-migrant
Opening reception: Sunday, February 25, 3-5 pm FREE

Katheryn Corbin makes work that responds to the climate: physical, cultural, political. In this exhibition, she shows a series of nearly-life-sized figurative ceramic sculptures, as well as sawdust-fired vessels made during a residency at Lynden.

EVENTS

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: KELLY BARNHILL, AUTHOR OF DREADFUL YOUNG LADIES
Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $29/$24 members – includes an autographed copy of Dreadful Young Ladies, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden–so come early and stroll.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/KellyBarnhill

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 Boswell Books in welcoming award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill to Lynden to introduce her first collection of short fiction. The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies teem with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. The collection includes the World Fantasy Award–winning novella The Unlicensed Magician which introduces the secret, magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead.

CROW MOON WALK
Friday, March 2, 2018 – 7-8:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/crow-moon-walk

Learn about the wonders of the clever corvidae as we walk in the shadows of the Crow Moon. Naturalist Naomi Cobb will share true and mythical stories about the crows of Lynden. Refreshments will be served at the camp fire.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, March 17, 2017 – 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 wintery stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Through April 6, 2018
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/feederwatch

For the fourth 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

BOOKBINDING: MAKE A GARDENING JOURNAL WITH CARY SUNEJA
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 1-5 pm
Fee: $68/$60 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bookbinding-garden-journal

Our dreams of summer are so often connected with our gardens, what we are going to plant, and where. Perhaps you joined Claire Hitchcock Tilton for her garden planning workshop in February, or perhaps you have been poring over seed catalogues on your own. Now is the time to make your own blank journal for planning and observing your 2018 garden. Bookbinder Cary Suneja will lead you through all of the steps, from folding and sewing pages, to making a case, to putting the two together to make a beautiful blank book that opens flat—a boon to gardeners making notes in the field. Bring along old seed packages or pictures from your favorite seed catalog to embellish your journal.

BUILD YOUR OWN CUTTING BOARD: A WORKSHOP WITH DAVID COBB & DAVID WEISSMAN
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $48/$42 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/build-your-own-cutting-board-2018

Join David Cobb and David Weissman, co-founders of the Milwaukee Craft Guild, in the Lynden shop as they 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.

FUNDAMENTALS OF HANDLOOM WEAVING: A WORKSHOP WITH CLAIRE HITCHCOCK TILTON
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fundamentals-handloom-weaving

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a handloom: how to prepare the looms for weaving as well as techniques for planning and weaving tapestries. We will look at different examples of woven pattern-making as an entry point to creating our own personal designs. A variety of weaving yarns will be provided, as well as a loom and the basic tools needed for weaving. Because weaving is a lengthy process, your tapestry may not be completed during the workshop, but we will provide all of the materials and skills you need to finish it at home with confidence. No experience required.

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

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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-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.

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

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, March 13, 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 March is signs of spring.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: NARRATIVE SPACE
Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 9 am-2 pm
Fee: $45/$35 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/hsd-narrative-space

People from all over the world visit the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Most visit to view the sculptures, but some come to see the unique trees or gardens. During its history, Lynden has been a farm, a private home, and a public museum, and it has been the site of many individual experiences of place. We will explore our own experiences and memories of place–here at Lynden, at our homes, in our communities—and will alter postcards that describe, advertise, and celebrate these spaces. Bring an address of someone who lives out of town: we’ll finish our project by mailing our artwork to a friend or family member. Ages 6-15.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: WATERSHED
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-watershed

As the snow and ice melts, we will embark on an all-ages painting project that explores wet media and the uncontrollable, ever-changing nature of water. Using ice, snow, and water colored with pigment, we’ll take the spontaneous imagery created as water changes from one state to another as the starting point for our paintings.

SCHOOL’S OUT ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6 and up
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 12-5 pm.
Fee: $16/$12 members.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/extended-adi-2018

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.

COMING IN APRIL

Weekly art drop-ins continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tuesdays in the Garden is on April 10 (the subject is garden creations), and dog day is on April 21. We offer two walks in April, a spring herb walk with Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe on April 28 and a bird walk with poet Chuck Stebelton and friends on April 29. We do some more garden planning, this time looking at a cut-flower garden with Courtney Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral on April 7. David Moss will offer another Legacy Lights workshop (April 10 & 17); Amanda Reavey, a poet and adoptee, explores writing your origin story in Re-story-ation (April 14); and Leslie Perrino teaches enameling on April 21. Susan Meissner, author of As Bright As Heaven, joins the Women’s Speaker Series on April 9. In our family workshop, on April 15, you can make sprouting gardens in found objects. Watch for something special on April 28, International Sculpture Day.

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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