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 21st, 2019 01:24 pm

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

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: Ariel Lawhon, Author of I Was Anastasia
Thursday, March 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/calendar/womens-speaker-series-ariel-lawhon-author-i-was-anastasia

Ariel Lawhon, a rising star in historical suspense, unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson’s fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the thief of another woman’s legacy? In 1920, as rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre at Ekaterinburg, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a narrative that is equal parts The Talented Mr. Ripley and Memento, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: PRAIRIE WORKDAYS
March 7, 8 & 15, 2019 – 10 am-12 pm
March 31, 2019 – 12:30-2 pm
Volunteers will receive free admission to Lynden for the day, a guest pass for future use, and a founding membership in the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/residency/jenna-knapp

Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp is seeking volunteers to help with buckthorn removal to aid in prairie restoration and to prepare for the construction of a labyrinth in Lynden’s back acres. Land Manager Kyle Welna will explain how to identify and remove buckthorn; hand tools (pruners) will be provided to cut invasive woody plants. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, March 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.

FULL WORM MOON WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden, but you must register in advance.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/full-worm-moon-walk

Welcome the spring equinox and the Worm Moon–which is to say, a full moon in March, when the worms are beginning to stir, somewhere–by joining naturalist Naomi Cobb for a night walk at Lynden. No flashlights needed, treats to follow.

CLEMENT MEADMORE: MODELS AND LARGE-SCALE WORKS
A TALK WITH JONATHAN LIPPINCOTT, ELLEN GOLDBERG, AND HUGO RIVERA
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 pm
Free.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/clement-meadmore-models-and-large-scale-works

Join Ellen Goldberg and Hugo Rivera, of Meadmore Studios LLC, and Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale, for a gallery talk in conjunction with our current exhibition, Clement Meadmore: The Models. Lippincott will place Meadmore’s work in the context of his contemporaries and will talk about the artist’s deep involvement in the process of making the large-scale works. He will be joined by Goldberg and Rivera for an informal conversation about the artist, his love of jazz, and his legacy. A reception follows.

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

MAKE A PLANTER FOR SPRING FLOWERS: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/make-planter-spring-flowers-2019

Make a ceramic planter for spring flowers 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 in about ten days, or you can join our Spring Sawdust Firing for a subtle, shining finish. Beginners welcome.

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
ENTANGLEMENT: EARTH, FIRE, AND HUMAN STORIES
Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 10 am-12 pm
Fee: $15

More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/teachers#tpd
In this workshop led by Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, we will take a reflective look at the universal connection between humans and the elements of earth (clay) and fire. Participants will view examples of how people throughout history have used clay for functional and artistic purposes. We will investigate how the making and using of clay objects literally and symbolically entangles us with the earth. Participants will become further entangled as we write personal stories, memories and/or hopes that will then be placed in the interiors of clay vessels. These vessels may also have a connection to sound, as participants may choose to create wind chimes or a rattle. (This workshop is for educators.)

SELF CARE SUNDAYS WITH JENNA KNAPP & THE SELF CARE STUDIO: DIY ALTERED BOOK
Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/self-care-sundays-mar-2019

Join artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp for this series of drop-in workshops focusing on self-care techniques. Do you have an old book that you haven’t read in years and you’ve thought about donating or throwing away? Here’s your chance to up-cycle it into an art object. Transform the pages into works of art by using selective words as inspiration to form your own pieces of writing. Or use the book as a canvas, painting over the text, collaging, drawing, cutting designs into the pages, or even turning it into your own journal. Drop-in with your own old book, one found at a thrift store, or choose from a variety provided by The Self Care Studio and spend some time working on a couple of spreads in your new transformed art object. Take it home with you and continue working on it page by page to fill the entire thing over a longer period of time. Let it be a time capsule for a specific period in your life and capture your present life through images, collages, writing, and word art.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, SCHOOL’S OUT ART DROP-IN, HOMESCHOOL DAY

FAMILY WORKSHOP: MERGING MEDIUMS
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 12:30-2:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-merging-mediums-2019

The collaborative work of our Art Drop-in students inspired this workshop. In art terms, hybridity is the blending of mediums and cultural ideas, and it underlies the experiential learning in many of our education programs. In this intergenerational drop-in workshop, we’ll experiment by combining one student’s interest in origami with another’s in sewing, and we’ll see what happens when we merge these mediums.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
March 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
March 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, March 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 March is signs of spring.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: ENTANGLEMENT
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 9 am-2 pm
Fee: $45/$35 members; advance registration required.
Ages: 6-15
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-entanglement

Entanglement could be defined as the interconnectedness among materials, people, animals, plants, and objects. We’ll become entangled with Lynden’s large, architectural sculptures as we experience them through movement, writing, and drawing, reacting to these works as objects and to the environments in which they’re placed. In the studio, we’ll transform these experiments into a series of layered works. We’ll print images over writings and we will silk-screen mono-prints that map our movements.

SCHOOL’S OUT ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6 and up
Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 12:30-5 pm
Fee: $16/$12 members.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/schools-out-adi-march-2019

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.

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 APRIL

In addition to the weekly art drop-ins on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tuesdays in the Garden (the subject on April 30 is gardening, and dog day on April 20, we are offering workshops, walks, and author events. The Women’s Speaker Series is offering a unique parent-child event with author Stacey H. Lee (April 6), and aspiring young writers can return on April 7 for Creating Writing at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with the UWM Writing Project. The Writing Project is also hosting a writing retreat for teachers on April 13. For those with spring on their minds, Courtney Joy Stevens returns to help you plan a flower garden in Grow Your Own Bouquets on April 6, and Chuck Stebelton leads a bird walk on April 28. April is a good ceramics month: Katheryn Corbin offers Hohokam Pottery on April 13, and invites you back (whether or not you attended any of her recent workshops) to discover the mysteries of sawdust firing in a two-part series that begins on April 27. The Self-Care Studio returns for another self-care drop-in on April 14, this one devoted to hand-rolling aromatherapy beads. April also brings International Sculpture Day (April 27): we have some surprises in store!

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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