Lynden Sculpture Garden
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November at Lynden

Most of our activities have moved indoors for November, and many of the workshops focus on making things that could become gifts for the approaching holidays.

By - Nov 1st, 2019 04:12 pm

I did not expect to be looking out on snow on the first of November. Many trees have yet to shed all their foliage, and on the ground beneath them the leaves have formed patterns in the snow, denser circles like shadows. Apparently, I’m not the only one who is confused: a few minutes ago, an entire convention of geese, flapping and honking, circled Big Lake and landed, one posse at a time, in the water. And then they were off. It has warmed just enough for geese to land on the water and for the icicles hanging from the gutter outside my office windows to emit a steady drip, drip, drip, but with more cold predicted we’ll keep our eyes on the ice and let you know if skating becomes possible.

Most of our activities have moved indoors for November, and many of the workshops focus on making things that could become gifts for the approaching holidays. This weekend, Cary Suneja teaches paper marbling and Leslie Perrino fires up the enameling kiln; next week artist-in-residence Kim Khaira leads two batik workshops using natural dyes (take one or both). Michael Paré offers another incense-making workshop (Nov. 10); Katheryn Corbin leads a two-day workshop on making memory plates using majolica (Nov. 13 and 20); and David Cobb and David Weissman of the Milwaukee Craft Guild return for a cutting board workshop (Nov. 17).

If you would like to get outdoors, we have a labyrinth volunteer day on Nov. 6 (help get the labyrinth in shape for the winter); another sound bath with Cat Ries on Nov. 9 (we will move this indoors if the temperature drops below 50 degrees); and Dress Rehearsal, Jenna Knapp’s seasonal video project, on Nov. 23. Dogs are welcome on Nov. 30 for a post-Thanksgiving stroll.

The very young can explore indoor gardens with Tuesdays in the Garden and their older siblings can join the weekly art drop-ins on Wednesdays or Thursdays. We have an extended school’s out art drop-in on Nov. 27, and a homeschool day (the theme is repurposing and adornment) on Nov. 21. Teachers-in-residence Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday continue The Sound Tree Project with a family drop-in workshop on Nov. 17. This time you will use clay to add chimes to the weaving installation begun in October.

We have several events this month that are less about making and more about listening (and sometimes talking). Two of them are part of the Nohl Fellowship program: the 2019 jurors—Dean Daderko, Janet Dees, Jessica Hong–give a public talk at the Haggerty Museum on Nov. 7, and 2018 Nohl Fellow Makeal Flammini will be in conversation with novelist Samantha Hunt on UWM’s Artists Now lecture series on Nov. 13. Back at Lynden, the Women’s Speaker Series welcomes three of the six authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women on Nov. 5. We host our second HOME Conversation on Displacement and the Arts on Nov. 16. The panel of artists and activists includes Sheila Badwan, Kai Gardner-Mishlove, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Evelyn Patricia Terry, and Kim Khaira moderates. Finally, on Nov. 21, Kellen Abston (Klassik) hosts a listening session for his new album, QUIET, in the gallery: “Although the experiences and processes that helped shape Kellen ‘Klassik’ Abston’s latest full-length album QUIET began over four years ago, before he was even familiar with the work of Rosemary Ollison, the commonalities between Ollison’s exhibition at Lynden, Prosperity In A Million Scraps, and Klassik’s QUIET make them complementary artistic explorations of the power of art as a means of healing, and growing through trauma.” Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your ticket (which includes a copy of the QUIET CD) today.

We are closed every Thursday, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that we will be closed for Thanksgiving.

November events, arranged chronologically:

Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
PAPER MARBLING: A WORKSHOP WITH CARY SUNEJA

Marbling is the ancient art of “floating” paints on a water bath, then combing and raking them into intricate patterns. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply acrylic paints to a water bath and create beautiful one-of-a-kind papers. You will go home with 12 or more of your own papers for use in your next project, from bookbinding to card making to paper crafting.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO

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. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice and can then choose from a variety of projects. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
GIFTMAKING: BATIK WITH NATURAL DYES WITH KIM KHAIRA
Two sessions available; take one or both!

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations. In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat and create batik gifts for upcoming holidays unique to you, your family, and your culture.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 7:00 pm
WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot & E. Knight, authors of Ribbons of Scarlet

Lynden Sculpture Garden‘s Women’s Speaker Series, organized by Margy Stratton of Milwaukee Reads, and Boswell Books welcome Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot and E. Knight, three of the six award-winning and bestselling authors who contributed to Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden. These authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 2-4 pm
LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: VOLUNTEER DAY

Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp is seeking volunteers to help with buckthorn removal and seeding at Lynden’s newly-inaugurated labyrinth. We’ll be providing beverages. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. 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.

November 6, 13, 20 – Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up

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.

November 7, 14, 21- Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11

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.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 4:30-5:30 pm
LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: (ALMOST) FULL MOON SOUND BATH

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect. Join Milwaukee’s own sound healer, Catherine Soteira (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, to celebrate the full moon with a healing sound bath. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Weather permitting (50 degrees or above), we will do this outdoors, in which case you will need to bring your own sleeping bag or blankets to fortify yourself against the cold, and to dress appropriately for the weather. If it is too chilly, we will assemble indoors and a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration will be sufficient. All are welcome to come early and walk the labyrinth while it is still light.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 – 1-4 pm
AROMA ARTS: AN INCENSE-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH MIKE PARÉ

Learn the basics of making your own natural incense. This workshop introduces a Japanese style of incense-making using traditional materials. Artist Mike Paré, founder of Zouz Incense, a natural incense company, draws from the history of incense to introduce students to a variety of aromatic herbs, spices, tree resins, and powders; discusses the philosophy of fragrance formation; and teaches participants to roll cones or joss sticks. Each participant will finish the workshop with 12-20 pieces of incense.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -10:30am -11:30 am
TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Educator Claudia Orjuela offers a program for the very young 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 art making. The theme for November is indoor gardens.

Two Wednesdays, November 13 & November 20, 2019 – 10 am-3 pm
MAJOLICA: CREATING A MEMORY PLATE
A WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN

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 stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. This workshop focuses on creating a memory plate. Please bring a photograph or object that you would like to commemorate. 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 using your photo or object as inspiration.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 1-3 pm
HOME: CONVERSATIONS ON DISPLACEMENT AND THE ARTS

This is the second in a series of conversations among artists, scholars, and community activists that continues the work begun with our first annual refugee celebration, HOME this past June, and it focuses attention on these communities as we prepare for the second HOME celebration, scheduled for June 20, 2020. As with similar conversations at Lynden, we will look at displacement broadly, as both an internal and an external phenomenon: from the experiences of refugees and immigrants coming to the United States to those of Indigenous, enslaved, and interned populations within this country. Participants in the second panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Sheila Badwan, Kai Gardner-Mishlove, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Evelyn Patricia Terry. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
FAMILY DROP-IN WORKSHOP: THE SOUND TREE PROJECT

Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, invite you to participate in the Sound Tree Project, the focus of their collaborative artist residency. Working in a grove of trees on the Lynden grounds, Pezanoski Browne and Hobday are constructing an environment filled with clay chimes that they make and fill with personal narratives. This exploration of art, nature, memory, and materials is informed by their thinking about movement and migration—about life as movement interspersed with pauses of various lengths. On two Sundays this fall, people of all ages can join the artists as they work on their installation. On October 20, participants will explore the tension between movement and stillness by creating a large weaving between the trees. On November 17, you will use clay to add sound to the installation, experimenting with various natural forms to create chimes. Watch for more Sound Tree Project drop-in workshops in the spring.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 -1-4 pm
HOLIDAY GIFTMAKING WORKSHOP: BUILD YOUR OWN CUTTING BOARD
A WORKSHOP WITH DAVID COBB AND DAVID WEISSMAN

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.

Thursday, November 21, 20189– 9 am-2 pm
HOMESCHOOL DAY: REPURPOSING AND ADORNMENT

Artist Rosemary Ollison, whose work is on view at Lynden, believes we should give “our creative imagination permission to be creative.” She liberates her imagination by working with repurposed materials: clothing gathered from thrift stores, bones remaining after a dinner. Taking Ollison as our inspiration, we will explore relationships between collections, place, and personal identity. Working with natural materials collected from Lynden’s vegetable and pollinator gardens, scraps of fabric, and bones, we’ll create wearable works that define our place in the world. Ages 6-15.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7 pm
KLASSIK’S “QUIET” ALBUM LISTENING EVENT
A Call & Response to the Work of Rosemary Ollison at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Although the experiences and processes that helped shape Kellen “Klassik” Abston’s latest full-length album QUIET began over four years ago, before he was even familiar with the work of Rosemary Ollison, the commonalities between Ollison’s exhibition at Lynden, Prosperity In A Million Scraps, and Klassik’s QUIET make them complementary artistic explorations of the power of art as a means of healing, and growing through trauma.

“At the opening of her exhibit, Rosemary told this humbling story about how she went through an abusive and toxic relationship, and had been so broken down by it that she felt she only deserved scraps, and so that is how she started collecting all of these fragments from which her art was born. That vulnerability, that exposing of pain and letting the story of healing essentially piece itself together, immediately reminded me of my own self-work, and how QUIET came about. One of the central themes of this new album is serenity: accepting that you can’t change everything, being courageous enough to change the things that you can, and being wise enough to know the difference. In Rosemary’s story I saw serenity in the way she allowed art to move in and heal, and seeing my own experiences reflected in that, I knew that there was no better place to share my artistic representation of growth, courage, and healing than within the loving and beautiful world she created with Prosperity In A Million Scraps.”

Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 2-4 pm
LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: DRESS REHEARSAL
A MOVEMENT WORKSHOP IN THE LABYRINTH WITH JENNA KNAPP

Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp, founder of the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden, embarks on a seasonal, participatory video project in the labyrinth. She invites you to join her there for an informal pedestrian movement workshop that will get your body moving, creating, and experiencing the space in an entirely new way. You will participate in individual and group movement exercises, and will follow simple prompts to create your own movement and dances. No previous movement or dance experience required. Dress Rehearsal is a recurring event: attend one session or attend them all. Each Dress Rehearsal will be filmed and the footage will be used in Knapp’s video documenting the change of seasons in the labyrinth.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – 12-5 pm
SCHOOL’S OUT ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6 AND UP

With many schools closed for the holiday, we’re offering an extended Art Drop-In session prior to Thanksgiving. 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.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN

Bring your canine friends for our annual post-Thanksgiving dog day, the perfect occasion for a postprandial stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

NOHL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Supporting artists is a significant part of Lynden’s mission. One of the ways that we support artists is by administering the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program.

Thursday, November 7, 2019. Reception begins at 6 pm; talk begins at 6:30 pm
TALKS BY 2019 NOHL JURORS
Haggerty Museum of Art on the Marquette University campus

The three jurors who will be selecting the five recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Fellowships (2019) will give a public talk about their institutions and curatorial interests. Come meet Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Dean Daderko, curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and Jessica S. Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth. The talk begins at 6:30 pm and is preceded by an informal reception.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN: ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES
MAKEAL FLAMMINI IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMANTHA HUNT
UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
For information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu

Makeal Flammini, a 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, and Samantha Hunt, author of three novels and the short story collection, The Dark Dark, have been penpals for years. In this conversation they discuss Flammini’s work, the way that “mothering slices deep,” and the experience of making art in a world where “women, children, and dreams are doubted.”
This talk is sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists.

COMING UP IN DECEMBER

More giftmaking opportunities in December: John Holzwart will teach you how to make a hearth broom (Dec. 7); Leslie Perrino offers one of her popular silk scarf painting workshops (Dec. 8), and in our monthly family workshop we’ll be making terrarium pendants (Dec. 15). Tuesdays in the Garden considers signs of winter (Dec. 10), art drop-in runs until the middle of the month and then goes on hiatus, and dog day is on the 21st. And who knows, maybe there will be ice skating. Lynden is closed from December 24 through January 2.

Hello winter,

Polly
11/1/19

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