Lynden Sculpture Garden
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October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free.

By - Sep 20th, 2017 01:42 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 October, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

Through October 29, 2017
INSIDE | OUTSIDE
KATY COWAN: reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/katy-cowan-reflected-themselves-reflected

The latest entry in a series of occasional exhibitions entitled Inside/Outside, reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected includes seven new sculptures by Katy Cowan that begin in the gallery and spill out onto Lynden’s grounds, as well as a series of preparatory drawings. The exuberant forms of Cowan’s painted wooden sculptures–prairie plants and landscapes will come to mind–fill the gallery, and bronzes, slipped into unexpected locations outside, provide a playful and subtle commentary on the not-quite-wild environment at Lynden.

Through October 31, 2017
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

The Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. There is a deep affinity between sculpture and bonsai: shared aesthetic concerns; attention to scale, form, and proportion. And just as we marvel at the way the sculptures in the collection appear to alter as the landscape changes with the seasons, the living matter of bonsai allows us to consider temporality in a different way. Large sculptures, small trees: complementary sides of the same coin. Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. The area will be a place to admire bonsai in season, to participate in workshops, or to enjoy the peaceful setting. Experience the beauty of bonsai and make a new connection between art and nature.

EVENTS

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON AND FRIENDS
Sunday, October 1, 2017 – 8:30-10 am
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-fall-2017

Watch for fall migrants and resident bird species at the sculpture garden. Stebelton’s guest is artist-in-residence Portia Cobb.

INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI: A TOUR OF THE BONSAI EXHIBIT
Sunday, October 1, 2017 – 10:30-11:30 am
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/introduction-bonsai-tour-bonsai-exhibit

In June, we opened the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden, a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. Join volunteers from the Milwaukee Bonsai society for a guided tour of the exhibit and an introduction to the world of bonsai.

GROUNDING IN THE CHANGING SEASON: AN HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 12-2 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-herb-walk

As fall prepares us for winter, so does the medicine found in the natural world. Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton, foraging the healing plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare these herbs, sample them, and discuss their energetic qualities. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a romp in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

DIG AND DIVIDE: TIPS ON THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING YOUR PERENNIALS
A Workshop with SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10 am-1 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/dig-and-divide

Is your perennial garden looking a little overcrowded? Are your plants producing fewer flowers? Has one plant taken over the bed? Are plant clumps flopping from the center? If so, it’s time to do some digging, dividing and replanting (or sharing with friends, family, or the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener perennial plant sale!) Let Master Gardener Volunteer dig team members show you how and when to best dig your plants, the proper way to divide different types of plants and root systems, which tools are most effective and efficient to use, and how to properly plant your perennials. Bring your garden gloves and outdoor clothing. If weather permits, we will “play in the garden” first, then return indoors for the remaining class time.

HAND-EMBROIDERED BADGES: A WORKSHOP WITH MAGGIE SASSO
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/hand-embroidered-badges

Badges use symbolism and simple graphics to represent merit, accomplishment, service, or legitimacy. In this workshop artist Maggie Sasso will explore the language of badges, and you will design and hand-embellish your own iron-on textile badge.

GARLIC BASKET WEAVING: A WORKSHOP WITH JEREMY STEPIEN
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $48/$42 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/garlic-basket-weaving

Lynden’s Jeremy Stepien guides you through the process of making a garlic basket–perfect for your own home or as a gift. Learn a traditional twining weave using a combination of willow from the sculpture garden and basket-weaving reed. We’ll use raffia to add color and texture to the basic weave. No prior weaving experience required.

TOTAL ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: A WORKSHOP WITH COLIN MATTHES
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/total-essential-knowledge

In this workshop students are invited to share and visualize their essential knowledge (“no one is an expert in everything and everyone is an expert in something”). One part workshop, one part conversation, we will share stories and learn from each other, then gradually move toward creating individual drawings designed to communicate our unique knowledge. Once the drawings are completed we will prepare them for reproduction and then design and print a book containing all the drawings made in class. Never drawn a thing in your life? No problem! The emphasis in this workshop is on communication (and drawing as a cross-disciplinary communication tool) rather than rendering skill. We will discuss how drawing communicates information in non-fine art disciplines, including architecture, science, and cartography, and we will consider the role fiction, exaggeration, humor, and lies play in image-making and storytelling. Past participants have included 2nd graders, doctors, poets, and retirees from a variety of vocations.

FELTED BAGS: A WORKSHOP WITH CLAIRE HITCHCOCK TILTON
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/felted-bags

Wet felting transforms fluffy wisps of wool fibers into a durable, insulating textile. We will use the technique of wet felting to turn wool fibers into bags and pouches–from coin purses and pencil cases to laptop cases. In this workshop we will use our arm muscles to agitate the fibers, causing them to fuse together as they shrink and condense. You will leave the workshop with a beautiful, functional, and durable bag of your own design.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: ART DROP-IN, PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, FAMILY WORKSHOPS

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
October 4, 11, 18, 25
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: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wed-adi-fall-2017

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
October 5, 12, 19, 26
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: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/thurs-adi-fall-2017

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, October 10 and October 24, 2017, 10:30-11:30 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: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden-2017

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 October is seeds.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: CUT LEAF COLLAGE
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-cut-leaf-collage

Autumn is a time of transition and vibrant colors. We invite you to walk Lynden’s grounds to collect a variety of colorful leaves, or choose from the natural materials we have on hand in the studio, to create your own unique collage composition during this all-ages drop-in workshop.

COMING IN NOVEMBER

On November 5 we open an (indoor) exhibition of small works by artists represented in our collection of outdoor sculpture; it remains on view through February 18. Art Drop-in meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays (we offer an extended pre-holiday drop-in on November 22); Tuesdays in the Garden takes the very young and their parents into the garden on November 7 for a tree adventure; and dogs are welcome for the annual post-Thanksgiving stroll on November 25. The family workshop is on November 19; we’ll be making bird treats. Naomi Cobb leads a full moon walk on the evening of November 4, and our homeschool day contrasts the observed and the imagined on November 16. Amanda Reavey returns on November 4 for Re-story-ation, a workshop that explores origin stories, and Bruce Knackert demonstrates curatorial care of works on paper on November 5. We kick off our annual holiday giftmaking workshops with two workshops with Cary Suneja: Paper Marbling (November 4) and an introduction to bookbinding (November 11)—use those marbled papers you made the previous week in the blank book you make as a gift for a special person. David Cobb and David Weissman help you construct your own cutting board on November 12, and then share some bread and cheese with you. And for those who fell in love with felting in October, Claire Hitchcock Tilton returns with a felted slippers workshop on November 18.

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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