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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, 2018 10:24 am
October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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

TYANNA BUIE: IM•POSITIONED
Through November 25, 2018
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/tyanna-buie-impositioned

Photographs and other material evidence of Tyanna Buie’s disrupted childhood are rare. In these new works, Buie continues to rely on the collective memory of her family to make connections between the past and present. She gathers memorabilia and re-visits and revives previous impressions from familial accounts and recollections to create large-scale monotypes and screen prints. For Im•Positioned, Buie places these personal investigations in a larger context, responding to the work of other artists in residence at Lynden for Call & Response: echoing the family references in Folayemi Wilson’s Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities and capturing Reggie Wilson’s bodies in motion. Buie was a 2012 Nohl Fellow, and this exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Nohl Fellowship. This is a Call & Response event.

Through October 31, 2018
THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment. The exhibition will be closed October 5-7.
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.

EVENTS

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore is a rich, historical narrative of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice. As the First World War raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. These “shining girls,” with their coveted jobs, were considered extraordinarily lucky—until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. As the radium poisoning takes hold, their hopes and dreams crumble in one of the biggest scandals of 20th-century America, and a groundbreaking battle for worker’s rights ensues. The courage and tenacity of these radium girls saved many others, led to world-changing regulations, and even prevented nuclear war. Written with a sparkling voice and at a galloping pace, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of these women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the incredible legacy they left behind. This event is co-presented by Boswell Book Company.

ART BOOK SALE + SWAP
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/artbook-sale-swap

Artist-in-residence Gary John Gresl puts his art library back into circulation at an artbook sale and swap. Browse before or after our Fall Herb Walk, or plan your own walk that includes Gresl’s temporary installation, The Body Farm at Lynden. Refreshments will be served.

LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: FALL HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-herb-walk-2018

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 20, 2018 – 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. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

HARVEST MOON NIGHT WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Saturday, October 20, 2018 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/harvest-moon-night-walk-2018

Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden’s back acres beneath the light of the harvest moon, ending with a bonfire. The harvest moon (or hunter’s moon) is accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day for many Native American tribes. At Lynden, we will be hunting for the sights and sounds of the night and feasting on treats by the fire.

LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: FALL TREE WALK WITH FORESTER CAITLIN REINARTZ
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 1-3 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-tree-walk-2018

Learn about the magnificent trees of Lynden with forester Caitlin Reinartz: the physiological changes that trees go through in the fall, how to identify each species, and how each tree species fits into the larger ecosystem. Reinartz’s enthusiasm for trees is contagious, and she will open your eyes to this complex facet of the world around us.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

LEGACY LIGHTS: A WORKSHOP FOR ELDERS WITH THE ILLUMIGNOSSI PROJECT
Monday October 1, Monday, October 8, Friday, October 12 – 1:30-4 pm
Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/legacy-lights-oct-2018

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals. According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Leaving a legacy lamp gives loved ones something tangible to hold on to that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal–to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

PRIMITIVE RAKU: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/primitive-raku-ceramics-fall-2018

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigillata, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing. The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This ‘reduction’ atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: GARDEN-INSPIRED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT WITH COURTNEY JOY STEVENS
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $80/$70 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/garden-inspired-flower-arrangement-oct-2018

Courtney Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral will teach you how to create a stunning centerpiece with seasonal flowers in a loose and organic style. You will learn the design elements you can use to create arrangements with movement, texture, and visual appeal. Participants will have the opportunity to work with an assortment of flowers from Courtney’s own flower farm and blooms harvested form the grounds of Lynden to create original, wild works of art. Walk away with a fresh fall arrangement to grace your table.

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/enameling-oct-2018

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.

THE ART OF FABRIC MARBLING: A WORKSHOP WITH HELEN POSER
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 12-3 pm
Fee: $50/$45 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-fabric-marbling

Learn the art of marbling on fabric. Marbling is an ancient and satisfying craft that invites you to cede control and embrace chance, forging a loop of continuous learning. Paint is floated on water, creating an organic design, and then the pattern is picked up by gently laying fabric on top. Like a monoprint, it is about creating one-of-a-kind pieces, full of color and movement. In this class you will begin by marbling scrap pieces of fabric to learn the feel and movements of paint floating on water. Once you feel comfortable with the process, you will create a set of three unique tea towels—a gift for yourself or another.

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: THE TEACHER AS WRITER
A MINI WRITING RETREAT WITH THE UWM WRITING PROJECT
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 9 am-12 pm
Fee: $20 (includes admission to the garden for the day)
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/teachers

Lynden launches a new series of hands-on creative workshops for K-12 educators. In this workshop, UWM Writing Project instructors invite educators to use Lynden—its grounds, sculpture collection, and temporary installations—to shape their writing. Are you a teacher? Are you also a writer? Do you crave opportunities to develop your writing and get in touch with your creative side during the school year? Join UWM Writing Project Teacher Leaders Joe Belknap (Greendale High School) and Amy E. Casey (Port Washington High School) for a unique opportunity to connect with other educators who use writing for personal reflection, creative expression, and as a way to re-invigorate their teaching practice. Enjoy the stunningly beautiful grounds of Lynden Sculpture Garden as you participate in guided and open-ended writing experiences, as well as discussion about how cultivating a habit of writing can translate to our work in the classroom.

SELF CARE SUNDAYS WITH JENNA KNAPP & THE SELF CARE STUDIO
Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/self-care-sundays

Join artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp for this series of drop-in workshops focusing on self-care techniques. Spend some time drawing just to draw with a variety of materials. Focus on patterns, colors, pacing, and pressure rather than the finished product and achieving perfection. Choose from a bucket of simple prompts, if needed, to eliminate over-thinking and let yourself zone out and create a small body of work to take home with you.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, UWM WRITING PROJECT, FAMILY WORKSHOP

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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-fall-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 6-11
October 4, 11, 18, 25
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-fall-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.

CREATING WRITING AT THE LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN WITH THE UWM WRITING PROJECT
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 10-15
Fee: $30/$25 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/creating-writing-uwm-writing-project

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP) offers a morning workshop for aspiring writers aged 10-15. Young writers will work with an NWP teacher leader for a unique creative writing experience. With the stunning backdrop of the sculpture garden as a source of inspiration, the group will engage in a variety of observational exercises and exploratory writing activities. Participants will leave with a collection of prompts that correspond to the sculptures. Come meet and share writing and feedback with other like-minded young writers.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, October 9, 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 October is colors at Lynden.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN BUTTON
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-make-your-own-button

Drop in and make your own button from start to finish to put on your favorite jacket, backpack, or fanny pack. Choose from a variety of materials to create your own design, then turn it into a wearable button.

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.

DEADLINE FOR 2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5 pm
For further information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/nohl

The Bradley Family Foundation (Lynden Sculpture Garden) administers the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program. The fellowship program, funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, provides unrestricted funds for Established and Emerging artists to create new work or complete work in progress. Practicing artists residing in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington county are eligible to apply.

COMING IN NOVEMBER

Consider tackling your holiday gift list by attending some of Lynden’s November workshops. Cary Suneja shares her knowledge of paper marbling on November 3; on November 4 Edie Whitten will guide you through the construction of temari, the Japanese decorative balls that make beautiful ornaments or gifts; and Jane Moore will help you complete a holiday-inspired felted table runner on November 10. Jenna Knapp takes up bind-your-own gratitude journals when the Self-Care Studio drops in on November 18 (which might be a good time to use the paper you marbled earlier in the month). We have another teacher professional development workshop planned for November 17, this one on fabric interventions. Tuesdays in the Garden visits cozy places (November 6), our first homeschool day of the season is about reclaiming spaces (November 15), and we’ll be making stamps (excellent for printing holiday cards) in our family workshop (November 18). We bracket the holiday with a School’s Out Art Drop-in on November 21 and a post-prandial dog day on November 24.

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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