Lynden Sculpture Garden
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October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In October, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm.

By - Sep 23rd, 2019 01:15 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 daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

ROSEMARY OLLISON: PROSPERITY IN A MILLION SCRAPS
Through December 8, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/rosemary-ollison

Rosemary Ollison has transformed each of her apartments into an artist environment, deploying layers of pattern, duct tape sculptures, curtains of woven leather, crazy quilts, and inventive drawings. At Lynden she creates an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a nineteen-foot leather quilt will hang, Ollison will transform Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party. Ollison is a 76-year-old self-taught artist and 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category. At 16, Ollison moved to the Midwest from an Arkansas plantation, and she began making art in 1994 while healing from an abusive marriage. She collects glass, leather, bracelets, beads, bones, and jewelry from thrift shops and rummage sales and repurposes these materials into sculptural and wearable works. This is a Call & Response event.

THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment through October 23, 2019.
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. The Bonsai Exhibit will stay open until the end of October if weather permits. Please check in advance to determine if it is open.

EVENTS

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON AND FRIENDS
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 8:30-10 am
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Advance registration encouraged.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton-fall-2019

Poet/birder and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this fall, and he’s bringing friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

FALL MOON WALK WITH CLAUDIA ORJUELA
Friday, October 11, 2019 – 7-8:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-moon-walk-2019

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Come walk Lynden’s grounds after dark with educator Claudia Orjuela to discover what is happening in the light of the full hunter’s moon and in the shadows of the sculptures. A bonfire and treats await us at the end.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, October 19, 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 summer stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: DRESS REHEARSAL
A MOVEMENT WORKSHOP IN THE LABYRINTH WITH JENNA KNAPP
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 2-4 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lsolsg-dress-rehearsal

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.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

FALL SAWDUST FIRING WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 10-11:30 am
Fee: $30/$25 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-sawdust-firing-2019

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our fall sawdust firing. Learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your fired or unfired ceramic pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later, if you wish, once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire projects made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES
MEDICINAL USES OF INVASIVE PLANTS: A WORKSHOP WITH ANGELA KINGSAWAN
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $20 / $15 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/medicinal-uses-invasive-plants

In recent years, it has become commonplace to view invasive plants—even the rhetoric is inflammatory—in wholly negative terms. Herbalist Angela Kingsawan suggests that we reframe our relationship to these plants by moving beyond an eradication approach to recognize their beneficial properties and uses. She invites us to open up to the possibilities of healthy living using plants that we come across every day. In this workshop you will learn how to properly identify, harvest, and make all-natural body care products using common weeds.

WEAVING ON A GOURD: A WORKSHOP WITH KATE SHOEMAKER
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/weaving-gourd

Gourds are believed to be the earliest plant cultivated by man and have been in use for thousands of years. Many cultures have used gourds for functional as well as decorative purposes. Gourds were used primarily as vessels for containing food and water, but have also been used as bowls, utensils, musical instruments, jewelry, toys, boats, rafts, hats, and body wear. In addition, gourds have been decorated with spiritual images and used in worship. In this workshop, you will use a prepared hard-shelled gourd (when dried, these gourds take on the characteristics of wood and can last forever) to create your own work of gourd art by embellishing it with Danish cord and beads. Kate Shoemaker will take you through all the steps of the process and will provide the necessary tools and materials.

LANGUAGE AS A PLAYGROUND: A WORKSHOP WITH PETER MARKUS
In Collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 12-3 pm
Fee: $50/ $45 members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern. Special discounts available for educators.
For information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/language-playground-workshop-peter-markus

In this three-hour workshop, writer and longtime arts educator Peter Markus will pull from twenty-five years of teaching creative writing in the public schools of Detroit to offer teachers and artist educators a variety of methods and model poems to bring back into their own classrooms. Markus believes there is a poet in every child and is coming to Milwaukee to share that belief. Join Peter Markus for a reading and Q&A on Sunday, October 20, from 2-3:30 pm at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212. This reading is free and open to the public.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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-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
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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-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, October 8, 2019 -10:30am -11:30 am
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 2-4; 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. 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 October is colorful autumn.

FAMILY DROP-IN WORKSHOP: THE SOUND TREE PROJECT
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-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.

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 2019 NOHL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5 pm
For 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. The deadline for applications is October 3, 2019 at 5 pm.

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 2; on November 3 Leslie Perrino unpacks the mysteries of enameling; and Kim Khaira will work with you to make gifts using batik with natural dyes in two workshops (take one or both) on November 5 and November 9. You can also make a cutting board with the Milwaukee Crafts Guild (David Cobb & David Weissman) on November 17, or a majolica memory plate with Katheryn Corbin (this is a two-part workshop meeting on November 13 and 20).We collaborate with Kelly Saunders of the UWM Writing Project on Art as Activism, a mini writing retreat of particular interest to teachers on November 2. The Women’s Speaker Series welcomes three of the six authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women on November 5. In the realm of continuing programming, we have two seconds: we continue our series of Conversations on Displacement and the Arts on November 16, and Jenna Knapp and the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden invite you to participate in another Dress Rehearsal on November 23. Tuesdays in the Garden is all about indoor gardens (November 12), our first homeschool day of the season is about repurposing and adornment (November 21), and we’ll be continuing our work on The Sound Tree Project with teachers-in-residence Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday in our family workshop (November 17). We bracket the holiday with an extended School’s Out Art Drop-in on November 27 (the weekly art drop-ins run as usual except on November 28) and a post-prandial dog day on November 30.

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). In the summer, the sculpture garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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