Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

October Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

By - Sep 23rd, 2020 12:25 pm

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Due to the pandemic, admission has been waived. All events listed below are free unless otherwise indicated. Memberships, which offer significant discounts on workshops and other events, are available.

HOURS

In Ocrober, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open for social distance walking, daily from 10 am-4 pm (closed Thursdays). Thanks to the generosity of the Herzfeld Foundation, admission is free at this time. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed (see the full guidelines here: social distance walking visitor guidelines). The house is closed to the public; outdoor restrooms are available.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

ARIANA VAETH: NEW WORK
Through December 23, 2020
Admission by appointment only. Make an appointment online.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/ariana-vaeth-new-work

Ariana Vaeth’s autobiographical paintings are rooted in intimacy. They chronicle formative relationships, honoring the people most important to her in a given moment. In the main gallery, Vaeth displays seven recent paintings. These self-portraits, mostly with companions, find Vaeth participating in the rituals and inhabiting the environments of close friendship: talking, hanging out in kitchens and bathrooms, curled up on a couch. Outside the gallery, Vaeth’s love of pattern overflows in a series of 12 x 12-inch paintings exploring pattern and texture.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

The Lynden is venturing back into more in-person programming. All in-person programs take place outdoors. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

INDIGO DYE DAYS WITH KIM KHAIRA
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10 am-4 pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm
To see available sessions, click here.
Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/indigo-dye-days-kim-khaira

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at the Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a larger piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners. Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

EDIBLE TREES OF LYNDEN: A WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT KALETA
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 2-3:30 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/edible-trees

Join Lynden’s Robert Kaleta on a walk around the grounds to learn about Wisconsin’s own edible tree nuts and how to identify, harvest, and process some of nature’s delicious fall offerings. You will learn all you need to know to begin or continue your foraging endeavors, as well as the tools and techniques required to keep you busy processing your harvested nuts all winter long.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON
Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 8:30-10 am
Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced birdwalk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for fall migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 10 am-4 pm
FREE. Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

HOME: TABLES ACROSS BORDERS COMMUNITY COOKING SERIES
THE GREAT RICE COMMUNITY COOKING SHOW
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 2-4 pm
VIRTUAL
On Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden/
Like the Lynden Facebook page to be notified when we go live!

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at Lynden and Tables Across Borders invite you to join us for the second episode in our (virtual) bimonthly community cooking series. Tables Across Borders is a global food tour collaboration highlighting local refugee chefs and the cuisines and cultures of refugee communities in Milwaukee. The community cooking series is an opportunity for chefs across cultures to share tips and recipes from their own cuisines while also allowing us to explore how cuisines cross-pollinate as people migrate and need to adapt techniques and ingredients in a new homeland. Cooking is a place where we interact, exchange, borrow, and invent and imagine new ways of being with each other. This month we explore Karen rice dishes with featured chef May June Paw.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, October 6, 2020 (Under the Soil) & October 20, 2020 (Colorful Autumn) – 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.
Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited to 10 people.
For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-2020

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals, and plants. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 1 through 3 and their caregivers. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times.

HOME: STORY TIME
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 10:30-11 am
VIRTUAL
For more information and to watch: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-story-time

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Worksheets and handouts will be available for download. Scheduled to screen every second Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, and Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Videos will remain on view once they are posted. In October, Claudia Orjuela will read Stepping Stones: A refugee family’s journey, by Margriet Ruurs and with artwork by Nizam Ali Badr, in English, and a community member from the Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center will read the story in Arabic.

ART + NATURE LAB FOR PARENTS & SMALL CHILDREN
Thursdays, October 8, 2020 (Imaginary Creatures) & October 22, 2020 (Repurposing in Nature) – 10 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.
Fee: $24/$18 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited to 10 people. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-nature-lab-2020

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 integrates our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Children and their caregivers are learning and discovering side by side. We will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, problem solving, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment and learning opportunities with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

LYNDEN ART CLUB FOR YOUTH AGED 11 AND UP
Seven Wednesdays, October 28-December 16, 2020 – 3-5 pm VIRTUAL
(No class November 25, 2020).
Fee: $154/$112 members. Group size is limited to 9 participants.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-art-club

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

ART + NATURE LAB FOR CHILDREN AGED 7-11
Seven Thursdays, October 29-December 17, 2020 – 3-5 pm
No class November 26, 2020.
Fee: $154/$112 members. Group size is limited to 9 participants. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance for the entire session.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-nature-lab-ages-7-11

Lynden’s hybrid Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of seven weeks, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of projects employing materials of your choice. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors at Lynden when weather permits, and on Zoom when it doesn’t (we will send out an alert each week, 24 hours in advance). IRL or on the screen, you can chat with your fellow artists, share your work, and explore the intersection of art and nature.

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 4 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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