Lynden Sculpture Garden
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September Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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

By - Aug 22nd, 2019 11:35 am

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 September, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. The final late Wednesday of the season is September 25. The sculpture garden will be closed on Monday, September 2, for the holiday.

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.

Through October 23, 2019
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

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

LATE WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays through September 25, 2019

In the warmer months, Lynden stays up until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, a perfect time to visit the garden for a picnic or a stroll.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: HARVEST MOON SOUND BATH + CANDLE LABYRINTH WALK
Friday, September 13, 2019 – 5:45-8 pm
Fee: $15/$10 members. Includes admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/harvest-moon-sound-bath-candle-labyrinth-walk

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 artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp to celebrate the Harvest Full Moon with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. 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. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Catherine Soteira (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON AND FRIENDS
Sunday, September 15, 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.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: LYNN CULLEN, AUTHOR OF THE SISTERS OF SUMMIT AVENUE
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7 pm
Fee: $31/$26 members – includes an autographed copy of the book, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds).
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-lynn-cullen

This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious. From Lynn Cullen, the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain’s End, comes a powerful novel set in the Midwest during the Great Depression, about two sisters bound together by love, duty, and pain. An emotional journey of redemption, inner strength, and the ties that bind families together, for better or worse, The Sisters of Summit Avenue is a heartfelt love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters everywhere.

URBAN FOREST FEST 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Free (free shuttle bus running from the Park & Ride by I-43 at the Brown Deer exit).
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/UrbanForestFest

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is delighted to be partnering once again with Wisconsin Urban Wood to present Urban Forest Fest 2019. Urban Forest Fest brings together a range of individuals and organizations with an interest in sustainability–and particularly in the fate of the trees that surround us in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. Through exhibitions, demonstrations, presentations–and plenty of family-friendly hands-on activities and entertainment–we will tell the log-to-table story of urban wood and the many uses for these local trees after they are cut down. Help us spread the word about the role of locally produced wood in a sustainable forest cycle, climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculpture and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, hands-on art and nature activities, and an introduction to Lynden’s new birch grove.

THE GARDEN SERIES: FALL HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $20/$15 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-herb-walk-2019

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, September 28, 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.

DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE
Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
FREE
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/doors-open-milwaukee-2019

The Lynden Sculpture Garden joins Doors Open Milwaukee for a day of free tours and activities. Explore on your own with self-guided scavenger hunts, orienteering challenges, and plein air painting. Or, take one of many short tours during the day. Artists, docents, and staff will introduce you to their favorite sculptures, the back acres, the pollinator gardens, the bonsai exhibition, the conservation shop, and a variety of behind-the-scenes spots in the house and barn.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

HOHOKAM POTTERY: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/hohokam-pottery-fall-2019

Hohokam pottery developed in the river valleys of the Sonoran desert about 1800 years ago. Using a buff colored clay and coil building techniques—as well as a wooden paddle and stone–Hohokam potters made plates, bowls, dishes, pitchers, ladles, and drinking vessels for daily use. Pieces were decorated with a fine, liquid red clay or slip, then piled in a shallow pit and covered with grasses and animal dung. Shards of broken pottery protected the pieces from the flames once the fuel was ignited. The smudges formed by the smoke on the surface of the pottery were known as “fire clouds.” In this workshop we will explore these traditional techniques, materials, and processes to create vessels that can then be smoke-fired at our Spring Sawdust Firing (see below). Beginners welcome.

FUSED SILVER LOOP EARRINGS: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 10 am-3:30 pm
Fee: $90/$80 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fused-silver-loop-earrings-sep-2019

Fusing is an ancient technique used to permanently connect precious metals, in this case, fine (pure) silver wire. Cleaner, faster, and less toxic than soldering, fusing involves the use of a hand torch. Leslie Perrino will show you how to fuse fine silver wire into loops that can then be made into earrings complete with earwires. Once you master the techniques, you will have time to make more earrings. No experience required, this workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those looking to expand their jewelry-making skills. All materials and tools supplied. You are welcome to bring beads to add to your earrings.

AROMA ARTS: AN INCENSE-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH MIKE PARÉ
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $65/$55 members. Advance registration required; all materials included.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/aroma-arts-incense-making-workshop

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.

RESIN PENDANTS: A JEWELRY WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/resin-pendants-sep-2019

Participants will produce a series of pendants by collaging materials and covering them in resin. First, you’ll make a mini-collage by choosing from a large selection of decorative papers, photos, and small objects–charms, beads, shells, etc.—and arranging them in a diminutive pendant tray. Then the tray will be filled with clear resin and will harden into a unique pendant. The possibilities are endless! Learn how to prep and reduce bubble formation to get lovely results and expect to bring home at least four pendants by the end of the day. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials and mementos, or collect items on Lynden’s grounds, if desired. No experience required, and all materials supplied. Bring a bag lunch and beverages, and dress for the weather if you would like to do some outdoor collecting.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, September 10, 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 September is hidden places.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
September 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: 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
September 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: 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.

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.

APPLICATION OPENS FOR SEVENTEENTH CYCLE OF THE NOHL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11 am
For information and to apply: 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. Three free workshops will be offered for potential applicants: Wednesday, September 4, 6-7:30 pm at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts; Sunday, September 8, 10:30 am-12 pm at Jazz Gallery; and Tuesday, September 10, 6-7:30 pm at Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE MARY L. NOHL SUITCASE EXHIBITION AT MIAD
Thursday, September 5, 6-8 pm
MIAD, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
For information: https://www.miad.edu/fall-exhibitions-bring-social-justice-gaming-culture-and-award-winners-to-the-forefront

This biannual exhibition at MIAD showcases local artists who have received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Award in the preceding two years. The award program gives Milwaukee-area artists financial support to travel around the world and exhibit their artwork. The exhibition remains on view through October 5.

UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN: ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES
CHRIS CORNELIUS
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
For information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu

Chris Cornelius, a 2018 Nohl Fellow in the established category, is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an associate professor of architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients. His research and practice focus on creating contemporary and relevant translations of Indigenous design by dismantling stereotypes while designing experiences that raise awareness of Indigenous issues. This talk is sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists.

COMING IN OCTOBER

October looks like fall with the weekly art drop-ins in full swing, a dog day on October 19, and a drop-in family workshop on October 20. You can spot migrating birds with Chuck Stebelton on October 6; the very young can explore colorful autumn with Tuesdays in the Garden on October 8; and you can take a moon walk on October 11. You can join Katheryn Corbin for a sawdust firing (October 12); discover the medicinal uses of invasive plants with Angela Kingsawan (October 13); and create beaded gourds with Kate Shoemaker (October 19). Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp begins a new, seasonal video project, Dress Rehearsal, on October 26 by inviting you to move with her in the labyrinth; and we team up with Woodland Pattern Book Center for a workshop–of special interest to educators–with Peter Markus, author of Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools. And a heads up to artists: your Nohl Fellowship application is due October 3.

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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