Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

September Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

By - Aug 27th, 2020 03:32 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 September, 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. The sculpture garden will be closed on Monday, September 7, for the holiday.

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

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS
Reggie Wilson in Conversation with Jeanine Durning
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL
For more information and to watch:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/choreographers-in-place

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer Reggie Wilson, artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Wilson invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake— choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place. The series, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, NY, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings. This is a Call & Response 2020 program.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS
Reggie Wilson in Conversation with Eiko Otake
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL
For more information and to watch: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/choreographers-in-place

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer Reggie Wilson, artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Wilson invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake— choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place. The series, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, NY, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings. This is a Call & Response 2020 program.

HOME: Conversations on Black Lives Matter
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 11 am-12:30 pm
VIRTUAL
This panel takes place via Zoom; it is free, but advance registration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-conversations-black-lives-matter

The Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee are extending the HOME series of Conversations on Displacement and the Arts to respond to the sequence of events marked by the murder of George Floyd and coinciding with the global Covid-19 pandemic. Looking beyond the slogan, HOME: Conversations on Black Lives Matter aims to acknowledge this significant moment and to explore its impact on and within refugee and immigrant communities. Participants in the first panel, moderated by Paul Vang, include Sumeya Osman, Biak Hlawn, Toslimah Kanahan, and Marcela Garcia.

BIRDING WITH POET CHUCK STEBELTON
Sunday, September 13, 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.

INDIGO DYE DAYS WITH KIM KHAIRA
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10 am-4 pm
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. Advance registration required. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

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 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.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS
Reggie Wilson in Conversation with Okwui Okpokwasili
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL
For more information and to watch: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/choreographers-in-place

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer Reggie Wilson, artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Wilson invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake— choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place. The series, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, NY, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings. This is a Call & Response 2020 program.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, September 19, 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.

FORAGING HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1-3 pm
Fee: $20/$16 members. Advance registration required; group limited to 10 participants. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/foraging-herb-walk-2020

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with Kyle Denton, herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, and discover the bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, September 8, 2020 (Artful Garden) & September 22, 2020 (Flower Friends) – 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, September 9, 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 September, Claudia Orjuela will read Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales in Spanish and English.

LYNDEN ART CLUB FOR YOUTH AGED 11 AND UP
Seven Wednedays, September 9-October 21, 2020 – 3-5 pm VIRTUAL
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 PARENTS & SMALL CHILDREN
Thursdays, September 10, 2020 (Nature’s Kitchen) & September 24, 2020 (Wearable Sculpture) – 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. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times.

ART + NATURE LAB FOR CHILDREN AGED 7-11
Seven Thursdays, September 10-October 22, 2020 – 3-5 pm
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. Masks required for all participants. Social distancing will be practiced at all times.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

Watch for more indigo dye days, an edible tree walk, more birding with Chuck Stebelton, and a dog day. For children, October will see the last of our outdoor programs for the very young: Tuesdays in the Garden and Art + Nature Lab. Our monthly bilingual story time continues online, and we will offer the next installment in our HOME: Tables Across Borders Refugee Cooking Series.

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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