Lynden Sculpture Garden
Press Release

September Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Admission is free

By - Aug 26th, 2021 11:02 am

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 daily for social distance walking from 10 am-5 pm (closed Thursdays). Thanks to the generosity of our donors, admission is free at this time. Masks are required in the house when it reopens and social distancing guidelines must be followed (see the full guidelines here: social distance walking visitor guidelines). The sculpture garden will be closed on Monday, September 6, for the holiday.

EXHIBITIONS

DANIEL MINTER: ROOTWORK
Through September 26, 2021
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/daniel-minter-root-work

Lynden launches In the Healing Language of Trees: a natural act of transformation restructured for curing many ills, an eighteen-month project with artist Daniel Minter with Rootwork, an exhibition of his two-dimensional and relief work. Rootwork is the third iteration of “a distant holla,” an assemblage and collaging of Minter’s carvings, paintings, objects, and material created over a span of time but related by an ongoing personal narrative. The artist wants people to see the connections, not just between different works but between the themes and issues embedded in them. He accomplishes this by taking a collage-like approach to presenting his work—creating a narrative through his placement of objects–and through his intentional and iterative use of a compelling visual language made up of “water and wind; fish and boats; musical instruments; brooms, axes and other implements of labor; bottles and bowls; Black people’s faces, bodies and hair; traditional foods like okra, black-eyed peas and greens; turtles; birds; and various representations of Spirit, the continuity of the lifeforce, and the power of healing in the world” (Rachel Elizabeth Harding, “Quantum Exchange: The Diasporic Art of Daniel Minter,” 2019). “I am working toward a practice where every piece that I make can have an intimate connection to whatever is connected to it,” Minter observes. “The notion that all things are connected is important to me.” This project is supported by a Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation. 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.
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.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

All in-person programs take place outdoors. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Pre-registration is required for some workshops.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: VOLUNTEER DAY
Thursday, September 2, 2021 – 10 am-12 noon
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lsolsg-volunteer-day-2021

Artist Jenna Knapp continues her residency at Lynden by calling for volunteers to help with invasive species removal to aid in prairie restoration in and around the labyrinth. Lynden’s Land Managers will explain how to identify and remove a variety of commonly found invasive plants. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

HOME: CULTURAL PLANT WALK WITH ANGELA KINGSAWAN
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 1-3 pm
Free but preregistration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-cultural-plant-walks-angela-kingsawan

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden’s narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

BIRDING WITH CHUCK STEBELTON
Sunday, September 12, 2021 – 8:30-10 am
Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/birding-poet-chuck-stebelton

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal 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.

HOME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 7-8:30 pm
VIRTUAL
FREE.

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees. In September, we begin a new book: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Newcomers welcome!

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN: FULL MOON SOUND BATH + CANDLE LABYRINTH WALK
Friday, September 17, 2021 – 5:30-7 pm
Fee: $25/$20 members. Pre-registration required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lsolsg-sound-bath-sep-2021

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 summer solstice 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 Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (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.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 10 am-4 pm
FREE.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for an early fall walk. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

HOME CRAFT DAY
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 11 am-4 pm
FREE
More information and a full list of vendors: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/home-craft-day-sep-2021

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events extending into the fall. These events will be smaller to allow for social distancing and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival. On September 18, you can drop by Lynden to browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers.

FORAGING HERB WALK WITH KYLE DENTON
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1-3 pm
Fee: $20/$16 members. Advance registration required; group limited to 10 participants.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fall-foraging-herb-walk-kyle-denton

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.

LABYRINTH SOCIETY OF LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN
DIY RUSTIC AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER
Sunday, September 26, 2021 – 1-3 pm
Fee: $10/$5 members
For more information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/lsolsg-diy-rustic-aromatherapy-diffuser

Come spend a fall afternoon with artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and create your very own homemade aromatherapy diffuser with upcycled jars and fallen sticks from the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. First, we’ll walk the grounds to hand select your “reeds”. Then, we’ll return to the patio to design your one-of-a-kind rustic aromatherapy diffusers Finally, you will select from a variety of therapeutic-grade essential oil vials, blended by Jenna, to take with you and finish final assembly at home. Choose from a relaxing, uplifting, or seasonal fall-themed blend and set the mood with scent in your home. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and comfortable walking attire if you are planning to participate in the walk. All materials provided.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, September 7, September 14, September 21, September 28, 2021- 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).
Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/Tuesdays

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships.

LYNDEN ART CLUB
Wednesdays, September 8-October 20, 2021 – 3-5 pm
Ages 12 and up
Fee: $154/$112 members per 7-week session
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-art-club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Student’s will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

ART + NATURE LAB
Thursdays, September 9-October 21, 2021 – 3-5 pm
Ages 7-11
Fee: $154/$112 members per 7-week session
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/art-nature-lab-ages-7-11

Lynden’s 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 take you on a series of outdoor adventures at the intersection of art and nature. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors to the studio (masked and socially distanced).

HOME: STORY TIME
Wednesday, September 15, 2021– 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 believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with yong children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download. Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women’s Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

2020 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Supporting artists is a significant part of the 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 NINETEENTH CYCLE OF THE NOHL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11 am
For information and to apply: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/nohl

The Lynden 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 and Black Box 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. Assistance for prospective applicants is available in four free, informal, virtual sessions. Polly Morris, joined by Nohl Fellows, will offer an application workshop on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 6-7:30 pm. She will also offer three Q&A sessions: Friday, September 17, 12 noon-1 pm; Saturday, September 25, 10-11 am; Thursday, September 30, 6:30-7:30 pm. All sessions are free, but you must register in advance. If you are unable to attend these sessions on Zoom, they will be recorded and posted on the web.

ARTIST RECEPTION FOR THE MARY L. NOHL SUITCASE EXHIBITION AT MIAD
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 6-8 pm
MIAD, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
For information: https://www.miad.edu/miad-galleries-overview

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 September 25.

UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN: ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES
NIRMAL RAJA & GUESTS
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm
VIRTUAL
For information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu

Nirmal Raja examines global movement, the cultural and material legacies of colonialism, and the lingering traces of memory from the perspective of one who has lived in several places before calling Milwaukee home. As a 2020 Nohl Fellow, she shared her monetary award with the five Established finalists—Portia Cobb, David Niec, Heidi Parkes, Valaria Tatera, Della Wells—and she brings them together as a panel to discuss her work and what it has meant to be an artist in a tumultuous year. This talk is sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists. This lecture will be available as a pre-recorded virtual event. The link to the recording will be posted the following day at https://uwm.edu/arts/art-and-design/artists-now/.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/2021-10

As the weather cools down, we are keeping an eye on the coronavirus. We will continue to keep as many programs outdoors as possible. Both the monthly Cultural Plant Walk with artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan and the bird walk with Chuck Stebelton continue outdoors, as does Dog Day. We are finishing off the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden’s series of sound baths with two in October: one for the new moon and the other at the full moonTuesdays in the Garden will remain outdoors as weather permits. We have one indoor workshop on the books for October: enameling with Leslie Perrino. And we hope to celebrate the opening of our next exhibition, Komerican, in person. The exhibition features the work of ten Korean-American artists and examines what it means to be a Korean-in-Wisconsin artist at this time. Back in the safety of the virtual world, we will be hosting our monthly HOME Bilingual Story Time and the regular meeting of our HOME Book Discussion Group.

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