Lynden Blog

August 1, 2012 | Anonymous

August has brought a return of green (amazing how fast the grass can go from utterly parched to reasonably hopeful), just in time for the plein-air painters who are joining Eric Aho for his workshop,

July 18, 2012 | Willy

We'd like to give a big (and slightly belated) thank you to everybody who attended Coming (and Going) Attractions this past Sunday. Claire Ruzicka took some wonderful photos of the event. I've posted a few below, but to see the entire set, click here.

Photo: Claire Ruzicka

Photo: Claire Ruzicka
Roy Staab

Photo: Claire Ruzicka
Jon Mueller

Photo: Claire Ruzicka
Lingo DanceTheatre

Photo: Claire Ruzicka
Juniper Tar

July 13, 2012 | Willy

2004 Nohl Fellow William Andersen recently sold a piece from his 2005 Nohl Exhibition, Mi er wa qi, to our good friends at Chipstone. The piece, a chinoiserie drill (pictured below), is displayed alongside other works by Andersen at Chipstone.

Mi er wa qi, 2005, William Andersen

Mark Escribano, a 2003 Nohl fellow, has a great Q&A with Art City's Mary Louise Schumacher over on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel site. The conversation touches on Escribano's move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, his recent work on several "orphaned" art films he began while living in Milwaukee, and more. Read the interview here.

July 3, 2012 | Willy

Nicholas Lampert, one of the Established artists awarded a 2011 Nohl Fellowship, collaborated with Dan S. Wang for a print in Zone of Contention: The U.S./Mexico Border at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The exhibition was curated by Xandra Eden, one of the jurors who selected the 2011 Nohl Fellows, and who became accquainted with Lampert's work during that process.

For more info on Zone of Contention and to see an image of Lampert and Wang's print, click here.

July 1, 2012 | Anonymous

After our successful collaboration with Alverno Presents for the Eiko + Koma performance last summer, we went right back to the table to consider ways we could extend the partnership and bring more pe

June 27, 2012 | Willy


As some visitors to the garden have noticed, George Rickey's Peristyle--Three Lines (1963-1964) has been absent from its perch on the patio by the pool for some time now. Because the "three lines" of Peristyle's title are moving parts, it was necessary to bring the sculpture indoors during the windiest months to avoid damage. But now (despite today's wind) the Rickey returns to its rightful location!


June 25, 2012 | Willy

We are pleased to announce the twelve awardees in the 2011 Summer Cycle of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund. The fund provides support to greater Milwaukee artists who are exhibiting or screening work outside the immediate four-county area. This group of artists will be taking work to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs; and Warsaw, Poland; Zurich, Switzerland; Harlosa, Sweden; and Beijing, China.

Paula Christensen: To exhibit three paintings at Parallax Art Fair New York, to be held at 82 Mercer, an event space in Soho.


Waldek Dynerman: For a solo exhibition at Test Gallery in Warsaw, Poland--an interactive installation of 15 small sculptures and a live video projection.


Anthony Ferraro: To participate in the American Black Film Festival's first "Webisode Challenge" in Miami with his web series Gettin' Grown TV.


Nicholas Frank: For a solo mini-exhibition in the John Riepenhoff Experience (a miniature gallery) at the Pepin Moore gallery in Los Angeles. He will present a video sculpture, part of the ongoing Secret Choreographer Series, made for the peculiar characteristics of the JRE.


Ashley Janke: To participate in “Black and White,” a group exhibition curated by Ryan Travis Christian at Double Break in San Diego. Janke is showing a black and white etching.

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Susan Kamholz: To exhibit three paintings at Parallax Art Fair New York, to be held at 82 Mercer, an event space in Soho.


Gregory Klassen: For a two-person exhibition at Galerie Rosenberg in Zurich, Switzerland, featuring 8 of Klassen’s recent (large) paintings.


Colleen Ludwig: To exhibit “Shiver,” an immersive, interactive environment that integrates programming, electronics and a recirculating water system into a pre-fabricated architectural framework, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. "Shiver" was juried into the presentation for the 2012 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) conference, Machine Wilderness.

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C. Matthew Luther: For an exhibition in Harlosa, Sweden in conjunction with an artist residency through Arna Fagelriket (the avian kingdom).


Greg J. Schoeneck: For a solo show at the new G44 Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado (the grand opening). He will show 10-12 large and medium scale oil paintings.


Shane Walsh: To participate in a group exhibition at the Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle.

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Jason Yi: For an onsite installation at the Inside-out Art Museum in Beijing, part of an international exhibition examining East Asian cultural influences. The exhibition will inaugurate the museum’s new space.

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June 22, 2012 | Willy


We are excited to announce that we've finally installed bike racks for you intrepid cyclists who come to the garden via bicycle. The racks are located by the outdoor restrooms in the parking lot/prairie.

June 5, 2012 | Willy

Our Director of Education, Jeremy Stepien, took photos of some of the plein air paintings created during our 2nd Anniversary Celebration/Plein Air Painting Day this past Saturday. I'm excited to post them here on the blog, but unfortunately I don't have info for all of them. If your painting is posted below, please email me at so I can credit you. Thanks again to everybody who participated!


Luma Lubbad



Sharon Bloomgarden


Rahul Sabnis

Nishant S. Sabnis

Caitlin Christine Martell


Irma Castañeda


Annie Koch

June 4, 2012 | Willy

Although technically our second anniversary was May 30th, we designated yesterday for our official celebration and planned a day of activities centered around plein air painting. Some guests brought their own painting materials. Others checked out watercolor kits from our art studio and found painting spots out on the grounds.

Photos: Elisabeth Albeck.

Heather Eiden kicked off her summer yoga series, Yoga in the Garden, with a free introductory session. (You can join Heather every Sunday from 1-2:30 pm for yoga at Lynden.)

Photos: Elisabeth Albeck.

Meanwhile, Ali Lubbad and Michael Kashou of the Painted Caves were deep in the groove on the patio, using a range of string, percussion and wind instruments and loops to provide the soundtrack for the day's festivities. Their meditative, entrancing sounds were perfect for dancing, artmaking, wandering and relaxing.

Photos: Elisabeth Albeck.

Guests took a tour of the sculpture with docent Lloyd Hickson and a tour of the numerous varieties of trees on the grounds with Sharon Morrisey and Jason Housworth. There were cookies (from Amaranth Bakery) and lemonade, the weather was beautiful, and a wonderful time was had by all.

We'd like to thank everyone who helped out, participated and attended. We'll see you next year for the 3rd anniversary!

Photos by Elisabeth Albeck.

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