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Trees in the Landscape

February 22, 2011


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Winter Carnival Impending!

February 21, 2011

While the warm weather last week was wonderful for many reasons, it did give us a little bit of a scare when all the snow melted. After all, our Winter Carnival is fast approaching (this Saturday!), and snow is an integral part of many of the events we have planned. Luckily, the gods of collaborative, outdoor art projects have been kind, and the garden is once again covered in snow. Throughout this week, I'll be highlighting some of the activities you'll be able to participate in on Saturday.

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What Are the Nohl Fellows Doing?

February 17, 2011

Art City's Lonnie Turner interviews Waldek Dynerman, a 2010 Nohl Fellow. Click here for the interview.

Ice Skating issues

February 12, 2011

We had been looking forward to another Sunday of skating at Lynden tomorrow, February 13. However, we have been having some ice problems: after the heavy snow the ice (now 17" thick) began to sag in the center of the lake, allowing water to flood over the top. We began to develop two things: a very uneven surface as slush formed and froze, and double ice--places where water is trapped between the thick under layer and the thinner (and not terribly stable) upper layer. When we were finally able to remove the snow, the ice rose back up and beyond level, so that even as we try to flood the skating area to create a smooth surface, the water slides down the sides of what is now a bit of a dome.

We don't know if the warming today will provide any remedies, but we will be posting updates here. If skating is your interest, please check there before coming up tomorrow. We will be open from 12 noon to 5pm, and there is still much to do in what promises to be warmer weather: the conditions are excellent for a snowshoe walk around the garden, and even high boots (and a willingness to walk through snow) will work. Inside the house, you can see our Pop Prints show and the new work from our collection throughout the first floor.

If we can find a way around the ice problems, we'll re-open the skating next Sunday and for the Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 26.


Ice Skating at Lynden featured on Key Milwaukee

February 10, 2011

This month's issue of Key Milwaukee has a feature on ice skating in Milwaukee that includes our Winter View: Ice Skating at Lynden events. Click here for the story, and don't forget to bring your skates to the garden this Sunday from 12-5 pm to see what all the fuss is about.

Pamela Ruschman's Ice Skating Painting

February 3, 2011

Winter View: Ice Skating at Lynden

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Lynden on ThirdCoast Digest

January 26, 2011

Our friends at ThirdCoast Digest have a nice piece up featuring not one, but two writers discussing our ice skating event and Lynden in the winter. Click here to read it, and come back February 13th, to experience it for yourself!

More Ice Skating!

January 25, 2011

As promised, here are the dates for the next round of ice skating events at Lynden.

Sunday, February 13th, 12pm-5pm
Saturday, February 26th, 10am-4pm during our Winter Carnival

Free to members or with admission to the garden (there are family passes available for the Winter Carnival).

Weather permitting.

Ice Skating photos

January 24, 2011

Winter View: Ice Skating at Lynden

Thanks to everybody that made yesterday's ice skating event a big success! The sun stayed out, there was plenty of cider on hand, and I'm pretty sure I spotted several future champions on the ice from my vantage point at the front desk. In fact, we had so much fun, we'll be doing it again. Check back soon for dates.

Click here for more photos by Claire Ruzicka and Jeremy Stepien.

Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund 2010

January 24, 2011

Congratulations to Nicole Brown, the ninth awardee in the 2010 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 Georgia, Ohio, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois, Thailand and Italy.

Nicole Brown: To screen her short documentary, A King in Milwaukee, at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana


With this award the fund has expended the $5000 it had to disburse beginning December 1, 2010. The fund will reopen with an additional $5000 on June 1, 2011. For more information on applying to the Suitcase Export Fund, click here.

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