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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

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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.

Light Up the Garden photos

January 17, 2011

Light Up the Garden lantern-lit walk, 1/16/11, photo by Roy Staab
Our Light Up the Garden lantern walk was a big success yesterday. If you missed it, here are some pictures attendees were kind enough to send us (plus some we took).

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Dave Project video

January 10, 2011

As some of you may remember, this past October we hosted an event at Lynden that was part of The Dave Project, a series of events put on by the Chipstone Foundation and the Art Museum that were inspired by the Dave Drake pot exhibited in the Theaster Gates installation.

Now, ArtBabble has video from several of those events. Head on over to their website, to watch.

Nohl: Paul Druecke

January 7, 2011

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Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund 2010

January 10, 2011

Congratulations to the first eight awardees 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.

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Little Lake draining; Algae Harvest October 16th

October 19, 2010

Little Lake draining
Little Lake draining

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The Picnic Tables Are Coming (Soon)

October 5, 2010

Given the brisk weather we’ve been having lately, a picnic might be the furthest thing from your mind. Nonetheless, we’re pleased to announce that picnic tables will be coming to Lynden soon. Milwaukee’s Flux Design have designed and are currently fabricating a prototype from stainless steel and Ipe wood.
Ipe wood from Savannah

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New Things to See at Lynden

October 4, 2010

Lately much of my blogging has been related to events happening at the garden, but today I’m posting about several new additions to Lynden. After a very wet summer, Sergio and Patrick were finally able to excavate in order to pour the concrete footings for several sculptures that needed to be resited following the renovation. Masayuki Nagare’s 1964-1965 piece, Bench-Stone has been installed in the north-western quadrant of the garden. The armature for Bernard Kirschenbaum’s 1974 sculpture, Twist for Max, is in place behind Waterfall Hill (the sculpture itself needs to cleaned and will be installed when cleaning is complete.) Finally, Heinz Mack’s Knife Tree, which I can see from the window of our conference room where I’m writing right now, is getting a new base.

Come to Lynden on Wednesday (10 am – 6 pm) or Sunday (12 pm – 5 pm) to see the new additions and visit (or revisit) the garden as fall takes effect!

Educator’s Open House tomorrow

October 1, 2010

This is a last minute reminder that tomorrow we’re having our Educators’ Open House. The event runs from 1-4 pm. From our events page:

Join us for an Educator’s Open House at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. This event will provide local educators with an opportunity to learn about our year-round educational programs, visit our art studio, outdoor learning center and picnic area, and join a docent for a short tour of the outdoor collection. Light refreshments will be served, and a free field trip will be given away!

This event is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

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