Events Calendar

Repeats every week until Wed May 16 2018 .
May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu May 17 2018 except Thu Mar 29 2018.
May 3, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Kite makers, flyers, artists and art lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with an afternoon of events and activities. Drop in to the studio to make and decorate simple, earth-friendly kites. Radical Jewelry Makeover will be on hand to sell recycled jewelry in their pop-up shop. Expect additional artist-led activities, as well as treats.

About Radical Jewelry Makeover
Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a community jewelry mining and recycling project of Ethical Metalsmiths that uses donated jewelry. The project encourages consideration of the social and environmental impacts of mining and jewelry production. RJM draws public attention to the creativity and skills of jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Jewelers and students have donated their time and skills to this community focused project over the past few months. Student participants from UW-Milwaukee have been engaged in a Special Topics course run by Michael Dale Bernard, which focuses on creating jewelry that utilizes the RJM donations for various pop-ups and online shops in addition to participating in the RJM:WI Exhibition. These activities will raise funds to support the mission of Radical Jewelry Makeover and student scholarships.

Repeats every day until Mon May 07 2018 . Also includes Wed May 16 2018.
May 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

A Workshop for Elders with The Illumignossi Project

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this two-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Monday, May 7, 2018 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

“With age comes wisdom, and length of days brings understanding.” (Job 12:12)

Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and essential questions for elders who are pondering their legacy: What is my life story? What is the meaning of my life? What is my legacy?

“You shall honor your elders" (Lev. 19:32), is central to Judaism, as is the idea of legacy, expressed in the Hebrew phrase l’dor va-dor, meaning “from generation to generation.” Working with Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, founder of The Spark Wisconsin, and David Moss, founder of The Illumignossi Project, you will explore the Jewish approach to legacy as you make your own richly-decorated lamp and share wisdom through conversations about life and the gifts we can pass on. It’s about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes and dreams.

Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Workshop participants, regardless of their artistic background, come away with a beautiful lamp—a legacy light--to enjoy…and, eventually, to gift. As important, they come away with a deeper appreciation for their life journey. This workshop is open to all who are interested in exploring their legacy. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend both sessions.

This workshop is made possible in part with support from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

About The Illumignossi Project

Make Lamps.  Spread Light.  Share Wisdom.

Illuminating life’s journey is the core of The Illumignossi Project’s philosophy. When we can see life as a journey that’s rich with opportunities for growth and learning, horizons widen and meaning deepens. Like any journey, there are unexpected twists and turns; easy passages and passages that are dark and narrow; tedious portions and moments that are remarkable and sacred.

Now think of light and all that it symbolizes: Warmth, clarity, illumination, understanding, love, healing, hope and inspiration.

Our goal? A little more light for life’s journey. From cradle to grave, we have initiatives that can ease life’s dark, challenging passages or hallow life’s hallmark events. Our unique lamp making process and the beautiful lamps our participants create from natural, handmade papers and materials are surrounded with layers of meaning to help provide light for life’s journey. During the lamp making process connections are made, wisdom is shared, healing is fostered and inspiration is nourished. Whether our workshops are a welcome respite, a positive inflection point along life’s path, or an illuminating flashpoint – a little light, warmth and shared wisdom is always welcome. Gifted to another or kept by its maker, each lamp is its own beautiful, unique symbol that helps provide some welcome light and comfort for life’s journey.

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 09 2018 . Also includes Tue Feb 06 2018, Tue Mar 13 2018, Tue Apr 10 2018, Tue May 08 2018, Tue Jun 05 2018, Tue Jun 19 2018, Tue Jul 17 2018, Tue Aug 28 2018.
May 8, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 9 - Winter Surprise
February 6 - Friends
March 13 - Signs of Spring
April 10 - Garden Creations
May 8 - Blooming - Registration closed.
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color

May 9, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 10, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Pre-Mother’s Day Workshop with Courtney Joy Stevens

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Fee: $110/ $100 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

This series of workshops takes a broad view of what it means to garden. Whether you consider yourself a backyard gardener, a forager, a farmer, or a steward of the land, the Garden Series will have something for you. From formal garden design to identifying and learning to use wild growing plants, we span a range of techniques and philosophies. Because of the range of subjects covered, these classes can be enjoyed by new and experienced gardeners alike.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Courtney Joy Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral will teach you how to create a stunning centerpiece with seasonal flowers in a loose and organic style. She will teach you the design elements you can use to create arrangements with movement, texture, and visual appeal. Participants will have the opportunity to work with an assortment of local, seasonal, unique blooms to help create original, wild works of art. Walk away with a fresh spring arrangement to grace your Mother’s Day table setting. All materials provided; each participant will take home an arrangement and vase.

About Courtney Joy Stevens
Courtney Joy Stevens enjoys creating with flowers to bring people a heightened awareness of the natural world. Through her business, Courtney Joy Floral, she grows flowers and makes flower designs. She lives and works from Three Brothers Farm, which she owns and operates with her husband, Michael Gutschenritter, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Together they grow flowers and vegetables, raise Shetland sheep for wool, and have too many chickens, a livestock guardian dog named Freja, and two cats.

May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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1-2 pm: Rehearsal
2-4 pm: Filming

Registration: The event is FREE to participants but you must register online here. People of all ages, abilities and mobilities are welcome. For those with mobility concerns please contact MKE Dance Theatre Network via email: kcoffey@cooperformke.com prior to the event. Children ages 8 and over are welcome to participate in the project with their parents supervising them at all times.

Join master choreographer Pina Bausch's fans and people all over the world as we perform the NELKEN-Line in Milwaukee.

“Lines” are a recurring and characteristic element in many of Pina Bausch's pieces: sequences of movement with repetitive steps and gestures that the dancers perform standing in a long queue. The Pina Bausch Foundation goes one step further with its project “The NELKEN-Line” by inviting groups of dancers and dance lovers from all over the world to dance the best-known line in all of Pina Bausch’s works--“Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” from “Nelken” (1982)—and to share the videos on the foundation’s website.

MKE Dance Theatre Network is organizing the local iteration of this year-long global project, and invites anyone and everyone that would like to take part to gather at Lynden to share Bausch's iconic choreography. The sequence is comprised of four different gestures that represent each of the four seasons and is performed in a line that will travel through the garden. 

Wear comfortable clothing, suitable footwear, and bring an umbrella in case of light rain.

Join the line:
You can learn the sequence directly from long-time Tanztheater Wuppertal member Julie Anne Stanzak here: https://vimeo.com/219686975
We will teach/review the gestures with all participants at each location.

You can learn more about the project here:
http://www.pinabausch.org/en/projects/the-nelken-line

Can’t make it to Lynden that afternoon? Want to perform the NELKEN-line twice? "The Pina Bausch NELKEN-Line: MKE" is also taking place at Alice’s Garden on the morning of May 12. More information and updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/934612643354730/

May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

world bonsai day

1 pm: Demonstration by Jennifer Price
3 pm: Reception

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bonsai is a living art that is appreciated by people in every culture. World Bonsai Day is for sharing this peaceful art and advancing international friendship and goodwill throughout the world.

In honor of this year’s World Bonsai Day and the re-opening of the Bonsai Pavilion, Lynden will host a special temporary exhibit of bonsai by members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society.

The exhibit will open on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Bonsai Pavilion, with a demonstration by bonsai artist Jennifer Price at 1 pm. A reception will follow at 3 pm. The exhibit will remain on view through Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The Bonsai Pavilion, which houses the collection of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, is open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and by appointment, from May to October. Admission is free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

About Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price discovered bonsai eight years ago after retiring from the stage as a professional ballerina. She is struck by the line and form within bonsai and the ability to use the tree’s natural flow of movement. For the last several years she has been involved in an intensive study program with Walter Pall from Germany and Jim Doyle from Pennsylvania. She has taught workshops and given demonstrations worldwide and last year represented America at an international bonsai convention in Shanghai, China.

May 13, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

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Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Call 414-446-8794 to be added to the waitlist.

Grab your mother and bring her along for this daylong workshop that will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden.

Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience (or mother) required, and all materials supplied. Remember: using dyes can be messy. We'll supply you with an apron, but please wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

May 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Katheryn Corbin, whose exhibition remains on view in the gallery through May 27, leads a tour of the work by women artists on Lynden’s grounds. Walk followed by tea and cookies.

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Women's Speaker Series: Allison Pataki, May 14, 2018

Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of Beauty in the Broken Places, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Registration for this event is closed.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Allison Pataki, author of Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience, back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Monday, May 14, 7 pm.

About Beauty in the Broken Places

A deeply moving memoir about a young couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future

Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave—a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident—had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night.

When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come.

As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation of this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again.

This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It’s a tale of a man’s turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places.

About the Author

Allison Pataki is the author of the bestselling novels Sisi, The Traitor’s Wife, and The Accidental Empress, as well as the co-author of Where the Light Falls, with her brother Owen Pataki, and two children’s books. Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Pataki and her husband, Dave Levy, are passionate about raising awareness of the difficulties of life after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The daughter of former New York State governor George E. Pataki, Allison Pataki graduated cum laude from Yale University and lives in New York City with her family.

May 16, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

A Workshop for Elders with The Illumignossi Project

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this two-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Monday, May 7, 2018 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

“With age comes wisdom, and length of days brings understanding.” (Job 12:12)

Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and essential questions for elders who are pondering their legacy: What is my life story? What is the meaning of my life? What is my legacy?

“You shall honor your elders" (Lev. 19:32), is central to Judaism, as is the idea of legacy, expressed in the Hebrew phrase l’dor va-dor, meaning “from generation to generation.” Working with Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, founder of The Spark Wisconsin, and David Moss, founder of The Illumignossi Project, you will explore the Jewish approach to legacy as you make your own richly-decorated lamp and share wisdom through conversations about life and the gifts we can pass on. It’s about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes and dreams.

Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Workshop participants, regardless of their artistic background, come away with a beautiful lamp—a legacy light--to enjoy…and, eventually, to gift. As important, they come away with a deeper appreciation for their life journey. This workshop is open to all who are interested in exploring their legacy. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend both sessions.

This workshop is made possible in part with support from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

About The Illumignossi Project

Make Lamps.  Spread Light.  Share Wisdom.

Illuminating life’s journey is the core of The Illumignossi Project’s philosophy. When we can see life as a journey that’s rich with opportunities for growth and learning, horizons widen and meaning deepens. Like any journey, there are unexpected twists and turns; easy passages and passages that are dark and narrow; tedious portions and moments that are remarkable and sacred.

Now think of light and all that it symbolizes: Warmth, clarity, illumination, understanding, love, healing, hope and inspiration.

Our goal? A little more light for life’s journey. From cradle to grave, we have initiatives that can ease life’s dark, challenging passages or hallow life’s hallmark events. Our unique lamp making process and the beautiful lamps our participants create from natural, handmade papers and materials are surrounded with layers of meaning to help provide light for life’s journey. During the lamp making process connections are made, wisdom is shared, healing is fostered and inspiration is nourished. Whether our workshops are a welcome respite, a positive inflection point along life’s path, or an illuminating flashpoint – a little light, warmth and shared wisdom is always welcome. Gifted to another or kept by its maker, each lamp is its own beautiful, unique symbol that helps provide some welcome light and comfort for life’s journey.

May 16, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

May 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Living Beauty
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members
Register by phone at 414-446-8481.

Last spring, the Milwaukee Bonsai Society opened a new exhibition garden at Lynden. We will learn about the ancient ideals that inform Japanese aesthetics--and are employed in art, gardening, and daily life--while observing these principles in action at the bonsai pavilion and among some of Lynden’s Japanese sculptures. We will also practice suminagashi, a traditional Japanese form of paper marbling practiced not only as a craft but as a form of self-discipline, concentration, and control of unpredictable elements. Combining text and image, we will write haiku to describe our experience.

Registration deadline for all Homeschool Days is one week prior. Space is limited, please register early.
Dress appropriately for the weather; much time will be spent outdoors in all seasons.

For more information on Homeschool Days, click here.

May 17, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 20 2018 . Also includes Sat Feb 17 2018, Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Apr 21 2018, Sat May 19 2018, Sat Jun 16 2018, Sat Jul 21 2018, Sat Aug 18 2018, Sat Sep 22 2018, Sat Oct 20 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018, Sat Dec 15 2018.
May 19, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking.

Repeats every day until Sun Apr 29 2018 . Also includes Sun May 20 2018.
May 20, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Chuck Stebelton, left, with fellow poet and birdwatcher Nathaniel Tarn

April 29 with Chuck Stebelton, Katheryn Corbin & Kiki Anderson, 8:30 am-10 am
May 20 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am

You may also be interested in Writing the Walk: A Workshop with Oxeye Press Poets, May 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for spring bird walks, and he's brought friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

On April 29, Stebelton's guests are Katheryn Corbin, whose exhibition Migrant will be on view at Lynden from February 25 through May 27, and Kiki Anderson.

On May 20, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for artist Cecilia Condit's two-channel video installation, Tales of a Future Past, part of a recent exhibition at Lynden.

May 20, 2018 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Writing the Walk: A Workshop with the Oxeye Press Poets
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/writing-walk-work...

In conjunction with artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton’s Imprint project.
Fee: $15/ $10 members (includes a copy of the Oxeye Press edition made for this event)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.
Join Chuck Stebelton and Renato Umali for a birdwalk, earlier that morning, 8:30 am-10 am.

Led by Oxeye Press poets, including poet and teacher Richard Meier and publisher, printer and poet Jordan Dunn, participants will discuss walking and a poetics of presence at the place of inscription. We’ll explore the ways walking and writing participate in the Lynden Sculpture Garden as a natural space and a site for making. Following a discussion of poets and texts and artists associated with these ideas, participants will walk and write in the garden. Selections from the writings of participants will be combined into a single walk and printed in a limited edition by Oxeye Press.

Related Events
Poetry Reading:
Saturday, May 19, 7:00 pm
Richard Meier (February March April April)
Jordan Dunn (Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action)
Chuck Stebelton (An Apostle Island)
at the Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee WI, 53212
Click here for more info.

About Oxeye Press
Based in Madison, WI, Oxeye Press publishes small editions of handmade books, chapbooks, and ephemera with a focus on experimental writing, letterpress printing, and friendship. The press grew out of the reading series Oscar Presents. Since 2014, they have made event-specific prints for over 50 poets and artists who have read or performed for the series. A complete archive of Oxeye Press materials is available in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Oxeye Press publications are printed and edited by Jordan Dunn. www.oxeyepress.org

May 20, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Image from Pinterest.

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Get a jump on planting season by creating an indoor mini sprouting garden inside a found object. Bring an object to recycle into a planter, or choose one of ours. Your planter should be able to hold up to two cups of soil; we’ll add a drainage hole if it doesn’t have one. Some plantings can be transferred to your yard after the last frost. Seeds and soil provided.

May 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Workshop with Joel Hitchcock Tilton

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Fee: $15/$10 members (Fee includes a jar of organic pesticide concentrate to take home.)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

This series of workshops takes a broad view of what it means to garden. Whether you consider yourself a backyard gardener, a forager, a farmer, or a steward of the land, the Garden Series will have something for you. From formal garden design to identifying and learning to use wild growing plants, we span a range of techniques and philosophies. Because of the range of subjects covered, these classes can be enjoyed by new and experienced gardeners alike.

Controlling pests is part of every gardener’s life, and grower Joel Hitchcock Tilton encourages us to consider methods of pest control that are not inherently harmful to the earth and those that occupy it. Companion planting--encouraging plants to thrive by planting them in combinations that provide essential nutrients, deter pests, attract pollinators, or offer structural support—is one such technique. The workshop will include a brief overview of the theory and benefits of companion planting, as well as an introduction to the most widely used organic pest control methods and their proper implementation. Hitchcock Tilton will finish by demonstrating how to make your own organic pesticide for garden use.

About Joel Hitchcock Tilton
Joel Hitchcock Tilton is originally from Wisconsin. He has been living and growing in New Orleans for the past 12 years. He runs a network of urban gardens, grows produce, manages greenhouses, and raises sheep, goats, chickens, pigeons, and bees.


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