Events Calendar

Repeats every week until Sun Jul 29 2018 .
July 1, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
The five-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Asanas and Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - July 1-29, 2018

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Sun Jul 01 2018 . Also includes Sun Aug 05 2018.
July 1, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Fees:
Adults: $12
Students / seniors age 62 and up / active military--all with ID: $8
Children aged 6-17: $8. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
(tour fee includes admission to the Lynden Sculpture Garden)
Membership to the Lynden Sculpture Garden includes one free docent-led tour per member. Join online here.

Registration: Advance registration required for all tours; the registration deadline is noon the prior Friday. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794 (members should register by phone).

In the warmer months the Lynden Sculpture Garden offers docent-led tours. Walking tours take place the first Sunday of the month, 2:30 pm-4 pm, July 1 & August 5, 2018.

More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/sunday-tours

July 5, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

A residency with Arianne King Comer

Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Our intent is to make this opportunity available to everyone, and we will waive admission upon request.

Textile artist Arianne King Comer is interested in the cultural traditions of the African Diaspora, and much of her research focuses on indigo cultivation and dyeing. Comer travels with wax pans, imprinting stamps from the countries that practice batik, a collection of dyes--including indigo--for cotton and silk, and examples of textiles from her collection.

For IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth, a continuation of the residency we piloted last summer, Comer will set up a month-long, all-ages, drop-in indigo-dyeing studio, inviting groups and individuals to join her at the dyeing vat as she relates the history of indigo and teaches different resist-dyeing methods, particularly traditional batik, adire (Yoruba), and shibori (Japanese) techniques of designing on cloth. Working with community members, she will design adornments for Citizen’s expanded cast, as well as cloth banners that will be installed in proximity to Eliza’s cabinet and Lizzie’s garden. She will continue the community project we launched last summer to memorialize Lizzie’s Garden by creating a cloth cookbook using resist dye techniques that collects local recipes for the vegetables growing in the garden.

Comer’s residency will be preceded by an exhibition of her cloth-based work (paintings, clothing, design) in Lynden’s gallery. Once she arrives, we will turn the gallery into another Lynden lab space, displaying work made by Comer and the community throughout the residency. This exhibition, which has the potential to change daily during the residency, will remain on view in its final form through August 19.

Open Studio Schedule 2018

Thursday, July 5, 1-5 pm
Friday, July 6, 10 am-12 pm
Sunday, July 8, 2:30- 5 pm (following a drop-in family workshop)
Monday, July 9, 12-5 pm
Wednesday, July 11, 10 am-12 pm
Sunday, July 22, 10 am-4 pm: Family Free Day
Monday, July 23, 12-5 pm
Wednesday, July 25, 1-7:30 pm

July 8, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Arianne King Comer
Rise, Arianne King Comer

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

Join artist-in-residence Arianne King Comer around the dye vat as she shares traditional batik, adire (Yoruba) and shibori (Japanese) techniques of designing on cloth. Bring a clean piece of cotton clothing along to transform. T-shirts work well; remember that any new clothing must be washed first. This is a Call & Response event.

July 8, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
The five-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Asanas and Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - July 1-29, 2018

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Sat Jun 02 2018 . Also includes Sat Jul 14 2018.
July 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Saturday, June 2 & Saturday, July 14, 2018. Sessions are standalone; sign up for any one. If you'd like to develop more skills/projects, sign up for multiple sessions.
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited, advance registration required. The July 14 session is full.

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigillata, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing.The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This 'reduction' atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

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

Attendance at sawdust firing voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. She offers a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her exhibition, Migrant, is on view at the Lynden Scupture Garden, February 25-May 27, 2018.

July 14, 2018 - 10:30am - July 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

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Ninety three-year-old Mr. Williams at Alice’s Garden, directing the planting of peanuts in his “Forever Garden” plot.

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Chef and food scholar Scott Barton and artist-in-residence Portia Cobb continue their joint exploration of Diaspora legacies through food and foodways in a weekend of activities related to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities and Lizzie’s Garden.

In Barton’s first mini-residency, they will engage a small group of elders in discussions about land, gardening, migration, and food. Together they will share recipes, prepare foods, and preserve vegetables from Lizzie’s Garden (okra pickles, canned collard greens, chow-chow—or whatever is in season). Some of these activities will be open to the public (see below), and will provide opportunities for talking, tasting, and watching food demos. Others will be documented in videos that will be shared at a future date.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:30-11:30 am - A Garden and Culinary Conversation with Our Elders
Chef and food scholar Scott Barton and artist-in-residence Portia Cobb talk story about the land and Lizzie by taking you on a tour of Lizzie’s Garden and Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. Then, joined by local elders on the porch of the cabinet, Cobb and Barton lead an informal discussion about gardening, migration, and Diaspora legacies through food/foodways.

3:15-4 pm - Food Tasting and Informal Storytelling
Stop by before Kavon Cortez Jones’s Performance on the Porch to taste the fruits of the day’s preserving and share stories about food and foodways. Bring your recipes and food traditions for okra, cabbage, collard greens, tomato, cucumber, cowpeas, peppers, herbs, sweet potato, or peanuts (goobers)—the vegetables growing in Lizzie’s Garden.

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2-3 pm - Vegetable Preserving Demo
Scott Barton demonstrates a preserving technique for vegetables from Lizzie’s Garden.

3-4 pm - Food Tasting and Informal Storytelling
Taste, talk, share stories and recipes for okra, cabbage, collard greens, tomato, cucumber, cowpeas, peppers, herbs, sweet potato, or peanuts (goobers)—the vegetables growing in Lizzie’s Garden.

July 14, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $15/$10 members
Registration: Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794, or at the front desk day-of.

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.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the summer bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare the healing herbs we forage, sample them, and discuss their taste and energetic qualities. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

About Kyle Denton
Kyle Denton is an herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, a local clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company. Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional Western herbalism by creating herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

July 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Local poet, storyteller, and performing artist Kavon Cortez Jones will deliver some of his iconic monologues about his Milwaukee love from the porch of Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. KJ will take you around our beautiful city from the top of the U.S. Bank building to the Fuel Cafe, Var Gallery, across the 16th Street Bridge, skylarked on Lake Michigan's shore, to Reservoir Park where he wishes to leave Milwaukee. Kavon Cortez Jones invites you to be amazed by the voice and gestural dynamics of a young performer. This is a Call and Response event.

About the Artist
Kavon Cortez Jones is a Milwaukee homegrown writer, storyteller, biker, and actor. Jones leads bike rides with local muralist Ammar Nsoroma and the Red Bike & Green's Milwaukee Chapter. He performs in Quasimondo Theatre's avant-garde productions, and visits schools city-wide to facilitate poetry workshops. Jones self-published his debut poetry book, Club Noir, on September 26, 2016, his 22nd birthday. The young scribe has sold over 600 copies since with no book release party or bookstore purchases. Instead, he meets with friends and colleagues in coffee shops, Fuel Cafe, Rochambo for a fulfilling in-person exchange. Now, at 23, he is transitioning out of his Club Noir writing phase to the “Essence of Cool” era. The Essence of Cool will be the title of a second full-length poetry book to be released, September 26th, 2020, his golden birthday. The next couple years for Kavon Cortez Jones will be centered around “Carpe Diem,” being more fearless, simply a celebration of life. Visit his Facebook page to learn more.

July 15, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
The five-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Asanas and Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - July 1-29, 2018

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Sun Apr 22 2018 . Also includes Sun Jul 15 2018, Sun Jul 22 2018, Sun Jul 29 2018.
July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Themes:
April 22: Aromatherapy: DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
July 15: Hand-Painted Walking Sticks
July 22 (10 am-4 pm): Make Your Own Button 
July 29: Self-Love Trading Cards Club

The Self Care Studio is a platform that illuminates the practice of self-care techniques through a variety of mediums. The studio’s online presence shares daily positive reminders in our social media-driven culture. By posting illustrations and texts the studio aims to promote self-kindness in times of healing, radical self-forgiveness, and prioritizing ourselves with mantras such as “self-care is not selfish.”  The Self Care Studio also exists in the physical world as a pop-up shop. It sells self-care merchandise and facilitates workshops that provide a variety of hands-on sensory projects that encourage us to carve out time for ourselves by slowing down in the present moment. The Self Care Studio is a project of artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp.

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, Tue Sep 11 2018.
July 17, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

TIG 7/1/14

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
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color
September 11 - Prairie Life

July 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

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.

Garden design is at least a craft, and in some cultures it rises to an art form. Using living plants as the medium, it must take into account the added elements of location, the laws and whims of nature, and the inevitable changes that come with the passage of time. Michelle Zimmer discovered that designing a garden to complement the newly installed Bonsai exhibit was a happy but surprisingly complex process. Join her for an informal presentation and discussion of the design process for these new perennial gardens. Bring your imagination and be prepared to walk and talk as we’ll look at the garden from many points of view.

About Michelle Zimmer
Michelle Zimmer is a bonsai hobbyist, amateur naturalist, and garden lover.

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.
July 21, 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.

On July 21, Stone Pony Potter will be at Lynden making paw print impressions in clay. Your keepsake will be kiln fired at the Stone Pony studio and professionally finished with iron oxide to create a beautiful and durable piece. Make a reservation by email at stoneponypottery@yahoo.com or by phone at 262-709-6612. For more information, click here.

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July 22, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Arianne King Comer, photo: Portia Cobb
Arianne King Comer, photo: Portia Cobb

Free.
Parking: Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden beginning at 10 am. If you require handicap access, you may park in the lot at Lynden.

Lynden opens its doors to the community for a Family Free Day featuring the artists participating in Call & Response. Expect a day of activities of performances, and an extended opportunity to join Arianne King Comer around the dye vat. This is a Call & Response event.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a day on the grounds.

Schedule

10 am-4 pm Arianne King Comer: Shibori & Adire
10 am-4 pm Make Your Own Button with The Self Care Studio
10 am-4 pm Gary John Gresl Pop Up Assemblage
1:30 pm-3 pm Yoga in the Garden with Heather Eiden
4 pm Performance on the Porch: Nickel & Rose

10 AM-4 PM: Arianne King Comer
Arianne King Comer leads a day of communal resist-dyeing. Focusing on shibori (Japanese) and adire (Yoruba) methods, Comer will preside over the dye vats, inviting visitors to collect interesting found objects on the grounds to create resist patterns when they dip. Bring your 100% cotton or silk clothes, tablecloths or napkins and trans form them into wearable and functional art. If you are bringing new items, be sure to wash them beforehand. We will have a small supply of garments on hand for those who need them. Cool off inside the house where we will be showing a selection of videos about the indigo process in different places around the world.

10 AM-4 PM: Make Your Own Button with The Self Care Studio
Make your own button from start to finish to put on your favorite jacket, backpack, or fanny pack. Choose from a variety of materials to create your own design, then turn it into a wearable button. Artist, author and activist Jenna Knapp is the creator of The Self Care Studio, an online and IRL platform for illuminating the practice of self-care techniques, to make your own button. For a complete list of Self Care Sundays at Lynden, click here.

10 AM-4 PM: Gary John Gresl Pop Up Assemblage
Artist Gary John Gresl continues his residency at Lynden with an assemblage created for Family Free Day. For more on his residency, The Body Farm at Lynden, click here.

1:30 PM-3 PM: Yoga in the Garden with Heather Eiden
Instructor Heather Eiden offers a free session of Art and Asanas, her 5-session Yoga in the Garden class at Lynden. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. For more information on Yoga in the Garden, click here.

4 PM: Performance on the Porch: Nickel & Rose
Nickel & Rose (Carl Nickel and Johanna Rose) play songs from their two EPs, Oh Sweet Love and Americana, as well as unreleased original material and traditional covers, on the porch of Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities.

About Nickel & Rose
On the face of it, the songs of Nickel & Rose could be seen as a blend of folk and Americana, but that doesn’t come close to describing their sound. Their music is the bridge upon which their many and varied influences meet. Just as Carl Nichols and Johanna Rose’s harmonies entwine their distinctive voices, the duo’s music is similarly a melting-pot of unique styles.

Carl was raised on Milwaukee’s north side on a diet of gospel music and the sounds of Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, whereas Johanna was born in the east side, spending her youth in punk basement shows in the Riverwest neighborhood. A list of the artists that inspire them ranges from Taj Mahal to Django Reinhardt, from Ali Farka Touré to Lucinda Williams. Throw in other ingredients such as the works of Aldous Huxley and the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky and you start to get a sense of Nickel & Rose.

There’s also the experience gained from touring across large portions of Europe, in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic, to name just a few. It’s in this part of the world where they hitched a ride from a group of smugglers in order to cross the Ukrainian border and where they played to 50,000 anti-corruption protesters in the Romanian town of Cluj-Napoca.

All of which leads us to the new Nickel & Rose EP, Americana. The five courageous tracks explore the duo’s fractious relationship with the genre. On the one hand the inventive melodies and rustic charm pay homage to the Americana tradition but at the same time the themes look at what it means to be a diverse artist in the United States today.

The follow-up to last year’sOh Sweet Love EP, Americana is their most personal release to date. Though recorded in two studios over the course of six months, the songs originally came together in their attic home, which doubles as a practice and recording space that they share with Johanna’s pet snake, Dreamboat. It was while writing this music that they began to question whether or not they belong in the genre they love.

What can’t be questioned though is their passion for roots music, their ability to bring all of their influences together in one intoxicating brew, and the timeless quality of the songs they make together. They’ll leave the classifications up to you.

July 22, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
The five-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Asanas and Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - July 1-29, 2018

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

For more information, click here.

July 22, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

selfcarestudiologo

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Themes:
April 22: Aromatherapy: DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
July 15: Hand-Painted Walking Sticks
July 22 (10 am-4 pm): Make Your Own Button 
July 29: Self-Love Trading Cards Club

The Self Care Studio is a platform that illuminates the practice of self-care techniques through a variety of mediums. The studio’s online presence shares daily positive reminders in our social media-driven culture. By posting illustrations and texts the studio aims to promote self-kindness in times of healing, radical self-forgiveness, and prioritizing ourselves with mantras such as “self-care is not selfish.”  The Self Care Studio also exists in the physical world as a pop-up shop. It sells self-care merchandise and facilitates workshops that provide a variety of hands-on sensory projects that encourage us to carve out time for ourselves by slowing down in the present moment. The Self Care Studio is a project of artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp.

July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

CITIZEN (2016) by Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group ©Aitor Mendilibar Raja Feather Kelly
CITIZEN (2016) by Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group ©Aitor Mendilibar Raja Feather Kelly

Tickets & Parking
Tickets: $25/$20 members/$15 students. Buy tickets online or by phone at 414-446-8794.
Parking: Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden beginning at 12:30 pm. If you require handicap access, you may park in the lot at Lynden, but please notify us in advance by calling 414-446-8794.

Using the same methodology he piloted at Lynden in 2015 to adapt Moses(es), Reggie Wilson will remake Citizen for a large, intergenerational cast of local dancers and community members. Citizen began as an exploration of the meaning of citizenship for iconic African Americans who chose (choose) to remain at home in the face of pervasive racism. What does it mean to belong? and What does it mean to NOT want to belong? were the questions at the core of his investigations. As he examined the questions raised by the human desire to belong, others arose: Do the injustices in today’s America engender a feeling of belonging? What supports belonging? Is belonging solely something internal, inside the individual? Is a sense of belonging, or not belonging, a private or a public matter?

Wilson has been interested, since Citizen’s New York premiere shortly after the 2016 presidential election, in working with groups and individuals in Milwaukee to explore the question of belonging more broadly; this summer, he will include community members who are actively addressing citizenship in their daily lives. Like many of Wilson’s dances, Citizen privileges the kinesthetic over the cerebral, and makes a strong case for using dance to raise questions, express difficult ideas, offer alternatives, and provoke dialogues. This is a Call & Response event.

July 29, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

It's summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture Garden is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond, and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. Heather Eiden moves from yoga asanas to slow looking--at the sculptures at Lynden--as a technique for mindfulness. Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with Lynden’s natural setting for an immune system-boosting experience. The class fee includes admission to the sculpture garden for the day.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (yoga socks, tai chi shoes, or something similar) for outdoor practice and bring a mat for yoga. Classes move into the sun room in inclement weather.

FEES
The five-class session is $40/$20 members.
Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Asanas and Art with Heather Eiden
Sundays, 1:30-3 pm - July 1-29, 2018

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, where the sound of water and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.
- The Upanishads
Over her years at Lynden, Heather Eiden has come to view steady contemplation of sculpture as a mindfulness practice, both restorative and enlivening. Yoga, which means union, refers to the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is an ongoing process of discovery, an evolving art, and a pathway to holistic health. In this beginning/intermediate Hatha yoga class, Eiden focuses on mindfulness, centering, and alignment in relation to Lynden’s collection of monumental sculptures as she leads students through asanas (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), and relaxation. Eiden calls upon her background as a ceramic artist and art educator to teach slow looking, the act of looking deeply at a work of art. Each class will begin with chai tea, and end with reflective journaling.

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July 29, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

selfcarestudiologo

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Themes:
April 22: Aromatherapy: DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
July 15: Hand-Painted Walking Sticks
July 22 (10 am-4 pm): Make Your Own Button 
July 29: Self-Love Trading Cards Club

The Self Care Studio is a platform that illuminates the practice of self-care techniques through a variety of mediums. The studio’s online presence shares daily positive reminders in our social media-driven culture. By posting illustrations and texts the studio aims to promote self-kindness in times of healing, radical self-forgiveness, and prioritizing ourselves with mantras such as “self-care is not selfish.”  The Self Care Studio also exists in the physical world as a pop-up shop. It sells self-care merchandise and facilitates workshops that provide a variety of hands-on sensory projects that encourage us to carve out time for ourselves by slowing down in the present moment. The Self Care Studio is a project of artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp.


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