Events Calendar

Sunday, September 10 2017

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 10 2017 . Also includes Sun Oct 01 2017.
September 10, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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

September 10 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am
October 1 with Chuck Stebelton & Portia Cobb, 8:30 am-10 am

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for fall 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 September 10, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for artist Cecelia Condit's recent two-channel video installation at Lynden, Tales of a Future Past.

On October 1, Stebelton is joined by filmmaker Portia Cobb, a current Lynden artist-in-residence, whose conceptual work, Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging, draws on her South Carolina roots to respond to and extend the narrative first created by Fo Wilson when she imagined a 19th-century enslaved woman and what she might collect in her living quarters.

September 10, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should work with an adult.

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp-making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and then try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm


Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Writer and activist Carmen Alicia Murguía celebrates her 25th anniversary as a poet with a reading, talkback, and book signing at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Carmen's books, CDs, poems, and prints will benefit the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

About Carmen Murguía

Carmen Alicia Murguía’s life was transformed when she carried a “box of thoughts” 350 miles to Minneapolis and turned these thoughts, observations, and experiences into her first five poems. These landed her in the prestigious Loft Literary Center’s INROADS: Emerging Chicano/Latino Writers Mentorship Program under the direction of Sandra Benítez. 

Carmen is the author of five collections of poetry: The Voices Inside: Mi Alma, Mi Cuerpo y Mi Espiritu (1993), Brown Pride (2002), the new carmen/la nueva bizet (in this opera our heroine lives) (2008), and LOVE! Poetry and a Short Story (2012). A POEM FOR ALL MY PEOPLE is her first collaboration with Gabriela Riveros, a Paraguayan-American Illustrator and empanada enthusiast who “gets it!” Carmen’s poems also appear in Between the Heart and the Land/Entre El Corazon y La Tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest, edited by Brenda Cardenas and Johanny Vazquez Paz (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001), Revolution & Reclamation, edited by Angie C. Trudell Vasquez (artnightbooks, 2014), I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin; Three Decades of Hispanic Writing, edited by Oscar Mireles (cowfeather press, 2014), and LATINA LIVES IN MILWAUKEE, edited by Theresa Delgadillo (University of Illinois Press, c. 2015). Carmen also produces events centered around readings and creative writing workshops, and has introduced famed authors Jewelle Gomez, E. Lynn Harris, Sandra Cisneros, Oscar Hijuelos, and Richard Blanco.

Carmen is the recipient of PrideFest Milwaukee’s Stonewall Leadership Award for her 20-year commitment to Milwaukee’s LGBT Community; a Milwaukee County Art Futures Fellowship Award; and the Charles D. Productions, Inc. HIV/AIDS Minority Communities Outreach Award. Carmen has been a conference presenter and a contributing writer for Latino and LGBT publications nationwide.

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