Events Calendar

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.

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.

July 9, 2018 - 10:00am - July 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

Innovative Educators Institute: Entanglement
July 9-13, 2018
Faculty member: Rina Kundu
Participating artists: Reggie Wilson, Arianne King Comer, Portia Cobb, LaNia Sproles

Admission to the IEI is by invitation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anna Grosch at agrosch@lyndensculpturegarden.org

Lynden operates as a laboratory at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. We have been working with UWM's Art Education program for several years to develop a place-based K-12 curriculum that provides hands-on experiences that integrate our collection of monumental sculpture and temporary installations, as well as our community of artists, with the natural ecology of park, pond, and woodland Thanks to the generous support of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, we have been able to build the IEI into an intensive, hands-on, year-round professional teacher development experience that tests approaches to sustaining and supporting early career (years 1-5) teachers who are committed to teaching through the arts.

The institute runs in three-year cycles, and is built around cross-disciplinary, school-based teams. These teams are typically made up of an art educator and one or two generalists or teachers with other academic specializations. The focus is on teaching interdisciplinary, arts-integrated strategies and methodologies that are easily adapted to the classroom. We also believe that making time for art and reinvigorating one's personal art practice have a positive impact on teachers and teaching—whether or not you are an art specialist. In addition, we make resources and opportunities available to the classrooms of participating teachers throughout the year, including hands-on field trips to Lynden and school-based residencies with Institute artists.

Each year the Institute is built around a different theme. The theme for 2018-2019 is Entanglement. Entanglement provides a metaphor for a non-hierarchical, reciprocal approach to thought, creativity, and expression—and a dynamic understanding of place as a web of movements, actions, and materials. Entanglements call us into connection, shaping us as we intra-act with people, flora, fauna, objects, structures, and culture. Our learning about entanglement will be grounded in Lynden’s local phenomena, artifacts, and environment in relation to our own experiences, memories, and histories. Using movement, making, and writing, we will explore the fluid and flexible processes of the experiential, the affective, the haptic, and the performative that construct and connect us to place.

The 2017-2018 cycle of the IEI begins with a summer intensive from July 9-13, 2018. A toolkit of art-based, cross-disciplinary strategies will be developed that will be augmented by outdoor hands-on experiences with artists Reggie Wilson, Arianne King Comer, Portia Cobb and others. The institute includes an independent study period to prepare for an exhibition and to complete curriculum projects. Final projects will be exhibited and presented at Lynden on August 3, 2018. The institute also includes two day-long, in-service workshops, on December 1, 2018 and February 23, 2019, for the entire group; a shorter in-service on May 21, 2019 in connection with the IEI’s facilitation of the ArtsECO MeetUp that month; ongoing teamwork on implementation of the new curriculum; and classroom visits from Institute staff throughout the school year.

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.

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.

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 5, 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 - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
October 9 - Colors at Lynden
November 6 - Cozy Places
December 11 - Winter Trees

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.

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.

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 and performances, and an extended opportunity to join Arianne King Comer around the dye vat. This is a Call & Response event.

The Falafel Guys food truck will be on hand from 11:30 am-2 pm, serving falafel, shawarma, and more.

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 Outdoor Art & Nature Activities
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: Outdoor Art & Nature Activities
Join Lynden's director of education Jeremy Stepien and MPS intern Alexis Antemate to work on art projects. In the morning, they'll be making zip-line sculptures. In the afternoon, wind wisps of fiber into Felt Marbles. Lynden naturalist Naomi Cobb will be at the pollinator garden celebrating all things butterfly related: she'll have Monarchs to observer, butterfly gliders to decorate and fly, plus mini bird kites.

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 by phone at 414-446-8794 or at the box office day-of.
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.

Program Notes

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group
CITIZEN

July 28, 2018 at 2 pm
Lynden Sculpture Garden

Choreographer: Reggie Wilson
Costume Designer (Fist and Heel): Enver Chakartash
Cloth Design: Arianne King Comer
Technical Director: Brian Rott, assisted by Jenni Reinke

Performers
Fist and Heel
Hadar Ahuvia, Yeman Brown, Paul Hamilton, Clement Mensah, Gabriela Silva, Annie Wang

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts/Lynden Collaborative Citizen Camp
WPCA Youth Participants: Kathaleya B., Aileen D., Anya D., Kevin D., Kiran D., Ollie G., Angelo J., Giovanni J., Penelope J., Anthony K., Sofia M., Adan M., Angelina P., Isabella P., Michael P., Zora P.
WPCA Staff: Cyndi Bergloff, Oscar Quinto Zamudio
WPCA Interns: Isabel Castro, Beyonce Herrera, Brian Huynh, Nicholas Lagrone

The Roselette Dancers of the Clinton Rose Senior Center (Interfaith Older Adult Programs)
Marian Beach, Geraldine Brooks, Katie Brown, Lucille Cole, Vickey Crayton-Wilburn, Pat Dunn, Arcola Edwards, Betty Hayes, Mae Henry, Jackie Lipsey, Jewel Martin, Katie McCoy, Brenda Porter, Isabel Ray, Lois Redic, Janet Thompson, Pert Woodard-Hainey

Community Performers
Aarón Arteaga, lioness G. Burnett, Portia Cobb, De’Shawn Ewing, Marcela “Xela” Garcia, Anna Grosch, Claudia Orjuela, Ben Sanders, DeMar T. Walker

All performances of CITIZEN are performed in loving memory of our Carrie Wood and Thomas French.

Fist & Heel Performance Group
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad.

Reggie Wilson
Milwaukee native Reggie Wilson (Executive and Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer) founded his company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, in 1989. Wilson draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he often calls "post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances." His work has been presented nationally and internationally at venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Live Arts, and Summerstage (NYC), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Lee, MA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), UCLA Live, and Redcat (Los Angeles), Linkfest and Festival e'Nkundleni (Zimbabwe), Dance Factory (South Africa), Danças na Cidade (Portugal), Festival Kaay Fecc (Senegal), The Politics of Ecstasy, and Tanzkongress 2013 (Germany).

Wilson is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects throughout the US, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. He has traveled extensively: to the Mississippi Delta to research secular and religious aspects of life there; to Trinidad and Tobago to research the Spiritual Baptists and the Shangoists; and also to Southern, Central, West and East Africa to work with dance/performance groups as well as diverse religious communities. He has served as visiting faculty at several universities including Yale, Princeton and Wesleyan. Mr. Wilson is the recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance's McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001).  Wilson is also a 2002 BESSIE-New York Dance and Performance Award recipient for his work The Tie-tongued Goat and the Lightning Bug Who Tried to Put Her Foot Down and a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. In recognition of his creative contributions to the field, Mr. Wilson was named a 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow and is a 2009 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Dance. In 2012, New York Live Arts presented a concert of selected Wilson works, theRevisitation, to critical acclaim and the same year he was named a Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for his new work Moses(es), and was named a Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2013 Moses(es) had its NY premiere on BAM’s Next Wave Festival and continues to tour. Most recently, Wilson was curator of Danspace Project’s Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018) and created the commissioned work “…they stood shaking while others began to shout” specifically for the space at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery.

Enver Chakartash (Costume Designer) is a costume designer and stylist for theatre and film. He is a company member of The Wooster Group where he has designed costumes for Early Shaker Spirituals and Early Plays (directed by Richard Maxwell). In addition Enver is a frequent collaborator with Tina Satter’s Half Straddle. With Half Straddle credits include costume design for Ghost Rings, Ancient Lives, House of Dance and Seagull (Thinking of You). Enver most recently designed costumes for Tony Oursler’s 5D feature film, Imponderable, currently screening at MoMA, New York. With Young Jean Lee's Theater Company he designed costumes for Straight White Men, presented at The Public, and the short film; A Meaning Full Life, screened at BAM.

Fist and Heel Performers
Hadar Ahuvia (Performer) is a dancer, choreographer and educator living in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented by NYLA, BkSD, and the 14th St. Y. She has worked with Sara Rudner, Jill Sigman, Donna Uchizono, Molly Poerstel, Anna Sperber, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Kathy Westwater and has been with Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group since 2016. Ahuvia received BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She was a 2012 DTW/NYLA Fresh Tracks Artists, a 2015 Movement Research Artists in Residence, a 2016 LABA Fellow at the 14th Street Y, is the recipient of a 2017 CUNY Dance Initiative residency, and an ETM Residency with composer Avi Amon. HadarAhuvia.com

Yeman Brown (Performer) was born and raised in Tallahassee Florida. Yeman's passion for performing began as a child, where he performed in many local theaters and his church, Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. After studying musical theatre in middle and high school, Yeman went on to receive his BFA from the Florida State University School of Dance. At Florida State, he performed works choreographed by Gerri Houlihan, Jawole Zollar, Dan Wagoner, and Alex Ketley. He also served as a soloist for the Tallahassee Ballet Company under the direction of Rick McCullough. In 2011, Yeman studied at the Ailey School as a summer fellowship scholar and performed works by Stephanie Batten Bland and Judine Somerville. Summer of 2012, Yeman ventured to the American Dance Festival where he performed works choreographed by Gerri Houllihan, Mark Dendy, and Reggie Wilson. Soon after, he was invited to join Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group while they were in residency at The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) in Tallahassee Florida. As a residential apprentice, Yeman participated in the early developmental stages of Moses(es). In the summer of 2013 he moved to Brooklyn, NY and considers himself blessed to have the opportunity to work with such beautiful artists who inspire him beyond belief. He hopes that every being in the entire world knows that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, and anything can happen if they dare to believe.

Paul Hamilton (Performer) started his dance training in Jamaica at the Jamaica School of dance. Upon arriving in the United States, he continued his training at SUNY Purchase, where he studied with Kevin Wynn and Neil Greenberg. Paul also studied at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, the Martha Graham School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. He has performed with Elizabeth Streb, the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, The Barnspace Dance Company, Mauri Cramer Dancers, Ballet Arts Theatre, apprenticed with Lines Contemporary Ballet with Alonso King, and has worked with Keely Garfield. This is his fourteenth year with the Fist and Heel Performance Group, with whom he has performed, taught and toured, nationally and internationally). Hamilton is part of the original cast who performed the premiere of Moses(es) at BAM on the Next Wave Festival. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unending love and support.

Clement Mensah (Performer) was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He moved to the Netherlands at the age of 11. After graduating from CIOS (sports academy) he went to Amsterdam School of Arts and graduated in 2008. He received a fellowship to study at the Alvin Ailey School in 2007 and became member of the Student Performing Group at the Alvin Ailey School while also apprenticing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2008. He has also been part of the Francesca Harper Project, danced with Elisa Monte Dance Company from 2008-2010, performing nationally and internationally. Clement joined the Matthew Westerby Company in 2009 and led the hugely successful Project Poetry Live in partnership with the Litchfield Performing Arts, Connecticut. He has taught workshops and master classes at different institutions and schools such as Dance Wave in Brooklyn, NY, Alvin Ailey School, The Theater School in Amsterdam, Codart in Rotterdam, Artist-in-Residence at Dancers’ Workshop, WY and Bennington College, VT as well as teaching and assisting teachers at the Center for Advance Training (C.A.T.) at Trinity Laban. After receiving his MA degree in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban School of Contemporary Music and Dance in London, Mr. Mensah joined Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group in the fall of 2011. As a former member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence A Dance Company, Clement has performed with the Limón Dance Company as a guest artist. He joined Battery Dance Company at the beginning of 2013 and is happy for this wonderful opportunity.

Gabriela Silva (Performer) is a freelance Brazilian-American performer and choreographer based in New York City. She studied dance at the OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, Boston Art Academy and University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Gabriela has performed with Selmadanse, Jean Appolon Expressions, Danza Organica, Quicksilver Dance and independent choreographers Peter DiMuro, Emily Beattie and Marina Magalhães. She has also worked as teaching artist for the Kroc Center, Community Art Center, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Boston Ballet, Boston Public Libraries and Boston Public Schools.  In 2014, she co-founded Costasis Arts Collective with Terina-Jasmine Alladin to support collaborations between local artists of color and community partners and presenters in an effort to diversify and expand arts engagement in Boston. She and Alladin presented their collaborative works, “I’ve picked and I’ve picked and I’ve picked; let fall” and “Oyá and Mari Jiwe” at RAW Boston, EMW Bookstore, Green Street Studios, Dance Complex and Aeronaut Brewing Company. That same year, Gabriela was selected to participate in a creative residency at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston with choreographer Reggie Wilson. The following year, she was named an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where she began her first independent choreographic project inspired by her on-going studies of Afro-Brazilian culture, under the tutelage of Reggie Wilson. Most recently, Gabriela trained, taught and presented her work at Sarayyet Ramallah in Palestine. 

Annie Wang (Performer) trained at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and the Boitsov School of Classical Ballet. She has performed contemporary work by Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Nicole Stanton, Pia Vinson, Asako Miyahira, Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, Dance Elixir, and MADart Productions, as well as classical/modern repertoire from Petipa, Fokine, Graham, and Duncan. Her choreography project, Hyperspace Dance, has shown at BRIC performance space, the 92Y, WestFest Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, Hot Wood Arts Gallery, Sky Gallery in Gowanus, The Chocolate Factory Theater, and the schools of Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham. Annie is a BRIClab 2016 resident artist, a 2015 Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (where Reggie Wilson was a Master Artist-in-Residence), and a 2014 artist-in-residence at the Marble House Project in Vermont. Doug Varone selected her for his DEVICES choreography program in 2015. Annie was awarded a 2017-2018 Brooklyn Arts Council grant to develop her work, “Marigram”, a collaboration with Cairo-based dance artist Mohamed Yousry Shika and lighting designer Tuce Yasak. “Marigram” will be presented at BRIC and at the Five Myles gallery in 2018.

Fist & Heel Board
Ann Marie Joseph (President), Rhetta Aleong, Carol Bryce-Buchanan, Joshua Sirefman, Reggie Wilson.
Advisory Council
Elise Bernhardt, Michael Connelly, Paul Engler, Phyllis Lamhut, Susan Manning, Gerald Manwah, Sam Miller, Martha Sherman, Megan Sprenger, Radhika Subramaniam, Laurie Uprichard, Ivan Sygoda, Jesse Wolfson, Ms. Lois Wilson

Booking information: Sophie Myrtil-McCourty at Lotus Arts Management 72-11 Austin Street, Suite 371 Forest Hills, NY 11375 Tel: 347.721.8724;
email: sophie@lotusartsmgmt.com; website: www.lotusartsmgmt.com

Support
The Milwaukee iteration of CITIZEN, and the Call & Response programming of which this residency and performance are part, were made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Herzfeld Foundation, the Brico Fund, and Chipstone.

Support – Fist and Heel
CITIZEN was funded and made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council; Baryshnikov Arts Center; New York City Center Choreography Fellow Residency; Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation. CITIZEN was co-commissioned by BAM for 2016 Next Wave Festival; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and by An Offshore Creative Residency by The Yard.

CITIZEN was made possible in part with a research and development residency and co-production support by The Hatchery Project, a multi-year collaborative residency partnership between RED Arts Project (Philadelphia, PA), Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), Vermont Performance Lab (Guilford, VT) and The Chocolate Factory Theater (Long Island City, NY) with lead support by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding by the National Endowment For The Arts; the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award Program.

Special Thanks
GOD; Ancestors; Ira Sutton Ewing; Lois J. Wilson, A’ntie C; A’nt Jean, Uncle Rev., Uncle Von, A’nt Wilma, Aba, Abba, David Wilson, Jr., Phyllis Lamhut, the cities of Bulawayo and Arima, Nomadlozi Khubeka, Thomeki Dube, Sotsha Moyo, Thamba Tabvuma, Nelisiwe Xaba, Tiziana Manfredi and Andréya Ouamba, Susan Manning, Jesse Wolfson, Lisa Nelson-Haynes, Mikki Shepard, Germaine Ingram, Ernest Mitchell, Tim Glenn, Jennifer Calienes, Sara Coffey, Craig Peterson, Sheila Lewandowski, Brian Rogers, Sarah Hyuck, Georgiana Pickett and the staff at BAC, David White, Joe Melillo and the staff at BAM, Ballet Memphis, Dorothy Pugh, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University, Sophie at Lotus Arts Management, Elaine Flowers, Naoko Nagata, Jonathan Belcher, Traci Espinet-Marquez, Whitney Hunter, Judy Koon, Rhetta Aleong, Gerald Manwah, Catherine Edwards, Justin Knowlden, Ora Ewing, Gabriela Silva, Alice Bernstein, Margaret Ambrosino, Katherine Ramsey, Roger Young Holder, Diane M. Lukas, Martha Sherman, Marg Neset, Matti Brine, Ginny Milheiser, Lucia Kellar, Doug Doetsch, Melissa Benson, Mike and Tina Connelly, the Board of Directors of Fist and Heel, members of the Advisory Council, the performers for their time on this project, their commitment over the years, prioritizing and sacrificing and their relentless talent.

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.

For more information, click here.

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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