Events Calendar

Sunday, July 15 2018

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

Lynden Project July—First Weekend_2
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 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.

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

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


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

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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