Events Calendar

June 2, 2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

A Workshop with Heather Eiden

Art & Asana with Heather Eiden

Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Heather Eiden has been teaching yoga at Lynden since the beginning, and each year she considers new ways to combine her yoga practice, particularly meditation, and her art practice. This workshop is a meditation on art using the tools of asana (physical postures), mindful walking, drawing, and design. Each workshop will start with a vinyasa style yoga practice, mindful walking in the sculpture garden, and then time spent designing and painting a canvas the size of your yoga mat—a mat cover on which you can continue your yoga practice. The workshop will be offered twice, once in June and once in August, and you are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.

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

About the Artist
Heather Eiden has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2004. She is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and has studied at several places, including the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society in Rishikesh, India. She has offered a variety of yoga classes, including Beginning Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Alignment, at the Wisconsin Athletic Club and the Solcare Wellness Center. She has been teaching yoga at Lynden since 2011.

June 2, 2019 - 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.

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, June 2, July 7 & August 4 (registration closed), 2019.

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

June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

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Fee: $31/$26 members - includes an autographed copy of The Summer Country, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Lauren Willig, author of The Summer Country, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Thursday, June 6, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Summer Country

BARBADOS, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan-- merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.

When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts.

Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past— a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.

A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, The Summer Country will beguile readers with its rendering of families, heartbreak, and the endurance of hope against all odds.

About the Author

Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Ashford Affair and The English Wife, the RITA Award winning Pink Carnation series and two novels co-written with Beatriz Williams and Karen White—The Forgotten Room and The Glass Ocean. An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City with her husband, preschooler, baby, and lots and lots of coffee.

June 8, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two sessions available:
Two Wednesdays, May 15 & May 22, 2019, 10 am-3 pm or
Two Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

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. Pieces will need to be picked up after a second firing.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. 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.

June 15, 2019 - 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.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Edie Whitten

A Workshop with Edie Whitten


Fee: $90/$80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited. Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

The practice of making temari originated in China and made its way to Japan, where it is said that Japanese noblewomen, confined within castle walls during times of war in the feudal period, made the decorative balls for their children. Temari are now made by mothers and grandmothers for a new child on New Year’s Day.

Spend the day learning to make one of these beautiful thread jewels as a gift or decoration. Starting with a 2 ½-3-inch Styrofoam core, we will focus on the different stages of creating a simple ten-division/five-petal design, from padding the ball, to covering it with a thread wrap, to finishing it using a Kiku herringbone stitch. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work.

About the Artist
Edie Whitten lived in Japan as a girl where she was imprinted with the Japanese aesthetic. She has always preferred arts & crafts over housework. Temari encompasses her other fiber arts interests of needlepoint, embroidery, kumihimo, wearable art, as well as her interest in leaded glass which, like temari, allows her to delight in the interplay of color, dimension, and geometric shapes.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Hawaiian Umbrella Schefflera

Fee: $65/$60 Lynden and Milwaukee Bonsai Society members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture.

Participants in this workshop will create a bonsai from a dwarf shefflera, which is an indoor plant in Wisconsin. In the class, you will design your bonsai and transplant it into a ceramic container. If you wish to document your tree’s progress, bring your camera. We will be repotting so bring an apron or wear appropriate clothing.

This is a hands-on class in which you will learn the basic principles and techniques of bonsai design, and how to work in harmony with nature. You will return home with the bonsai that you created in the class, and a new appreciation for the world of trees.

Learn more about Bonsai at Lynden here.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two sessions available:
Two Wednesdays, May 15 & May 22, 2019, 10 am-3 pm or
Two Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

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. Pieces will need to be picked up after a second firing.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. 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.

June 18, 2019 - 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.

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

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 - Rainbow Garden
July 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 - Fly, Jump, Crawl - Registration is closed.
August 27 - Fly, Jump, Crawl

June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Family Free Day: Home
June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free.

Free Transportation
We will be running free shuttle buses (First Student) back and forth between four pick-up points and Lynden:
Route A. Starting at South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Boulevard (parking lot); first pick-up: 9 am.
Route B. Starting at Harrison Park, 2567 S. 12th St.; first pick-up 9:30 am
Route C. Starting behind the Islamic Society of Milwaukee (pick-up is 4961 S. 14th St.); first pick-up: 9 am.
Route D. Starting at Bethune Academy, 1535 N. 35th St. (parking lot); first pick-up: 9 am.
While the buses will be going back and forth all day, we do not have a set schedule for subsequent pick-ups. To find out when the next pick-up will occur at your stop, please call 414-446-8794 and let us know which route you need information for.

Parking
There is parking at Lynden for those who are driving. If the lot fills up, you can drop people off and park at the Park & Ride just west of the 1-94 Brown Deer Road exit. This is a 1.4-mile walk from Lynden.

“Home” is the theme for a community-led Free Family Day coordinated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira and Rohingya refugee leader Hasinah Begum. Working together with other refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies, we are building a space of leading, of coming together, and of celebrating refugees. This free outdoor festival celebrates Milwaukee’s refugee communities through art, food, and performance. We invite you to come to the table and to leave with your bellies and hearts full.

• Sample food, crafts, and performances under the big tent or on Lynden’s grounds
• Try wax-resist dyeing with Arianne King Comer and take home a T-shirt
• Make “home” buttons and view images of “home” submitted by community members
• Draw ethnic dolls with Evelyn Patricia Terry
• Learn about seed sovereignty and participate in a seed exchange
• Take a bird walk or tour the labyrinth
• Visit the henna booth for some adornment
• Learn about refugee wellness activities (and have your blood pressure screened)
• Take a break in our book corner for some story time and to sign up for Milwaukee Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
• Learn about refugee services, volunteer opportunities, and the 2020 census

Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds, visit the Bonsai Exhibit, and explore our indoor and outdoor exhibitions Bring a picnic to enjoy under the trees. Water and soda will be available for purchase.

This is a Call & Response event.

Schedule

10 am-4 pm Exhibitors
10 am-4 pm Arianne King Comer: IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth
10 am-4 pm Evelyn Patricia Terry: Drawing the Dolls
10 am-4 pm Scott Barton & Portia Cobb: Lizzie & Eliza: The Storied Land and the Storied Plate
10 am-4 pm Angela Kingsawan: Seed Exchange
10 am-1 pm Morning Program of Performances and Speakers
10:30 am Bird Walk with Chuck Stebelton
12 noon Bird Walk with Chuck Stebelton
1-4 pm Afternoon Program of Performances and Speakers
2-4 pm Labyrinth Tours with Jenna Knapp

MORNING PROGRAM, 10 am-1 pm
Performers
Golden Melody Band (U.S.A) – Burmese
Abebech Jima, Ethiopian coffee buna ceremony
Rohingya children’s Nasyid led by Rahena Binti Aziz Rahman
Laotian dances, African dance, and Indian dance by South Division Multicultural Club led by Ms Manee Jadolon
Traditional Palestinian dabka dance and music, organized by Sheila Badwan, Hanan Refugee Relief

Speakers
Polly Morris, Lynden Sculpture Garden
Hasinah Begum, Rohingya refugee community leader
Kim Khaira, artist-in-residence/community worker
Arthur Edumakono Zetho, Zetho Foundation - Somali
Sumeya Osman – Somali

AFTERNOON PROGRAM, 1-4 pm
Performers
Golden Melody Music Band (U.S.A) – Burmese
Burmese dance organized by Moe Aung and Golden Melody Band (U.S.A)
Mon (Burmese) dance organized by Ko Pa, Moe Aung, and Golden Melody Band (U.S.A)

Speakers
Kai Mishlove, Aurora Walker’s Point/HIAS/Tables Across Borders
Elena Gonzales Walker, Social Security Administration
Kassim Hussein Rajab, Madison Refugee Union (MRU) – Congolese
Paula Lorant, daughter of Holocaust survivor Eugene Lorant, National Council of Jewish Women
Jamaluddin Bin Sayedullah, Rohingya refugee advocate

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
Scott Barton and Portia Cobb: Lizzie & Eliza: The Storied Land and the Storied Plate
Chef and food scholar Scott Barton and interdisciplinary artist Portia Cobb invite you out to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Folayemi Wilson) and Lizzie’s Garden (Cobb) for some tasting.

Arianne King Comer: IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth
South Carolina-based textile artist and indigo advocate Arianne King Comer launches her open-air dyeing studio. Drop-in to learn wax-resist dyeing techniques (T-shirts will be available for donation, or you can bring your own cotton or silk garments to dye).

Angela Kingsawan: Seed Exchange
Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan (Yanepa Herbs and Core/El Centro) invites you to bring culturally significant seeds to exchange among community members who want to preserve and promote healthy food and culture.

Jenna Knapp: Labyrinth Tours
Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp, Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden, leads tours of the work-in-progress labyrinth. Sign up for the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden and learn about Labyrinth Work Days.

Chuck Stebelton: Bird Walk
Poet and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton leads two bird walks on Lynden’s grounds.

Evelyn Patricia Terry: Drawing the Dolls
Join Evelyn Patricia Terry in the gallery for an all-ages drop-in drawing workshop. Draw the dolls from Terry’s ethnic doll collection, featured in her exhibition, America’s Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!)

EXHIBITORS
Abebech Jima: Ethiopian food
Aisan Food Market: Burmese store goods
Angela Kingsawan, Yanepa Herbs & CORE/El Centro: Seed sovereignty & seed exchange
Aurora Walker’s Point Community Center: Refugee wellness activities, blood pressure screening
Catholic Charities: Register for citizenship classes
Eric Kleppe, Palante Visuals: Buttonmaking
Frey Faris: African crafts & spices
Golden Melody Music Band (U.S.A) & Moe Aung: Burmese traditional items & information
Hanan Refugee Relief (Syrian community & Palestinian community): Traditional food & crafts and hands-on artmaking
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)/Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC): Refugee resettlement information and the history of Jewish refugees in Milwaukee
Henna Multicultural Booth (Somali & Rohingya)
Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA), Paul Vang, & Ashley Xiong: 2020 Census, 2020 Election, Hmong snacks
International Institute of Wisconsin: Refugee resettlement, immigration and naturalization, and interpretation and translation services
Jennat Begum: Myanmar & Malaysian traditional clothes, hijab, jewellery and batik
Jewish Family Services: Social Services for Russian Speakers Program
Khatizha Syed Dollah, Hasna Mohd Ali & Hasinah Begum Ashraf Mia: handmade cloth bags
LUNA –Latinas Unidas En Las Artes: Hands-on artmaking
Lutheran Social Services: Refugee information and resettlement services
Milwaukee Health Department
Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition/Islamic Resource Center: Book corner, story time & library card registration; program information
Milwaukee Public Library-Tippecanoe Library: Book corner & story time
MTO Shahmaghsoudi-Milwaukee: Persian finger food, books, hands-on artmaking
National Council of Jewish Women-Milwaukee: hands-on origami activity
Nyota Musimbwa: Handmade bags
Public Allies Milwaukee: Job opportunities and food-sharing
SEA Literacy: Literacy Tutoring Program
Sumeya Osman & Madina Moyo: Somali food samples & handicrafts
Tables Across Borders, Kai Mishlove

June 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Silk Scarf Painting with Leslie Perrino, 5/8/16

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

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

About Leslie Perrino

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


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