Events Calendar

November 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Paper Marbling with Cary Suneja, 11/3/18


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

Marbling is the ancient art of "floating" paints on a water bath, then combing and raking them into intricate patterns. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply acrylic paints to a water bath and create beautiful one-of-a-kind papers. You will go home with 12 or more of your own papers for use in your next project, from bookbinding to card making to paper crafting. Wear your "painting clothes," and consider bringing an apron. Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About Cary Suneja

Cary Suneja is a bookbinder and marble artist who learned her craft at the Book Restoration Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she trained with James Twomey. She opened the Tea Cup Bindery in Menomonee Falls in 2006.

November 3, 2019 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

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.

November 5, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
 Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10 am-4 pm

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, November 5 & Saturday, November 9. Take one or both! Registration for the Tuesday session is now closed.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations.

In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat and create batik gifts for upcoming holidays unique to you, your family, and your culture.

Bring a lunch; complimentary herbal drinks provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is a community worker and artist based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too, her residency project at Lynden.

November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

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Fee: $24/$19 members - includes an autographed paperback copy of Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). If you prefer to receive hardcover copy: $31/$26 members. Register online or 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 Laura Koie, Sophie Perinot and E. Knight, three of the authors who contributed to Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Tuesday, November 5, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About Ribbons of Scarlet

“The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors.”--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

About the Authors

Laura Kamoie
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, Laura Kamoie has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction. She is the author of America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton, co-authored with Stephanie Dray, allowing her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her passion for storytelling. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two daughters. Find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Laurakamoieauthor, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/laurakayeauthor, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurakayeauthor/.

In Ribbons of Scarlet, Laura wrote from the perspective of Émilie de Sainte-Amaranthe Sartine, a courtesan’s daughter whose renowned beauty won her admirers and the jealousy of those she rebuffed, both of which became important to her fate—and that of the Revolution itself—during the bloody Reign of Terror.

Sophie Perinot
Sophie Perinot is an award-winning author of female-centered historical novels The Sister Queens and Médicis Daughter (a Goodreads Best Book of the Month). Sophie was one of six writers who authored the ground-breaking historical novel-in-six-parts, A Day of Fire: Stories of Pompeii, a group which also included current Ribbons of Scarlet collaborators, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray and Eliza Knight. Sophie has both a BA in history and a law degree. Crazy for history from a young age, she enjoys setting her stories against a fully-realized past while simultaneously exploring issues and feelings so essentially human that they transcend any particular era. When Sophie isn’t visiting corners of the past, she lives in Virginia with her three children, two dogs, two cats, and one husband. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sophie.perinot.author/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lit_gal, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sophieperinot/.

In Ribbons of Scarlet, Sophie wrote from the perspective of the novel’s only Royalist—Princess Élisabeth—a woman driven by a deep faith in God and an unconditional loyalty to her doomed brother, King Louis XVI.

E. Knight
E. Knight is a USA Today bestselling author of of historical women’s fiction. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles and ran through the fields in Southern France. She can still remember standing before the great golden palace, and imagining what life must have been like—themes she got to thoroughly explore with a group of bestselling authors in the forthcoming novel, Ribbons of Scarlet. She is author of the acclaimed Tales from the Tudor Court series, including My Lady Viper and Prisoner of the Queen. She is the owner of the acclaimed blog History Undressed. Eliza lives in Maryland atop a small mountain with a knight, three princesses and two very naughty newfies. Visit Eliza at www.eknightauthor.com/eknight, or her historical blog, History Undressed, www.historyundressed.com.

In Ribbons of Scarlet, Eliza wrote from the perspectives of Pauline Léon, a chocolatier and radical organizer, and Charlotte Corday, a gently bred woman turned assassin, who wanted France to gain its freedom from tyranny. At their core, Charlotte and Pauline, polar opposites in almost every way, wanted a better France; however, their beliefs on achieving their goals clashed epically.

November 6, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LSOLSG: Volunteer Work Days

Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp is seeking volunteers to help with buckthorn removal and seeding at Lynden's newly-inaugurated labyrinth. We'll be providing beverages. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

Volunteers will receive free admission to Lynden for the day, a guest pass for future use, and a founding membership in the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden.

November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

November 7, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

November 9, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
 Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10 am-4 pm

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, November 5 & Saturday, November 9. Take one or both! Registration for the Tuesday session is now closed.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations.

In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat and create batik gifts for upcoming holidays unique to you, your family, and your culture.

Bring a lunch; complimentary herbal drinks provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is a community worker and artist based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too, her residency project at Lynden.

November 9, 2019 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

fullmoonsoundbath

Fee: $15/ $10 members
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect. 

Join Milwaukee’s own sound healer, Catherine Soteira (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, to celebrate the full moon with a healing sound bath. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.

The soundbath will be indoors; please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration. All are welcome to come early and walk the labyrinth while it is still light.

November 10, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fee: $65/ $55 members (all materials for making 12-20 incense pieces included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Learn the basics of making your own natural incense. This workshop introduces a Japanese style of incense-making using traditional materials. Mike Paré, drawing from the history of incense, introduces students to a variety of aromatic herbs, spices, tree resins, and powders; discusses the philosophy of fragrance formation; and teaches participants to roll cones or joss sticks. Each participant will finish the workshop with 12-20 pieces of incense. Additional incense materials will be available for purchase.

The workshop consists of three parts:
Part 1: Incense Burning
Participants are introduced to historical and cultural aspects of incense. They will get acquainted with incense materials by burning them with charcoal and a censer. Creative and interactive exercises will involve incense burning and sampling ingredients such as frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, patchouli, sage, and a dozen others.
Part 2: Formulation
We discuss philosophies of fragrance formulation and combination. Participants choose from the selection of prepared incense materials to create their own blend. Only organic or wildcrafted materials are used.
Part 3: Hand Rolling Incense
Participants mix and shape their blend into a burnable form by hand rolling cones or joss sticks. Drying and storage of incense will be discussed.

NOTE: Rolled incense takes up to 48 hours to dry completely. Participants are encouraged to bring a small, airtight plastic container to transport the finished incense.

About the Artist
Mike Paré is the founder of Zouz Incense - a natural incense company. Paré has a background in visual art, education, and anthropology. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

November 12, 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. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

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.

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 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places
October 8: Colorful Autumn
November 12: Indoor Gardens - Registration closed.
December 10: Signs of Winter

For 2020 dates, click here.

November 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two Wednesdays, November 13 & November 20, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on future sessions.

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. This workshop focuses on creating a memory plate. Please bring a photograph or object that you would like to commemorate. 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 using your photo or object as inspiration.

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.

November 13, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

November 14, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

November 16, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Free.

As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Lynden is participating in Welcoming Week (September 13-22, 2019), a program of Welcoming America that enlists organizations around the country to welcome new immigrants and refugees into their new communities, by launching a series of Conversations on Displacement and the Arts. These conversations among artists, scholars, and community activists will continue the work begun with our first annual refugee celebration, HOME this past June, and will focus attention on these communities as we prepare for the second HOME celebration, scheduled for June 20, 2020. As with similar conversations at Lynden, we will look at displacement broadly, as both an internal and an external phenomenon: from the experiences of refugees and immigrants coming to the United States to those of Indigenous, enslaved, and interned populations within this country. In the spirit of Welcoming Week, and Lynden’s commitment to inclusivity, all of these conversations are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Panels

September 14, 2019: Participants in the first panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia, David Najib Kasir, Angela Kingsawan, and Open Kitchen (Alyx Christensen and Rudy Medina). Scroll down for more information on the participants.

November 16, 2019: Participants in the second panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Sheila Badwan, Kai Gardner-Mishlove, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Evelyn Patricia Terry.

February 15, 2020: Info TBD.

April 18, 2020: Info TBD.

About the Participants

Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia is a Rohingya refugee community leader from Myanmar/Malaysia. Prior to resettling to Milwaukee, Hasina was the head and supervisor of a refugee kindergarten learning center under the Penang Stop Human Trafficking Campaign. Through leading this work, Hasina played a pivotal role in developing strategy and approaches to case management, community health clinics, resettlement issues, and arrest and detention faced by her community. In Milwaukee, Hasina continues to lead, organize, and support community initiatives and events, including advising community advocates on refugee issues, presenting Rohingya/Burmese/Malaysian cuisine for Tables Across Borders, organizing and participating in community fashion shows and celebrations, co-coordinating Lynden's HOME event for World Refugee Week, and impacting and involving community members in the arts. Through her life's work, and inspired by the active Lynden community, Hasina's interests and involvement include batiking with textile artist Arianne King Comer and community worker/artist Kim Khaira, modelling for Rosemary Ollison's Beyond Fashion show, and building the refugee and immigrant community through HOME.

David Najib Kasir is a Milwaukee-based artist. His mother is Syrian and his father was Iraqi. He lived in Syria as a child and returned for visits after relocating to the United States. His current work deals with the refugee crisis and the Syrian civil war. https://davidnajibkasir.com/home.html

Kim M Khaira is a community worker and artist based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too her residency project at Lynden.

Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition to impact and empower communities of color. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Angela strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. She currently works as a garden manager at a local Milwaukee non-profit in the neighborhood she grew up in and has been an herbalist in her community for over 20 years. https://www.yenepaherbals.com/

Open Kitchen is organized by Rudy Medina and Alyx Christensen. The project engages critical conversations on food, society and culture, local and at-large. By organizing food-related socials, seasonal residencies, counter-disciplinary collaborations, and satellite installations, conversations are collected, collaged, and open to the public.

Sheila Badwan was born in Raleigh, NC and raised in Greenville, NC. She graduated in 2005 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She has worked in the healthcare industry in many specialties doing medical billing and coding for the last 10 years. Badwan is the cofounder of Open Arms, an interfaith group of women in Milwaukee. She is currently the lead for the Hanan RRG Milwaukee chapter and works heavily with refugees and immigrant populations in the Milwaukee community. She is married and a devoted mom to two kids, one of whom is partially deaf and has epilepsy. Badwan believes this is important in building bridges among various communities. She has worked in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Oshkosh to establish relationships with various cultures, communities, and religions on refugee/immigrant issues.

Kai Gardner Mishlove has a BA in Political Science from Boston University with graduate studies in Public Health from the University of Illinois. She is active in many communities and has served on the boards of Hillel Milwaukee, the JCRC of Milwaukee, the Friendship Circle, NCJW Milwaukee, SEA Literacy Project, Hands and Voices, and various disability rights groups. She is a graduate of the Selah JOC Cohort 15 Leadership Program of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership For Justice and the Milwaukee Outreach Director for Edot: the Midwest Jewish Diversity Project. She has a long history of advocating for various marginalized and vulnerable communities. Kai is employed in the healthcare industry improving healthcare delivery and patient health outcomes. She was one of the organizers of Refugee Women's Zumba and other refugee health and wellness projects at the Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic. She volunteers and develops projects extensively with refugee, immigrant, and differently abled populations. Kai’s latest project organized with friends is “Tables Across Borders,” a collaborative global pop-up dining experience highlighting the cuisines of refugee communities resettled in the Milwaukee area. Kai is a very proud stepmother and mother of four adult children. One of her children is Deaf. Kai’s hobbies include bikes and motorcycles, gardening, music, and art. Kai feels very strongly about the importance of building global bridges between cultures and the promotion of inclusive, diverse communities.

Kevin J. Miyazaki is an artist and photographer living in Milwaukee. His artwork often addresses issues of family history, migration and memory. Of particular interest is the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War ll, which uprooted his father’s family and sent them from Tacoma, Washington to camps in California and Wyoming. Miyazaki’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. A current exhibition of his photography and sculpture is on view November 5-January 24 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha.

Milwaukee-based artist Evelyn Patricia Terry, began her art quest in the late 1960s as a junior at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is the founder of the Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery, located in her home at 2522 N. 18th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a full-time professional artist, Terry has explored diverse themes including race, religion, and relationships. Her MFA degree in printmaking assisted her with amassing editions of images as well as many monoprints and monotypes that she now repurposes into artists’ books, installations, and mixed media drawings focusing on “being American.” In the mid 1980s, her focus expanded to include health, after reading a book explaining the impact of “enzymes from raw food” as an important benefit in gaining and maintaining radiant health. This she knows benefits all humanity. Her world travels and constant news reports provide her with an understanding of the misuse of power and the perpetuation of prejudice as tools that negatively impact high percentages of people--despite their heritage, country of origins, religious beliefs, or economic status. Seeking a good place to live physically and emotionally, Terry discovered peace in her home--through her art career, her health practices, and by continually developing friendships with productive people from global backgrounds.

November 17, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

with Sue Pezanoski Browne & Katie Hobday

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

Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, invite you to participate in the Sound Tree Project, the focus of their collaborative artist residency. Working in a grove of trees on the Lynden grounds, Pezanoski Browne and Hobday are constructing an environment filled with clay chimes that they make and fill with personal narratives. This exploration of art, nature, memory, and materials is informed by their thinking about movement and migration—about life as movement interspersed with pauses of various lengths.

On two Sundays this fall, people of all ages can join the artists as they work on their installation. On October 20, participants will explore the tension between movement and stillness by creating a large weaving between the trees. On November 17, you will use clay to add sound to the installation, experimenting with various natural forms to create chimes.

Watch for more Sound Tree Project drop-in workshops in the spring.

More about our weekly Art Drop-in here.

November 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with David Cobb and David Weissman

Cutting Board

Fee: $50/$45 members (includes all materials and snacks)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on future sessions.

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. To enhance the celebratory spirit, we will have light refreshments available for participants. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit our Workshops page.

Join David Cobb and David Weissman, co-founders of the Milwaukee Craft Guild, in the Lynden shop as they take you through the steps of constructing your very own cutting board. The two Davids will guide you through wood selection, gluing, sanding, and finishing to create a unique family heirloom. No prior woodworking experience is needed. The workshop concludes with bread, cheese, and wine to authenticate the boards
 

About the Milwaukee Craft Guild

The Milwaukee Craft Guild is a non-profit organization that helps adults learn crafts through a program of free mentoring. https://www.milwaukeecraftguild.org/

November 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two Wednesdays, November 13 & November 20, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on future sessions.

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. This workshop focuses on creating a memory plate. Please bring a photograph or object that you would like to commemorate. 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 using your photo or object as inspiration.

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.

November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

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November 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Repurposing and Adornment

Thursday, November 21, 2019
, 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members
Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8481.

Artist Rosemary Ollison, whose work is on view at Lynden, believes we should give “our creative imagination permission to be creative.” She liberates her imagination by working with repurposed materials: clothing gathered from thrift stores, bones remaining after a dinner. Taking Ollison as our inspiration, we will explore relationships between collections, place, and personal identity. Working with natural materials collected from Lynden’s vegetable and pollinator gardens, scraps of fabric, and bones, we’ll create wearable works that define our place in the world.

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November 21, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

A Call & Response to the work of Rosemary Ollison at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

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Tickets: $20/$18 members - includes light refreshments and a copy of the CD. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Although the experiences and processes that helped shape Kellen “Klassik” Abston’s latest full-length album QUIET began over four years ago, before he was even familiar with the work of Rosemary Ollison, the commonalities between Ollison’s exhibition at Lynden, Prosperity In A Million Scraps, and Klassik’s QUIET make them complementary artistic explorations of the power of art as a means of healing, and growing through trauma.

“At the opening of her exhibit, Rosemary told this humbling story about how she went through an abusive and toxic relationship, and had been so broken down by it that she felt she only deserved scraps, and so that is how she started collecting all of these fragments from which her art was born. That vulnerability, that exposing of pain and letting the story of healing essentially piece itself together, immediately reminded me of my own self-work, and how QUIET came about. One of the central themes of this new album is serenity: accepting that you can’t change everything, being courageous enough to change the things that you can, and being wise enough to know the difference. In Rosemary’s story I saw serenity in the way she allowed art to move in and heal, and seeing my own experiences reflected in that, I knew that there was no better place to share my artistic representation of growth, courage, and healing than within the loving and beautiful world she created with Prosperity In A Million Scraps.”

Join Kellen “Klassik” Abston for an informal listening session amidst Rosemary Ollison’s work. Light refreshments will be served. Wes Tank will preside over a simultaneous screening in the conference room. The program, which repeats, includes the music video he made with Klassik for “Active”; some of Tank’s community documentary film work; and videos from Klassik’s KLASSROOM one-take video series, which were filmed and edited by Sam Neufeld of Noof Designs.

You can also secure a copy of the vinyl LP by pre-ordering via Confluence Records at this event.

This is a Call & Response event.

About the Artist
"More than nearly any other musician in the Milwaukee scene, Klassik wears many hats: rapper, soul man, producer, collaborator, mentor, keeper of the American songbook. His modernist, jazz-saturated compositions are unlike anything else coming out of the city, but he has a gift for more traditional styles as well, as he demonstrated on American Klassiks, his recently recorded live album with SistaStrings and Nickel&Rose. Regardless of which side of the booth he’s on, he’s a force." (Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express, citation on winning the 2018 Shepherd Express' Best Of Milwaukee Rap-Hip Hop Producer for the third consecutive year)

This is the sonic realm of Klassik, the multi-instrumentalist producer and performer. He is as dexterous a rapper as he is an impassioned and soulful singer, often highlighted by his intense and incisive falsetto. All of this is intertwined with his own unique, personal and unbridled storytelling. With a penchant for curation and collaboration, which he likens to that of one of his biggest inspirations, Quincy Jones, Klassik’s production is crafted with intent, beauty and depth of musicality.

At the age of 10, he began studying saxophone with the Milwaukee jazz legend Berkeley Fudge, whose teachings provided the musical foundation that informs his work to this day. Klassik’s development continued through years of public arts schools, a (very) brief collegiate trip, and throughout all of this, an evolution from jazz saxophonist to producer, emcee, singer and all-around entertainer. His debut EP, DEATH OF A BEATMAKER, established him within the local scene, and his subsequent full-length, IN THE MAKING, introduced him to a national audience. Quickly garnering numerous awards over the next few years, Klassik took advantage of his growing acclaim by stepping up to huge opening performance opportunities for highly-acclaimed and established artists, including Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Banks, DJ Premier, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Rakim.

Since his last full length, the critically acclaimed SEASONS, Klassik has spent time continuing to broaden and refine his production skills. In 2017, he curated TRIBE UNCOVERED at Turner Hall, where he led 20+ of the city’s most exciting musicians in a re-imagining of the work of Tribe Called Quest. He followed this in 2018 with curating, recording, and releasing his first live album, AMERICAN KLASSIKS, a reinterpretation of classic hymns, anthems and spirituals, re-imagined with deep 808s, lush strings, and deft lyrical and musical improvisation, delivered as both social commentaries and declarations of hope and resilience. As Klassik prepares his latest full-length effort, QUIET, he is now poised to make his musical mark on a much larger stage, having grown and matured through trauma and challenges to a point of introspection and understanding that is as transparent as it is emotive and special. A true class act, Klassik works to stir the souls of listeners into action with empathy, passion, and purpose through his own self-reflective sonic art.

November 27, 2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

School's Out Art Drop-In with Extended Hours

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12-5 pm
Ages 6 and up
$16/$12 members per session
We are offering a special, extended drop-in session for those off school. Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 5 hours; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own.
No advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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November 30, 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.


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