Events Calendar

Tuesday, February 25 2020

February 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pulang Balik blue

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, February 25 & Saturday, February 29. Take one or both!
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer of 2019 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 to work with indigo (indigofera tinctoria), wild indigo (baptisia), henna (lawsonia inermis), and turmeric (curcuma longa). These natural dyes will yield a variety of blues and yellows. Other dye plants from Lynden's grounds may be used upon availability for harvesting.

Natural cloths and fiber provided; you may choose to bring small or medium-sized natural fabrics or fibers of your own to use, which will need to be scoured and dried at the beginning of the workshop.

Bring a lunch; coffee and herbal tea selections provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is an artist and community worker 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.

February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm


Fee: $31/$26 members - includes an autographed copy of The Other Mrs., 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 Mary Kubica, author of The Other Mrs., to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Tuesday, February 25, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Other Mrs.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard.

But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will’s sister after she died unexpectedly. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family.

As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, including The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Don't You Cry, Every Last Lie and When the Lights Go Out. A former high school history teacher, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. Her first novel The Good Girl was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a helluva storyteller,” (Kirkus Reviews) and “a writer of vice-like control,” (Chicago Tribune), and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “thrilling and illuminating” (Los Angeles Times).

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