Events Calendar

September 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm: Nora Chipaumire
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6 pm: Jeanine Durning
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6 pm: Eiko Otake
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6 pm: Okwui Okpokwasili

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Clockwise from upper left: Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Eiko Otake, Reggie Wilson, Okwui Okpokwasili

Free.
To view each screening, click here.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer and Lynden artist-in-residence Reggie Wilson. Wilson has invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake—four choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm CT with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings.

Reggie Wilson, a Milwaukee native based in Brooklyn, NY, has been an artist-in-residence at the Lynden for six years. The Lynden operates as a laboratory for artists, and Wilson has been engaged in a multi-year process of remaking works for performance in response to the Lynden’s particular conditions: MOSES(ES) in 2015, CITIZEN in 2018, and next, POWER. Wilson engages the landscape, the collection, and the community--who perform in these works--and then reflects on how this process impacts his choreographic decision-making. In non-performance years, Wilson devotes time to research, some of which has focused on exploring his relationship—and the relationship of the guests he brings here during his residencies—to the city of his birth.

Unable to invite guests to join him during his 2020 research residency, Wilson considered ways to connect those at a distance with his work and with the Lynden. Wilson’s work is embedded within a larger, cumulative project, CALL & RESPONSE, that gathers a community of artists who share a commitment to the radical Black imagination as a means to re-examine the past and imagine a better future. In conversations between Wilson and Lynden’s executive director, Polly Morris, an idea for a new call emerged: conversations between Wilson and other choreographers who had confronted the challenges of performing at the Lynden—40 acres of park, pond, and woodland with a collection of more than 50 modernist sculptures and contemporary installations, but no traditional performance space. These conversations revolve around place, with a particular emphasis on two places: Milwaukee and the Lynden. Both Wilson and Morris were interested in the dialogue between place—physical, spiritual, memorial--and choreography, and the ways in which adapting to place, and solving the problems place throws up, contributes to a resilient choreographic practice.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE, and the Call & Response programming of which it is a part, is supported by the Brico Fund, the Chipstone Foundation, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

About the Artists

Reggie Wilson
Reggie Wilson is Executive and Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. His work draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and is combined with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he sometimes refers to as "post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances." He has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects, and had his work presented nationally and internationally. Wilson is a recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance's McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001), is a 2002 BESSIE recipient, and is a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Wilson has been an artist advisor for the National Dance Project, a Board Member of Dance Theater Workshop, and in recognition of his creative contributions to the field, was named a 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow, as well as being a recipient of the 2009 Herb Alpert Award in Dance. In 2012 he was named a Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, received an inaugural Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for his successful work Moses(es) which premiered in 2013. His critically acclaimed work CITIZEN, premiered 2016 (FringeArts – World; BAM NextWave 2016 – NYC); both works continue 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. Most recently, he curated Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking), a series of performances in Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. His newest full-evening work, POWER premiered in 2019.

Nora Chipaumire
Nora Chipaumire was born in 1965 in what was then known as Umtali, Rhodesia (Mutare, Zimbabwe). She is a product of colonial education for Africans--known as group B schooling. She has pursued other studies at the University of Zimbabwe (law) and Mills College, Oakland, CA (dance).

Nora Chipaumire sited her performance of Miriam, on July 13, 2013, in Lynden’s “dump”—an outdoor storage yard filled with building materials and machinery. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Jeanine Durning
Jeanine Durning is an Alpert Award winning choreographer and performer, from New York, whose work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Her research concerns the interrogation of the body as a mobilizing force for change, and choreography as a mode of thought which has the potential to shift perception of self, other, and the spaces we (collectively) inhabit. Her signature solo inging has been invited across the US, Europe and in Canada. In support of her new project Dark Matter, Durning has received residencies at Seoul Dance Center, the Rauschenberg Foundation, MANCC, and at DNK in Sofia, Bulgaria. Jeanine has had the privilege of collaborating with many choreographers over her many years of performing including with Deborah Hay since 2005. Jeanine has taught and shared some accumulated practices all over the world through many different institutions for contemporary dance and performance, and is often invited to act as “outside eye” to many choreographer’s processes. She has created many original works commissioned by independent performers and companies, including an upcoming commission for Candoco Dance in London. Jeanine has recently been invited to join Cullberg in Stockholm for the coming year as a new Rehearsal Director. www.jeaninedurning.com

Jeanine Durning performed inging in Lynden’s gallery on April 16 and 18, 2014. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Eiko Otake
Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist. She worked for more than forty years as Eiko & Koma but since 2014 has been performing her own solo project A Body in Places. In 2017, she launched a multi-year Duet Project, an open-ended series of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-generational experiments with a diverse range of artists both living and dead.

Eiko Otake performed, as part of Eiko and Koma, in Raven at Lynden on July 23, 2011. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents, and the first dance performance on Lynden’s grounds.

Okwui Okpokwasili
Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. Her work includes two Bessie Award winning productions: Pent-Up: a revenge dance and Bronx Gothic. Other productions include Poor People’s TV Room, and Adaku’s Revolt. Okpokwasili’s recently co-curated the Danspace Project Platform “Utterances From the Chorus”. Her commissions, Residencies and awards: 10th Annual Berlin Biennale Commission, 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award in Contemporary Dance, 2018 USA Artist Fellow, 2018 Princeton Hodder Fellow, 2018 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, LMCC’s Extended Life Program (2013-2016, 2019); The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Artist Grant in Dance (2014), MOMA, The Young Vic, Tate Modern. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

Okwui Okpokwasili performed at Lynden on July 13, 2013 in Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam, a co-presentation with Alverno Presents. She lived in Lynden’s residency apartment while performing Bronx Gothic at Alverno Presents in 2016, and she returned to Milwaukee in 2017 for the screening of Bronx Gothic, the documentary by Andrew Rossi, at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

September 7, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The garden will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020.

September 8, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:15am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

2020
September 8 - Artful Garden - Registration is closed.
September 22 - Flower Friends - Registration is closed.
October 6 - Under the Soil - Registration is closed.
October 20 - Colorful Autumn - Registration is closed.
November 10 - Run, Roll, Crawl - Online registration is closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
December 8 - Playful Winter - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
2021
January 12 - Colorful Snow - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
February 9 - Sledding Fun - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.

September 9, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lynden-ClaudiaOrjuela-HOMEStorytime

FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every second Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, and Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 9: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela
Recording: https://vimeo.com/455907180
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Fold & Illustrate Your Own Book [Click here to view or download]

October 14: Stepping Stones: A refugee family's journey, written by Margriet Ruurs with artwork by Nizar Ali Badr, read in Arabic and English, with Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center
Recording: https://vimeo.com/467098798
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Pack for Your Trip [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Drawing with found materials: Turning Pebbles into Pictures [Click here to view or download]

November 11: The Border: My Journey with Papa, written by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, and illustrated by Claudia Navarro, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording and activities to come.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/476691344
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Breaking Boundaries: Create A Window Mural [Click here to view or download]

December 9: Le Seigneur de la danse/The Lord of the Dance, written and illustrated by Véronique Tadjo, read in French and English, in partnership with the Program in French, Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, UWM and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee.
Recording and activities to come.

September 9, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online now.

September 9, 2020 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm: Nora Chipaumire
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6 pm: Jeanine Durning
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6 pm: Eiko Otake
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6 pm: Okwui Okpokwasili

Reggie-interview-cover
Clockwise from upper left: Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Eiko Otake, Reggie Wilson, Okwui Okpokwasili

Free.
To view each screening, click here.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer and Lynden artist-in-residence Reggie Wilson. Wilson has invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake—four choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm CT with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings.

Reggie Wilson, a Milwaukee native based in Brooklyn, NY, has been an artist-in-residence at the Lynden for six years. The Lynden operates as a laboratory for artists, and Wilson has been engaged in a multi-year process of remaking works for performance in response to the Lynden’s particular conditions: MOSES(ES) in 2015, CITIZEN in 2018, and next, POWER. Wilson engages the landscape, the collection, and the community--who perform in these works--and then reflects on how this process impacts his choreographic decision-making. In non-performance years, Wilson devotes time to research, some of which has focused on exploring his relationship—and the relationship of the guests he brings here during his residencies—to the city of his birth.

Unable to invite guests to join him during his 2020 research residency, Wilson considered ways to connect those at a distance with his work and with the Lynden. Wilson’s work is embedded within a larger, cumulative project, CALL & RESPONSE, that gathers a community of artists who share a commitment to the radical Black imagination as a means to re-examine the past and imagine a better future. In conversations between Wilson and Lynden’s executive director, Polly Morris, an idea for a new call emerged: conversations between Wilson and other choreographers who had confronted the challenges of performing at the Lynden—40 acres of park, pond, and woodland with a collection of more than 50 modernist sculptures and contemporary installations, but no traditional performance space. These conversations revolve around place, with a particular emphasis on two places: Milwaukee and the Lynden. Both Wilson and Morris were interested in the dialogue between place—physical, spiritual, memorial--and choreography, and the ways in which adapting to place, and solving the problems place throws up, contributes to a resilient choreographic practice.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE, and the Call & Response programming of which it is a part, is supported by the Brico Fund, the Chipstone Foundation, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

About the Artists

Reggie Wilson
Reggie Wilson is Executive and Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. His work draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and is combined with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he sometimes refers to as "post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances." He has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects, and had his work presented nationally and internationally. Wilson is a recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance's McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001), is a 2002 BESSIE recipient, and is a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Wilson has been an artist advisor for the National Dance Project, a Board Member of Dance Theater Workshop, and in recognition of his creative contributions to the field, was named a 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow, as well as being a recipient of the 2009 Herb Alpert Award in Dance. In 2012 he was named a Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, received an inaugural Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for his successful work Moses(es) which premiered in 2013. His critically acclaimed work CITIZEN, premiered 2016 (FringeArts – World; BAM NextWave 2016 – NYC); both works continue 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. Most recently, he curated Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking), a series of performances in Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. His newest full-evening work, POWER premiered in 2019.

Nora Chipaumire
Nora Chipaumire was born in 1965 in what was then known as Umtali, Rhodesia (Mutare, Zimbabwe). She is a product of colonial education for Africans--known as group B schooling. She has pursued other studies at the University of Zimbabwe (law) and Mills College, Oakland, CA (dance).

Nora Chipaumire sited her performance of Miriam, on July 13, 2013, in Lynden’s “dump”—an outdoor storage yard filled with building materials and machinery. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Jeanine Durning
Jeanine Durning is an Alpert Award winning choreographer and performer, from New York, whose work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Her research concerns the interrogation of the body as a mobilizing force for change, and choreography as a mode of thought which has the potential to shift perception of self, other, and the spaces we (collectively) inhabit. Her signature solo inging has been invited across the US, Europe and in Canada. In support of her new project Dark Matter, Durning has received residencies at Seoul Dance Center, the Rauschenberg Foundation, MANCC, and at DNK in Sofia, Bulgaria. Jeanine has had the privilege of collaborating with many choreographers over her many years of performing including with Deborah Hay since 2005. Jeanine has taught and shared some accumulated practices all over the world through many different institutions for contemporary dance and performance, and is often invited to act as “outside eye” to many choreographer’s processes. She has created many original works commissioned by independent performers and companies, including an upcoming commission for Candoco Dance in London. Jeanine has recently been invited to join Cullberg in Stockholm for the coming year as a new Rehearsal Director. www.jeaninedurning.com

Jeanine Durning performed inging in Lynden’s gallery on April 16 and 18, 2014. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Eiko Otake
Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist. She worked for more than forty years as Eiko & Koma but since 2014 has been performing her own solo project A Body in Places. In 2017, she launched a multi-year Duet Project, an open-ended series of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-generational experiments with a diverse range of artists both living and dead.

Eiko Otake performed, as part of Eiko and Koma, in Raven at Lynden on July 23, 2011. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents, and the first dance performance on Lynden’s grounds.

Okwui Okpokwasili
Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. Her work includes two Bessie Award winning productions: Pent-Up: a revenge dance and Bronx Gothic. Other productions include Poor People’s TV Room, and Adaku’s Revolt. Okpokwasili’s recently co-curated the Danspace Project Platform “Utterances From the Chorus”. Her commissions, Residencies and awards: 10th Annual Berlin Biennale Commission, 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award in Contemporary Dance, 2018 USA Artist Fellow, 2018 Princeton Hodder Fellow, 2018 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, LMCC’s Extended Life Program (2013-2016, 2019); The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Artist Grant in Dance (2014), MOMA, The Young Vic, Tate Modern. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

Okwui Okpokwasili performed at Lynden on July 13, 2013 in Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam, a co-presentation with Alverno Presents. She lived in Lynden’s residency apartment while performing Bronx Gothic at Alverno Presents in 2016, and she returned to Milwaukee in 2017 for the screening of Bronx Gothic, the documentary by Andrew Rossi, at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

September 10, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Thursdays, 10-11 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 integrates our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Children and their caregivers are learning and discovering side by side. We will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, problem solving, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment and learning opportunities with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

2020
September 10 - Nature's Kitchen - Registration is closed.
September 24 - Wearable Sculpture - Registration is closed.
October 8 - Imaginary Creatures - Registration is closed.
October 22 - Repurposing in Nature - Registration is closed.
November 12 - Animal Shelters
December 10 - Christmas Tree
2021
January 14 - Snow Sculptures
February 11 - Sledding Fun

September 10, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, Sept 10 – Oct 22, 2020 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s hybrid Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of seven weeks, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of projects employing materials of your choice. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors at Lynden when weather permits, and on Zoom when it doesn’t (we will send out an alert each week, 24 hours in advance). IRL or on the screen, you can chat with your fellow artists, share your work, and explore the intersection of art and nature.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited to 10 people. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 12, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

HOME: Conversations on Black Lives Matter

Registration: These panels take place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Sign up to our HOME programming updates here.

The Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee are extending the HOME series of Conversations on Displacement and the Arts to respond to the sequence of events marked by the murder of George Floyd and coinciding with the global Covid-19 pandemic. Looking beyond the slogan, HOME: Conversations on Black Lives Matter aims to acknowledge this significant moment and to explore its impact on and within refugee and immigrant communities.

There are many discussions unfolding simultaneously in response to the sense of urgency around systemic issues that shape the lives of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in this country. The HOME conversations will pay particular attention to what these discussions look like on the ground for refugee and immigrant communities—communities that are both shaped by the systemic racism of American institutions and engaged in confronting internal histories of racial injustice, antiblackness, and inequity. Ultimately, we hope to define and dissect the complex issues faced by refugee communities that have resettled to the United States in addressing Black Lives Matter.

Panels

September 12, 2020: Participants in the first BLM/HOME panel, moderated by Paul Vang, include Sumeya Osman, Biak Hlawn, Toslimah Kanahan, and Marcela Garcia. Scroll down for more information on the participants. Watch a recording of the panel here.

November 14, 2020: This panel, which will explore the intersection of refugee resettlement practices and the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement, will be moderated by HOME committee member Paul Vang with panelists Gwendolyn Faye Sutton, Monica Ashery, and Dr. Chia Youyee Vang. Scroll down for more information on the participants.

About the Participants

Moderator | Paul Vang serves as the Civic Engagement Director at HAWA, the Hmong American Women’s Association. He is a former science educator and is passionate about helping to build power within the Southeast Asian community by engaging in conversations with people at their doors, hosting educational events that are open to the public, and educating elected officials on the Southeast Asian population here in Milwaukee.

Sumeya Osman is a Somali refugee who lived in Uganda as an urban refugee for six years. Resettling to the United States, she's lived in Milwaukee for three years. As a community advocate and interpreter, her experience and skills range from working as a community health worker at Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic with Kai Mishlove, to supporting initiatives at the local level with Public Allies and advocating for refugee rights. Her ongoing passion for grassroots engagement and community health has led her to pursue training as a doula and midwife within diverse communities, as well as encouraging talents in refugee youth. Sumeya is an active member of the HOME steering committee and is busily engaged with the planning of this annual, community-directed refugee event at Lynden. She is the event's co-MC, alongside Rohingya refugee Hasina Begum.

Biak Hlawn known as Hlawn, immigrated to the United States from Malaysia in 2010 as a Chin ethnic minority refugee from Myanmar (Burma). As a senior at Ronald Reagan High School in the upcoming school year, she aims to further her passion for activism and her involvement within her communities. She has served in leadership roles such as Student Council President, Class President, President and Founder of Asian Student Union, and the captain of Reagan’s varsity tennis team. She has been appointed to and selected for advocacy groups within Reagan such as the Office of Civil Rights, Reagan Student Advisory Board, and HOPE Squad. Other involvements within her school include Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) Club, National Honor Society, HOT Store, and more. Within her Chin community, Hlawn is one of the twelve elected youth leaders at Carson Chin Baptist Church and a member of the Praise & Worship and Media teams; she sits on the Youth Development Committee of the nationwide Chin Youth Organization (CYO); and she is also a promotional coordinator for the National Leadership Team of AB (American Baptists) Girls. Within the Milwaukee community, she a member of the Milwaukee Youth Council, representing the 13th district. Hlawn is a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) scholar. Upon graduating, her career path remains a mystery but lies in pursuing her dedication in implementing and inspiring positive changes for the betterment of her community, the wider Milwaukee community, and beyond, while keeping rooted in her identity.

Toslimah Kahanan is a Rohingya refugee who resettled from Malaysia to Milwaukee in 2015. She has been actively involved in volunteer work and helps the community with interpreting, including at hospitals and local mosques, assisting newcomers to the US. During her years as a student at South Division High School, she has been in numerous leadership roles, including her involvement in Cardinal Council, and she is currently a continuing member of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES). A recent high school graduate, she is continuing her education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she will be majoring in nursing. In choosing this career path, she hopes to become a direct community resource and to inspire young people to pursue their passions especially when it comes to helping their own community and many others.

Marcela “Xela” Garcia is a Xicana artist, innovator and cultural warrior, born in Guadalajara and raised in Milwaukee. She has extensive experience in the fields of arts and culture, education, philanthropy, and organizational sustainability, adding up to over ten years of systems and program development, implementation, and evaluation. A proud MPS alumna and resident of Milwaukee’s Southside, her deep commitment to cultural equity and change-making uniquely positions her to lead an organization with matching values.

Gwendolyn Faye Sutton is an ordained minister, speaker, freelance writer, workshop leader, and health and wellness life coach. She is thankful that she can use her messes to inspire others. Her parents fled Jim Crow South during the Great Migration with the hopes of creating a better life for their family. She continues the legacy of her parents as an associate minister at the church her dad founded. Gwendolyn is also the first African American President of Women’s Missionary Union, an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention. She brings a wealth of life experiences and credentials to her work. She traveled the world as an International Flight Attendant. She has produced and hosted a TV show on Community Television and facilitated a city-wide support group. She was an award-winning educator for Milwaukee Public Schools, where she won many honors, including the Michael Jordan Essential’s Grant for Innovative Teachers.

Dr. Chia Youyee Vang is Professor of History and Associate Vice Chancellor in the Division of Global Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her teaching and research interests include the Cold War in Asia, Asian American history, Hmong history, refugee migration and transnational and diasporic communities. She has published many articles on Hmong/Southeast Asian refugees/Americans. She is author of three books: Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War (Oxford University Press, 2019), Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora (University of Illinois Press, 2010), and Hmong in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008). In March 2016, the University of Minnesota Press released her co-edited volume, Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women. Her biography of Hmong prisoner of war (POW) Pao Yang is forthcoming next month from Temple University Press. She is currently writing a new book entitled, The Sorrow of Displacement: Southeast Asian Identity and (Be)longing in the Global South, that examines the social and cultural history of Southeast Asian refugees resettled in French Guiana and Argentina in the late 1970s amidst significant local protests. Dr. Vang’s research is global in scope but intimately informed by her own refugee experiences as a child. She is interested in not only understanding larger political and military transformations, but also the lived experiences of those who experience wars not of their own making but fought in their environments. Her documentation of Southeast Asian refugee lives and that of their descendants across four continents help us to better understand the lasting impact of one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century.

Monica Ashery was born in Tanzania and moved to the USA to further her studies in 1988. In Tanzania, Monica worked in the comptroller’s office of the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika in Dodoma where she was the head of the Accounts Department and held the responsibility to handle missionary affairs. She holds a Certificate in Accountancy from St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), Mwanza, Tanzania, a B.A. in Business from Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Monica worked as the Special Assistant to the President of Coleman & Williams, Ltd., CPAs in Milwaukee, WI. She is currently enrolled in an enhanced program for Accounting Services Specialist through the U.S. Career Services. Throughout her stellar career, Monica has played a significant role in the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. Division of Firms (NABA- DOF) by coordinating four DOF semi-annual conferences on practice management and recruiting more than 50 members at the NABA-DOF Exhibits during the National Conventions around the United States. Monica is a four-time award recipient for outstanding contribution, leadership, continued services, and commitment, both from Coleman & Williams, Ltd. and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Serving immigrant and refugee communities, she works as a Freelance Swahili Interpreter for the International Institute of Wisconsin, JS Language Services and Western Bilingual. Her passion for helping others has earned her the name of “Mama,” Swahili for Mother, for her dedication to assisting refugees in acclimating in the Milwaukee community. She has earnestly served as the immediate past President and the former Secretary of the Milwaukee African Women’s Association, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Milwaukee, WI. Since 2016, she has been a board member of the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM). She enjoys volunteering at her Brookfield Lutheran Church congregation in different ministries, such as children’s and hospitality, and in 2018, she was on a Call Committee for an Associate Pastor. On top of her responsibilities and serving the community, Monica is also the owner of Mchete’s African Treasures, which specializes in authentic African handmade products and Fabrics, and she is the proud mother of a 28-year-old son and two adopted daughters, ages 36 and 32, whom she raised since her younger sister’s death in 1995.

September 13, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for fall migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

September 16, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indigo Dye Days with Kim Khaira

Dates
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 & Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm

Sessions
To see available sessions, click here. For day-of availability and/or registration, call 414-446-8794.

Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session. If you would like a longer session, please register for contiguous sessions.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. Advance registration required. Click here to register. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners.

Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

About the Artist
As a beginning of a lifelong journey with natural dyeing, Lynden’s artist-in-residence Kim Khaira would like to share and provide practice sessions with artists and community members interested in co-learning and mutual reflections of indigo dyeing. In the second year of her residency, and building on exchanges and encounters with artists at Lynden and beyond--and especially Arianne King Comer’s batik and indigo practices--Khaira is exploring personal art practices that translate to cultural and familial ways of living. Her focus has been on natural dyeing as a way of living and a connecting point between peoples, cultures, and nature.

More on Khaira’s residency here: Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too

September 16, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online now.

September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm: Nora Chipaumire
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6 pm: Jeanine Durning
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6 pm: Eiko Otake
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6 pm: Okwui Okpokwasili

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Clockwise from upper left: Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Eiko Otake, Reggie Wilson, Okwui Okpokwasili

Free.
To view each screening, click here.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE: SECRETS OF PROCESS, a co-presentation of the Lynden and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Brooklyn, NY), is a series of four virtual conversations featuring choreographer and Lynden artist-in-residence Reggie Wilson. Wilson has invited Nora Chipaumire, Jeanine Durning, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Eiko Otake—four choreographers who have presented work and/or performed at the sculpture garden—to talk with him individually about choreography and place.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE launches on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 pm CT with a screening of Wilson’s conversation with Nora Chipaumire. A new video will be released each Wednesday evening: Jeanine Durning on September 2, Eiko Otake on September 9, and Okwui Okpokwasili on September 16. Each of these conversations will be preceded by a screening of Wilson’s CITIZEN:MKE, a work he recreated for performance at Lynden in 2018. Wilson spoke with each choreographer from a different location at Lynden, and they joined him from their homes in Brooklyn, Newburgh, NY, or—in the case of Eiko Otake—her mother’s garden in Japan. The conversations will remain online following the screenings.

Reggie Wilson, a Milwaukee native based in Brooklyn, NY, has been an artist-in-residence at the Lynden for six years. The Lynden operates as a laboratory for artists, and Wilson has been engaged in a multi-year process of remaking works for performance in response to the Lynden’s particular conditions: MOSES(ES) in 2015, CITIZEN in 2018, and next, POWER. Wilson engages the landscape, the collection, and the community--who perform in these works--and then reflects on how this process impacts his choreographic decision-making. In non-performance years, Wilson devotes time to research, some of which has focused on exploring his relationship—and the relationship of the guests he brings here during his residencies—to the city of his birth.

Unable to invite guests to join him during his 2020 research residency, Wilson considered ways to connect those at a distance with his work and with the Lynden. Wilson’s work is embedded within a larger, cumulative project, CALL & RESPONSE, that gathers a community of artists who share a commitment to the radical Black imagination as a means to re-examine the past and imagine a better future. In conversations between Wilson and Lynden’s executive director, Polly Morris, an idea for a new call emerged: conversations between Wilson and other choreographers who had confronted the challenges of performing at the Lynden—40 acres of park, pond, and woodland with a collection of more than 50 modernist sculptures and contemporary installations, but no traditional performance space. These conversations revolve around place, with a particular emphasis on two places: Milwaukee and the Lynden. Both Wilson and Morris were interested in the dialogue between place—physical, spiritual, memorial--and choreography, and the ways in which adapting to place, and solving the problems place throws up, contributes to a resilient choreographic practice.

CHOREOGRAPHERS IN PLACE, and the Call & Response programming of which it is a part, is supported by the Brico Fund, the Chipstone Foundation, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

About the Artists

Reggie Wilson
Reggie Wilson is Executive and Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. His work draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and is combined with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he sometimes refers to as "post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances." He has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects, and had his work presented nationally and internationally. Wilson is a recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance's McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001), is a 2002 BESSIE recipient, and is a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Wilson has been an artist advisor for the National Dance Project, a Board Member of Dance Theater Workshop, and in recognition of his creative contributions to the field, was named a 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow, as well as being a recipient of the 2009 Herb Alpert Award in Dance. In 2012 he was named a Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, received an inaugural Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for his successful work Moses(es) which premiered in 2013. His critically acclaimed work CITIZEN, premiered 2016 (FringeArts – World; BAM NextWave 2016 – NYC); both works continue 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. Most recently, he curated Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking), a series of performances in Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. His newest full-evening work, POWER premiered in 2019.

Nora Chipaumire
Nora Chipaumire was born in 1965 in what was then known as Umtali, Rhodesia (Mutare, Zimbabwe). She is a product of colonial education for Africans--known as group B schooling. She has pursued other studies at the University of Zimbabwe (law) and Mills College, Oakland, CA (dance).

Nora Chipaumire sited her performance of Miriam, on July 13, 2013, in Lynden’s “dump”—an outdoor storage yard filled with building materials and machinery. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Jeanine Durning
Jeanine Durning is an Alpert Award winning choreographer and performer, from New York, whose work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Her research concerns the interrogation of the body as a mobilizing force for change, and choreography as a mode of thought which has the potential to shift perception of self, other, and the spaces we (collectively) inhabit. Her signature solo inging has been invited across the US, Europe and in Canada. In support of her new project Dark Matter, Durning has received residencies at Seoul Dance Center, the Rauschenberg Foundation, MANCC, and at DNK in Sofia, Bulgaria. Jeanine has had the privilege of collaborating with many choreographers over her many years of performing including with Deborah Hay since 2005. Jeanine has taught and shared some accumulated practices all over the world through many different institutions for contemporary dance and performance, and is often invited to act as “outside eye” to many choreographer’s processes. She has created many original works commissioned by independent performers and companies, including an upcoming commission for Candoco Dance in London. Jeanine has recently been invited to join Cullberg in Stockholm for the coming year as a new Rehearsal Director. www.jeaninedurning.com

Jeanine Durning performed inging in Lynden’s gallery on April 16 and 18, 2014. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents.

Eiko Otake
Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist. She worked for more than forty years as Eiko & Koma but since 2014 has been performing her own solo project A Body in Places. In 2017, she launched a multi-year Duet Project, an open-ended series of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-generational experiments with a diverse range of artists both living and dead.

Eiko Otake performed, as part of Eiko and Koma, in Raven at Lynden on July 23, 2011. This was a co-presentation with Alverno Presents, and the first dance performance on Lynden’s grounds.

Okwui Okpokwasili
Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. Her work includes two Bessie Award winning productions: Pent-Up: a revenge dance and Bronx Gothic. Other productions include Poor People’s TV Room, and Adaku’s Revolt. Okpokwasili’s recently co-curated the Danspace Project Platform “Utterances From the Chorus”. Her commissions, Residencies and awards: 10th Annual Berlin Biennale Commission, 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award in Contemporary Dance, 2018 USA Artist Fellow, 2018 Princeton Hodder Fellow, 2018 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, LMCC’s Extended Life Program (2013-2016, 2019); The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Artist Grant in Dance (2014), MOMA, The Young Vic, Tate Modern. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

Okwui Okpokwasili performed at Lynden on July 13, 2013 in Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam, a co-presentation with Alverno Presents. She lived in Lynden’s residency apartment while performing Bronx Gothic at Alverno Presents in 2016, and she returned to Milwaukee in 2017 for the screening of Bronx Gothic, the documentary by Andrew Rossi, at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

September 17, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indigo Dye Days with Kim Khaira

Dates
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 & Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm

Sessions
To see available sessions, click here. For day-of availability and/or registration, call 414-446-8794.

Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session. If you would like a longer session, please register for contiguous sessions.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. Advance registration required. Click here to register. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners.

Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

About the Artist
As a beginning of a lifelong journey with natural dyeing, Lynden’s artist-in-residence Kim Khaira would like to share and provide practice sessions with artists and community members interested in co-learning and mutual reflections of indigo dyeing. In the second year of her residency, and building on exchanges and encounters with artists at Lynden and beyond--and especially Arianne King Comer’s batik and indigo practices--Khaira is exploring personal art practices that translate to cultural and familial ways of living. Her focus has been on natural dyeing as a way of living and a connecting point between peoples, cultures, and nature.

More on Khaira’s residency here: Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too

September 17, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, Sept 10 – Oct 22, 2020 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s hybrid Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of seven weeks, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of projects employing materials of your choice. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors at Lynden when weather permits, and on Zoom when it doesn’t (we will send out an alert each week, 24 hours in advance). IRL or on the screen, you can chat with your fellow artists, share your work, and explore the intersection of art and nature.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited to 10 people. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 19, 2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

September 19, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $20/$16 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

We ask that you remain home if you:
• Have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or flu-like symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, chills, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or vomiting) or have taken medications to reduce these symptoms.
• Have been in contact, or you believe they have been in contact, with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to a workshop.
Full refunds will be made for those who cancel for health reasons and those unable to attend a rescheduled workshop.

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 a variety of herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

September 22, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:15am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

2020
September 8 - Artful Garden - Registration is closed.
September 22 - Flower Friends - Registration is closed.
October 6 - Under the Soil - Registration is closed.
October 20 - Colorful Autumn - Registration is closed.
November 10 - Run, Roll, Crawl - Online registration is closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
December 8 - Playful Winter - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
2021
January 12 - Colorful Snow - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
February 9 - Sledding Fun - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.

September 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indigo Dye Days with Kim Khaira

Dates
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 & Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm

Sessions
To see available sessions, click here. For day-of availability and/or registration, call 414-446-8794.

Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session. If you would like a longer session, please register for contiguous sessions.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. Advance registration required. Click here to register. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners.

Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

About the Artist
As a beginning of a lifelong journey with natural dyeing, Lynden’s artist-in-residence Kim Khaira would like to share and provide practice sessions with artists and community members interested in co-learning and mutual reflections of indigo dyeing. In the second year of her residency, and building on exchanges and encounters with artists at Lynden and beyond--and especially Arianne King Comer’s batik and indigo practices--Khaira is exploring personal art practices that translate to cultural and familial ways of living. Her focus has been on natural dyeing as a way of living and a connecting point between peoples, cultures, and nature.

More on Khaira’s residency here: Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too

September 23, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online now.

September 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indigo Dye Days with Kim Khaira

Dates
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 & Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm

Sessions
To see available sessions, click here. For day-of availability and/or registration, call 414-446-8794.

Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session. If you would like a longer session, please register for contiguous sessions.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. Advance registration required. Click here to register. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners.

Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

About the Artist
As a beginning of a lifelong journey with natural dyeing, Lynden’s artist-in-residence Kim Khaira would like to share and provide practice sessions with artists and community members interested in co-learning and mutual reflections of indigo dyeing. In the second year of her residency, and building on exchanges and encounters with artists at Lynden and beyond--and especially Arianne King Comer’s batik and indigo practices--Khaira is exploring personal art practices that translate to cultural and familial ways of living. Her focus has been on natural dyeing as a way of living and a connecting point between peoples, cultures, and nature.

More on Khaira’s residency here: Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too

September 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Thursdays, 10-11 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 integrates our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Children and their caregivers are learning and discovering side by side. We will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, problem solving, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment and learning opportunities with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

2020
September 10 - Nature's Kitchen - Registration is closed.
September 24 - Wearable Sculpture - Registration is closed.
October 8 - Imaginary Creatures - Registration is closed.
October 22 - Repurposing in Nature - Registration is closed.
November 12 - Animal Shelters
December 10 - Christmas Tree
2021
January 14 - Snow Sculptures
February 11 - Sledding Fun

September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, Sept 10 – Oct 22, 2020 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s hybrid Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of seven weeks, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of projects employing materials of your choice. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors at Lynden when weather permits, and on Zoom when it doesn’t (we will send out an alert each week, 24 hours in advance). IRL or on the screen, you can chat with your fellow artists, share your work, and explore the intersection of art and nature.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited to 10 people. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 30, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indigo Dye Days with Kim Khaira

Dates
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 & Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10 am-4pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 & Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Friday, October 9, 2020, 10am-4pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020, 10am-4pm

Sessions
To see available sessions, click here. For day-of availability and/or registration, call 414-446-8794.

Fee: $30/$25 members (all materials included) for a 45-minute session. If you would like a longer session, please register for contiguous sessions.
Registration: Space is limited to one person at a time. Advance registration required. Click here to register. All cloth, dyeing materials, and gloves provided. Need-based scholarships are available: please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org to request a scholarship.

Join us for a personal, one-on-one, reflective indigo dip at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with artist-in-residence Kim Khaira. During your 45-minute session, Khaira will share her knowledge of natural dyeing with plant materials harvested at Lynden, and will provide a hands-on experience with indigo dyeing. With tools and materials provided to create an indigo vat, together we will develop our skill in creating specific hues with indigo. We will produce three variations of blue, and each participant will also receive a piece of cloth to create a blue of your choice. Newcomers to natural and indigo dyeing welcome, as well as long-time indigo practitioners.

Dress for dyeing. Bring writing materials and water; masks are required.

About the Artist
As a beginning of a lifelong journey with natural dyeing, Lynden’s artist-in-residence Kim Khaira would like to share and provide practice sessions with artists and community members interested in co-learning and mutual reflections of indigo dyeing. In the second year of her residency, and building on exchanges and encounters with artists at Lynden and beyond--and especially Arianne King Comer’s batik and indigo practices--Khaira is exploring personal art practices that translate to cultural and familial ways of living. Her focus has been on natural dyeing as a way of living and a connecting point between peoples, cultures, and nature.

More on Khaira’s residency here: Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too

September 30, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online now.


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