Events Calendar

October 2, 2021 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

KOMERICAN_Cover

Free.
Refreshments will be served.
The program will take place outdoors; visitors will be admitted to the building in small groups to see the exhibition. Building capacity is currently limited to ten people. Masks are required in the building.

KOMERICAN features the work of ten Korean-American artists and examines what it means to be a Korean-in-Wisconsin artist today. Participants include Yeohyun Ahn, Yeonhee Cheong, Kyoung Ae Cho, Okja Kwon, Emma Daisy Hyun Ah Gertel, Mokwon Subsoo Lim, JinMan Jo, Minkyu Lee, Jason S. Yi, and Rina Yoon. KOMERICAN was curated with artist and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty member Kyoung Ae Cho.

KOMERICAN is a part of the UWM Korea Day celebrationof Korean and Korean American culture. (For a full schedule of events, click here.) A formal program, organized by the Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC), a nonprofit arts organization that is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and developing Korean traditional performing arts, will begin at 3 pm:

Samulnori
Suwan Choi, Chansoo Lee, Deokhwan Kim, Enna Kim
Samulnori is a seated piece featuring the four core Korean percussion instruments: Janggu (the hourglass drum), Buk (the barrel drum), Kkwaenggwari (the small gong), Jing (the large gong). Together, they create a heart-pounding performance that truly is a force of nature.

Introductory remarks by Dr. Young Sok Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and by Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Daegeum Sanjo
Woosung Jung (Daegeum) and Deokhwan Kim (Janggu)
The daegeum is a large transverse bamboo flute used in traditional Korean music. Sanjo is a solo instrumental piece. It begins slowly and progresses to a faster tempo as the performer improvises melodies within the structured form.

Sangmo Pankut
KPAC's youth ensemble SoriBeat and Woosung Jung (Taepyeongso)
Sangmo Pankut features drumming and dancing with spinning ribbon hats called sangmo. The dynamic rhythms and acrobatic choreography showcase not only the performers’ musical prowess but also their athleticism.

This is a HOME event.

The Korea Day celebrations are hosted by the Korean American Association of Milwaukee and the Korean American Faculty and Staff Association at UWM with the generous support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, Center for International Education, and Language Resource Center; the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers; and BMO Harris.

October 3, 2021 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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.

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.

October 5, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. 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; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

For 2022 dates, click here.

October 6, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

labyrinth_above


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. To add your name to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.

The new moon marks the first lunar phase and can symbolize new beginnings in our life. You can use the energy of the new moon to set intentions, get clear on your goals, or begin a new project. Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp to celebrate the new moon with a healing sound bath followed by a labyrinth walk. Take some time out of your week to relax into a healing sound bath and identify your intention for this new beginning. Then, physically plant your intentions into the native Wisconsin prairie by participating in a meditative seed scattering labyrinth walk where you'll support the growth of the labyrinth's walls with your powerful intentions. Native Wisconsin prairie seeds that are already growing in the labyrinth will be provided.

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. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather.

October 9, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Milkweed

Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist for a session, call 414-446-8794.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. 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. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

October 10, 2021 - 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.

Join 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 seasonal 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.

October 12, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. 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; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

For 2022 dates, click here.

October 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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.

For 2022 Dog Days dates click here.

October 17, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

October 3, 2020

Fee: $15/$10 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join Lynden's Robert Kaleta on a walk around the grounds to learn about Wisconsin's own edible tree nuts and how to identify, harvest, and process some of nature's delicious fall offerings. You will learn all you need to know to begin or continue your foraging endeavors, as well as the tools and techniques required to keep you busy processing your harvested nuts all winter long.

Masks and social distancing required. This walk takes place outdoors and will proceed if it is raining, unless there is lightning, in which case the walk will be rescheduled.

About Robert Kaleta

Robert Kaleta is wrapping up his third year at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is very interested in restoration ecology, native plants, and edible wild plants, and in bringing these interests to the landscape at Lynden.

October 17, 2021 - 4:45pm - 6:15pm

fullmoonsoundbath


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. To add your name to the waitlist, call 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 as we celebrate the full moon with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. 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. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

October 19, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. 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; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

For 2022 dates, click here.

October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

VTN-Displaced

4 sessions:
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee begin the new year by launching a book discussion group for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We will consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet monthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

We continue the series with The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives (2018), a book of essays edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American novelist and professor who, as a child, fled Vietnam with his family in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. In The Displaced, Nguyen highlights 17 refugee writers across the globe, including authors previously covered in the HOME discussion group such as Dina Nayeri and Kao Kalia Yang. Unlike Yang’s collective memoir Somewhere in the Unknown World, The Displaced offers direct narrative and words by refugees who are themselves writers and novelists. The Displaced, as a well-curated collection of essays, has been deemed thought-provoking, unapologetic, and yet another essential and timely piece of literature on refugee issues.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. We will post that link as soon as we have it. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May, 2021
Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir June-August, 2021

October 26, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. 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; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

For 2022 dates, click here.


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