Events Calendar

June 4, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Join artist-in-residence Daniel Burkholder for a reception for his video installation, On-Site:Lynden. The artist will host an informal Q&A at 1:30 pm.

June 7, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

June 9, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th & Tory Hill Street on the Marquette University Camps
Open daily, June 10-July 31, 2022, 10 am-4:30 pm, admission free. (The museum will be closed July 4-8, 2022).
More information: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty-museum/exhibitions.php

The long awaited in-person exhibition of the work of the 2019 and 2020 Nohl Fellows features the work of Cecelia Condit and Ammar ‘Ras Nsoroma (2019 Established Artists); Ck Ledesma and Nirmal Raja (2020 Established Artists); Vaughan Larsen, LaNia Sproles, and Natasha Woods (2019 Emerging Artists); and Janelle Gramling, Rosy Petri, and Leah Schretenthaler (2020 Emerging Artists). The 2019 fellows were selected from a field of 159 applicants by a panel of three jurors: Dean Daderko, then Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; and Jessica S. Hong, then Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth. The 2020 fellows were selected from a field of 151 applicants by Kimberli Gant, then McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA; Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; and Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.

June 11, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Kim Khaira

Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Fee: Free.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

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.

June 12, 2022 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register. Please note: online registration closes for each session the Friday before. You can register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month (except October, when the walk is on the third Sunday) 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.

June 12, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Two sessions: Sunday, April 10, 2022 & Sunday, June 12, 2022, 1-3 pm


Fee: $10/$5 members per session
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register in person day-of or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join the Land Managers of the Lynden Sculpture Garden on a walk around the grounds to discover Lynden’s urban forest. On this walk we will discuss the various trees and shrubs that make up the forest, urban forest management techniques, and our exciting new tree inventory project which we are conducting with the assistance of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Grant. This tree inventory will result in a management plan to help care for our valuable urban forest far into the future.

About the Land Managers

Kyle Welna has been with Lynden for four years and enjoys the wide variety of interconnected projects at the sculpture garden. He is interested in invasive species control and is currently a graduate student at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Robert Kaleta is wrapping up his second 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.

June 14, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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4 sessions, 7-8:30 pm:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022

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

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction and 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. In May, we will be embarking on a new book, Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque, translated by Zaman Stanizai. Newcomers welcome!

Dancing in the Mosque is an inspiring memoir about one mother’s unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother’s searing letter to a son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story—and that of Afghan women—Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival. Her story asks you to consider the lengths you would go to protect yourself, your family, and your dignity.

Dr. Homeira Qaderi is a women’s rights activist originally from Afghanistan. She has published six books in Afghanistan and Iran, some of which have received prestigious awards. Dancing in the Mosque is her first book in English.

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

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
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives September-December, 2021
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence January- April, 2022

June 18, 2022 - 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.

June 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Fee: $150 per sitting. Each 30 minute session includes a tintype that the photographer takes and develops on site, as well as a scan.
To register: https://www.margaretmuza.com/popups-1

Photographer Margaret Muza is known for her evocative tintype portraits. A tintype is a direct positive image, exposed through a wet chemical process directly onto a thin piece of metal. It is one of the earliest photographic methods, dating back to the 1850s. The large format camera and antique lens provides a romantic effect, while the characteristics of the chemical process add artifacts and uniqueness. The finished product is a tangible metal plate with the image composed of the contrast between the black metal and the highlights made of pure metallic silver.

The process is unique in many ways, but the greatest one is that it must be developed right after it is taken. This provides instant gratification: you get to see the tintype right away because it only takes a minute to develop it. The plate then must be properly washed and varnished in order to protect it. This object can easily be considered an heirloom, as it lasts a very long time. Nineteenth-century tintypes look beautiful to this day.

This activity is suitable for dogs and humans that can sit very still for up to 6 seconds, depending on the light. If anything moves, it will show up blurry, so please book only if that possibility doesn’t bother you. Or consider alternatives: sitting with one of your dog’s toys or favored objects, or even with a photograph of your dog.

About Margaret Muza
Photographer Margaret Muza has been working in wetplate since 2016. She hosts sessions at her studio in South Milwaukee, as well as traveling around the Milwaukee area doing porch sessions and pop ups.
www.margaretmuza.com

About Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days
This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

You can access the complete programming schedule for Summer 2022 Dog Days here.

June 18, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual.
Registration: Free but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee continues its virtual HOME Conversations series in 2022 with HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement. Each year we gather input from past participants as we plan the next series. At their request, our new format emphasizes both active dialogue and actionable steps. Each conversation will take place in two parts, with a virtual panel discussion on an aspect of forced displacement followed, a month later, by a small-group discussion about taking action. The series is moderated by HOME Refugee Steering Committee member Paul Vang.

HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement will examine relevant issues in contemporary refugee resettlement at the local level and across the globe. We hope to engage community members in understanding specific refugee resettlement crises as well as the larger issues of forced displacement, including its various contexts, while also providing an opportunity for participants to learn how they can get involved in local, on-the-ground efforts to aid refugee families and communities as they resettle among us. As with all HOME Conversations, artists will be integral to our discussions and action plans, and we will be seeking ways to bring together diverse voices to forge solutions that extend beyond a specific refugee population.

About the 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.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm [Click here to watch a recording of this session.]
Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
The Afghan Refugee Crisis

This first installment of the HOME Conversations will take a closer look at the Afghan refugee crisis from the vantage point of those intimately involved and directly impacted in the resettlement process here in Wisconsin and beyond. Our panelists will include Afghan artists and refugees, as well as local resettlement organizers, all of whom are working to navigate the effects of the refugee crisis in real time. In February, those who are interested can continue the discussion, sharing information on how individuals and groups can get involved and help in the resettlement efforts.

Recommended Readings
They fought for education in Afghanistan. Now in Milwaukee, these 9 young women hope to achieve the dreams they nearly lost, May 13, 2022, link
How Afghan Evacuees Have Enriched Wisconsin's Workforce Despite Barriers for Immigrant Labor, May 9, 2022, link
Milwaukee Welcomes Afghan Refugees, January 31, 2022, Shepherd Express, link
Afghan Women’s Rights Activist, Maryam Durani Settles in Milwaukee, January 13, 2022, Journal Sentinel, link
Afghan Refugees at Wisconsin’s Military Base Continue to Seek Housing, January 7, 2022, Voice of America (VOA) News, link
Torn Apart: Local Efforts to Help Afghan Refugees are Marked by Both Tears and Triumph, January 4, 2022, Madison Magazine, link
Afghan women have a long history of taking leadership and fighting for their rights, October 11, 2021, The Conversation, link
Afghan Art Flourished for 20 Years. Can It Survive the New Taliban Regime?, October 31, 2021, New York Times, link
After the withdrawal, U.S. museums need to tell a richer story about Afghanistan, September 3, 2021, Los Angeles Times, link
More than 40 House of Democrats Urge Treasury Department to Unfreeze Afghanistan’s Bank Reserves, link

About the Participants
Maryam Durani is an Afghan activist, an elected official and an internationally recognized advocate for the rights of Afghan women and girls. As a young adult, Durani served as a Kandahar Provincial Council Member twice for 14 years, and since her many years of council service, she has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights, firmly committed to building an inclusive and equitable society. She is the founder of the Kandahar Women Advocacy Network, in addition to leading Khadija Kobra Women's Association for Culture, the non-government organization that works to uphold women's rights in Afghanistan. A program under Khadija Kobra, she ran a women's health club and gym that garnered international attention. She managed Mirman Radio of Kandahar, the only local female-focused radio station, and is the founder of the Malalai Maiwandi Internet café, a free women's internet café that aims to connect women within a thriving environment and safe space, also the first of its kind in Afghanistan. She founded the House of Learning, an institute of modern studies for girls education free of cost. Durani studied business at the American University of Afghanistan, and read law and political science at Noor University.

Recognizing her important work and contribution to women's rights at a national and global scale, Durani is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the U.S. Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage, and was highlighted as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, an honor that she shared with Russian democratic politician Alexei Navalny and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In 2013, she was one of 30 young activists recognized by the National Endowment for Democracy with support for her work to empower women to take on leadership roles, and in 2014, she received the Four Freedoms Medal for Freedom of Speech. In 2015, she received the International Peace Generation Award. She has received the Brave Woman Award from the State of Pennsylvania, the Women's Rights Protector Award from Washington, and an Iraq and Afghanistan Female Peace Activist Appreciation Letter from Turkey. She is considered both a leader and role model for women throughout Afghanistan, and despite facing regular threats on her life--including a suicide attack in 2009 that resulted in serious injury-- Durani is undeterred in her mission to promote basic civil rights for all Afghans. In 2021, she fled the ongoing humanitarian crisis and resettled to the United States with her family. She now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Omaid Sharifi is a Curator, Artivist, President of ArtLords and Wartists, and a Harvard University Fellow. Sharifi is also a Millennium Leadership Fellow with Atlantic Council, Asia Society 21 and American Foreign Relations Council/Rumsfeld Fellow.

Khalid Naseri is an asylum-seeker from Afghanistan. Naseri worked with the U.S. Army in his homeland and came to the United States in 2017 through the Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans (SIV) program, not unlike the process of many Afghans during the ongoing humanitarian crisis in 2021, of which he has been an active and first-hand observer. He has been living and working in Madison, Wisconsin since his arrival, as a Dar and Pashto interpreter with Jewish Social Services (JSS) and Dane County. He is a grassroots volunteer and has been involved in various projects including the refugee-led Madison Refugee Union that aims at giving voice to Madison’s refugees through education, advocacy, and community. He and his wife hope to ensure that their two young children keep their dreams of being a doctor and a pilot despite the struggles in their homeland.

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

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm [Click here to watch a recording of this session.]
Saturday, April 16, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Myanmar One Year After the Coup

The second installment of the HOME Conversations series dives into the Myanmar democracy movement and Myanmar/Burmese refugee resettlement in the US. This panel will bring together community leaders, thinkers, and artists from Myanmar. In March we will highlight and analyze key moments in Myanmar’s history, including the recent Spring Revolution, that led to multiple internal conflicts that greatly impacted ethnic minorities and the continuing refugee crises in the region. The conversation continues in April as we actively involve participants in action plans to address and assist in refugee resettlement with input from Milwaukee-based leaders and representatives from Myanmar and Southeast Asian communities.

Recommended Readings
U.N. says military violence in Myanmar may be 'crimes against humanity', NPR, March 16, 2022, link
Widespread abuses since Myanmar coup may amount to war crimes, says UN report, The Guardian, March 16, 2022, link 
Myanmar Junta Has Torched Over 6,000 Civilian Homes Since Coup, The Irrawaddy, March 2, 2022, link
One Year Since the Coup, Women-led Protests in Myanmar Need Global Solidarity and Action More Than Ever, Global Washington, February 23, 2022, link
Military Violence Emboldens Myanmar’s Ethnic Resistance, Foreign Policy, February 19, 2022, link
A Year After Coup, Myanmar Is Mired in Conflict and Chaos, New York Times, February 1, 2022, link
Gender and Conflict in Myanmar, Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) Initiative, Podcast, Asia Research News, link

About the Participants
Biak Tha Hlawn, known as Hlawn Hlawn, is an undergraduate student attending Stanford University with an intended major in international relations. Hlawn Hlawn was born and raised in Thantlang, Chin State, and briefly relocated to Malaysia from 2008 to 2010 before immigrating to the United States. She has served in many leadership roles throughout her years in high school at Ronald Reagan and graduated with distinction. Hlawn Hlawn continues her passion for advocacy and activism to this day. In response to the February 1st military coup in 2021, she co-founded Chin Leaders, a Chin youth-led organization, and serves as the Executive Director. At the United States Advocacy Coalition for Myanmar (USACM), she serves as the social media manager and lobbyist. At Stanford, she serves as a fellow for the Asian Women’s Alliance’s Service and Advocacy Committee. Hlawn Hlawn is a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholar, Elks Scholar, and Horatio Alger National Scholar. In addition, she has been named the 2019 Youth of the Year by Carson Chin Baptist Church and Senior of the Year by the Milwaukee Public Schools district. Hlawn Hlawn aspires to be the change she seeks in the world.

May Sabe Phyu is a women’s human rights defender, Director of Gender Equality Network, and coordinator of the Women’s Advocacy Coalition Myanmar. She is co-founder of the Kachin Peace Network and Kachin Women Peace Network. She is the recipient of the 2015 International Women of Courage Award, Global Trailblazer Award in 2017, and N-Peace award in 2019. She moved to the United States of America since the military coup in 2021 but continues working with women's rights organizations (WROs) and women's rights activists on the ground to further advance evidence-based advocacy especially towards the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.

Sharifah Shakirah was born in in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar. She is the founder and director of the Rohingya Women Development Network (RWDN). RWDN, the first Rohingya women’s group in Malaysia, was founded in December 2016. It is self-funded and aims to empower women by harnessing their abilities and by providing them with opportunities to be leaders. This is done by organising classes for women consisting of general education, education on sexual reproductive health as well as Quran-reading, amongst others. In 2019, she was nominated as Malaysia's candidate for the US Department of State's International Women of Courage award. The award is presented by the US Department of State to acknowledge women around the world who have shown courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment. Currently she is also working as Program Associate at Burma Task Force, to continue to empower the Rohingya community worldwide and advocate for justice for the Rohingya community.

Moe Aung (Maung Phay Thaung) is an activist from the 8888 Uprising started by students in Myanmar on 8 August 1988. He also founded the very first mobile library in Myeik. After the 8888 protests, he moved to Thailand, and from 1993 to 2001, he worked with the publisher Kyay Mone U Thaung producing the revolutionary newspaper Khit Pyaing (New Era). When he left to the United States after the Thai government abolished political refugee camps and safe centers, Moe Aung began dedicating his time and resources to assisting fellow student activists who had also fled their homeland. Now residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has since continued to affect change from afar and to garner support for Myanmar student activists. In 2011, he started publishing Nay Yar Ta Kar (Everywhere Media) whose main motivation is to serve and support the movement of democracy for Myanmar. In 2017, he was permitted the distribution license of publishing and broadcasting his newsletter in Myanmar, which became the very first non-commercial independent publication for free distribution across the country, disseminated on a monthly to bi-monthly basis. After the 2021 Myanmar coup d’état, local journalists including Nay Yar Ta Kar’s were detained by the military and the newsletter's physical production was put to a halt, forcing it to indefinitely run on social media to ensure the continuation of its free and independent broadcast. Urged by the coup, he actively participates in fundraising events and peaceful protests against the military alongside local Burmese multiethnic groups in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nay Yar Ta Kar can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/nayyartakarjournal/

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Resurgency in Ethiopia's Northern Tigray

This third installment of the HOME Conversations covers the resurgent crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region within the context of pertinent issues within the Horn of Africa. The session will look at the Tigray crisis that has resulted in the internal and external displacement of more than 2 million people and the critical perspectives and resolutions of thinkers, artists, and people that call Tigray and the peninsula their home. We encourage attendees to sign up for both sessions --the first in May is a listening session with experts from the field and the arts, and the second, in June, is a discussion with an action-oriented format to come up with ideas and solutions in a group setting.

About the Participants
Gabrielle Tesfaye is an interdisciplinary artist versed in painting, animation, lm, and design. Her work is rooted in ancient art traditions and cultural storytelling. Tesfaye is a world traveler, having studied and lived in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Ethiopia and Qatar. Born from a Tigrayan father and Jamaican mother, her mixed ancestry and nomadic lifestyle heavily in uences her diverse art styles and cultural narratives. Tesfaye obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tesfaye has been recognized in publications such as BBC and Vogue. She is the founder of Tigray Art Collective, an artist iniatitive aimed to bring awareness and healing around the Tigray genocide. She is currently studying design in Doha, Qatar.

Mahder Tella, MPH, MSBA, is a data scientist, activist, and visual artist who believes art is crucial in empowering people to discover their voices and become catalysts for change. Her purpose for Tigray Art Collective is to use art as a tool to intersect activism, social change, and justice by raising consciousness and challenging all forms of oppression. Mahder dreams of Tigray Art Collective being a physical and virtual place where we share the hidden history of Tigray, all while providing the space and resources to create art, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Mahder's oeuvre encompasses paintings, mandala string portraits, resin sculptures, digital illustration, photography, and various works on paper such as watercolors and collages. Exploring new cities and meeting new people opens up her artistic world.

Fessahaye Mebrahtu was born and raised in Eritrea and has resided in the United States of America since 1983. He is married with three children and currently works as Director of Black Catholic and Ethnic Ministries (serving African/African American, Asian Pacific Island and Native American Catholics), Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His previous positions include Chaplain for Wisconsin Department of Corrections; Executive Director, Pan-African Community Association, (PACA) Milwaukee, WI; Youth and Pastoral Ministry at All Saints Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI and Ge’ez Rite Catholic Church, Washington, DC. For his education, he attained an under graduate degree in philosophy from St. Frumentius Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Asmara, Eritrea, and his graduate degrees include M. Div. and M.A., Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL); and Th.M, Institute of Black Catholic Studies - Xavier University, (New Orleans, LA), alongside taking everal graduate level classes as special student at Department of Africology UW-Milwaukee. Mebrahtu's various board membership roles in the community are not limited to the following: National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA), Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) Hales Corner, WI; National Advisor, Pastoral Care for Migrants, Refugees and Travelers (USCCB-PCMRT) representing Eritrean Ge’ez Rite Apostolate in USA; Internal Review Board (IRB), UW-Milwaukee. He is also a founding member and inaugural president of Association of Eritrean Catholics of Ge’ez Rite in North America (AECGRNA), and member of and assistant secretary of National Association of African Catholics in US (NAACUS), and the Great Lakes Health Equity Advisory Council, Minority Health – HHS Region V (2010-2017).

Haile Berhe hails from Tigray, which as he says, "is the place of my birth" and "the people of Tigray are my people", and whose place and people, he believes, are facing an existential threat. Forty years ago, Berhe arrived in the United States of America alongside his wife and their four-month and two-year old sons from Sudan where he lived as a refugee for over 4 years. During those years, his children were born in the Umgulja refugee camp, about six miles west of the city of Gedaref. Berhe recalls about eighteen months after he and his family left Sudan, over a million of his people perished due to starvation caused by a deliberate government policy of neglect. In his technical career, Berhe is a highly skilled and trained professional, and in 2015, he retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering with an Emeritus status. He had worked as a health informatics researcher in the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), leading the technology section of their research. From 2015 to 2019, he had the privilege of spending significant periods of time in Tigray where he volunteered and dedicated his efforts to help the Bureau of Education in the State of Tigray. There, he trained high school ICT teachers in web development basics with the purpose of convincing officials to introduce the field as part of the high school curriculum. He also helped the bureau test and evaluate a pilot software to automate high schools student records, the first of its kind. The project was piloted in partnership with the University of Mekelle. Berhe is passionate about the cause of the Tigrayan people, his people, whom he believes are facing a genocidal ethnic cleansing, and only a very small fraction —about sixty five thousand— have been lucky enough to find safety in Sudan.

June 18, 2022 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

SaraCaron

Free

At 11 am, Sara Caron offers a conversational introduction to positive reinforcement techniques and how this training style can improve canine welfare and all human/human and human/non-human relationships. Sara will demonstrate how to teach the “touch” cue, an all-purpose attention getter and recall that every dog/person team should have in their toolkit.

Visit the “ask a trainer” booth afterwards for brief consultations about your specific training questions. Spend 10-15 minutes with Sara chatting through any dog training challenges you may be facing. Only general advice and management suggestions can be offered.

About Sara Caron
Sara Caron is an artist and dog trainer interested in exploring the communicative potential of positive reinforcement training.
www.beingcompanions.com

About Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days
This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

You can access the complete programming schedule for Summer 2022 Dog Days here.

June 20, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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In 2022, the HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe WORLD REFUGEE DAY in a virtual event on World Refugee Day and then in a series of outdoor events and programs at Lynden that celebrate Milwaukee's refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

HOME 2022 launches on World Refugee Day, Monday, June 20, 2022 when Lynden joins the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) in marking the day with a virtual celebration on Lynden’s Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden

Lynden’s Kim Khaira will be joined by DCF’s Director of Bureau of Refugee Programs and Wisconsin State Refugee Coordinator Bojana Zoric Martinez and three community hosts: Hasina Begum, Maryam Durani, and Gwendolyn Sutton. The program will include a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers, a proclamation and message from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, and a message from DCF Secretary Emilie Amundson.

The community hosts, all members of the HOME Steering committee, will introduce messages from:
• Milwaukee’s faith community: Pardeep Kaleka of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee; Kai Gardener Mishlove of Tables Across Borders and the Jewish Community Relations Council).
• Local refugee resettlement agencies: Sadek Ahmad and Mary Flynn of Lutheran Social Services; Alexander P. Durtka, Jr., Suan Neam , Lucien Masudi, Shafi Malyar, Pretty Mujanyi, Ryan Hussin, and Brian Curry of the International Institute of Wisconsin.
• Local refugee-serving agencies: Edumakon o Zetho of Catholic Charities; Helima Aichoune and Muhammad Amin of Hanan Refugees Relief Group; Halyna Salapata of Wisconsin Ukrainians – Milwaukee Branch; Po Too, Tessy Sheidun, and Nawpaw of Aurora Walker’s Point Community Center; Tailor Manerson and Kuku from the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee’s International Learning Program; and Kourosh Hassani of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, presenting a video message from several refugee students in MPS.

As they introduce these messages, the hosts and their translators (Nurahayati Ali and Khatera Nazeri) will share their own stories as refugees and their thoughts about World Refugee Day.

The virtual program will remain online after the live broadcast.

Please join us on Sunday, June 26, 2022 for our in-person celebration at Lynden.

For all HOME 2022 programming, click here.

HOME 2022 is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Refugee Programs; Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield; Hanan Refugee Relief Group; Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition; the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Our City of Nationals Conference at the Medical College of Wisconsin; the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Hayat Pharmacy; Islamic Society of Milwaukee; Milwaukee Public Library; the Community Center for Immigrants; and the Hmong American Women’s Association.

Additional partners include the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Worker Connection Program and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

June 21, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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Reflect: The Mirror
Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and collaborator Sevan Arabajian for an evening of deep reflection. In their first collaborative event of the season, Jenna and Sevan invite you to look inward and give yourself the space to acknowledge the change and evolution of the past two years. The evening will begin with a sound bath underneath two beautiful trees, led by Sevan. Then, participants are invited to join Jenna in the labyrinth for a sunset mirror-walk where we might just start to see things differently.

Sound baths are an ancient form of healing and 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, initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, when he was traveling in the U.S.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. We recommend arriving 15 minutes ahead of time to give yourself time to set up and prepare. Please bring something to rest on and to cover yourself with (if you think you’ll want that) for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. A little insect repellent may be in order, too. Mirrors will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

2022 Sound Bath schedule
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 28
Friday, August 12
Sunday, September 25

June 22, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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FREE

Artist-In-residence Jenna Knapp views the labyrinth as a physical representation of the kinds of spaces that she also holds in her coaching practice. The center becomes a place for not only individual reflection but an opportunity for connection and conversation with the community. During Garden Hours you can find Knapp at the center of the labyrinth (or up on the hill depending on the intensity of the sun) where she lends a listening ear to those who would like to be heard. Walk the labyrinth and set down some of your burdens, share your secrets with someone, or verbalize the dreams you haven't yet brought yourself to say out loud. Insight available upon request. Or just enjoy the charged energy of a shared space, at the center of a winding path.

Schedule

June 22, 2-4 pm
July 17, 11 am-1 pm
August 21, 11 am-1 pm
September 18, 11 am-1 pm

June 26, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

FREE
A shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride lot to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. For further information on free transportation options to Lynden, please contact us at info@lyndensculpturegarden.org or call 414-446-8794.

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe World Refugee Day in a series of outdoor events and programs that celebrate Milwaukee's refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

Bring a picnic--or pick up snacks from the Tables Across Borders booth, featuring community chefs--and enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and community.

World Refugee Day at Lynden is organized as both a resource fair and a celebration of many cultures. In addition to making art, tasting food, and listening to stories, poems, and music, visitors will be able to gather information on local services for refugees. Stop in to sign up for a library card, to get a blood pressure reading or even a COVID vaccination, or to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Worker Connection Program. (Full list of resource fair participants below).

Under the big tent, you’ll find vendors from the HOME community and resource booths staffed by refugee-serving agencies and community-based organizations including Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield; Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Division of Employment and Training, Worker Connection Program; Hmong American Friendship Association; Hanan Refugee Relief Group; Milwaukee Public Library; Community Center for Immigrants; Milwaukee Public Schools – Department of Bilingual Multicultural Education; Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition; Bloom For Growth; American Red Cross; Catholic Charities Milwaukee; Institute of World Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Essentially Empowered, Inc.; Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin, and more.

Snacks and lunch food, including injera bites, samosas, pancakes, and bolani, will be provided by the chefs of Tables Across Borders: Abebech Jima (Ethiopia); Sar Kay Lah (Karen); Ifrah Yusuf (Somalia); and Wazhma Ahmadzai (Afghanistan). Please bring cash for donations.

All-day activities include batik dyeing with artist-in-residence Arianne King Comer (we will provide you with a T-shirt to dye and take home). In the gallery, we open HEALING COATS, an exhibition organized by Arianne King Comer featuring wearable art designed and made by refugee, immigrant, Black, and Indigenous artists, tailors, and community members.

The program will begin with a land acknowledgement with artist Valaria Tatera and a series of interfaith prayers organized by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. As this is happening, Abebech Jima will be conducting a traditional and aromatic Ethiopian buna ceremony, roasting raw coffee beans and spices.

Hayat Pharmacy will be onsite from 11 am to 1 pm. Let Hayat Pharmacy keep you up to date with your COVID vaccinations and boosters, or stop in to check your blood pressure. Bring your CDC vaccination cards, insurance card, and ID if possible.

From noon until 1 pm, Claudia Orjuela and Julio Pabon take Lynden’s virtual Multilingual Story Time outdoors. They will be reading Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer in Spanish and English as they connect Story Time’s theme of migration to Lynden’s gardens. Expect singing, monarch caterpillars, eggs, and milkweed seeds.

At 1:30 pm, artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton assembles a group of poets, refugees, historically displaced people, and social justice advocates for a Poetry Walk. The group will share poems together in an open, multilingual conversational setting as they travel around Lynden’s grounds. Invited readers include past Wisconsin and Milwaukee poets laureate, translators, and artists with a practice of thinking and writing in poetic forms. Participants include: Alex Niemi (English, Ukrainian, Georgian); Franklin K.R. Cline (English);Brenda Cárdenas (English, Spanish); Inna Dmitrieva (Russian, English); Khatera Nazari (Afghan, English); Nada Azalloum (Arabic, English); Margaret “Peggy” Rozga (English); Ibrahima Fall (English, French, Wolof); Portia Cobb (English, Gullah); and Biluge Ntabala (English, Congolese).

We finish the day with Milwaukee’s hottest percussion ensemble, Samba da Vida. Pull out your dancing shoes and join them as they perform from 3-4 pm.

About Tables Across Borders
Coordinated by Kai Gardner Mishlove, Tables Across Borders is a global food collaboration highlighting local refugee chefs and the cuisines and cultures of refugee communities in Milwaukee.

About the Poetry Walk
On the occasion of World Refugee Day a group of poets, refugees, historically displaced people and social justice advocates will meet to walk and share poems together in an open, multilingual conversational setting. Invited readers include past Wisconsin and Milwaukee poets laureate, translators, and artists with a practice of thinking and writing in poetic forms. The walking format allows us to share poetry and conversation in a more open, intimate, and inviting atmosphere than a staged reading or podium allows.

Our walking route will include stops at three installations on the Lynden grounds. We begin with a set of readings outside Jenna Knapp’s Labyrinth, continue with a second set of readings in-the-round at Forrest Myer’s monumental Quartet, and will culminate in a visit to Folayemi Wilson’s Eliza's Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. Lynden artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton will lead the walk and host the conversation.

Haji Mohammad Essa Durrani was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has been teaching fine arts in Afghanistan for 50 years. He has eight sons and a daughter. His daughter Maryam Durani is one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012), and she received the Four Freedoms Medal for Freedom of Speech (2014) and the International Peace Generation Award (2015). He will read in Dari, and his son Murtaza Durani will translate to English for him.

Ibrahima Fall was born in Senegal in the early 1990s and studied English at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. He left his home country Senegal for France to study linguistics at the Sorbonne University. In 2021, he and his wife moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he now lives and works. Fall speaks French, Wolof, and English.

Khatera Nazari is from Afghanistan. After the 2021 Taliban takeover, she and a small group of Afghan students fled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a lover of art and poetry as it connects with humanity's earliest civilizations and their developments. In Nazari's words, "I love reading poems and I love to discuss the varied situations that the writer asks the reader. It is a way that I can collect my thoughts about everything and everyone, including reflecting on my own self. Then I can try to be the best version of myself. Reading poems and studying art allows me to make this possible. I also love art because God is such a great artist.”

Nada Alzalloum is a displaced Palestinian born in Jordan and raised in America. She is the founder and creator of Bloom For Growth, a non-profit aimed at bringing awareness to refugees through art and research. She showcases her work at art shows and vending fairs where she speaks to people about the current refugee crisis. Nada also uses poetry as a means of expression. Her work as a Palestinian immigrant and daughter of refugees reflects empathy and personal experiences. She advocates for people to change inwardly so it may reflect on our world outwardly.

Alzalloum will also be selling artwork that showcases with intention beautiful representation of culture and people associated with the word refugee. In Alzalloum's words, "Usually when we hear 'refugee,’ we are presented with images or videos that show refugees in a very vulnerable state and this subconsciously makes people associate refugees with negative imagery. My artwork aims to replace those images in people’s minds with positivity and depth. It is also to show refugees a good representation of their culture and beauty so they won’t have to be constantly reminded of their trauma through those photos but instead remember the beauty of their homes and culture.”

Franklin K.R. Cline is the author of So What and The Beatles’ Second Album, both via Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, he is an educator in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with Six and Olivia.

Brenda Cárdenas’s books and chapbooks include Trace (forthcoming, Red Hen Press), Boomerang (Bilingual Press); Bread of the Earth/The Last Colors, with Roberto Harrison; Achiote Seeds/Semillas de achiote, with Cristina García, Emmy Pérez, and Gabriela Erandi Rico; and From the Tongues of Brick and Stone. She also coedited Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press). Cárdenas has served as Milwaukee’s poet laureate, taught for CantoMundo and Letras Latina’s Pintura : Palabra, A Project in Ekphrasis, and is associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Alex Niemi was born in California and grew up all over the United States. She has taught English in France and Russia, studied in Switzerland, and was a Russian lecturer for four years at the University of Iowa. She is now a freelancer and apprentice bookbinder at The Bindery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alex’s poetry and translations have appeared in Columbia Journal, The Offing, Anomaly, Prelude, and other publications. She is the translator of The John Cage Experiences by Vincent Tholomé (Autumn Hill Books, 2020) and the author of the poetry chapbook Elephant (dancing girl press, 2020). Her latest book-length translation, For the Shrew by Anna Glazova, is forthcoming from Zephyr Press in 2022.

Margaret “Peggy” Rozga creates poetry from her ongoing concern for social justice issues. She was a participant in Milwaukee’s marches for fair housing and later married civil rights leader Father James Groppi. Her book, Two Hundred Nights and One Day (Benu Press 2009), tells the story of the 1967-68 Milwaukee fair housing struggle. Dr. Rozga is also the author of Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad (Benu Press 2012), and Justice Freedom Herbs (Word Tech Press). Her most recent book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems, looks at issues of women’s roles, western expansion, and race as they are woven through the life of Jessie Benton Frémont, usually identified in terms of her father, a powerful Missouri Senator and her husband, John Charles Frémont, best known as an explorer and 1856 Republican candidate for President. Rozga writes monthly columns for the Los Angeles Art News and Milwaukee Neighborhood News. She leads poetry and journaling workshops and serves as a civil rights consultant to community organizations.

Portia Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist deeply interested in telling stories that reflect the double-consciousness of African American history, identity, memory, and forced forgetting. Her body of work and research have joined these themes to short-form videos, photographic essays, field recordings, ephemeral installation, and performance. She is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres.

Biluge Ntabala was born in Congo and raised in Rwanda. She immigrated to the United States and attended Milwaukee’s High School of the Arts. She now holds a M.A. in International Affairs from Marquette University.

Inna Dmitrieva is an experimental filmmaker originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She holds a BA in Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication from the Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her moving-image practice, Dmitrieva combines elements of documentary, essay film, and abstraction to investigate the relationship between language, estranged individuals, and the spaces they inhabit or leave behind. Her past works include personal, autobiographical films as well as those that engage with a larger global community. She uses digital and analogue cinematography, as well as elements of stop-motion and 2D animation. Her films have screened at festivals and exhibitions both in the US and internationally. She is a current Mary L. Nohl Fellow.

Chuck Stebelton is author most recently of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, 2021). Previous poetry collections include The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). He served as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center from 2005 to 2017. In 2018, he established Partly Press with an emphasis on well made poems-as-object and radically specific landscape poems. In 2021, he launched Ben Tinterstices Editions with a focus on collaborative print objects and ephemera. He has led workshops and field trips for non-profit arts organizations and conservancy groups at Natural Resources Foundation, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is currently an ARTservancy artist-in-residence on the Milwaukee River Greenway and has held residencies at Lynden Sculpture Garden in 2011, 2014, and from 2018 to 2022 ongoing.

About Samba da Vida MKE
Samba da Vida MKE has been Milwaukee’s own Brazilian Samba school since 2010 and is part of the International Grooversity drumming network spearheaded by Marcus Santos (Grooversity.com). Samba Da Vida MKE (Afro-Brazilian percussion) brings together people of all ages to celebrate the Afro-Brazilian and Carnaval traditions of Salvador da Bahia, Rio, and São Paulo. Directed by Julio Pabón and Bony Plog-Benavides, SDV MKE is featured in parades and performances throughout greater Milwaukee and focuses on maintaining and promoting the rich musical culture of Brazil.
https://www.facebook.com/SambadaVidaMKE/

About HOME
HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

The HOME 2022 celebration will continue with three more “days” featuring music, dance, and fashion (both ethnic and traditional), and two markets offering handicrafts and homemade goods. For all HOME 2022 programming, click here.

HOME 2022 is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Refugee Programs; Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield; Hanan Refugee Relief Group; Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition; the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Our City of Nationals Conference at the Medical College of Wisconsin; the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Hayat Pharmacy; Islamic Society of Milwaukee; Milwaukee Public Library; the Community Center for Immigrants; and the Hmong American Women’s Association.

Additional partners include the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Worker Connection Program and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

June 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson--for a work day in Lynden’s natural areas. With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, Lynden provides many opportunities for volunteers, from removing invasives, to planting, weeding, and collecting seeds. Individuals with a few hours to spare and those ready to commit time on a regular basis are all welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

June 28, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

June 29, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson-- on October 26 for our final garden work day of the season. As we transition to cooler weather maintenance, we will be preparing the gardens for winter and sprucing things up for hibernation. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.


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