Events Calendar

May 2, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

A Workshop with Jane Moore

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Fee: $66/$60 members (fee includes all materials and a take-home kit with everything you need to continue making felt flowers at home).
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Wet felting is an ancient and magical hands-on fiber art process. It is also an excellent medium for exploring texture, color, and design. In this workshop, you will transform colorful, fluffy wool and silk fibers into your own uniquely designed felt flower pins. We'll use our hands and our imaginations--and a little water and soap--to create two wearable flowers. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a kit that includes everything you need to make more flowers at home.

No experience required. We have aprons, but please wear clothes suitable for artmaking.

About Jane Moore
Jane Moore is a lifelong fiber artist. In 2004 she discovered the beauty and mystery of the wet felting process, and has passionately pursued felting in her own 2-D and 3-D work. Moore's work has been featured in many galleries in the Milwaukee area. She is an active teacher in the community and has taught wet felting to students of all ages and abilities.

May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
In conversation with Amy Taylor

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Watch a video recording of this virtual event here.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Wade rouse (pen name Viola Shipman), author of The Heirloom Garden, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Tuesday, May 5, 7 pm, for a conversation with Amy Taylor. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Heirloom Garden

Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to loneliness, and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind a towering fence surrounding her home and gardens, Iris has built a new family...of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to an heirloom garden filled with starts - and memories of her own mother, grandmother, husband, and daughter.

When Abby Peterson moves to Grand Haven, Michigan, with her family - a husband traumatized during his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability - they find themselves next door to Iris, and are slowly drawn into their reclusive neighbor's life where, united by loss and a love of flowers, Iris and Abby slowly unearth their secrets.

In her inimitable heartwarming style, Viola Shipman's brand new novel follows two women, separated by a generation but equally scarred by war, who find hope, meaning, and friendship through a garden of flowers.

About the Author

Wade Rouse is the internationally bestselling author of ten books, which have been translated into nearly 20 languages. Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his fiction.

Wade’s novels include The Charm Bracelet, a 2017 Michigan Notable Book of the Year; The Hope Chest; The Recipe Box; and the bestseller The Summer Cottage. NYT bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank says of Wade and his latest novel, The Heirloom Garden (April 28, 2020): “Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice.”

Library Journal writes that Wade has “hit upon the perfect formula to tell heartwarming, intergenerational family stories by weaving together the lives, loves and history of family through cherished heirlooms.” He recently signed a multi-book book deal with HarperCollins, which will continue the “Heirloom Series” of novels and also launch a series of Christmas novels.

Wade's books have been selected multiple times as Must-Reads by NBC’s Today Show, featured in the Washington Post, USA Today and on Chelsea Lately and have also been chosen three times as Indie Next Picks by the nation’s independent booksellers. His novels have hit the bestseller lists in Germany (where he was #1 on the Spiegel Bestseller List), Italy and Spain.

His writing has appeared in a diverse range of publications and media, including Coastal Living, Time, All Things Considered, People, Good Housekeeping, Salon, Forbes, Taste of Home, Country Woman, Writer’s Digest and Publisher’s Weekly.

Also a noted humorist of four memoirs, Wade was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards in Humor (he lost to Tina Fey) and was named by Writer’s Digest as “The #2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Like to Have Drinks With” (Wade was sandwiched between Ernest Hemingway and Hunter Thompson).

Wade earned his B.A. from Drury University and his master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. He divides his time between Saugatuck, Michigan, and Palm Springs, California, and is also an acclaimed writing teacher who has mentored numerous students to become published authors.

For more, please visit http://www.violashipman.com or http://www.waderouse.com .

About Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor has been talking to the Milwaukee media market since 1998 when she began her career at WTMJ-TV as the Morning News Anchor on the “Daybreak” show. Taylor spent ten years doing the early wake-up call to anchor and report the news for the NBC-TV affiliate. For this self-described “night owl,” the early morning job expanded to a morning talk radio show on 94.5 WKTI-FM on the “Reitman, Mueller, and Amy Taylor, too” show where many laughs were had with two Milwaukee radio legends. Taylor currently substitutes on “The Morning Blend,” a morning television talk show in Milwaukee on WTMJ-TV, and on AM620 WTMJ radio.

Her broadcast work includes professional voice-overs for corporations, commercials, and non-profits.

Taylor’s biggest production yet, a work in progress, is the raising and feeding (and don’t forget driver’s ed) for her 16 year-old triplet daughters along with her good-humored husband, Jason.

May 8, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Fee: $20/ $15 members
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

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

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

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. The sound bath will be outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately. All are welcome to come early and walk the labyrinth while it is still light.

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

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Silk Scarf Painting with Leslie Perrino, 5/8/16

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Grab your mother and bring her along for this daylong workshop that will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience (or mother) required, and all materials supplied.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

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.

May 16, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $20/ $15 members (all materials included)
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the spring bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare the healing herbs we forage, sample them, and discuss their taste and energetic qualities. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

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.

May 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

This event has been postponed until 2021.

1st Annual Lynden Community Iron Pour

Join professionals, students, and enthusiasts from across the region in the dramatic spectacle of molten cast iron. Lynden’s second annual iron pour brings together some of the Midwest’s best cast iron artists for a day of workshops and demonstrations. More information coming soon.

May 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

A Discussion with Carl Bogner

Stephanie Burt, Advice from the Lights

In collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center
FREE

This discussion will be conducted via Zoom. It is free, but you must register to participate. Register online here. Free copies of Advice from the Lights are available for participants through Woodland Pattern Book Center. For more information about shipping and/or contactless pickup, please email Woodland Pattern’s Book Center Manager, Peter Burzynski: peterb@woodlandpattern.org.

Join us for a reading/discussion of Stephanie Burt's poetry collection, Advice from the Lights, part of the NEA Big Read. The discussion will be led by writer and curator Carl Bogner, of the UWM Film Department, who, for over two decades, directed Milwaukee's LGBT film festival.

Stephanie (formerly Stephen) Burt is a poet and critic whose reviews of comic books, fan fiction, science fiction, young adult novels, and, above all, poetry are widely known. Her 2013 TED talk “Why People Need Poetry” has been viewed more than a million times. Written during the “five-year period from the beginning to the end of the decisions [she’s] made about coming out as a trans woman” (Queer Guru TV), Advice from the Lights—her fourth full-length collection of poetry—is filled with talking objects and animals grappling with their unique identities: a hermit crab trying to find the right shell, a blue betta fish named Scarlet, and a roly-poly bug that doesn’t like the way it looks. Some poems imagine what her life would have been like if she had been raised a girl. They’re placed in stark contrast alongside other poems from her actual childhood raised as a boy. Burt’s collection is “deft, bubbly, poised, polished, consistently witty” (Lambda Literary), traveling “through a shape-shifting American childhood, a journey of multiple selves and genders that remixes ancient Greek poetry with ‘80s pop” (San Francisco Chronicle). “For all its insights into trans experience,” says the Boston Review, “Advice from the Lights is the brightest and most inviting of Burt’s collections for readers of any, all, and no genders.”

Read more about Stephanie Burt and Advice from the Lights at the NEA website: www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/advice-from-the-lights

May 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

In collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center

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Each June, in collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center, we host a visiting writer-in-residence and offer a workshop. This year, the two-day workshop with TC Tolbert will be held virtually.

Fee: $100 general/$90 members/$40 educators
Registration: Limited to 10 participants; advance registration required. Participants will receive instructions for access when they register for the workshop. This workshop will take place virtually. Register online via Woodland Pattern.

Living in quarantine, practicing social distancing, working from home, learning remotely: in a pandemic (if not all the time), the constraints of daily life are all too loud and overbearing. But poetry has long been a teacher for how to find freedom, even expansion, within constraint.

In this course, we will examine and experiment with both traditional received poetic forms and more contemporary (emerging) constraints in order to radically expand and deepen our perception of (the always) available poetic material. Participants will also be introduced to the tools of Compositional Improvisation* as a method for arriving newly at the page.

We will use text, movement, sound, and experiences in our own bodies to follow personal and collective impulses. We will discuss and practice emerging forms and what it means to create as individuals and as a distant but connected ensemble. By moving away from what we already know into a place of experiment (where learning happens!), this course will help students attend to what arrives, trust their own voices, and understand more fully the poetic impact of their choices. No movement experience necessary. Expect to write, stretch, laugh, and be moved. All are welcomed and encouraged!

*Building on the chance, (Soma)tic, conceptual, and collaborative techniques of poets, dancers, and musicians from the last 60 years, Compositional Improvisation explores intersections of text, body, architecture, space, collaboration, and attention in order to expand the range of what is possible for composition.

May 24, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

In collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center

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Each June, in collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center, we host a visiting writer-in-residence and offer a workshop. This year, the two-day workshop with TC Tolbert will be held virtually.

Fee: $100 general/$90 members/$40 educators
Registration: Limited to 10 participants; advance registration required. Participants will receive instructions for access when they register for the workshop. This workshop will take place virtually. Register online via Woodland Pattern.

Living in quarantine, practicing social distancing, working from home, learning remotely: in a pandemic (if not all the time), the constraints of daily life are all too loud and overbearing. But poetry has long been a teacher for how to find freedom, even expansion, within constraint.

In this course, we will examine and experiment with both traditional received poetic forms and more contemporary (emerging) constraints in order to radically expand and deepen our perception of (the always) available poetic material. Participants will also be introduced to the tools of Compositional Improvisation* as a method for arriving newly at the page.

We will use text, movement, sound, and experiences in our own bodies to follow personal and collective impulses. We will discuss and practice emerging forms and what it means to create as individuals and as a distant but connected ensemble. By moving away from what we already know into a place of experiment (where learning happens!), this course will help students attend to what arrives, trust their own voices, and understand more fully the poetic impact of their choices. No movement experience necessary. Expect to write, stretch, laugh, and be moved. All are welcomed and encouraged!

*Building on the chance, (Soma)tic, conceptual, and collaborative techniques of poets, dancers, and musicians from the last 60 years, Compositional Improvisation explores intersections of text, body, architecture, space, collaboration, and attention in order to expand the range of what is possible for composition.

May 30, 2020 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fee: $65/ $60 members (all materials included)
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Join Little John from Plant Based Services, LLC as he guides you through the process of inoculating a fresh cut log with edible mushroom spawn! Would you like to step out of your back door to collect your very own gourmet mushrooms for a meal? This class is for you. You will take home your very own mushroom log at the end of class and be able to harvest mushrooms for years afterwards. Extra supplies should be available for purchase if you wish to make more than one log in class. Be sure to bring gloves if you need them but all other supplies provided.

About "Little" John Holzwart
"Little"John Holzwart is the owner of Plant Based Services, LLC which is a community resource committed to sharing earth centered services and products. These services or products include handmade brooms, beekeeping, fruit tree grafting, and orchard maintenance. This one-man show is located in Sheboygan, WI with the majority of these services being offered in southeast Wisconsin. More info at http://www.plantbasedservices.com.

May 31, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00am

This event will be rescheduled at a future date.

Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Watch and listen for spring migrating birds with poet/birder Chuck Stebelton. We’ll walk the perimeter of the garden, seeking 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.

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.


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