Events Calendar

July 2, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Summer Session (June 4-August 27): 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.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Register online now. In the event of inclement weather, sessions move indoors.

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

July 6, 2024 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Fee: $15/$10 members. You are welcome to attend for the entire day, or for a portion, but registration is required.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join us for the summer session of Lynden’s Greenwood Gathering, an open-ended carving event where both new and returning participants can bring their current or finished carving projects to share with fellow woodcarvers. Gather around the campfire to carve, exchange ideas, share techniques, and draw inspiration from each other’s work. We’ll take a break from carving to eat lunch (pack your own) and try some iced sumac tea made from Lynden’s sumac. Enjoy a day in Lynden’s back acres to carve, share, and connect. We’ll have some green wood available, but bring your own carving tools, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We have tree stumps around the fire, but if you prefer a more comfortable seat, please bring a camp chair with you. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Watch for more programming this fall, including in-depth greenwood carving workshops and open-carving sessions. Interested, but can’t join this summer? Email jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org to add your name to our workshop interest list for upcoming workshops.

July 7, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Lynden artists-in-residence Open Kitchen (OK) = resume their seasonal residency + food-related programming with summer resident Chris Salas at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Part one of Salas’s residency aligns with OK’s Cultural Garden expansion at Lynden. Chris will study and amend clay bodies sourced from the grounds around the Cultural Garden and give shape to a collection of objects in anticipation of a pit firing in the fall. This second residency will coincide with the garden’s final harvest.

Chris Salas (they/them) is an artist and educator primarily working in ceramics. Their studio practice is a search for a particular mental state – the engaged and unconscious divergence and convergence of ideas that imbue themselves into objects. These objects become abstracted forms of personal experiences, relationships, conversations, research – all of which currently revolves around time, place, momentum, with a pervasive presence of the history of colonization of the Americas. Chris received a BA in Chemistry from Michigan State University and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. They have completed residencies at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; at Ceramics School in Hamtramck, Michigan; at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; and at Starworks Ceramics in Star, North Carolina. In 2023, Chris will be attending a residency at Township10 in North Carolina. They are a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Self-seasoning is a conceptual framework for building sustainable and ethical land relationships. The framework entwines ideas of self-organizing, seasonality, and a collective effort to identify an individual’s “sense of seasoning” by way of cookery. It is a field of food-related correspondences between artists and their ecological entanglements. A conceptual stone soup made of meaningful ideas that perform as ingredients for guests to repurpose in their food excursion (upon their tasting/finding). This collective project aims to influence a critical organizing process that strategizes ecological reciprocity.

Project support provided by The Open Fund, through the Poor Farm with funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Ruth Foundation for the Arts and by the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Events

Open Kitchen: OK, Sss: Chris Salas, Pt. 1
Artist Talk and Cookout

Sunday, July 7, 2024 – 2-4 pm
Fee: Free but advance registration required.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

OK hosts an informal artist-talk/cook-out with artist-in-residence Chris Salas. OK will be serving experimental “make-break-ends-meet-link” brat-style grilled links without a beginning or an end, without a clue, but with many opinions, and an assortment of garden-made accompaniments.

Open Kitchen: OK, Sss: Chris Salas, Pt. 1
Open Studio: “pinch garden clay body”

Monday, July 8, 2024 – 1:30-4:30 pm
Fee: Free.

Drop into the residency studio to handle garden clay bodies with OK and Chris Salas, sit silently shaping, voice your thoughts, listen to the birds, go for a walk, treat yourself to an impromptu collective pinching meditation.

July 8, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

ChrisSalas

Lynden artists-in-residence Open Kitchen (OK) = resume their seasonal residency + food-related programming with summer resident Chris Salas at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Part one of Salas’s residency aligns with OK’s Cultural Garden expansion at Lynden. Chris will study and amend clay bodies sourced from the grounds around the Cultural Garden and give shape to a collection of objects in anticipation of a pit firing in the fall. This second residency will coincide with the garden’s final harvest.

Chris Salas (they/them) is an artist and educator primarily working in ceramics. Their studio practice is a search for a particular mental state – the engaged and unconscious divergence and convergence of ideas that imbue themselves into objects. These objects become abstracted forms of personal experiences, relationships, conversations, research – all of which currently revolves around time, place, momentum, with a pervasive presence of the history of colonization of the Americas. Chris received a BA in Chemistry from Michigan State University and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. They have completed residencies at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; at Ceramics School in Hamtramck, Michigan; at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; and at Starworks Ceramics in Star, North Carolina. In 2023, Chris will be attending a residency at Township10 in North Carolina. They are a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Self-seasoning is a conceptual framework for building sustainable and ethical land relationships. The framework entwines ideas of self-organizing, seasonality, and a collective effort to identify an individual’s “sense of seasoning” by way of cookery. It is a field of food-related correspondences between artists and their ecological entanglements. A conceptual stone soup made of meaningful ideas that perform as ingredients for guests to repurpose in their food excursion (upon their tasting/finding). This collective project aims to influence a critical organizing process that strategizes ecological reciprocity.

Project support provided by The Open Fund, through the Poor Farm with funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Ruth Foundation for the Arts and by the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Events

Open Kitchen: OK, Sss: Chris Salas, Pt. 1
Artist Talk and Cookout

Sunday, July 7, 2024 – 2-4 pm
Fee: Free but advance registration required.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

OK hosts an informal artist-talk/cook-out with artist-in-residence Chris Salas. OK will be serving experimental “make-break-ends-meet-link” brat-style grilled links without a beginning or an end, without a clue, but with many opinions, and an assortment of garden-made accompaniments.

Open Kitchen: OK, Sss: Chris Salas, Pt. 1
Open Studio: “pinch garden clay body”

Monday, July 8, 2024 – 1:30-4:30 pm
Fee: Free.

Drop into the residency studio to handle garden clay bodies with OK and Chris Salas, sit silently shaping, voice your thoughts, listen to the birds, go for a walk, treat yourself to an impromptu collective pinching meditation.

July 9, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Summer Session (June 4-August 27): 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.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Register online now. In the event of inclement weather, sessions move indoors.

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

July 13, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Ceci Tejeda

Fee: $200/$170 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed.

Dive into the world of the colorful and mythical creatures known as alebrijes with cartonera Ceci Tejeda. In this two-day workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your very own alebrije using traditional cartonería--papier-mâché--techniques. Cartonería is a traditional Mexican paper-based craft. No experience necessary; suitable for adults and children 12 and up.

Pack a lunch and some beverages, and dress appropriately if you want to walk outside during the lunch break.

About the Artist
Ceci Tejeda was born and raised in Mexico City. Her parents are from Michoacán, Mexico, which is why she has Purepecha (Indigenous) blood in her veins. Ceci has admired her culture since she was a very young girl. When she first came to Wisconsin, it was difficult to adapt, but she never lost her love for creativity. Now that she has lived here for more than 10 years, she still embraces her roots and enjoys sharing them with others. She creates her papier-mâché alebrijes and skulls with joy and love and shares her papier-mâché skills with future generations through youth workshops at schools and cultural events. Ceci advocates for immigrant rights by volunteering for and using her artistic abilities to support Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights group. She also collaborates with other Latinx artists in las R.A.R.A.S, a local artist collective. This work creates a sense of home by making her feel closer to her people, her culture, and herself. Participating in events for local artists supported by her community helps her to realize that no matter where she is, she can carry her roots with her.

July 13, 2024 - 3:00pm

Fashion show: 3-4 pm. Reception to follow.

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.

In July, we offer Threads of Power, a groundbreaking fashion show organized by Iwigara Holistic Hub Inc. that seeks to amplify the voices and stories of refugees and displaced populations through the universal language of fashion. This innovative event showcases the talents of designers and models from diverse cultural backgrounds, creating a platform for individuals who have experienced displacement to express their resilience and creativity.

The show is not just about clothing; it's a celebration of the strength and diversity that refugees bring to the global community. Designers involved in the event come from various cultural backgrounds, each bringing a unique perspective to their creations. The garments are not only a reflection of personal style but also serve as a powerful symbol of unity and understanding.

All models participating in Threads of Power are individuals who have experienced displacement firsthand. This inclusive approach ensures that the runway reflects the real and diverse faces of those affected by forced migration. Models are not selected solely for their appearance but for their ability to convey the strength, courage, and resilience inherent in their personal journeys.

One of the key goals of the fashion show is to provide visibility and mentorship opportunities for individuals who may not have extensive professional experience in the fashion industry. Established designers act as mentors, guiding the emerging talents through the creative process and offering insights into the fashion world. This mentorship aspect helps to bridge the gap between aspiring designers and the industry, fostering a supportive community. To this end, we are hosting a model information session, additional practice time, and a post-show networking reception. All models will have free access to the professional photographs taken at the event.

Threads of Power goes beyond a typical fashion show, incorporating storytelling elements that share the unique narratives of each designer and model. This helps the audience connect on a personal level with the creators and their experiences.

The overarching message of the show is one of empowerment, resilience, and cultural celebration. Threads of Power aims to challenge stereotypes and highlight the positive contributions of our cultural communities, using fashion as a powerful medium for social change. By bringing together diverse talents, the event serves as a testament to the strength of community and the beauty that arises when cultures collide and collaborate.

For all HOME 2024 programming, click here.

About the Designers

Angela Kingsawan, Facilitator & Designer
As a Milwaukee-based fashion designer with roots in Raramuri, Tigua, and Chicana heritage, I am deeply passionate about celebrating cultural identity through wearable art. From an early age, I was enamored with the rich tapestry of my ancestry, and I believe in wearing one's culture with pride.

My design philosophy is deeply influenced by old-fashioned techniques and a commitment to sustainability, often incorporating antique and repurposed fabrics in my creations. Through my work, I aim to not only preserve the traditions of my ancestors but also to honor the resilience and creativity of generations past.

Beyond aesthetics, my designs carry a profound message of healing. Having experienced familial trauma firsthand, I understand the transformative power of art as a means of processing and overcoming adversity. Each piece I create is imbued with the intention of healing, both for myself and for those who wear my designs.

I am driven by a desire to inspire future generations to embrace their cultural heritage and find solace in artistic expression. By fostering a sense of pride in one's roots and encouraging self-expression through fashion, I hope to contribute to a world where healing and empowerment go hand in hand.

Sara Kubatova, Kubatovas, Designer & Hair Stylist
The daughter of nomads, I am a self-taught designer with a passion for crafting women's garments. Allow me to introduce "Kubatovas," our brand specializing in natural fabric clothing.

Although I hail from the Kyrgyz Republic, my designs don't necessarily reflect my birthplace. Instead, they're a fusion of influences drawn from women, fabrics, patterns, and inspirations found throughout our diverse world. Yet, amidst this global inspiration, glimpses of my cultural roots remain.

Central to my creations is a commitment to sustainability. I prioritize natural materials like organic cotton, linen, bamboo, and silk, aiming to minimize the fashion industry's environmental footprint while showcasing the beauty and versatility of these fibers.
Despite my longstanding passion for garment design, I'm relatively new to the fashion show scene, having begun experimenting with designs at the tender age of five. There's a certain thrill in nurturing a hidden treasure, akin to my love for creating clothes.

Beyond fashion, I find joy in working with hair. As a professional hair colorist and stylist, you'll often find me immersed in this craft. You can explore my hair creations on Instagram under the handle @sarakubat.

Sabrina Lombardo, Native Nation Designs, Designer
Chicago-based designer and artist Sabrina Lombardo, with her eclectic heritage blending Raramuri, Tigua, and Italian roots, has always been destined for the world of fashion. From her earliest memories, she found herself immersed in creativity, crafting enchanting garments for fairies from the lush greenery surrounding her.

Throughout her formative years, Sabrina garnered numerous accolades for her prowess in photography and multimedia visual arts. Yet, it was the profound inspiration she drew from the love and beauty inherent in nature that fueled her passion for fashion design. Guided by a deep connection to her cultural heritage, she embarked on a professional journey to weave together her diverse influences into wearable art.

Today, Sabrina captivates audiences with her distinctive voice, seamlessly blending her cultural experiences, personal struggles, and spiritual insights into her designs. Through her creations, she not only showcases her heritage but also celebrates the resilience and beauty of the diverse communities she belongs to. Each garment is a testament to Sabrina's unwavering commitment to bridging cultures and fostering a deeper understanding of the human experience through the universal language of fashion.

Dennis Montgomery, Saint Menace Leatherworks, Designer
A trans artist and seasoned leathercrafter, Dennis Montgomery has honed his craft over four years, transforming his journey of self-discovery into wearable art. Originally trained as an illustrator with aspirations in children's book illustration, Dennis made the courageous decision to leave behind his life in New York and embark on a deeply personal transition.

Throughout his educational journey, Dennis grappled with the challenge of infusing his authentic self into his work. However, with his newfound path, he embraces his art as a medium for reflection, celebration, and acceptance of his queer identity. Settling in Milwaukee, Dennis discovered his true calling in leatherwork, finding solace and purpose in the world of traditional crafts.

In 2023, Dennis unveiled his brand, Saint Menace Leatherworks, a culmination of inspirations drawn from fashion history, body modification, and erotica. His designs merge seamlessly with clean aesthetics, emphasizing repairability, adaptability, and functionality for all bodies. Through his creations, Dennis not only crafts leather goods but also constructs narratives that challenge norms, empower individuals, and redefine beauty on their terms.

Lupita Murillo, LM by Lupita Murillo, Designer
As a proud Latina designer, I am on a mission to weave the vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture into every thread of my creations. With a fervent passion for fashion and an unwavering commitment to celebrating my roots, I embark on a journey to showcase the evolution of Mexican heritage through my collections.

In each meticulously crafted piece, I endeavor to capture the essence of where it all began – from the traditional charm of the iconic charro dress to the captivating allure of the folklorico attire. These timeless symbols of our culture serve as a reminder of our rich history and the enduring spirit of our people.

Yet, as I delve deeper into the intricacies of Mexican identity, I also seek to redefine and reimagine what it means to be a modern Mexican American woman. Through my designs, I strive to marry tradition with innovation, honoring our heritage while embracing the winds of change.

My collection is more than just fabric and stitches; it's a celebration of the resilience and adaptability of the Mexican spirit. It's a testament to our ability to evolve and grow while staying rooted in our cultural heritage. Each garment tells a story – a story of strength, beauty, and the unbreakable bond that ties us to our past and propels us toward the future.
Join me on this journey as we explore the beauty of Mexican dress and the profound impact it has had on our collective identity. Together, let us celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture and embrace the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. We are here, I am here, see us, see me porque yo soy autentica, inteligente, valiente y con proposita!

Jason Orleans, Show Stylist
Jason Orleans is a seasoned fashion stylist based in Milwaukee, boasting a decade of invaluable experience in the retail fashion industry. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for helping clients discover their best selves, Jason has become a trusted advisor in the realm of personal style.

Currently pursuing further education in fashion marketing and styling, Jason is dedicated to enhancing his skill set and staying ahead of industry trends. His commitment to ongoing learning underscores his desire to provide the highest level of service to his clients.

What truly sets Jason apart is his profound perspective on fashion as a form of self-expression. He recognizes that clothing and colors have the power to tell a story, and he approaches each styling opportunity with a deep appreciation for the artistry and creativity involved.

Whether he's crafting a signature look for an individual or showcasing a designer's collection, Jason's approach prioritizes storytelling and self-expression. This unique approach allows him to create styles that are not only visually stunning but also deeply meaningful to his clients.

With Jason Orleans as your fashion stylist, you can trust that every ensemble will be meticulously curated to reflect your personality, aspirations, and unique narrative.

July 14, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am

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Fee: $10/$5 members. Advance registration available but not required. Click here to register.

Join poet and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer Chuck Stebelton on the second Sunday of each month to bird by eye and ear with a focus on the life histories of wild birds. 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 and field guides if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Click here to listen to Chuck Stebelton discuss his 'spark bird,' the Northern Flicker, on WUWM.

About Chuck Stebelton

Chuck Stebelton is author most recently of One Hundred Patterns & Three Heuristics (Green Gallery Press, 2023). His previous poetry collections include An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, 2021), The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012), and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). He currently serves as Project Manager at Woodland Pattern Book Center, a nonprofit literary arts organization in Milwaukee. As a Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer, he has led workshops and field trips for nonprofit organizations and conservancy groups including Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters; Milwaukee Public Library; Woodland Pattern Book Center; Friends of Lorine Niedecker; and Lynden Sculpture Garden. He recently completed an ARTservancy artist residency with River Revitalization Foundation and has held residencies at Lynden Sculpture Garden in 2011, 2014, and from 2018 to 2024.

July 14, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Ceci Tejeda

Fee: $200/$170 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed.

Dive into the world of the colorful and mythical creatures known as alebrijes with cartonera Ceci Tejeda. In this two-day workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your very own alebrije using traditional cartonería--papier-mâché--techniques. Cartonería is a traditional Mexican paper-based craft. No experience necessary; suitable for adults and children 12 and up.

Pack a lunch and some beverages, and dress appropriately if you want to walk outside during the lunch break.

About the Artist
Ceci Tejeda was born and raised in Mexico City. Her parents are from Michoacán, Mexico, which is why she has Purepecha (Indigenous) blood in her veins. Ceci has admired her culture since she was a very young girl. When she first came to Wisconsin, it was difficult to adapt, but she never lost her love for creativity. Now that she has lived here for more than 10 years, she still embraces her roots and enjoys sharing them with others. She creates her papier-mâché alebrijes and skulls with joy and love and shares her papier-mâché skills with future generations through youth workshops at schools and cultural events. Ceci advocates for immigrant rights by volunteering for and using her artistic abilities to support Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights group. She also collaborates with other Latinx artists in las R.A.R.A.S, a local artist collective. This work creates a sense of home by making her feel closer to her people, her culture, and herself. Participating in events for local artists supported by her community helps her to realize that no matter where she is, she can carry her roots with her.

July 16, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Summer Session (June 4-August 27): 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.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Register online now. In the event of inclement weather, sessions move indoors.

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

July 18, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

January-April: No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani.
May-September: Radiance of Tomorrow by Ismael Beah.

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. Newcomers always welcome!

July 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our visitor guidelines.

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

July 21, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Fee: $30/$25 members
Registration: Sold out! To be added to the waitlist, email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org or call 414-446-8794.

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In a departure from our usual practice, we invite you to join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and collaborator Sevan Arabajian for July’s Full Buck Moon during the daylight hours. Under the full moon we are invited to reflect on what has come to fruition in the most recent lunar cycle. Here we’ll use the full moon energy to expand into our potential and pleasure, pausing to enjoy the sweetness of Summer. Take some time out of your week to relax into a healing sound bath and celebrate the power of presence through deep rest and receiving. Then, join Jenna in the labyrinth for a labyrinth walk. Then, stick around for our Full Moon Mini-Market.

Sound baths are an ancient form of healing and deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds and frequencies playing in a space where you can hear and experience their vibrations moving through you. Everyone’s experience will be different; unique as you are, and according to what is needed most at the time. Your sound facilitator will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Ries, musician, ritualist, spiritual guide, and relational counselor.

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. The labyrinth walk takes place on a hill so please consider comfortable footwear as well. A little insect repellent may be in order, too. Candles are provided and you are invited to bring your own.

2024 Sound Bath Schedule
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Monday, August 19, 2024
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Wednesday, October 2, 2024

July 21, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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FREE

Come celebrate summer and July’s Full Moon by visiting local readers, artists, and vendors for Lynden’s first ever full moon mini-market. Drop in and support local artists or sit down for an astrology reading or full moon tarot spread on the lawn. Prices vary based on vendor — cash and digital checkout options will be available. Come spend the afternoon, or make a whole day of it and grab a ticket in advance for July’s Full Buck Moon Sound Bath in the morning, and register for Astrology for Writers with KP Kaszubowski, 3-5 pm. Pack a picnic and enjoy a summer day at Lynden.

Vendors

July 21, 2024 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Astrology for Writers | July Writing Workshop (Open Genre)
Full Moon in Capricorn + Mercury in Leo

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Fee: $75/$62 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

This writing session will focus on the words “consider” and “disaster,” both of which have etymological roots back to the word “star.” As we consider the current planetary placements, we will reflect on what is moving in our personal lives so as to avoid “disaster.” This workshop will include a mix of quiet, solo writing time and collaborative, playful writing activities.

In this workshop, we will pay special attention to (or: consider!) the planetary energies specific to the Full Moon in Capricorn (July 21, 2024) and discuss how writers are influenced by the Moon. As well, the writing prompts will be inspired by Mercury’s transit through the sign of Leo (July 2 - 25th and August 14 - September 9, 2024) and discuss how writers are influenced by Mercury.

This workshop is designed for people who are brand new to astrology as well as those who consider themselves advanced astrology practitioners. And the writing portion of this workshop is open to all types of writers -- poetry, prose, the experienced, and the excited. The energy of this workshop is full of curiosity, play, wonder, and open dialogue.

By the end of this workshop, you will have a greater understanding of the influence of Full Moons, your own moon sign in your birth chart, and where the signs of Capricorn and Leo are in your birth chart and how it influences writing in your life. Be ready to share your birth place, date, and time – if you so choose — in order to participate fully in some of the writing prompts.

About KP Kaszubowski
KP Kaszubowski (she/her) is a poet and filmmaker. Her debut poetry collection “somnieeee” was published in 2019 by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and her debut feature film “Ringolevio” premiered in 2020 at Dances With Films in Los Angeles. As narrative designer and producer, her first feature length documentary “My First and Last Film” (director: Tracey Thomas) premiered in 2019. Her previous poetry has been published (as Kristin Peterson) by pitymilk press, Great Lakes Review, dancing girl press, Juked, Flag + Void, ICHNOS, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing through Eastern Washington University in 2023. KP Kaszubowski is also a practicing archetypal and ancient astrologer. In her practice, she seeks the patterns in her clients’ charts for affirming and life-enriching pathways. She lives close enough to the Lake to pretend she can hear it. When she lived in Spokane, she could hear Lake Michigan there too.

Upcoming KP Kaszubowski Workshops at Lynden
Planetary Elegies: A Poetry Workshop, Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1-3:30 pm
Planetary Elegies: A Poetry Workshop, Saturday, September 14, 2024, 1-3:30 pm

July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Join the Lynden land team—Alyx Christensen, Robert Kaleta, and Esther Portnoy--for a volunteer work day on the grounds. The Lynden Sculpture Garden is transforming its natural habitats and formal landscapes into sustainable and diverse ecosystems that highlight the natural beauty inherent in them. The Lynden's goal is to steward healthy habitats for an array of native plants and wildlife while adding a vibrant mosaic of color and texture to this sculptural landscape through every season.

With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, the Lynden provides many volunteer and learning opportunities, from removing invasive species to planting new trees and plugs, weeding, pruning, collecting, and spreading seeds. If you or someone you know has a few hours or are looking for regular, ongoing volunteer work that keeps you outside, you are welcome to join us. With a small land staff, volunteer help is essential to the evolution and restoration of the Lynden grounds.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them)! Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

Schedule

April 23, 10 am-12 pm
In April, help us control invasive garlic mustard within the forested ravine. Learn about invasive species control and leave with a handful of garlic mustard and a recipe for Garlic Mustard Pesto as a thank you for your time.

May 21, 10 am-12 pm
In May, we are back in the ravine to control garlic mustard and the now-blooming dame’s rocket. As we move through the season, we will be tracking different species of plants as they pop up around the grounds. Catching these plants at the correct time will help prevent them from seeding and spreading next year. While we may not want dame’s rocket in our landscapes, the leaves are edible; some compare them to a "sweeter arugula" (also known as rocket) or spinach.

June 25, 10 am-12 pm
In June, we're on the lookout for white sweet clover in Lynden's prairies and savannas. This clover tends to outgrow ecologically significant species, shading out the sun-loving plants we are working to cultivate in these microhabitats. While sweet clover is not so desirable in the landscape, it can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable or dried and used for vanilla flavoring in sweets and tea.

July 23, 10 am-12 pm
In July, we're still on the lookout for white sweet clover in Lynden's prairies and savannas. This clover tends to outgrow ecologically significant species, shading out the sun-loving plants we are working to cultivate in these microhabitats. While sweet clover is not so desirable in the landscape, it can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable or dried and used for vanilla flavoring in sweets and tea. We will also be watching for wild oregano, particularly in and around the labyrinth. Help us remove this vigorously spreading but pleasantly pungent plant to make way for native Wisconsin prairie. While we prefer to not keep this oregano in our natural areas, it can be a good companion in the form of fresh tea or when dried and used as a spice. Wild oregano is also thought to have some properties that are beneficial to human health.

August 27, 10 am-12 pm
In 2019, artist Jenna Knapp and the Lynden land team created a five-circuit walking labyrinth, 69 feet in diameter. Thoughtfully “nestled away from Lynden’s formal lawn, this labyrinth is carved into the tall grasses of the native prairie and evolves with the seasons, peaking in the early fall when the field is bright with goldenrod." In
August, we will spend some reflective time in Lynden’s labyrinth while also encouraging the native prairie plants to fill out by removing competitors like wild oregano, Queen Anne’s lace, Shasta/oxeye daisies, turf grass, and smooth bromegrass.

September 24, 10 am-12 pm
Lynden’s back areas are not open to the public, but they are home to heritage oaks and other unique tree species, ephemeral and native herbaceous species, and many land restoration projects. In September, we will take you behind the scenes to clear paths to ensure that staff can continue to traverse these landscapes, tending to projects and plant life.

October 22, 10 am-12 pm
October is for seed collecting and dispersing in our prairie areas. We use many tools to revitalize these areas and encourage high plant diversity--controlled burns, the ever-popular goat visits—and seed collection is one more step we take to encourage these plants to spread and outgrow unfavorable plant species, leading to a high-quality, rich prairie ecosystem. Come learn about our restoration projects and take a few seeds home for your backyard garden.

November 12, 10 am-12 pm
Winter is a critical time for managing buckthorn, one of the most persistent and prolific plant species that competes against diverse plant ecosystems. Buckthorn has characteristics that allow it to outcompete other plant species; it grows and matures much faster than other plants and rapidly colonizes, leaving little time or room for the growth of anything else. In November, we will be on the eastern side of the grounds, tending the understory of our, within the understory of our paper birch island by manually removing buckthorn using the “cut-stump” method. This will clear the area and relieve competition for future native plantings.

July 23, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Summer Session (June 4-August 27): 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.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Register online now. In the event of inclement weather, sessions move indoors.

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

July 23, 2024 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Exhibition on view: July 23-October 27, 2024

Inner Compulsion emerged from the idea of duration, repetition, and the relationship between body, time, and labor. These elements are embodied in black and red hand embroidery stitches on muslin fabric. The pieces are fictional autobiographies, constructing a visual narrative over a seven-year period, revealing an ongoing continuum. Through slow, deliberate marks, they disclose intimate tensions and psychological states, stemming from an inner force to understand the self in relation to everyday experiences. These works are methods of tracking one's being over a limited period, with repetition within the series capturing paused moments of transformation, fueled by memories, stories, and past events, reinforced by the present. This process is a highly intuitive study, creating slow drawings that serve as a visual record of time, reflecting history and its passage. Elnaz Javani is an Iranian artist and educator currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she is an assistant professor and head of Fibers at Colorado State University. This is a HOME program.

July 25, 2024 - 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—Alyx Christensen, Robert Kaleta, and Esther Portnoy--for a volunteer work day on the grounds. The Lynden Sculpture Garden is transforming its natural habitats and formal landscapes into sustainable and diverse ecosystems that highlight the natural beauty inherent in them. The Lynden's goal is to steward healthy habitats for an array of native plants and wildlife while adding a vibrant mosaic of color and texture to this sculptural landscape through every season.

With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, the Lynden provides many volunteer and learning opportunities, from removing invasive species to planting new trees and plugs, weeding, pruning, collecting, and spreading seeds. If you or someone you know has a few hours or are looking for regular, ongoing volunteer work that keeps you outside, you are welcome to join us. With a small land staff, volunteer help is essential to the evolution and restoration of the Lynden grounds.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them)! Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

Schedule

April 25, 10 am-12 pm
In April, we will assist artist-in-residence Kim Khaira with seeding and spring cleanup in her tinctorial garden (a garden of plants that can be used in natural dyeing). Work alongside Khaira and the land team to continue with the removal of any remaining invasive species, as well as spreading seed for new dye plants to grow. Khaira will introduce the native plants she has chosen for the garden, including the significance of the seeds chosen, and talk about their many uses beyond their role in natural dyes.

May 23, 10 am-12 pm
Lynden’s two forested ravines are treasures: shady oases in the summer, home to many species of tree and plant life. Unfortunately, some of the older transplants are crowding out native species. In May, we will be removing daylilies from the upper ravine and learning about how to replace this fast-spreading plant with other, pollinator-friendly options.

June 27, 10 am-12 pm
Now that the fragrant lilac bloom has ended, it's time to prune all the dried-up buds. Pruning spent lilac buds helps promote the growth of more flowers next year. Spend a couple of hours in the formal gardens with us sprucing up the lilacs and learning about blending native and non-native plants to enhance the beauty and pollinator value of the aesthetic gardens here at the Lynden.

July 25, 10 am-12 pm
Upon your arrival at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, you are greeted by a picturesque waterfall and formally landscaped hill, home to an array of unique shade-loving perennial species, evergreens, and shrubs. Waterfall Hill has undergone many changes as we work to incorporate this small ecology into the larger Lynden landscape and to create a design that serves as an introduction to the tranquillity and the excitement that unfolds across the grounds. One month into summer, we are knee-deep in peak growing season and could use your help keeping Waterfall Hill tidy.

August 29, 10 am-12 pm
On the western edge of Lynden’s formal gardens, leading up to and embracing The Bremen Town Musicians, is our annual display garden. This traditionally styled garden plays with symmetry, structure, and color using annually grown plant species—species that don’t survive the Wisconsin winter--and it changes each year. Annuals play an important role in feeding pollinating insects because they bloom throughout the growing season. This is also a garden that accentuates a sculptural focal point, making an impact on visitors. In addition to acknowledging that flowers play an important role in pollination and visual engagement, we also like to understand and encourage the many functional uses of the plant communities we engage with. As we weed, prune, and deadhead the annual garden, we will be collecting the plant detritus to create floral teas or bath soaks to take home.

September 26, 10 am-12 pm
The stone path leading up to the patio is nestled between an evolving native shade garden and a sprawling beech tree that is more than 100 years old. In September, we will be removing thistles and dandelions and sprucing up this welcoming walkway. We will also let you in on our new plans for this area. While standing under such majestic trees as the beech or the neighboring elms is always awe-inspiring, over time our steps have been compressing soil and root structures, leaving little space for them to breathe. In 2024 we plan to extend the walkway garden to encircle the beech tree. This will minimize traffic under the tree, and adding plants will help support the beech tree's roots by regulating water availability and giving the soil a chance to recover through herbaceous plant root development. Not to mention adding plant diversity for the other living species we host at the Lynden. It will be a healthier and more beautiful environment for all, and we look forward to including you in that growth next season.

October 24, 10 am-12 pm
In October, we prepare the formal gardens for winter: a final round of pulling thistles and dandelions, pruning trees and shrubs, and responding to the ways plants have evolved, spread, or struggled in their current locations. The majority of the dormant plants will stay in place throughout the season, or as long as possible. The hollow stems benefit overwintering insects, seed heads provide food for birds, the plant skeletons house garden critters, and we are able to enjoy some extra color in winter’s palette. We will also sow the annual bed with a cover crop of rye, oats, peas, and radish to reintroduce nutrients, protect the soil from harsh winter winds, and avoid compaction by encouraging root growth. Join us on what is sure to be a beautiful day in the gardens.

November 14, 10 am-12 pm
In November, we shield the soil from the harsh winter conditions by spreading fallen leaves and tucking in all the bare spots within the gardens. This leaf mulch—which we will till into the ground next spring before planting--will protect the top layers of soil, reintroduce nutrients, and boost fertility for next season’s barrage of flowers. Join us for one last garden work day as we say goodnight to the gardens until spring, jump in crisp piles of leaves, and enjoy the musty scents of autumn.

July 30, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Summer Session (June 4-August 27): 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.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Register online now. In the event of inclement weather, sessions move indoors.

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


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