Lynden’s 9th Annual Winter Carnival is sponsored by Davey Tree Expert.
Winter Carnival artist-in-residence Jordan Rosenow presents Stages, a large-scale sculpture and site-specific performance series.The installation is a 70 x 70-foot fabric grid that functions as both an anchored sculpture and a colorful stage for each dancer. Rosenow has been making a dance with the students in Kim Miller’s Collaboration & New Genre class at MIAD. These performances will be repeated at 12 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm.
Artist Jenna Knapp launches her residency project, Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden, with images, sketches, and plans. Become a founding member of the LSLSG, sign up for a work day, attend a Society meeting, and–weather permitting–build an ephemeral labyrinth in the snow. Knapp will be in residence all day; Society meetings are at 11 am and 2 pm.
The planning and practice of mehndi builds sisterhood/community and encourages self-expression. Kim Khaira begins her Lynden residency, Pulang Balik (“I Am Going Home Too”) by joining Rohingya refugee leader Hasinah Begum to showcase the art and appreciation of henna in the South/Southeast Asian community and beyond. Stop by their booth from 10 am-4 pm to learn more about henna and to have your hand decorated.
On the first of two visits to Lynden, Open Kitchen, an experimental food studio and residency, will serve Bolillos de Mole (cacao-mole bun) and Wisconsin Wild Rice Horchata, with notes on fictional motives, motifs, and motion, by Maria Quintero and ADO. The kitchen will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. Open Kitchen (Rudy Medina and Alyx Christensen) is located in Riverwest. Maria Quintero is a self-taught artist located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. When not working as a hairdresser, Maria sketches out of idleness and boredom. ADO is a collective author that focuses on semi-fictional research for the understanding of socio-cultural abstractions. ADO is the founder of ASAP (Association-Appropriation-
From 10-11:30 am, naturalist Naomi Cobb will have examples of Lynden’s wildlife will on display and she is issuing a challenge to find evidence of their existence on our grounds. Super nature detectives win prizes. Snowflake catchers and hand lenses also available. At 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm she will lead a guided walk through the back acres of Lynden to investigate the habitats that are home to our non-human neighbors.
Join Jeremy Stepien in the upstairs art studio for drop-in art activities (and to warm up). From 10 am-12:30 pm, he’ll be running a printmaking project, Tracks in the Snow. Then, from 1-4 pm, you can make your own dip candles. Emma Smith runs a winter-themed button-making station throughout the day.
At 11:30 am, current land manager Kyle Welna and former land manager Bob Retko lead a walk around the grounds showcasing the variety of trees at Lynden.