Art Exhibit: Autumn Opening September 22 – October 13
Featuring the works of George Figgs, Kevin Quantmeyer, Ellen Baer, and Ki Crittenden and other pop-up artists
The Liriodendron is thrilled to exhibit the works of four artists, all with their own unique style and point of view.
Baltimore native George Figgs is a musician, actor, film historian, and visual artist. Figgs is one of the original “Dreamlanders” and appeared in a number of early John Waters productions including Pink Flamingos, Mondo Trasho, and Female Trouble. He later worked in film production and then, from 1991 to ’99 was the proprietor of Baltimore’s Orpheum Cinema.
Kevin Quantmeyer is a graphic designer with a background in drawing and painting who attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and Harford Community College.
Ellen Baer‘s work evolved from her experiences as a child near Buffalo, New York. Lake Erie, Niagra Falls and fossil-rich shale beds, and the weather in that area fascinated her, and led to her interest in natural processes, such as erosion, sedimentation and freezing and thawing.
The forces of nature such as gravity, layering, heat and wind are used to create her work. Her paintings explore the edge between the conscious and the unconscious mind by working with materials in an intuitive way.
Through the use of amorphous imagery and ambiguous space her work signifies feelings of uncertainty in a world which cannot be fully understand through our senses. In her work she contemplates upon the beauty of the ephemeral and the fragile nature of our thoughts, our existence and the natural world.
Ki Crittenden is a ceramic artist of over 30 years. Her work is influenced by nature, trees, ocean life, light, and earth tones.
She studied fine arts at Incheon University in South Korea and then began creating and selling art in Seoul, Korea. After immigrating to the United States, her career as an artist blossomed in Seagrove, North Carolina, a haven for many distinguished potters.
Moving to Pennsylvania has allowed Ki to bring her work to a much larger audience. Ki’s work can be found at local exhibits, galleries, and art shows.
The exhibit is available for view on Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. A special opening exhibit will be held on Sunday, September 22.