CHADWICK THE CRAB & ALL OF HIS FRIENDS
The exhibition CHADWICK THE CRAB & ALL OF HIS FRIENDS presents a rare opportunity not only to view the stunning original illustrations from the beloved children’s book series but to also purchase them.
The 92 watercolor, and pen and ink illustrations were created by Harford County artist A.R.Cohen. Alan began his collaboration with the author Priscilla Cummings in 1986 with the publication of CHADWICK THE CRAB. Eight other books have followed in addition to an activities book and an anthology of four of the Chadwick books. Three of the series focus on Chesapeake Bay wildfowl. There is a bookish blue heron who stars in OSWALD AND THE TIMBERDOODLES, a pair of enterprising egrets featured in SID AND SAL’S FAMOUS CHANNEL MARKER DINER, and there’s TOULOUSE THE STORY OF A CANADIAN GOOSE.
This exhibition will be enjoyed by children (and adults!) of all ages and will open at The Liriodendron Mansion on Sunday November 14th from 11:00 to 3:00. The show will be open every Wednesday, from November 17 through December 29 from 1:00 to 6:00 and Sunday December 12th from 11:00 to 3:00.
Along with the illustrations, books will be on sale and the illustrator A.R.Cohen and the author Priscilla Cummings will be there to sign them.
Don’t miss this charming and fun exhibition and the chance to purchase one of these engaging works of art! All sales benefit The Liriodendron Foundation.
The Bel Air Library will hold Storytime at the Liriodendron on Wednesday November 17th and Wednesday December 8th at 10:30 am.
Purchase your tickets today to be entered into a drawing to win a Crabby Christmas basket full of goodies valued at more than $350! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
Basket includes gift cards and other items from Log Cabin Candies, Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market, along with signed Chadwick the Crab illustration and book, a decorative tile from artist Jo Houtz, and a six-pack of Natty Boh. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Liriodendron Foundation.
A holiday tradition returns to the Liriodendron!
Visit us from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 4 to tour our beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:
- Art and craft vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations
- Greenery and arrangements for purchase
- Live music throughout the day
- Refreshments for sale from Waffle’n Joe food truck
- Activities for kids
- Visits with Santa outdoors on our portico
- A holiday basket raffle with lots of Maryland goodies
- A special exhibit featuring original illustrations from the beloved Chadwick the Crab children’s book series
Suggested donation – $5 per family
Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor has limited accessibility.