Exhibit: Harford Perspectives: Beyond the Barns

Exhibit: Harford Perspectives: Beyond the Barns

We’re excited to present an alternative vision of our local artist friends! See these dynamic works on view at the mansion and meet the artists to learn about their inspiration found close to home!

The exhibit will be on view on Wednesdays, September 1, 8, & 15 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, and during our Second Sunday Open House on September 12, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Don’t miss your chance to see these exciting works – they are only here for a limited time!

Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor gallery space has limited accessibility.

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

We are thrilled to welcome back our friends from the Wednesday Artists – a talented group of local artists who meet at the Liriodendron Mansion each Wednesday to share their work and inspire one another!

This exhibit, opening on Wednesday, July 7, features some new work from a variety of artists, who will be in the gallery ready to answer your questions and share information about the Wednesday Artists Group. Newcomers welcome! 

The exhibit will be on view each Wednesday in July from 1 to 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 11 from 11 am to 3 pm.

*Please note that, due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor Gallery space has limited access.

Exhibit – Liquid & Translucent: Watercolors

Exhibit – Liquid & Translucent: Watercolors

Visit the galleries at the Liriodendron Mansion* between May 9 and June 23 to see the works of Elizabeth Burin, Joan-Elisabeth Reid, and Annabelle Thurlow.

The fifty luminous watercolors in this exhibition transport the viewer from the detailed beauty in the fields and gardens of Maryland to abandoned places in the Southwest… and further still to the wilds of Namibia, Africa.

Each of the three artists express light and color through their keen observations and skilled compositions.

The exhibit will be on view each Wednesday from 1 to 6 pm, and on Sundays May 9 and June 13 from 11 am to 3 pm.


Social distancing protocols will be observed – masks are required.

*Please note that, due to the historic nature of our venue, there is limited access to the 2nd floor gallery space.


Exhibit: Works from The Maryland Center for the Arts’ 6th Annual Harford Plein Air Painting Festival

Exhibit: Works from The Maryland Center for the Arts’ 6th Annual Harford Plein Air Painting Festival

The Liriodendron Foundation is proud to present images from  The Maryland Center for the Arts’ 6th Annual Harford Plein Air Painting Festival in our 2nd floor Gallery rooms (limited access.)

The exhibit will be available for viewing on Sunday October 11, 11am – 3pm and on Wednesdays (October 7, 21, and 28) from 1 to 7 pm.

You may see all the paintings from the 2020 Harford Plein Air Painting Festival and the Quick Draw Competition at http://www.mdcenterforthearts.org/gallery.html .


Some programs of the Maryland Center for the Arts (MCA) are sponsored, in part, by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development.  The Quick Draw Competition was supported by a gift from the Bel Air Cultural Alliance.

The MCA is grateful for additional support from the Harford Artists’ Association, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, It’s PayDay, Jarrettsville Federal Savings & Loan, Knights of Columbus Bel Air Council 4714, Laurel Bush Family Dentistry, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Steven & Cherie Christy, Ph.D., Carolyn W. Evans, Esq., the Thornton Family.



Season’s End – Final Art Show of the 2019 Season

Season’s End – Final Art Show of the 2019 Season

Visit the Liriodendron for the final art exhibit of the 2019 Season from Sunday, October 20 through Sunday, November 10. 

The exhibit will feature the work of four eclectic artists: Trevor Slade, Bryan O’Neil, John Hardwicke, and Brent Crothers, along with the works of other pop-up artists.

Trevor Slade will share his paintings and drawings. His works have been exhibited throughout the Baltimore area. 

Trevor has stated “Timeless is the human experience of pain and pleasure, hardship and will. I strive to depict that as one would feel it—and, more importantly, as one would see it. Upon this meditation I will create art that can connect to the living, breathing person. A good artist cannot approach their work with the same irrationality and folly it aims to depict, but approaches art with discipline in practice, a respect for the meaning-seeking viewer, and a responsibility to make valuable contributions to the most life-affirming tradition in the history of humankind.”

Bryan O’Neill is an intermedia artist who earned his MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Intermedia and Digital Art in 2019, and his BFA in photography from Towson University in 2016. The artist uses sculpture, photography, and performance to create work which explores the intersections of mankind and nature. Focusing on “American ideas of wilderness, survivalism, manliness, and absurdity,” he explores the ecological thought and the performance of masculinity in the culture of the outdoorsman. His process focuses heavily upon repetition to create installations which reveal hours of meditative effort through salvaged wood, camp rope, and resin.

John Hardwicke’s  work features images that are a combination of photography and computer programming, producing surreal landscape collage prints. Says the artist “These worlds are inhabited with individuals and creatures whose origins are of my making and photographed personages of my wife’s soft sculptures.” John is one of the Liriodendron’s Gallery Directors.

Brent Crothers grew up the son of a plumber in Harford County. At twenty-four, he purchased 20 acres of undeveloped forest. It was there that he says he “started trusting my intuition and allowed myself to play with the materials of the forest. There I owned the artist in me.” He earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1989, and an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture  in 2003.  He has exhibited in 10 states, in the District of Columbia, and China including the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Art Museum of The Americas in Washington, DC.

A special opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 4 pm. 

The exhibit will be available for viewing on Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm through November 10.

Autumn Opening – An Exhibit

Autumn Opening – An Exhibit

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.