Unlikely Pairings

Unlikely Pairings

Featuring the works of:

Jennifer Hogan, Michelle Spiziri, Linda Popp, Jessica St. Clair, Kat Soul, Jodi Harvey

June 2 through June 23

This eclectic and exciting exhibit features the work of six exceptional artists. Featuring paintings, photographs, book sculptures, mixed media, and found object sculptures, this collection brings together a variety of unique perspectives and voices to create an enlivening experience for the viewer.

Michelle Spiziri

“My paintings and imagery come from my own imagination. Never setting out to illustrate a specific theme or story, I create each image as I go, changing and shaping it along the way. 
My artwork has evolved and changed over the years. 

In the past, the images were obviously darker in content, and now they appear more lighthearted and whimsical. I like to paint the ‘snapshot’ images of the non-moments in life, which I think are the real moments in life; the everyday things we do and take for granted, and paint that.

Some of my images are loosely based on the banality found in our daily lives, with specific interest in those moments when we find ourselves alone and uninhibited. 

Jessica St. Clair

Award-winning artist Jessica St. Clair specializes in photographic fine art, digital art and graphic design, often crossing platforms and blending mediums for unique, unexpected and eye-catching results.  She describes her work as “art transcending perception,” referring to her specialty of seamlessly interlacing layers of images bridging reality and imagination.

Jessica’s love of nature’s vibrant palette, salty shorelines and animals are themes often evident in her work.  An artistic endeavor she is especially proud of is her creation of Bark Remarks™ “doggone funny greetings for a great cause,” a thoughtful card collection creatively featuring and giving back to dogs in need.

Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer’s ethereal, painterly images of nature draw on her background working in oil on canvas. Many of her best photos are a result of hiking with her dogs and following their lead as they explore the life around us.

“We open our eyes and the buzz and hustle of existence assaults us. Ever-present, ever-changing screens blur our vision, leaving us unfocused and unsteady with no shadows to guide us. Misery manufactured of unfiltered information soaks our air, our clothes and then our skin, bleaching the color out of existence. Overwhelming light blinds us as much as absolute dark.

My camera is a tool for thought as well as vision: a prism, breaking the unrelenting modern glare into a spectrum of natural differences. Looking through the lens reminds me that the world is fractal and fragile. It is a surprise and delight when I zoom in on the delicate, ephemeral or threatened details revealed — then capture them before the moment evaporates. I rely on my camera to be my true eye and my photos to be my true voice.

Maybe for a moment you’ll see the same thing I do. Maybe you’ll embrace the sight, hold it close, try to save it. Maybe, amidst the constant flash of harshness and brutality you’ll find a tiny shard of hope.”

Linda Popp

Linda Popp is a Baltimore artist and art educator. She retired after a 41- year career with Baltimore County Public Schools, and is currently supervising art education student teachers at Towson University.

Linda creates narrative found object assemblage sculptures. She uses artifacts and symbolic objects to convey stories about relationships with family, place, love, faith, and self. During the process, she goes beyond her personal stories and the narrative becomes more universal. Some objects/symbols are fairly obvious; others may be interpreted by viewers differently as they bring their own experiences to the work. Linda enjoys the idea that something from her own story may cause others to reflect on their own experiences. 

Kat Soul

KAT Soul produces art in a variety of ways – from songwriting and performing music to stand-up comedy to painting with watercolors to ceramics, both hand built and on the wheel. KAT is entirely self taught with nature and the animal kingdom as her primary artistic influences.     

KAT’s art is bright and simple, art to make you smile.  Proceeds from the sale of ART by KAT Soul are used to support local animal rescue organizations in the Baltimore area.  

“The Heart has always been one of my favorite things to sing about, sculpt and paint.  We all need a functioning heart to live, love and survive.  I painted heart images…before and after experiencing open heart surgery in July. It’s so amazing they can repair a damaged heart valve with such precision to keep hearts beating where they would otherwise stop.  Hearts will always find their way into my art pieces because the heart symbolizes love and we could all use more love in this world.  I’m always looking for heart shaped things when I’m outside, like stones, seashells, clouds or the black heart shaped spot on my calico cat’s shoulder.”  

Jodi Harvey

“I have always loved art, and I have always loved to read.  Books pull you into a new world, while art lets you see it.  It made sense to me that these two mediums should come together.  The books that we love to read should be made to come to life.  Characters, that we care so much for, should come out of the pages to show us their stories.  What we see in our imaginations as we read should be there for the world to see.  My book sculptures are my way of making stories come alive.”

A Taste of Spring with Pairings Bistro

A Taste of Spring with Pairings Bistro

Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner with wine pairings from Pairings Bistro on Friday, April 26 at 6 pm, in the warm elegance of the Liriodendron Mansion!  Tickets $96 per person* (includes tax and gratuity.)

Reserve your space today by calling Pairings at 410-569-5006.

*Tickets available without wine pairings for $75 per person.

Menu

First Course:  Mixed Greens
tapenade + artichokes, hummus, sesame, pan con tomato

Second Course: Carrot + Coconut Lime Soup
chilled, coconut milk

Third Course: Shrimp + Grits
stone ground white grits, jamon serrano, cava + saffron cream

Fourth Course: Rib Eye Center Cut
patatas bravas, charred tomato aioli, chimichurri

Fifth Course: Banana Caramel Petit Gateaux
banana cake, banana compote, caramel mousse, crispy glaze

Murder at the Mansion: A Mardi Gras Mystery

Murder at the Mansion: A Mardi Gras Mystery

There’s been a murder at the mansion and we need you to help solve the crime!

Come play the Murder Mystery game – Click – on Friday, March 1 from 7 to 9 pm.

Enjoy dinner and drinks from Laurrapin Caterers while solving our Mardi Gras-themed mystery in the historic Liriodendron mansion.

First two alcoholic drinks included in ticket price. Cash bar provided for those who desire to purchase more.

Costumes welcome!

Click here to reserve your ticket today, or call 410-879-4424 or email info@liriodendron.com for tickets or more information.

Doors open at 6:30.

Music at the Mansion Presents: Sloan Wainwright

Music at the Mansion Presents: Sloan Wainwright

Music at the Mansion is thrilled to welcome Sloan Wainwright to the Liriodendron on Sunday, April 28 at 6 pm!

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright’s style is a unique and soulful hybrid, including pop, folk, jazz and blues, all held together by the melodious tone of her rich voice.

Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.

The award-winning Wainwright is influenced by folk “but the real star here is her voice. Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her earthy, ominous lyrics seem all the more intense.”

Join us for Sloan’s first performance at the Lirodendron Mansion!

Tickets $15 each. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, or call 410-879-4424 or email info@liriodendron.com for tickets or information. Tickets also available at the door.

https://www.sloanwainwright.com/

Music at the Mansion is supported in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by a gift from Rob and Marlene Lieb.

Music at the Mansion Presents: John Flynn

Music at the Mansion Presents: John Flynn

Music at the Mansion is proud to present John Flynn at the Liriodendron on Sunday, February 24 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

A singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred, John Flynn follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and other social justice troubadours.

John has been called a “folk icon” whose work reaches beyond the conventional boundaries of the genre.  His friend and mentor, Kris Kristofferson, has called John “an important artist whose work in prisons, rehabs, and half-way houses is distilled into the truth and the beauty of heartfelt and heart-warming slices of life.”

Join us for an evening of wonderful music with this folk hero whose work will fill your heart, open your eyes, and expand your mind.

Tickets $15 each. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, or call 410-879-4424 or email info@liriodendron.com for tickets and information. Tickets also available at the door.

https://www.johnflynn.net/

 

Music at the Mansion is supported in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by a gift from Rob and Marlene Lieb.