The Healing Power of Nature – Outdoor Exploration with Nature Worx

The Healing Power of Nature – Outdoor Exploration with Nature Worx

Intentional time spent in nature benefits our mental and emotional health by reducing stress and anxiety and improving mood. Led in partnership with Nature Worx, we will take a saunter around the Liriodendron grounds and discover ways to connect with nature using all of our senses.  We will explore several natural elements that are available to us as resources and allies to help us manage the challenges that we face in our daily lives. Participants will learn simple ways to mindfully access the healing properties of the natural world anytime and anywhere outdoors.

We will have two sessions – one for all ages, and one just for adults.

Event is free, but reservations are required. Appropriate for all ages. Some light hiking is required. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Event will happen rain or shine.

For reservations for the ALL AGES session (9:30 – 10:30 am), please visit https://bit.ly/LirioNatureWorxAllAges

For reservations for the ADULTS ONLY session (10:00 – 11:30 am) please visit https://bit.ly/LirioNatureWorxAdults

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital.

The Street Preacher Surgeon: Dr. Kelly and His Anti-Vice Activism

The Street Preacher Surgeon: Dr. Kelly and His Anti-Vice Activism

Baltimore, like many American cities in the 1910s, had a thriving prostitution trade. Dr. Howard A. Kelly, renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon and original owner of the Liriodendron Mansion, was a prominent figure in the statewide movement to end that trade and shutter Baltimore’s red-light districts.

Come to the Liriodendron on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 to learn about Dr. Kelly’s anti-vice activism and Baltimore’s bawdy past in this free talk by Dr. Katie M. Hemphill – Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the author of Bawdy City: Commercial Sex and Regulation in Baltimore, 1790-1915

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/DrKellyTix for reservations. 

Event is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital.

Exhibit: Peaceful Planet

Exhibit: Peaceful Planet

Peaceful Planet presents three accomplished artists’ views of the natural world in different media.  Featuring prints from Richard Hellman,  photographs from Karen Klinedinst, and paintings from Kathryn O’Grady, this exhibit provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the simplicity and complexity of our Earth, and our relationship with it.  

Richard Hellman (https://richardhellmanart.com/) is an award-winning Contemporary Artist/Printmaker turned Wood Carver. Originally from The Bronx, NY, he now resides in the Baltimore area, having taught printmaking at several Maryland colleges and universities. His collections can be found in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, and more.

Karen Klinedinst (https://karenklinedinst.com ) is an award-winning Baltimore based artist who uses photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. Inspired by the 19th century landscape paintings of the Hudson River School, she creates richly layered landscapes that combine the real with the imagined. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program, and has been exhibited in locations across Maryland, at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and in the collection of the National Park Service.

Kathryn O’Grady (https://massoniart.com/ogrady/) lives and paints in rural Maryland. She is especially interested in the places where people’s plans for the landscape collide with the riot of life that is there to begin with.  Born in Birmingham, Alabama, her work has been shown in solo shows over the past thirty years in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Bloomington, Illinois, Bethesda, and Baltimore. 

The Peaceful Planet exhibit will open on Mothers Day – Sunday, May 8 from 11 am to 3 pm – and will be on view every Wednesday from 1 to 6 pm through June 8, as well as on Sunday, June 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. The exhibit will also be open during public-facing events and by appointment. 

 

 

Please note that, due to the historic nature of our venue, the 2nd floor Gallery space is not wheelchair accessible. 

Mothers Day Open House

Mothers Day Open House

Visit the historic Liriodendron Mansion on Mothers Day for a free event celebrating the moms in your life!

❀ Tour the elegant mansion and beautiful grounds while enjoying live jazz from The Ravita Jazz Trio. 

❀ View our art exhibit – “Peaceful Planet” in our gallery.*

❀ Enjoy refreshments for purchase from Newberry Bakery.

❀ Have a free family portrait taken by Emily Anne Photography.

❀ And enter our Mothers Day raffle to win a basket full of goodies donated by Richardson’s Flowers and Gifts, The Nest on Main, and You Make Scents Candles! (You can also enter online: https://bit.ly/LirioRaffle)

 

Open House runs from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 8.

We look forward to celebrating Mothers Day with you!

 

*Second floor gallery space has limited accessibility due to the historic nature of our building.

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day at the Liriodendron Mansion with The Harford County Master Gardeners and a special living history performance by Colleen Webster as Silent Spring author Rachel Carson.

The program begins at noon on Friday, April 22, with a special live portrayal of Rachel Carson – the scientist, author, and activist whose work ignited the modern environmental movement.

Afterward, the Harford County Master Gardeners will share their knowledge and expertise including:

1:00 pm  Tree planting with Bridges Montessori School

1:30 pm  Partner with the Pollinators presentation with Diane Mitchell

2:30 – 4:00 pm  Guided tours of the Larry Franz Woodland Walk with Anne Lee

Information tables and “Ask a Master Gardener” throughout the day.

All programming is free, but reservations are required for the Rachel Carson performance. Visit https://bit.ly/LirioRachelCarson for your free tickets.

All ages welcome. All activities are fully accessible. Light refreshments will be provided.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. 

Special thanks to the Harford County Forestry Board for the tree donation.

 

Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Visit with Rosa Parks – The Mother of the Freedom Movement – at the historic Liriodendron Mansion, and learn how her quiet determination sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and inspired generations to continue the fight for civil rights.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm, Janice Curtis Greene – award-winning Author, Master Storyteller, and American Griot – will bring Rosa Parks to life with her enthralling reenactment of the African American icon.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/RosaParksReservations  for reservations. 

Event is appropriate for ages 12+ and is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. Dr. Kelly was a champion of women’s suffrage.

About the Performer

Ms. Greene has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 30 years. She is Past President and Life Member of both of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers.

Janice Curtis Greene has delighted adult and student audiences at various venues throughout the United States and abroad. Janice mesmerizes her audiences with folktales, original and personal stories and Bible Stories set to syncopated Rap rhythms. Janice has narrated for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is also known for her portrayals of historical African American women. Her poem “Black Women in Power” is featured in the newly released book, “Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President”.

In 2017 Commissioner Greene was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

For program and booking contact: www.janicethegriot.com