The Three J’s and Friends

The Three J’s and Friends

John Sauers, Jonathan West and Justin Woytowitz

with award-winning artist Lise Lorentzen

May 5 through May 26

Exhibit Open Sundays 1 to 4 and Wednesdays 1 to 7

The Liriodendron is thrilled to welcome the 3 Js back to our gallery!  The work of John Sauers, Jonathan West, and Justin Woytowitz, all plein air artists and all members of the Liriodendron’s Wednesday Artists Group, will be showcased, along with pieces from the award-winning Rosemaling artist Lise Lorentzen.

John Sauers is a Harford County artist whose work has won awards at major shows and been featured in galleries across the region.

I was born in 1933 next to the woods…I do not paint scenes. I paint plein air images relevant to my life: I paint ‘lifescapes’ which reflect the road traveled from ‘next to the woods’ through the great valley of Virginia, to my ancestral place at Whitetop and Greencove Virginia.”

Jonathan West’s work has been shown across the region.  “These spirited expressions of light and color express my cathartic impressions of life and the inevitability of death.  Often inspired by tragic current events, these paintings are guided by emotion, fate and subconscious spiritual principles…”

Justin Woytowitz is a popular en plein air artist whose works have been shown in galleries and venues throughout the region and on the Eastern Shore.

Lise Lorentzen’s Rosemaling work can be found throughout the United States and Norway, as well as her commission work, which she continues to the present day. Her work has been on display at the Staten Island Museum as well as the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in New York. In 2014, Lise received First Place at the Sons of Norway Third District Convention, and placed third nationally in Vesterheim’s 2013 annual competition. Lorentzen, who has also been a Rosemaling instructor, will be giving a demonstration of her technique on opening day of the exhibit.

The exhibit will run from May 5 through May 26 and will be viewable on Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm.  Artists will be on site on Sundays.

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

Jack Radcliffe, Alison Radcliffe, Dave DeRan

Jack Radcliffe, Alison Radcliffe, Dave DeRan

The Liriodendron is proud to feature the works of Jack Radcliffe, Alison Radcliffe, and Dave DeRan in our current exhibit, opening on Sunday, March 31 and running through Sunday, April 28. 

Jack Radcliffe approaches his subjects with an unavoidable compassion and insight. With his sensitivity towards his subjects, the layer of textures he finds with his camera lens, and the richness of tone he achieves with his skillful printing, his portraits mesmerize the viewer with their depth and world-worn vulnerability and innocence. Jack’s work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Alison Radcliffe says of her work: “Art and music are my tools to investigate the human condition. Uniting these two art forms, my task is to present a coherent expression of the universal experience of joy and sorrow. I approach the past and the present as one state of being, and seek answers with artifacts from my imagination as well as engaging interactive social dialogue through portraiture.

Dave DeRan’s artwork includes watercolors, acrylics, oils, pen & ink drawings, along with assemblages, and sculptures.  Featuring farm, woodland and water scenes, his works have been referred to as “rural realism” but he also has works with a more primitive look.  Dave has illustrated several books, short stories, and CD covers.

Visit the Liriodendron on Sundays (1 to 4 pm) and Wednesdays (1 to 7 pm) to see how these three artists, each with their own unique viewpoint, share a connection.

A free opening reception, with live music by Alison Radcliffe and Late for Supper, will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 1 to 4 pm.

The sculptures of Alice Redmond, and woodworks by Tom Jones will also be on display during this exhibit.

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.