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 – Reboot: Eight Months Last Year – Seven Artists

Exhibit – Reboot: Eight Months Last Year – Seven Artists

Reboot: Eight Months Last Year – Seven Artists

March 10 – April 28, 2021

All the work in this exhibition was created during a time of global pandemic, great social unrest, and political upheaval. Quarantine and social distancing became the norm. Everyone has been affected in unique and personal ways.

The 50 pieces on display are informed by these circumstances in subtle and profound ways.

The work includes covid-19 masks, photographs, graphite drawings, oil paintings, acrylics, pen drawings, and gouache and charcoal medium.

The Artists:

PAMELA BETTS

JENNY CAMPBELL

GREG FLETCHER

JENNIFER HOGAN

LESLIE SCHWING

JO ANN VAN DYKE-MARION

SARAH WILDE

 

The exhibit will be open for viewing on Wednesdays between 1 and 5 pm, and on Sunday, March 14 and Sunday, April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary, but social distancing protocols are in effect.

 

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.

 

 

Trailblazing Women of Architecture in Maryland

Trailblazing Women of Architecture in Maryland

In honor of the Year of the Woman in Maryland and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Liriodendron Foundation is hosting an exhibit through September 30 that celebrates women who contributed their design talent to Maryland’s built environment at a time when few women were in the profession.  Many of the women practiced through the lean years of the Depression and World War II, designing buildings in Maryland and across the country, serving as a story of perseverance and determination.  

Also showcased in the Liriodendron Mansion’s galleries is artwork and architectural drawings of Poldi Hirsch (1926-1987), a Havre de Grace resident and the first woman of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) who owned her own firm.  Over 25 modern structures still stand in Harford County as a testament to her professional perseverance and pioneering legacy. 

A special online presentation will be given on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm by the curator of the exhibit, Jillian Storms, AIA.  Ms Storms received BAF’s Roger Redden Award and Preservation Maryland’s George T. Harrison Volunteer Award in recognition of her extensive work in organizing the research effort and curating the traveling exhibit.  She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Urban Studies and Planning from Goucher College. 

Click here to register for the event. 

The exhibit is on view free to the public from July 3 to September 30, 2020 during Open House hours each Wednesday from 1 to 7 pm, and on second Sundays (August 9th and September 13) from 11 am to 3 pm, or by appointment by contacting 410.879.4424 or info@liriodendron.com.

 The travelling exhibit was sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and developed by members of the Women in Architecture (now EQUITY) Committee of AIA Baltimore, with research assistance from architecture students at Morgan State University.  

For more information visit www.aiawam.com.

The presentation is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Dresher Foundation.

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.