Multimedia Art Show

Multimedia Art Show

 Multimedia Art Show – August 25 – September 15

Featuring the works of Craig Haupt, Terri Slack Hardwicke, and Christopher Winslow 

The Liriodendron is excited to exhibit the works of three eclectic artists, along with additional pop-up artists.

Craig Haupt is largely self-taught. Combining a long career of drafting skills with selected sketchbook doodles, he has been creating a menagerie of whimsical subjects. He now works primarily with oils, but still continues to produce numerous images with watercolor and pen & ink. 

A graduate of Towson University, Craig has exhibited in various locations throughout Maryland, and in Brooklyn, NY. 

“Visual Arts has been a series of ebb & flows throughout my life. During 1995, the strongest flow washed over me and has sustained to this day,” says the artist.

Terri Slack Hardwicke is a multi-media artist who is also one of the Gallery Directors at the Liriodendron. She creates whimsical pieces out of up-cycled furniture, glassware, and other items.

Christopher Winslow is a painter who had his early education in California and Papua New Guinea (1971 to 1975) and at the
 Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Republic of Ireland (1976 to 1980.)

Thirty years ago, he settled in Maryland and began his career as a decorative painter.

“Over the years I have had the good fortune to be able to focus on privately commissioned paintings, portraits, and murals. In my commercial work I paint in many styles and replicate different periods of art, depending on what the interior designer or client wants. This has given me a great opportunity to explore and combine many genres of art and design, creating a new and fresh look.”

A special opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, August 25. The exhibit will be on view through September 15 on Sundays from 1 to 4 and Wednesdays from 1 to 7.

Summer at the Gallery

Summer at the Gallery

Visit the Art Gallery at the Liriodendron from July 28 through August 18 to view the beautiful works of Ellie Tryon Elgin, Rhoda Seiden, and Barbara Love – all painters skilled in the art of Plein Air.

Ellie Tryon Elgin Ellie has a B.F.A. in painting and drawing from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.A.T. in Museum Education from George Washington University.  Ellie teaches art at the McFaul Senior Center and at Harford Community College. 

Ellie has recieved commendations, recognitions and certificates of appreciation from Animal Rescue Inc., the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland and in the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center exhibit on “Creative Women of Maryland” for her artistic contributions.  

Ellie is a member of Harford County Artists Association, Arts by the Bay Gallery, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. ​

Besides her love of animals, Ellie loves exploring the Maryland countryside painting the beauty of the MidAtlantic area. Ellie is currently working on a series of paintings that celebrate and portray the beauty of Harford County and surrounding areas. Most Wednesdays you can find Ellie along with her fellow artists at Liriodendron for an informal art critique of their latest works.

Rhoda Seiden works in both acrylics and watercolors.  Some of her watercolors reflect her interest in Japanese ink painting which she studied for several years.   In these, she attempts to combine the oriental style with the use of color more common to traditional watercolor paintings.  Other paintings treat the subject in accordance with a more conventional watercolor style. 

Both her watercolors and acrylics focus on color, light and rhythm, and she attempts to depict a variety of subjects in unique ways.  Landscapes, however, are a favorite subject.

Rhoda has traveled extensively in the Southwest and finds much inspiration in the colorful scenery, architecture, and art of that region.

Barbara Love has been actively painting for 35 years.  She formally trained at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. 

Barbara’s work is based on the fundamentals of design and composition, thus creating a finished work that will provide pleasure to both the emotions and the eye through many generations regardless of current and passing fashion trends.

Barbara has exhibited in galleries in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and her works can be found in many private collections. In addition to her original works, Ms. Love is a registered copyist at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and the Musee de Louvre in Paris.

Ms. Love regularly conducts painting classes and workshops.  She is an active member of the Wednesday Artists’ Group which meets at the Liriodendron.

 

We See With Different Eyes

We See With Different Eyes

Visit the Art Gallery at the Liriodendron from June 30 through July 21 to enjoy works by Gail Elwell, Paul Mintz, and Jim McDonald.

Gail Elwell 
Gail is a life long artist who is currently exploring the wonderful world of paper, featuring hand-torn and cut paper collages.

Paul Mintz
Paul Mintz is a native of Baltimore where he attended the Maryland Instutute of Art. Mr. Mintz’s work is in many private collections, and he has exhibited in galleries throughout Maryland, in New Jersey and Delaware.

“I have always loved to do anything that is visual-  whether its photography, painting, print making, painted clothing, caricatures, and most of all creating the Bad Boys Gallery. This show exhibits my versatility from the impressionistic ink and watercolors, the nude quick studies, and my character drawings.”

Jim McDonald
Jim is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art.  He is a member of the Hamilton Arts Collective, actively showing work at The Hamilton Gallery.  

“I do work representatively. Some of the work is from photos I have taken. The majority of the female paintings are from live model sessions attended at Bolton Hill studios.

 

The exhibit is open to the public on Wednesdays from 1 to 7 and Sundays from 1 to 4.

 

 

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.”

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.

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.