February 15, 2024 / News
Big News at Links Bridge!
Many if not most of you who have visited here have met and chatted with Suzanne Keller, our Tasting Room Manager.
You know what a great person she is and what a great job she does.
You may even know that in her spare time she is a dedicated teacher with lots of experience in both elementary and middle schools in Frederick and Montgomery counties.
What you may not know, however, is that she has worked hard for several years on earning a Ph.D. in Education. And that today, she completed her degree work by successfully defending her dissertation.
We are very proud of her, and wonder what DR. KELLER will do next to amaze one and all. Should you be at Links Bridge this Saturday (or anytime, really), be sure to congratulate her on this impressive achievement!
Bob & Joan
November 13, 2023 / News
“Paintings of the Natural World” by Amy Browning-Dill
We’re writing to let you know that we will soon be hosting “Paintings of the Natural World,” an exhibit of plant, animal, and landscape pictures by area artist Amy Browning-Dill. This wonderful collection will be here at Links Bridge Vineyards for viewing from November 17 through December 10 (weekends 11am-6pm, other days by appointment).
© by Amy Browning-Dill
Amy Browning-Dill has exhibited throughout the D.C. Metro region, including a solo exhibit in 2022 at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA and this year at The Delaplaine Visual Art Center in Frederick. Her work has been juried into highly competitive exhibits across the Eastern Seaboard, and graces the walls of collectors throughout the United States, England, and Northern Ireland. She is a frequent participant in the annual Barnstormer’s Paint Out organized by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.
In 2007 Amy graduated with a degree in Studio Art and Art History from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She now teaches drawing and watercolor painting at The Art League School in Alexandria and shares her love of art with children, teens and adults.
Come on out and take a look!
Joan & Bob
October 24, 2023 / News
A collection of paintings by Helene Ruiz entitled “Exploring the Harmonies of Urban Life and Sunflower Melodies” will be on display here in our tasting room from October 28-November 12. The exhibit is open to the public from 11 am to 6 pm on weekends and other days by appointment.
Ruiz is known for her intriguing urban landscapes, a body of work that might be described as surreal, but which portrays the reality of her affection for life in a complex, multicultural, urban setting. She celebrates the art, music and beauty of the city scene with wide angled perspective, and to see these paintings is to share her enjoyment.
The Bronx has Something in the Air © by Helene Ruiz
Much of Ruiz’s work has been produced in New York City, where she organized the Urban Individualists, an artist’s collective. Today she works from her home in Virginia. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous shows both nationally and internationally. Over the years she has received numerous grants and awards in recognition of her contributions to the arts.
We hope you’ll come by for a look at these pictures and a glass of wine!
Joan & Bob
September 14, 2023 / News
Coming Up at Links Bridge Vineyards!
This is just to let you know about a couple of things that will be going on at Links Bridge in the near future.
New Exhibit: From the Hand of the Artist (September 16-October 1)
Calm Waters © by Ann Lundahl
As a part of our continued “Wine and Art series”, Links Bridge Vineyards is hosting an exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings by local Frederick artists. The exhibit, entitled “From the Hand of the Artist,” features paintings by five women who often work together for mutual inspiration, sharing the pleasure that creating art provides. The five are Sandra Cook, Pam Herrick, Ann Lundahl, Robin Seidel, and Stephanie Torres.
Huron Lighthouse © by Sandy Cook
From September 16 through October 1, the exhibit is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm, and by appointment on weekdays. If you come by on Sunday, September 17, 1-4 pm, the five artists will be here to talk informally about their work. Come on by and enjoy a glass of wine with them!
Last Chance of the Season: Goat Yoga (October 7, 2-4 pm)
This is the last opportunity of the season for Goat Yoga at Links Bridge Vineyards! Enjoy a yoga experience on a grassy lawn overlooking the Monocacy River, at a peaceful spot we call “The Riffle.” Ticket price includes a mimosa before the class begins (come a little early!) and a complimentary tasting of 7 wines up at the tasting room when the class is over. To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.
Joan & Bob
September 5, 2023 / News
This weekend at Links Bridge Vineyards
We wanted to let you know that this weekend, September 9-10, our neighbor and master craftsman Roger Crist will be exhibiting his latest wine barrel-inspired furniture and furnishings here. Many of you have seen Roger’s work before, but he always has something new and intriguing to show us!
But wait…there’s more! This weekend Roger’s brother Steve Crist will be here too. Steve, a homebuilder from Raleigh NC and also a master woodworker, uses lathe and bandsaw to sculpt bowls, candlesticks, animals, and other small but elegant objects from spalted oak and maple. He’ll have these on display and we think you’ll enjoy them.
Finally, this will be the last weekend to see our current exhibit of landscape and still-life pictures by Pauline Rakis. You won’t want to miss these!
Joan & Bob
September 2, 2023 / News
Open on Labor Day!
We’ll be open on Labor Day (Monday September 4) from noon till 6pm. We’ll be updating our tasting menu on that day, so we hope you’ll come by to try some wine! We’ll have charcuterie boards in case you’re hungry, but we also encourage you to bring a picnic of your own.
For your viewing pleasure, we’ll also have a new exhibit (September 2-10) by returning artist Pauline Rakis. Pauline’s exhibit of floral paintings made a springtime splash here back in May. Her new collection of dreamy landscape and still-life paintings celebrates the end of summer and beginning of fall. For more information about Pauline and her work, look here at our previous post, and also on her website.
Bob & Joan