Paintings by Robert Lipartito

July 19, 2022 / News

Landscape Paintings by Robert Lipartito
July 23 – August 7

Potomac Morning, © 2020, oil on canvas, 12” x 24”

Links Bridge Vineyards is delighted to announce an exhibit of paintings by Robert Lipartito, July 23 through August 7th, in our tasting room.  While Lipartito does portrait, still life, and occasional abstract paintings, this exhibit focuses on his landscapes which are primarily done “en plein air.’  In particular he has been successful in “quick draw” plein air competitions where his style is especially suited to capturing momentary lighting and the mood of the landscape.

He painted these for many years in his native Southern New Jersey and later elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic states. He strives to have a strong compositional element in his paintings, balancing between light and dark shapes and between warm and cool colors to depict structure and light.

Harpers Ferry, © 2016, oil on canvas, 16” x 12”

Lipartito studied art at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  He has given solo exhibitions at the Fleisher Art Memorial, the Cherry Hill (NJ) Public Library, and the Warden’s House Gallery (Mt. Holly, NJ).  His work has also been shown at Artists’ House Gallery (Philadelphia), the Reading (Pa.) Public Museum, the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Reading), the Hill Center (Washington, DC), the Art League Gallery (Alexandria, Va.), the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Philadelphia City Hall. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

For further information, take a look at Mr. Lipartito’s website, where you can see the full extent of his work:   https://robertlipartito.com/

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Goat Yoga Reminder!

July 19, 2022 / News

Goat Yoga Reminder!

This is just a reminder that Goat Yoga will be returning to Links Bridge Vineyards on:

Saturday, July 23, 10 am-Noon

Goat yoga is a special, heartwarming kind of yoga, fun for yogis at every skill level.  Cute, engaging, and lovable, these little goats will participate in the class, encouraging you to new physical and mental heights.

Before your class, savor a glass of sangria.  After class, enjoy a glass of wine on our tasting room terrace.  Take a stroll along the Monocacy River.  Bring a picnic or try one of our charcuterie platters.  Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the rest of your afternoon up on the terrace or down by the river.

Exercise, relax, and enjoy!

 

Register for your class here on the Goat for the Soul website.  Sangria, the goat yoga class, and the after-class glass of wine are all included in the $40 ticket price.  Children are welcome!

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Paintings by Elizabeth Floyd and her Students

June 1, 2022 / News

Paintings by Elizabeth Floyd and her Students–June 4 through July 3
at Links Bridge Vineyards

Elizabeth Floyd began her career as an architect, but her true passion was to be an artist.  Today she is a well-known painter in three main genres: still life, figurative, and landscape.  Floyd has received recognition in local and international art exhibitions and competitions.  Her work is represented in the Principle Gallery/Alexandria, the Anderson Fine Art Gallery, and Galerie Kornye West, and has appeared in numerous publications.

Floyd loves painting the flowers she grows in her own garden and works with oils in a colorist manner utilizing a full-color palette.  She teaches painting classes and workshops locally at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria, VA and the Arts of Great Falls in Great Falls, VA.  (Some of her classes are available on-line.)

Camellias and Witchhazel by Elizabeth Floyd. All rights reserved.

One technique Floyd used to develop her own amazing skill in still life rendering was copying masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  Analyzing and reverse-engineering the effects used in creating these masterworks enabled Floyd to learn new painting approaches and skills and apply them to her own work.  In her “Master Copy” classes, she now teaches this learning technique to her students.  These multi-week classes focus on work by a selected artist.  In the first half of the course, students expand their painting skills and powers of observation by creating a master copy of one of the artist’s paintings.  In the last half of the course, they apply the approaches and skills learned to a new painting of their own.  The basic idea is “learn new skills from a master, then apply them to your own way of creative expression.”

Table With Apples, inspired by Cézanne, by Elizabeth Floyd.. All rights reserved.

Floyd will be exhibiting some of her own Master Copy creations together with those of her students in our tasting room at Links Bridge. Works will include master copies and original pieces inspired by Jean Siméon Chardin, Willem van Aelst, and Paul Cézanne. After seeing these paintings, both inspirational and beautiful, some of you may be interested in joining one of Floyd’s classes.  In any case, the exhibit will be a joyful event and we invite you to study these paintings while you enjoy a glass of wine.

This special exhibit will be on display in the tasting room from June 4 to July 3.

For more information about Floyd’s classes and about her own work, go to https://elizabethfloyd.com

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Goat Yoga Returns!

May 31, 2022 / News

Goat Yoga Returns to Links Bridge Vineyards!

We are excited to tell you that Goat Yoga is returning to Links Bridge Vineyards on:

Sunday, June 5, 10am-Noon
Saturday, July 23, 10 am-Noon
Saturday, October 8, 3-5 pm

Goat yoga is a special, heartwarming kind of yoga, fun for yogis at every skill level.  Cute, engaging, and lovable, these little goats will participate in the class, encouraging you to new physical and mental heights.

Before your class, savor a glass of sangria.  After class, enjoy a glass of wine on our tasting room terrace.  Take a stroll along the Monocacy River.  Bring a picnic or try one of our charcuterie platters.  Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the rest of your afternoon up on the terrace or down by the river.

Exercise, relax, and enjoy!

 

Register for your class here on the Goat for the Soul website.  Sangria, the goat yoga class, and the after-class glass of wine are all included in the $40 ticket price.  Children are welcome!

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Bird Count at Links Bridge

April 26, 2022 / News

All,

This post has pretty much nothing to do with wines and everything to do with birds!  Jerry Warner has surveyed birds at Links Bridge for the 2020 and 2021 Catoctin Christmas Bird Counts and for the Maryland/DC Breeding Bird Atlas.  While here on Sunday morning, April 24, he noted a little over 300 birds comprising 43 species.  His follow-up email will tell you what he saw.  To take a look, click here.

Cheers,
Bob & Joan

Note:  try these links for more information!

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Maryland/DC Breeding Bird Atlas

 

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News–Paintings by Maureen Minard

April 25, 2022 / News

Exhibit:  Maureen Minard at Links Bridge Vineyards
May 14-29
Meet the Artist May 14 and May 29

Maureen Minard, abstract painter, art historian, and teacher in the Washington DC area, will display her paintings at Links Bridge Vineyards from May 14-May 29.  On Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 29 she will be here from 1pm-3pm and available to discuss her work.  We invite you to come by and chat with her!

Using acrylics, oil pastels, and various mixed media materials, Minard has established her own unique method of landscape and cityscape abstraction that is easy to appreciate and enjoy.  Her work is colorful, vibrant, and playful. She paints abstract impressions of familiar, local spaces from her recollections. She has just completed an entirely new series of paintings for this special exhibit. Included in her exhibit are some vivid color paintings of Frederick Maryland employing her distinctive style of fractured memories captured on canvas.

 

Minard grew up in Northern Virginia, where she was influenced by the rich history of artist communities in the DC region. After graduating with a B.A. in Art History from Georgetown, she worked at the Smithsonian and participated in local art programs. For the last fifteen years, she has taught at the Edmund Burke School, a progressive school in Washington DC, focusing on Art History, African studies, and U.S. History.

 

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Upcoming

July 23–Goat Yoga, 10am-Noon.  (Look here.)

July 27-August 7–Landscape paintings by Robert Lipartito. (Look here.)

August 13-14–Wine Club pickup weekend.

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