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
July 2, 2023 / News
Coming Soon to Links Bridge Vineyards!
Paintings by Galina Kolosovskaya, July 8-23
© Galina Kolosovskaya
Beginning next weekend (July 8-9), we’ll be hosting an exhibit of oil paintings by Galina Kolosovskaya. Born in Russia, Kolosovskaya is best known for her paintings of flowers and birds. After graduating in fine arts, she was an active member of the remarkable arts community in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. She served as artistic director for the Wildlife Foundation, premier environmental organization working for the survival of the Siberian tiger and conservation of Russian flora and fauna.
© Galina Kolosovskaya
Kolosovskaya’s work has been shown at numerous exhibits within the Russian Far East, and may be found in private collections in Russia, Japan, France, Germany, Canada and the USA. After moving to the United States in 2003, she has continued her delicate still life paintings, and pursued her newer interest in the birds found here in Maryland. Her work has been shown in exhibits in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and other cities in Maryland. Now living in Silver Spring, she is a member of the Montgomery Art Association and the Art League of Ocean City. Open on the weekends, 11am to 6pm, and on other days by appointment.
Goat Yoga is back, Sunday July 16, 10am-Noon!
If you missed Goat Yoga last time, here’s another opportunity! 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. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace or down by the river. To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.
June 23, 2023 / News
Nature and Structure: Paintings by Russ Mardon
© Russ Mardon
This weekend and next (Jun2 24-July 2), we’ll be hosting an exhibit of paintings by Russ Mardon entitled “Nature and Structure.” These paintings in oil and acrylic focus on the interplay between built structures and the natural environment. The lines and angles of roads, bridges, buildings, etc use a different visual language than the curves, waves, and fractals found in nature. This contrast guides the design process, and the paintings draw the viewer in by humanizing the scale of the landscape. We might add that they light up our tasting room with glowing color!
Russ lives and works in Falls Church, Virginia, and has exhibited his work at many different galleries in Virginia and Maryland. For examples of his work visit his website.
Joan & Bob
June 14, 2023 / News
This Weekend at Links Bridge Vineyards (June 17 & 18)
This weekend we’ll be featuring photos by Kim Keller–you won’t want to miss them! Also, the old bank barn at our Chestnut Hill vineyard site will be a stop on the 16th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint Out. Here’s some more detailed information:
Photos by Kim Keller (June 17-18)
This is the last weekend of our exhibit of photos by Kim Keller. Kim’s photos have been included in national and international exhibits. Her pictures capture familiar moments and provide glimpses into our shared humanity.
© Kimberley Keller
The exhibit at Links Bridge Vineyards includes works from her “Parade Project”, previously shown at the Abington Art Center near Philadelphia. In this show, she explored the ways that parades and public holiday celebrations continued to attract performers and audiences throughout the pandemic. These images illustrate, by way of the faces of the viewers and the performers, that rather than dropping off in popularity, parades continued to bridge generations during that challenging time. The pictures are full of color, charm, and human interest.
The exhibit also includes a group of wildlife photos that brings you up close and personal with stunning and sometimes comical birds. All will capture both your eye and mind.
For more information about Kim and her work, take a look at her website.
Barnstormers Tour: The Barns of Utica (June 17)
Saturday June 17 is the date of the 16th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plain Air Paint Out. This event, organized and sponsored by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, takes you on a self-guided tour of nine old barns in the Utica area of Frederick County. At each barn, artists will be at work painting the local landscape, and docents will be there to tell you about the building and its history. In the afternoon from 3:30-5:00, the morning’s paintings will be on sale at Brookfield Farm (just up the street from Links Bridge Vineyards), together with delicious barbecue, hand-dipped ice cream, and foot-stomping music by the Gravy Soppers.
Painting by James Bricker
This is not strictly speaking a Links Bridge Vineyards event, but we mention it because the old bank barn at our Chestnut Hill vineyard site is a stop on the tour, and because the event is one of many throughout the year that the Landmarks Foundation organizes to raise funds for preserving historic county landmarks and educating the public about county history.
For information about the tour and for tickets, look here.
Hope to see you here!
Joan & Bob