Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion: Deep Rivers Art Opening Reception
Join Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to celebrate the lives of 19th-century African American heroes through an art installation by Linda Sanders. Her art
Join Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to celebrate the lives of 19th-century African American heroes through an art installation by Linda Sanders. Her art honors the achievements of historical figures highlighted in the Deep Rivers tour, including Francis Johnson (musician and composer), John S. Trower (caterer and entrepreneur), Henry Ossawa Tanner (artist), and Eliza Greer (physician). Sanders will bring their stories to life through a mural installation that she will paint onsite at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion as an artist-in-residence.
The installation will be located in an unfurnished room on the second story of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. The room will be transformed into a colorful space that immerses visitors in Sanders’ abstract graphics. Birch plywood panels will be mounted over the walls to create a smooth painting surface that will not interfere with the historic surface of the walls. On these panels, Sanders will paint a continuous, scenic mural in her signature style that reflects her appreciation for Cubism.
PICTURED – Francis Johnson as interpreted by Linda Sanders.
Cost: FREE Reservations are required. MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE
The party will be held in the gardens with summertime refreshments. Guests can view Linda’s mural in small groups. Admission is free of charge to anyone living within the 19144 zip code.