Amateur painter and sculptor Harvey Ladew had a keen appreciation of art in many forms — painting, traditional sculpture, and of course, the art of topiary.
Over the years, Ladew has welcomed local, national and internationally renowned artists to the Gardens to exhibit and sell their work. 


These artists include Sam Robinson, Michael and Joanne Bare, Gavin Brooks, Henry Koehler, Meg Page, Matthew Harris, Mary Ann Mears, and Palden Hamilton, among others. 


This year we are delighted to present the unique works of papercut artist Annie Howe and wire sculptor Reed Bmore .

 


 

 

 

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

 

 

 

Annie Howe is a celebrated multimedia paper cut artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her intricate papercuts are used for a variety of projects including illustration, surface design, and three-dimensional work.  

After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber, Annie worked in community arts for many years, creating and contributing to the Baltimore art community with large-scale puppetry and shadow puppets. As her love for storytelling grew through this large medium, she found her focus as an artist shifting from large 3D objects to that of the smaller, more intimate medium of paper. 

She founded Annie Howe Papercuts in 2010, creating handmade papercuts for businesses, publications, private collections, and public art projects. Annie has created work for numerous organizations and businesses including Anthropologie, Southern Living, Country Living Magazine, T. Rowe Price, Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

 

 Register 
Annie Howe – Papercut Workshop
Date: Saturday,  April 20, 2024 
Time: 10am – 12pm
Ages: 13 and up
Members | $65
Non-members | $90
Price includes:
All materials and admissions to the gardens.

 

Description: Join papercut artist Annie Howe for a fun, hands-on Papercutting Workshop. In this two-hour workshop you will learn the basics of papercutting and how to create your own custom papercuts. Workshop participants will leave with at least one finished papercut project. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome with the company of a guardian. Materials are included in the price of registration.



Reed Bmore
www.reedbmore.art

 

 

 

Reed Bmore is a mixed media street artist who engages with a viewer’s imagination and memory. Reed primarily showcases his creativity and various interests through wire sculpture, often seen hanging on traffic lights and electrical lines around America. He creates these installations as a way to instill a sense of nostalgia and wonderment in the viewer.

Reed Bmore lives in Baltimore, Maryland and earned his BFA in Environmental Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Reed’s studies integrated the study of observing, drafting, and finding solutions to spatial problems. From these studies, Reed discovered the negative space against the skies as a canvas for displaying his three-dimensional forms



  Register  
Wire Sculpting with Reed Bmore
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024 
Time: 10am – 12pm
Ages: 13 and up
Members | $65
Non-members | $90
Price includes:
All materials and admissions to the gardens.

 

Description: Reed Bmore is excited to teach you his tricks with the art of wire sculpture. Join us for a two-hour workshop to learn to manipulate wire into something from your imagination. Workshop participants will leave with at least one finished wire sculpture. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome with the company of a guardian. Materials are included in the price of registration.