Deep Rivers Art Opening Celebration

Join us for the opening reception for Deep Rivers Art on Saturday, September 17, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The party will be held in the gardens with summertime refreshments. Guests can view Linda’s mural in small groups. 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 are 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 is painting a continuous, scenic mural in her signature style that reflects her appreciation for Cubism.

Linda Sanders’ art installation will honor the achievements of 19th-century Black Americans, focusing on 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.

PICTURED – Francis Johnson as interpreted by Linda Sanders.

Cost: FREE Reservations are required. MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE