News & Events
August 14, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Hearthbeat: Architecture and Horticulture Meet ‘
July 1, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Hearthbeat: Pool Houses Across the Eastern Shore’
June 3, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Porches, Pavilions, and Pergolas: Picking a Perfect Summer Spot’
April 25, 2019 | The Talbot Spy | ‘Habitat: The Garden Sculptures of Jan Kirsh’
April 6, 2019 | ‘Pineapple’ Sculpture Unveiling
Over a year in the works, I am excited to announce the unveiling of brand new duo sculpture installation, entitled, ‘Pineapple’.
Located within a unique wooded hillside property, Shahla and Jim Butler’s garden, named ‘Ferdows’ (meaning Paradise), features naturalistic plantings, lively water features, a walled vegetable garden and this dramatic multi-level vista.
Pay attention to the details was my mantra last year as the 36″ Pineapple sculpture was conceived and built. Truly challenging was the construction of this tropical fruit, with its spiky top and spiraling sections. As with any worthwhile endeavor, to reap the reward is so sweet indeed!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the event!
December 10, 2018 | Holiday Wishes
Wishing you a spicy holiday season! And good health and delight in the New Year.
November 5, 2018 | ‘Aubergine’ back in Ellicott City
‘Aubergine’ has found a happy and hopeful home back in Ellicott City. It now resides in front of the Howard County Welcome Center.
During its first stay (from 2015 to 2016), it became known as “The Ellicott City Eggplant”. What an honor to continue sharing this piece with such a resilient community.
September 3, 2018 | Sculpture Garden at Evelyn’s
Photographs courtesy of Capital Gazette (L) and @MuralHunter (R). Also featuring artwork by Annapolis mural artist Jeff Huntington (@jahru).
“Why is there a pear on the corner of Annapolis Street and Gidding Avenue? An eggplant on a post? An asparagus popping out of the ground?
The three- to six-foot-tall produce are sculptures created by artist Jan Kirsh, who conspired with Brandon Stalker, owner of Evelyn’s restaurant, to plant them outside to add a bit of whimsical artfulness to West Annapolis.
“I thought that it was really cool to be able to add some color to the neighborhood,” Stalker said. “This is kind of the artsy area of Annapolis, so I thought it would be a good fit.””
August 2, 2018 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Art in the Yard’
May 10, 2018 | Modern Luxury Magazine
If you’ll allow me a pat on the back, my bronze Pear was featured in Washington, D.C.’s Modern Luxury magazine’s Spring/Summer 2018 wedding issue.