News & Events

August 14, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Hearthbeat: Architecture and Horticulture Meet ‘

Story by Jennifer Martella | Photos by Caroline J. Phillips

“Gardens are labors of love and require patience from their owners, for most gardens require at least three years or so for the original design concept’s shapes, colors and textures to mature into its three-dimensional form. As I lingered in the Chipping Campden garden, I remembered a garden I had visited on a tour last spring that had been a 20-year collaboration between the owners and their landscape designer, Jan Kirsh.”

Read the full article here.

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July 1, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Hearthbeat: Pool Houses Across the Eastern Shore’

Story by Jennifer Martella | Photos by Caroline J. Phillips

“Designer and builder Clint Wadsworth and landscape designer Jan Kirsh collaborated on a pool house for a client whose waterfront site has broad vistas to the Choptank River. On a breezy day, the wind chimes add their music to the sound of the birds as you drive up to the house unaware that the pool house and pool are hidden behind mature landscaping and plantings.

Jan has a special talent for hardscapes, and a staggered path of stone pavers leads from the entry drive to the pool area.”

Continue reading article here.

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June 3, 2019 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Porches, Pavilions, and Pergolas: Picking a Perfect Summer Spot’

Story by Jennifer Martella | Photos by Caroline J. Phillips

“The architect Merle Thorpe and landscape designer Jan Kirsh took the summer house concept further and collaborated on an outdoor room with a kitchen, dining area and living area for a waterfront residence in Talbot County. This addition was carefully sited to maintain views of the water from the main house. A covered and screened walkway from the parking area passes by a courtyard that separates the addition from the main house.

Full article and photographs.

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April 25, 2019 | The Talbot Spy | ‘Habitat: The Garden Sculptures of Jan Kirsh’

Story by Jennifer Martella | Photographs (above) by Stephen Cherry

“Last winter when gardens were dormant, I featured the colorful garden sculptures of landscape designer Jan Kirsh.  Since 2009, her fruit and vegetable collection has grown to include artichokes, asparagus, carrots, eggplants, figs, pears and peppers that have enlivened the gardens of many Eastern Shore residences and galleries. This month she unveiled her new 36” tall pineapple sculpture and has already installed two of them on top of brick posts that flank the entrance gates of a fabulous vegetable garden south of Annapolis. The pineapple has long been regarded as the symbol of hospitality and Jan’s creative and whimsical interpretation with lime green foliage, undulating texture and bold tropical colors make her pineapple design a distinctive addition to her collection.

Continue reading by clicking the link below.

Habitat: The Garden Sculptures of Jan Kirsh

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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!

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December 10, 2018 | Holiday Wishes

Wishing you a spicy holiday season! And good health and delight in the New Year.

Best Wishes,

Jan

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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.

Baltimore Sun article

The Eggplant Is Back!

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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.””

Continue reading article courtesy of Bay Gazette Weekly.

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August 2, 2018 | SHORE Monthly | ‘Art in the Yard’

Story by Sarah Ensor | Photos by Arden Haley

“Atop a pillar at the end of a private lane in Bozman sits a bright red pepper. It’s shiny and curled upward, almost as if it is waving a welcome. Come in, it says to visitors, I have delightful secrets.”

Take a look inside the daily life of Sculptor and Landscape Designer Jan Kirsh. Featuring interview and lots of colorful photographs.

“I’m constantly thinking about shape and texture and color and form and, you know, looking at those berries, looking at those paw paws when they’re young, I mean, it’s just … constantly texture, color, form, texture, color, form, shadow, light, reflection – there’s all that stuff that happens,” she said.”

Read the full article here.

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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.

View the entire digital magazine contents.

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