Art Ties Us is an evening celebration of art and artists, and you’re invited. After dozens of artists submitted their work, three pieces were chosen as finalists. The winning works of art will be featured on a tie to be worn by the staff of the well-known Birchwood Hotel, and Birch and Vine restaurant. Nicholas Lucius is one of these talented artists chosen as a finalist, and he visited GDL to show off his work. Laurie Stogniew joined him to give details about this artsy event. Art Ties Us, benefiting the Bill Foundation of the Arts, will be held on Friday, September 13, inside the grand ballroom of The Birchwood. GDL’s Java Ingram will be serving as the emcee. For more information go to