September 2017 - Exhibitions & Talks

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     1st & 3rd Wednesdays: Storytime at 11am

     Friday, 10am to 3pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

School Hours (September through February): 

     Monday - Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256

http://glenechopark.org/aquarium

 


 

Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!

Richard Weiblinger: Unique Visions

September 1 to 23, 2017

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Richard Weiblinger: Unique Visions. This exhibition showcases photographs from the self-taught artist Richard Weiblinger. Weiblinger prefers subjects that lead to images with chromatic strength and uses creative lighting to not only illuminate the subjects, but also to give them a dream-like, surreal quality. His photographs are most successful when they reveal either the subject’s vibrant colors or subtle elegance. Most of the subjects are photographed using a macro lens. This focuses on the intimate elements of the subject with a shallow and selective depth of field. Weiblinger’s goal is to have viewers look at his work and find a new appreciation of the world around them. 

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Visions & Voices 2017

September 1 to 24, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - 6pm and by appointment

Labor Day Monday, 11am  - 6pm

Art Walk Opening Reception, Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Visions & Voices 2017. This exhibition the work of resident and studio artists from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. The show demonstrates the endless possibilities of glass and echoes the personalities of the artists creating the work. A broad range of glass art will be on display, from complex sculptures and glittery wall hangings, to elegant vessels and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light

September 1 to 24, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 6pm and by appointment

Labor Day Monday, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Friends of the Yellow Barn

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and Friends of the Yellow Barn present Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light. This exhibition features ink washes by painter Ilya Gefter, a Visiting Artist at the Yellow Barn Studio. Each piece is a product of engagement with a place, be it an ancient ruin, a palazzo, or an anonymous residential structure. Gefter strives to distill the experience of both urban and natural forms to their essence: form and light. Light can both reveal and distort the forms, but in either case, it imposes a visual hierarchy and geometry. Gefter hopes to capture the ever-shifting geometry of light. The ink’s flow is hard to control; its contact with paper is irreversible. Within the limitations of this demanding medium, a sensitive application can open up its stunning potential to evoke the experience of form, light and space. These three principles are the central visual themes of my cityscapes.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

 

Artist's Lecture and Reception

Saturday, September 9, 6:30 to 9pm

See YellowBarnStudio.com for details

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 5 / Jun 2 / Jul 7 / Aug 4 / Sep 1

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Check the Art Walk page to see what is happening in studios and shows at http://glenechopark.org/artwalk.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

WATCH ME: Juried Youth Photography Competition and Exhibition

August 11 to September 10, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is proud to present their 5th Annual Juried Show for Young Photographers. Photoworks is committed to nurturing young photographers and showcasing their groundbreaking work. This competition is designed for students of photography aged 18 and under.

Ashley Givens, Independent Curator, previously Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and former Director of Education, Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C. will serve as the juror for the exhibition.

Saturday Art Explorers

Ongoing

Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

7th Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition

September 2 - 4, 2017

Closing Reception September 4, 5 to 6:30pm

Saturday - Monday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents The Yellow Barn's 7th Annual Drawing ExhibitionA closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Monday, September 4th from 5 - 6:30pm. This show will run from September 2 - 4. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Foodies

September 15 to October 22, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Foodies, a juried photography exhibit highlighting the good, the bad and the tasty of a culture obsessed with eating as a hobby. This exhibition features photos of food in all stages of preparation, from harvesting, to stylized “still life” cooking portraits, to composted scraps, and photos of the “foodies” themselves. Artists exhibiting work in the show include; William Edwards, Eileen Z. Joseph, John Pan, Vincent Ferrari, Blair Jackson, Cam Miller, Sandy Sugawara, Richard Paul Weiblinger, Ari Golub, Ron Freudenheim, Ed Palaszynski, Bob Friedman, Zhangmou Sun, Gayle Friedman, and Said Ziar.

 

Debra Moser, juror

Former director of Vis Arts (Formerly Rockville Arts Place), Debra Moser has guided arts organizations and businesses in growth strategies and is a co-founder and owner of Central Farm Markets and MeatCrafters, Inc. Debra has a professional certification in pastry from L'Academie de Cuisine and is an avid traveler and photographer, participating in several exhibitions. Debra has written articles and contributed photographs about food and nutrition to local and national outlets such as Jewish Food Experience and Edible DC.

Julie Gross and Tessa Siewert

September 16 & 17, 2017

Artists' Reception September 16, 4 to 7pm

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Julie Gross and Tessa Siewert. An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 4 - 7pm. This show will run from September 16-17. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, September 20

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Montgomery County Teachers' Show

September 23 & 24, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Montgomery County Teachers' Show. There will be an artists' reception on Sunday, September 24, 5 to 7:30pm. This show will run from September 23-24. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, September 27

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Stephanie George: Dream Visions

September 30 to October 21, 2017

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Stephanie George: Dream Visions. This exhibition features hand-painted monoprints by Stephanie George, an artist whose work has been exhibited widely in the Washington, DC area. George has always been a vivid dreamer. Some years ago, she started journaling her dreams when she woke up. George was fascinated at the bizarre images that came to her, like people having a conversation at a table in the middle of the road. Sometimes it’s a whole scene or narrative, sometimes it’s just a word or two, and other times it’s just an image. While initially for her own contemplation, gradually George began using these images in her work, which conveys their primitive, primal and naïve nature. After painting on canvas for years, George decided to try capturing these fleeting images in hand-printed monoprints; this method seemed more in keeping with the essence of dreams and their ephemeral quality.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Land Lines

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm and by appointment

Artists' Reception, Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Land Lines, an exhibition of black and white works relating to our natural environment, curated by Jaimianne Amicucci of The Gray Gallery. The exhibition includes works by four artists who work in different mediums with a similar aesthetic and subject. Recognized wood turner Andy DiPietro is known for sculptures and vessels that showcase the grain and natural beauty of wood. Rhythmic charcoal landscapes by Katherine Nelson reveal her interest in the balance of nature and its relationship to agriculture. Alex Porter's bold tree silhouettes reflect on the growth of intertwining branches and limbs as each work grows with his precise black lines. Tree ring prints taken from trees throughout the country by Erik Linton highlight the unique story and history of each tree.

 

Artists' Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 6pm and by appointment

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick. In this exhibition of assemblage still life works, Bruns – a Glen Echo Park Resident Artist – aims for absolute truth in painting, uniting still life objects, painting surfaces, and the painting palette. Still life paintings are sandwiched between the still life object above and the artist palette used to make the painting below. These assemblages are constructed in the artist’s studio and then painted in the gallery space. Bruns will paint the work throughout the duration of the exhibition in a form of performance art. Normally, viewers of art typically only see the “lie” of the final product. The means to complete the painting, what the subject matter looks like, the location the painting was conceived, and the lighting conditions the subject was viewed in are all part of the painter’s world. Observational painters often benefit from the subject matter never being seen by their audience, allowing the viewer to fill in the gaps with their imaginations when the painter didn’t provide all the information. Yet when the subject, location, and lighting are all exhibited alongside the painting, the expectations for the painting changes. The art becomes about the painter’s ability to interpret the subject rather than the actual completed painting. To some, the painting may be better than the original subject. To others, the painting may fall short of the original subject. To some, the object may have more meaning seen through the eyes of a painter. To others, the fascination with the painting process is enough to make the work extraordinary. The fact that the viewer can stand in front of the painting and see “truth,” exactly what the painter saw – and can see the color choices and mixtures used – may enhance or diminish the final product.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm