October 21, 2017 - All Events

How I Became a Pirate

September 22 - October 22, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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.

Pinocchio

October 5 to November 17, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Half life-size rod puppets, performed in the Italian "Comedia del Arte" style, tell Carlo Collodi's story of what it means to be "real". Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds in one adventure after another that the "easy way" isn't always the right way.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

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!

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.

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.

 

See Jordan at work in the gallery:

Wednesday, October 4, 12-4pm

Wednesday, October 11, 10am-2pm

Friday, October 13, Opening Reception

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15, 10am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10am-5pm

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

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

Walt Bartman

October 21 & 22, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Walt Bartman. There will be an artist's reception on October 21, 6 to 8pm. This show will run from October 21 - 22. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Artriculate Workshop - Prepare for Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Arcade 301

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and ARTriculate

Location: Arcade 301

Admission: Free

Contact Email: Florence@artriculate.com

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

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Workshop for Teen Artists:

Preparing for Portfolio Day

 

The Washington, DC National Portfolio Day is on Saturday, November 18th. Join us for an informative, hands-on workshop designed to help students interested in pursuing a degree in the visual arts prepare to attend and ge thte most out of Naational Portfolio Day this year.

 

Learn what to expect, what to bring in your portfolio and what questions you should be ready to answer and ask.

 

This free workshop will also allow you to have a mock portfolio review by a former Asst. Director of Admissions at two Colleges of Art and Design. Increase your preparedness and gain confidence to attend Portfolio Day.

 

More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com

www.ARTriculate.com

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with student ID

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

New in 2017, the Craig Gildner Big Band presents a series of dances celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Swing. The band will shine a spotlight on bandleaders who were instrumental in the development of swing music, but were overshadowed by such luminaries as Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. 

 

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

 

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."