December 9, 2017 - All Events

Coffee & Critique Show - Open Shutter

December 8, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Artists' Reception

Sunday, December 10 from 4pm to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

One Sunday morning each month, photo enthusiasts of all sorts meet at Photoworks Gallery to share their work. Fueled by bagels and coffee, they join in lively conversation led by a Photoworks faculty member. Each participant, whether beginner or pro, has an opportunity to spread out prints on one of the big tables and receive thoughtful feedback and helpful suggestions. The popular, free event is a great way to meet others who are passionate about photography.

Coffee and Critique – Open Shutter highlights work by C&C members – some who have participated for years and others who are new to the group. Photographs exhibited range from bold portraits, to luminous landscapes, and textured minimalist images.

The artists exhibiting work in the show include:

Bob Friedman
Steve Greenberg
Beth Altman
David Mosher
Willa Friedman
David Scherbel
Val Makepeace
Julie Miller
Jim Palmer
Catiana Garcia-Kilroy
Louise Sabol
Kathryn Mohrman
Susan Green
Diane Charnov
Sandy Sugawara

23rd Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show

December 2 - 17, 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 the 23rd Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show. This highly competitive and popular show features the best drawing and painting work by the Yellow Barn members. This year's juror is Paul Spreiregen, an internationally known architect and author. There will be a closing artists' reception on Sunday, December 17 from 4 to 6pm, with an awards presentation at 5pm. This show will run from December 2 to 17. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

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.

The Nutcracker

November 24 to December 31, 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

 


A Washington Tradition for 26 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie's favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

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.

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.

Frosty the Snow Man

November 17 to December 31, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike - even the heart of one near-sighted cop - through this uproarious antics.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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.  

Mosaics: One Piece at a Time

October 28 to December 9, 2017

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

Artists' Reception: Saturday, November 18, 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 Mosaics: One Piece at a Time.  This exhibition highlights the breadth of current work from a select group of mosaic artists from across the region.  Featured artists include Bonnie Fitzgerald, Yulia Hanansen, Ali Mirsky, Jane Pettit, Carol Talkov, Meghan Walsh and Roslyn Zinner.  The exhibition is in collaboration with the JRA Distinguished Artist Series workshop by mosaic artist Sonia King, November 18.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pm

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

 

JRA Members' Potluck with Sonia King

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

More info

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

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.

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2017

November 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 29)

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and will include glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

 

Open late for Winter's Eve - Saturday, December 9, 11am to 8pm.
 
See above for Gallery Hours.  Galleries will be open Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 11am to 4pm.

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!

Winter's Eve 2017

Saturday, December 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade Building & throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Celebrate the holiday season at the Park’s annual Winter’s Eve event. Enjoy FREE activities including holiday crafts, sing-alongs, story-telling, open studios, and a hot chocolate bar. Browse and buy fine artworks at the Holiday Art Show and artist studios. 

 

 

Volunteer shifts are available from 3pm to 8 pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least one two-hour shift. Contact: kcuthbert@glenechopark.org for more information.

Holiday Art Walk in the Park 2017

Saturday, December 9, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Art Walk is back with a special holiday event. Get all your holiday shopping done in our visual arts studios and galleries. The Glen Echo Park Partnership and Glen Echo Park resident visual artists and organizations invite you to join them in their studios for refreshments, art sales, and artist demonstrations. 

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. 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.

 

The Seth Kibel Quintet featuring Flo Anito performs.

 

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