January 14, 2017 - All Events

Ambiguity of Light

December 16, 2016 to January 22, 2017
Reception/gallery talk: Sunday, December 18, 5 to 7pm
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 is pleased to present "Ambiguity of Light" by the Coffee & Critique group. Coffee & Critique is an informal group of photographers who meet monthly to show off their work and share feedback with each other and a Photoworks faculty member. For the second year, a group of regulars will display some of their recent works. The exhibition will showcase the wide variety of philosophies, visions, and techniques available to today's photographers.

 

Please Note: The Reception and Gallery Talk has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 18, 5 to 7pm.

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.

In the Mix: Mixed Media Art of Patti Francis

January 14 to February 4, 2017

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

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

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 In the Mix: Mixed Media Art by Patti Francis. This exhibition includes shadow boxes, mixed media collage paintings, and abstract paintings. The artist gives a whimsical nod to her favorite artists, and also addresses civil rights issues in a series of shadow boxes, Color Studies, an Homage to Albers and Civil Rights. The collage paintings incorporate vintage photos, maps, sheet music, and other handmade and vintage papers. The mixed media abstract paintings are oil and cold wax on panel.

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Artful Attire

January 14 to February 5, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and 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 Artful Attire. This exhibition celebrates adornment through wearable art and sculptural jewelry. A selection of artists working in Washington, DC and beyond display work including textiles, garments, and jewelry in a wide variety of media. Featured artists include: Jowita Allen, Blair Anderson, Jessica Beels, Norma Fredrickson, Gayle Friedman, Clara Graves, Louis Kutyla, Annalisa Leonessa, Helena Liden, Jill Newman, Sara Paulson, Denisa Piatti, Anne Sanderoff-Walker and Lubna Zahid.

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15

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. Our first unsung hero is Don Redman, who joined Fletcher Henderson in 1923 as a reed man/arranger, then went on to McKinney's Cotton Pickers before finally leading his own band in 1931. 

 

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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.