August 2018 - 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.

Design Domain

August 3 to 26

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Design Domain: Contemporary Furniture and Inspired Decor, a modern furniture and decor exhibition showcasing work from six different designers: Joel D’Orazio, Jeff Jenkins, Scott Jones, Ryan Pieper, Tristan Roland, and Rick Singleton. Get inspired as each designer brings something exciting to the show, whether it be functional or sculptural work. Works range from sofas and chairs to wall hanging decor.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Puppet Co.: 35 Years of Enchantment

August 3 to 25

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Over the past 35 years, the principals of the Puppet Co. - Allan Stevens, Christopher Piper and MayField Piper - have created over twenty-five major productions illustrating the breadth and importance of puppetry as an art form, one with special appeal to children and family audiences. They have presented over 12,000 performances to a total audience of over two million individuals. This special exhibit highlights the productions and the creative process of the Puppet Co. as they explore their four major directives: Creation, Presentation, Education, and Preservation.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Organic Growth: Meaghan Busch & Annalisa Leonessa

August 3 to 26

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Organic Growth. Print artist Meaghan Busch and fiber artist Annalisa Leonessa combine in this unique show about growth. Busch’s growth is through hard times – from dealing with the mental decline of a parent and becoming a parent. This body of work is bittersweet, embracing hard reality with warm feelings from the past. Her works are wistful and joyful, embracing the duality of adult life. For Leonessa, growth is the process of making each felt piece. Making vessels has become a way to challenge the limits of the felt-making process. Leonessa must plan her work carefully, choosing techniques that allow her to maintain an open dialog between her imaginary ideas and wool’s natural properties. Her vessels are influenced by natural forms and color to evoke impressions of the organic world. Wool has an intrinsic quality of impermanence, common to all textiles, which can also symbolize the status of our own life, and reinforce the pull towards growth and change.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 4 / Jun 1 / Jul 6 / Aug 3 / Sep 7

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 April through December.  

The Miraculous in the Mundane

July 6 to August 12, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, July 8, 5 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Against a tidal wave of perfectly-crafted instagram squares, three documentary photographers are making pictures that honor the disregarded, even disdained, condition of authentic childhood. In these photos, the photographers uphold raw truths; the good, the bad, and the banal moments typical in the lives of children. It's no accident that these photographers are mothers themselves - tempered by the all too real experiences of bringing up very real children. By honoring and documenting the gritty truth, they craft a photographic style that challenges contrived portraiture and celebrates the miraculous in the mundane.

 

The photographers are Aniya Legnaro, Katie Jett Walls, and Chelsea Silbereis. Aniya Legnaro is a documentary wedding and family photographer living in Barbados with her daughters and husband, 2 dogs, and 5 turtles. She is an avid surfer, reader and coffee drinker and firmly believes that kids and the elderly hold the key to life. Kids have fantastic imaginations, with no fear or judgment. The elderly have fantastic stories from life lived and know time is too short to have fear or judgments.

Katie Jett Walls is a documentary photographer specializing in families and street photography. A proud resident of the District, Katie lives in a DC rowhouse with her nerdy husband and precocious kindergartner. Though her family would tell you all she ever does is take pictures, or talk about pictures, in fact she also reads lots of British crime novels, drinks coffee with the other school moms, and binge watches all the best shows.

Chelsea Silbereis is a photographer living in Connecticut. She creates photo essays of family life. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat. She likes to imagine the ghosts of pets past are also members of the household.

Listen Up!

 August 18 to September 3, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Closing Reception, Gallery Talk, and Awards: Monday, September 3, 4 to 6pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Listen Up! This documentary competition, the 6th annual juried show for young photographers, comes at a time of unprecedented student involvement and activism. Students are able to show their work and perspectives of the past year.

Emily Whiting will be the juror. Emily Whiting has worked with young photographers as a member of the faculty at Photoworks for more than 10 years, teaching classes in darkroom printing, digital editing, book-making, and documentary street photography. Currently, she is collaborating with Rhyme & Reason, a humanities enrichment program founded by University of Pittsburgh faculty, to mentor student photographers in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. Their work documenting life in Homewood was exhibited at the Ace Hotel in April at the opening of "Old Paths New Beats: East Side Youth Tell It Like It Is." Emily has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and an MBA from the George Washington University.

Frontline Arts + Warrior Writers Exhibition

Friday, August 24, 7 - 9 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Room 202 & 203, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Co-presented with Community Building Art Works & USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, The Combat Paper/Warrior Writers exhibition and reading is the culminating event of a four-day art-making and writing workshop at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda. During the workshop, Service Members and Veterans make paper out of used military uniforms and then write and create art on that paper. At the culminating exhibition at the Park, the public is invited to view the artwork and listen to a reading/performance by participants. Previous exhibitions have been held at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, Washington Artworks, Ratner Museum, and the Art League Alexandria.

 

Room 202 & 203 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Paul Tambellini and Marianne DiBrino

August 25 & 26, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, August 25, 3:30 to 6pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Paul Tambellini and Marianne DiBrino. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, August 25, 3:30 to 6pm. This show will run from August 25 - 26. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Labor Day Art Show Opening Reception

August 31, 7:30-9:30 PM

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

 

Public Opening Reception

 

Please come join us for the opening reception of the 2018 Labor Day Art Show!

 

Friday, August 31, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Spanish Ballroom

Light refreshments