February 2020 - Exhibitions & Talks

Fran Abrams "Unpainted Colors"

January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

 

 

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

 


Fran Abrams' work in Unpainted Colors is created from polymer clay and is designed to be hung on the wall like a bas relief. Polymer clay is a man-made substance that begins as blocks of solid-colored clay-like material. The clay colors blend just like blending paints. Like many polymer clay artists, Abrams uses a pasta machine to condition the clay, to blend colors, and to achieve complex designs. Her work is unusual because of what is not there. There is no paint. All of the colors come from the clay itself. The focus is not only on blending the various color clays, but also on manipulating the results to express the themes of the pieces. The works are framed and presented without glass, allowing the viewer to see the intricacies of the designs.

 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

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Paper Complex

January 11 - February 16, 2020

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12am to 6pm

 

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

 


In Paper Complex, artists Jessica Beels, Ellen Kennedy, and Saaraliisa Ylitalo display the myriad ways to manipulate paper. Their distinctive styles and techniques tell the stories of their individual explorations and artistic processes. The thoughtful details and conceptual designs in their works are meditative, inviting viewers to experience the complexities of paper transformation. Each work evokes a deeper meaning; our interaction with paper has cross-cultural differences and significances. This show meets at the intersection of acknowledging this everyday material and the limitless ways in which paper can be manipulated, transformed, and reimagined. 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

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Advocacy and Activism Through Art

February 22, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

 

 

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

 


In this group show featuring works by Kathryn Jo Ottman, Christi Friesen, Judy Kearns, and L. Anjanine Kvale, Advocacy & Activism Through Art explores the expressions of artists as community activists and advocates. As we face the harsh realities of fractured systems and institutions, they express their individual views, concerns, and hopes for our cities, states, and country. This show aims to inspire kindness, compassion, and understanding while asking the viewer to pause and reflect on the ways to address the current social climate.

 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, Ferbruary 22, 4 to 6pm

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Sarah Hood Salomon "Solitudes"

February 22, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Saturday-Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

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

 


 

Solitudes explores urban isolation and how individuals create self-imposed solitudes to combat depression, shut out sensory overload, or rejuvenate their sense of worth.  Salomon’s exhibition highlights ways in which we withdraw to a private inner place where no one else may venture, a nurturing place for healing and rebuilding. Salomon invites audiences to experience the ways in which people seek out solitude in crowded urban settings. Viewers will witness the outward appearance of these people, while their ethereal and spiritual nature remains an enigma.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, Ferbruary 22, 4 to 6pm

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Bahamas Relief Fundraiser

February 29 & March 1

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 

Please join us February 29 & March 1, to raise money for relief efforts in Abaco, Bahamas.

Your donations will go to PERC, Inc., a non-profit U.S. 501c3 corporation created in 1998 to support the philanthropic work of charitable and community organizations in Abaco, providing help and recovery after Hurricane Dorian.

On February 29th and March 1st, 12pm-5pm, the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio will host an art exhibition and sale of the paintings by local artists. Your $50 donation entitles you to our special preview party and artist reception on February 29th where you will be able purchase artwork. Our goal is to raise over $10,000.

Artists, please join us to raise money for relief efforts in Abaco, Bahamas. With a $100 donation you can display and sell two paintings up to 20 inches or one painting up to 48 inches. Exhibiting artists attend free of charge.The artist will receive the full commission. Please help with this worthwhile cause.

Drop off of artwork, 4-8pm, February 28. Reception free to exhibiting artists, February 29, 5-9pm.

If you can’t attend the show you can still donate to
Friends of the Yellow Barn,
PO Box 158
Glen Echo, MD 20812
RSVP to alex.bartman@outlook.com or call 240-626-4981.

To sign up and help us raise money for the Bahamas
https://form.jotform.com/kettlerjmk/foyb-bahama-fundraiser