October 24, 2020 - Stone Tower Gallery

Preston Sampson: Respite

October 10, 2020 - November 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

 


 

Preston Sampson is a figurative expressionist painter who captures the essence of Black people throughout US history. His nostalgic reflections portray Black Americans free, enjoying simple pleasures, through his energetic and gestural style. During a time of civil unrest and the fight for Black lives, Sampson’s portraits create an environment for rest or relief. The work offers a counter-narrative to being Black in America: living to survive, versus, what it looks like to simply live. The themes of his work evoke moments where our senses are most fulfilled and heightened by the pleasures of everyday life. Join us for a respite, a moment of catharsis, and revival. 

 

Exhibition Opening

Saturday, October 10, 4 to 6pm

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Glen Echo Park as a part of the National Park System

September 4, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Monday-Saturday, 12pm to 6pm

Appointment Only

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

 

Glen Echo Park has been part of the National Park System for fifty years! The exhibit Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Glen Echo Park as a part of the National Park System will tell the story of the effort to protect land near the Potomac river from development in the nineteen sixties. Learn how the park was acquired by the federal government and how it found its direction as an art park. The exhibit will include never before exhibited photographs of the early years of the art program and of the carousel before and after its restoration. Glen Echo Park has been a great service to the community and the community has helped shape the park. Come see the exhibit and learn the story. 

 

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