Tower in Three by Barbara Liotta
Stone Tower Gallery
February 9 to March 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 7 to 9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 5, 2pm
Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Tower in Three brings an installation by Washington, D.C. artist Barbara Liotta and curated by Laura Roulet to Glen Echo Park’s Stone Tower Gallery. The work is inspired by the architecture of the historic Stone Tower.
Liotta suspends dozens of shattered chunks of granite in three dimensions, creating an airborne inner tower, with its cylindrical shape echoed by a stone circle on the floor. The double suspended cylinder and ground circle become three forms of a tower. In an Artist Statement, Liotta explains that she “…found the Glen Echo Park Stone Tower to be a uniquely challenging space….The piece is in three parts: the inner circle which reaches upward; the outer circle which plunges downward; and the separate bottom, the tower’s crashed echo across the floor. It is constructed from Brazilian granite, which compliments the stone of the building itself.”
Liotta lives and works in Washington D.C. In 2014, she was commissioned by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities to create nine monolithic sculptures for Legacy Memorial Park in Northeast Washington, honoring those killed in the 2009 Metro crash. She has also been commissioned to create works for several embassies throughout the world.
Intentions in Wood by Phil Brown, David Fry and Davrill Nash
February 11 to March 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 3 to 5pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Intentions in Wood. This exhibition showcases the media of wood interpreted by three artists, Phil Brown, David Fry, and Davrill Nash. Each artist uses different types of wood and different techniques to create their work. From tables, to bowls, to vases, visitors will see the many ways that wood can be formed into something new.
Focus on Fiber by New Fiber Arts Instructors
Park View Gallery
February 11 to April 1, 2017
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Focus on Fiber. This exhibition introduces Glen Echo Park’s new fiber arts instructors. From knitting and quilting, to weaving and felting, there are exciting new classes and camps coming this spring/summer session. Visit the exhibition to learn more about these great new programs for children, teens and adults.
Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. For more information, visit glenechopark.org/calendar.