Reception: Saturday, August 19 from 6pm to 8pm
Glen Echo’s Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery will hold an art show highlighting the artwork of Harry E. Buckley, Ph.D. (1930-2010). There will be a collection of prints by Buckley, alongside interpretations of his work by his niece, Pam Gregory. Ms. Gregory grew up in a home of original art by Dr. Buckley and she was always fascinated and inspired by his work.
Dr. Buckley earned his BFA at University of Arkansas. Between his sophomore and junior years in college, he served as an artilleryman in Korea. He then attended University of Iowa where he was the protégé of the distinguished master of printwork, Mauricio Lasansky, and eventually received his doctorate in art history. His dissertation, titled “Guillaume Apollinaire as an Art Critic,” was subsequently published by the University of Michigan in their series, Studies in Fine Arts. He taught at the University of Iowa, Carlton College, and Temple University. At age 30, Dr. Buckley retired from teaching to dedicate his time fully to practicing art. Dr. Buckley worked in a variety of media – print, pen and ink, watercolors, gouache, oils, mixed media and sculpture. Dr. Buckley’s work may be found in private collections around the world, U.S. embassies, the Library of Congress, and The White House.
His niece, Pam Buckley Gregory, helped Dr. Buckley during the last six months of his life. She had a work-related accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, which impaired her vision. In an effort to improve her vision, she started taking art classes. She found that she had newly acquired artistic abilities as a result of the brain injury. She works in a variety of media – print, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, mixed media, batik, encaustic, assemblage and figure sculpture. Ms. Gregory has shown her work in a variety of shows and has won honors for her artwork.
This show will highlight Dr. Buckley’s work alongside an interpretation of his work by Ms. Gregory. As a girl, she always wanted to be an artist like her Uncle Harry. Her journey has led her to the insight that while she can never be like her uncle, she too has a voice.
The show will be at Glen Echo’s Yellow Barn Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, 2017. Saturday 12:00-8:00pm, with a reception 6:00-8:00pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm.
Yellow Barn Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD. For more information, visit http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com/.