Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11 from 4pm to 6pm
Walt Bartman: Journey
March 11 to April 2, 2017
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 26 from 2pm to 3:30pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Walt Bartman. Inspired to face nature, Bartman is constantly searching for a sense of place. His work in Walt Bartman: Journey showcases his talent for capturing the light, color, and atmosphere in the landscape as he explores his journey as an artist. Like Turner, to Bartman “The Sun is God!” and his search is for poetic spirituality. Growing up “out of the furnace” in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, a steel town near Pittsburgh that was then in its heyday, Bartman vividly remembers images of the mills at night and the energy of the rich colors emanating from the steel furnaces and reflected in the skies. It was captivating to see flames reaching toward the heavens. He has carried this imagery with him throughout his life, and it continues to inspire him. Bartman is known both nationally and internationally for his painting and teaching. He is the Founder and Director of the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland. He has taught in the Washington DC area for more than forty years. Specializing in landscape and figure painting, he is known as one of Maryland’s finest artist/teachers.
Sara Dittrich: Arrhythmia of the Body
Stone Tower Gallery
March 11 to April 2
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present Sara Dittrich: Arrhythmia of the Body. The artist often takes a multimedia approach, incorporating elements of sculpture and performance to investigate the dynamic acts of listening, communicating, and moving. “Arrhythmia of the Body” features photographs and 2D mixed media works that meditate on the acts of listening, making, and moving. The main focus of the exhibition will be a series of photos that document the artist moving through space wearing gigantic prosthetic hands and feet. The prosthetics were designed to disrupt the artist’s everyday movements, in order to make her more conscious of them. Supplementing this work will be a series of 2D mixed media panels composed of hundreds of tiny ears created out of clay. They will be arranged in ways that encourage the viewer to develop a renewed awareness of the human body.
Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. For more information, visit glenechopark.org/calendar.