August 2017 Events at Glen Echo Park

By Editorial Team on August 2, 2017

Fri, 04 August 2017 - Sun, 10 September 2017

Courtesy of Glen Echo Park.

Art Walk in the Park
August 4, 6 to 8pm
Location: Glen Echo Park
Returning for its fifth year, Art Walk in the Park takes place every first Friday from May through September. Come join us for some refreshments while you walk around the park watching artists work. Along with resident artist open studios and galleries, the Popcorn, Stone Tower, and Park View Galleries will be open as well.

Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonnières
June 30 to August 6
Location: Photoworks Gallery
Photoworks Gallery is proud to present Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonnières. Photographs in this exhibition will show mystical skies, scorched earth of the bush, luscious grass of the Okavango Delta, roaring water of Victoria Falls, and elusive wildlife. Join us on this African journey through Tanguy de Carbonnières’ lenses and his unique aerial photographs of eerie light and nature’s wonders.
Gallery Hours: Saturday, 1 to 4pm; Sunday 1 to 7pm

CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council
August 4 to 27
Location: Popcorn Gallery
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council. This exhibition features awardees from the Creative Crafts Council’s 31st Biennial Exhibition shown at the Strathmore Mansion in the Spring of 2017. The exhibition shows the region’s top work in wood, glass, clay, metal, and fiber. The Creative Crafts Council is made up of the Potters Guild of Frederick, Washington Ceramic Guild, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Fiber Art Study Group, Capital Area Woodturners, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Montgomery County Woodturners, National Capital Art Glass Guild, The Kiln Club, Montgomery Potters, and National Enamelist Guild.
Art Walk Opening Reception: August 4, 6 to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

A Fresh Look: New Yellow Barn Faculty
August 4 to 27
Location: Stone Tower Gallery
Glen Echo Park Partnership presents A Fresh Look: New Yellow Barn Faculty. This exhibition includes the work of faculty members who have joined the teaching staff of the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, the Park’s resident painting and drawing program, within the last year. Works include drawing and painting in a variety of media and represent the type of work that can be learned in course offerings for Fall 2017.
Art Walk Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: August 4, 6 to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Enduring Beacons: Documenting America’s Lighthouses
August 4 to 26
Location: Park View Gallery
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Enduring Beacons: Documenting America’s Lighthouses. This exhibition showcases Candace Clifford’s striking photographs and collages of lighthouses. Clifford began documenting in 1990 as she inventoried all the surviving lighthouses in the U.S. for the National Park Service. Today, she works as the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s historian, supporting its mission of lighthouse preservation, education and research. Lighthouses are generally in beautiful locations. Their unique architecture and engineering varies according to where they are located and when they were built. With the advent of GPS, lighthouses have become obsolete in terms of navigation. Parks, communities, historical societies, and countless volunteers have taken responsibility for preserving and interpreting these properties. Clifford’s research often supports them in these efforts. A few historical items will be on display, along with her photographs, to help tell the stories of these extraordinary places.
Art Walk Opening Reception: August 4, 6 to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm

WATCH ME: A Juried Youth Photography Competition and Exhibition
August 11 to September 10
Location: Photoworks Gallery
Photoworks is pleased to present their 5th Annual Juried Show for Young Photographers. The exhibition features the work of students of photography aged 18 and under. Ashley Givens, Independent Curator, previously Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and former Director of Education at the Kreeger Museum, will serve as juror for the exhibition.
Reception & Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 12, 4 to 6pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday, 1 to 4pm; Sunday 1 to 7pm

Yellow Barn Weekend Exhibitions
The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents weekend exhibitions of painting, drawing and mixed media works by their talented members. Learn more at Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm.
August 12 & 13: Sidney Egly
August 19 & 20: Pam Gregory
August 26 & 27: Matthew Topoleski

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo, MD.