July 2019 Public Programs at Glen Echo Park

By Editorial Team on July 1, 2019
Courtesy of Glen Echo Park.

All events listed take place at Glen Echo Park and are open to the public without pre-registration. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland, six miles northwest of Georgetown along the Potomac River. The Park also offers hundreds of classes and workshops in visual and performing arts each year. These are listed in the Catalog of Classes and Events,published semi-annually, and require pre-registration.

SPECIAL EVENTS & CONCERTS

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series
Friday, July 5, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building
Admission: FREE
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by literary trivia and an open mic session.

Art Walk in the Park (July)
Friday, July 5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Glen Echo Park
Admission: FREE
Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park’s many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities.

In addition to activities in our visual arts studios, the Washington Conservatory of Music presents a “Casual Concerts” series to coincide with Art Walk.

Summer Concert Series: I&I Riddim
Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm
Location: Bumper Car Pavilion
Admission: FREE
Enjoy an evening of live music with I&I Riddim. I&I Riddim is Washington DC’s three-time award winning reggae band. The name captures the spirit of the band’s music: riddim is reggae’s irresistible upbeat dance rhythm, and “I&I” expresses Bob Marley’s “One Love” equality for all people. I&I Riddim thrills audiences with an arsenal of your favorite reggae standards, the best modern reggae, and a few reggae-style pop-rock and calypso/soca tunes. The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our café, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7pm-9pm, $1.25/ride.

Summer Concert Series: BG and the Mojo Hands
Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm
Location: Bumper Car Pavilion
Admission: Free
Enjoy an evening of live music with BG & the Mojo Hands. BG & the Mojo Hands are a dynamic Washington DC based band that has been performing its captivating brand of blues, swing, rockabilly and more for 20 years. This versatile group regularly performs its diverse mix of feel good music to enthusiastic audiences. The Mojo Hands distinguished themselves in another way, though – they really play with feeling! And that’s what this kind of music is all about. The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 – 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Summer Concert Series: Cloudburst
Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm
Location: Bumper Car Pavilion
Admission: Free
Enjoy an evening of live music with Cloudburst. Founded by DC area jazz pianist Wayne Wilentz, Cloudburst is comprised of Stephanie Lebow, Jerry Overman, and Reggie Upshaw. The sound is jazz vocal group, and the style is vocalese. Cloudburst recreates some of the best recordings of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross for a live audience, along with performing some original works of vocalese written and arranged by the group. The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 – 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

EXHIBITIONS & TALKS

The American Dream Revisited
June 1 to July 14
Location: Photoworks Gallery
What does the American Dream look like in the 21st century, how has America changed? What are its’ most pressing challenges? What needs to be celebrated? Twelve artists invite you to view their American Dream in this new, juries exhibit. Exhibiting artists include: Patricia Howard, Willa Friedman, David Frey, Ray Alvareztorres, Nat Fay Green, Craig Nedron, Vincent Smith, Michael Jourdan, Victoria Pickering, Richard Batch, Debra Nash, and Sandra Kaufman.

Juror, Molly Roberts, is a photography editor, currently Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic Magazine, with 25 years of experience in the magazine publishing world. She is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm; Sundays, 1pm to 7pm

10 Years of SilverWorks: Looking Back and Forward Looking
July 5 to 28
Location: Popcorn Gallery
The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “10 Years of SilverWorks: Looking Back and Forward Looking” by SilverWorks Resident Artist Blair Anderson. This exhibition displays a new collection of the silversmith’s works as well as a retrospective of the last nine collections with a piece or photo from each. Anderson’s latest collection is a riff of the last 30 years of work. Not just wearable art, Anderson infuses her work with meaning. Each piece telling a story, making a connection to the potential wearer. Using relics, unconventional materials, as well as beautiful gemstones from around the world, this collection digs deep at the human condition, pokes fun at politicians, tackles social justice and honors science fiction all in beautiful adornments. In addition to student work, the exhibition will feature this year’s Exnihilo Residency Winner Noha Nader. Anderson first opened her studio in November 2009 with just three students in her Silver Saturday workshop in December 2009. This year, SilverWorks will have offered over 100 classes and workshops with a team of 10 instructors.
Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head
July 5 to 28
Location: Stone Tower Gallery
The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to work the same image or idea over and over is not particularly rare in the pages of art history. What drives those “obsessions” is a matter for debate, and for much furrowing of eyebrows at art schools across the planet, where it is generally considered a negative trait for an artist. Campello, who the Washington City Paper included a few years ago in their annual list of Washington’s most interesting people, not only relishes in returning to the same subject many times over, but in some cases, the “many times” have over the four decades of obsessions delivered interpretations now numbering in the hundreds for a single subject. A new obsession to Campello has been the incorporation of technology to help his other obsession (telling a story via his artwork) succeed. Video and sound become powerful narrative additions to his almost classical drawings.
Art Walk & Opening Reception, Friday, July 5, 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Escape from Between the Lines: Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox
July 5 to 17
Location: Park View Gallery
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines”, paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have escaped the narrow, black-and-white lines of professional editing and writing to find a world of color, concept, and experimentation. Once unburdened from their career obligations, they each found a world of freedom – one that also requires skill and dedication – but a more liberating one that the written word simply could not provide. In their paintings, they crack open the visible world and rearrange its parts in new forms and colors, often seeing human forms and stories emerge as they apply paint to canvas.
Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Worlds Apart: Juried Youth Photography Exhibition
July 20 to August 25
Location: Photoworks Gallery
Photoworks Gallery presents “Worlds Apart,” the 7th annual juried show for young photographers. The show seeks to identify what makes us all the same and all so different. The young photographers show their world, across the globe or around the corner in their neighborhood. Juror Kristen McNicholas is an Associate Photo Editor at National Geographic with the Your Shot photo community. She previously interned at the White House Photo Office during the Obama Administration and with Education Week. As a photo editor with a community, Kristen loves to guide photographers to challenge themselves to make their best work.
Reception, Gallery Talk, and awards ceremony: Saturday, July 27, 5pm to 7pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm; Sundays, 1pm 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 www.yellowbarnstudio.com. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm.
July 13 & 14: Evan Goldman
June 20 & 21: 4th Annual Small Works Show