July Exhibitions at Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries

By Editorial Team on July 2, 2018
Photo courtesy of Glen Echo Park.
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Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 6pm to 9pm
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Silver Linings: Stories in Silver
July 6 to 29, 2018 // Popcorn Gallery
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the faculty of SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Continuing in her tradition of telling stories in wearable art, Ms. Anderson’s 2018 collection will focus on this metaphor for optimism in the abstract. Using silver and stones, meaning is infused in the creations that attract the wearer who may have experienced a similar story.

SilverWorks faculty will be showing their best work and SilverWorks Jr-Artist-In-Residence Louis Kutyla will be featured along with a select number of student works that will be juried into the 2018 show.

Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg
July 6 to 29, 2018 // Stone Tower Gallery
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg. Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another, focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how extraordinary nature is. Nature has incredible power to affect our attitudes, our lives, our perspectives. In our fast-paced world, awareness, observation and respect for the environment is needed now more than ever; a necessity for turbulent times and a restorative tonic for the soul. Log off, put down your phone, and step outside. Look up, look down, look all around, feel the air, notice the small stuff, breathe. Time out for your mind, body, and soul.

Recovery Through Creativity
July 6 to 28, 2018 // Park View Gallery
Monday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm
The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages. Theresa Reer and Jen Vaughn are Wounded Warriors and Veterans undergoing treatment as patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Walter Reed Society has a successful multi-year collaboration placing students in art glass activities at Glen Echo Park.

Art Glass Center’s staff offer instruction in fused glass art to small groups of Wounded Warriors and Veterans, allowing them to develop their art skills as they readjust to civilian life. The experience involves creating designs and choosing colors; selecting, cutting and grinding fusible glass; and hand-crafting glass artworks for fusing in an instructor-operated kiln. As student skills progress, instruction is given in forming more complex glass shapes for two-dimensional art pieces, and in creating three-dimensional glass art.

Individual creativity is a key element of the class environment. These artists will exhibit both glass works they have created through this program, as well as individual artwork created along their recovery journeys.

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. For more information, visit glenechopark.org/calendar.