Glen Echo | Lou Joseph Intervals | Leigh Lambert Wrapped Attention | 2024 Yellow Barn Studio Instructors Exhibition

By Editorial Team on March 25, 2024

Sat, March 30 2024 — Sun, April 28 2024

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Openings: Saturday, March 30 from 6-8pm

Lou Joseph
March 30 – April 28, 2024 // Park View Gallery

The Park View Gallery presents Intervals, a solo exhibition by artist Lou Joseph. Intervals is a selection of work produced in the years since the birth of his son Gabe in 2017. Using recycled vinyl cut to 26 x 36 inch pieces, the artist worked on batches of paintings in his home studio, The process of working on the paintings in layers fit into the time between child care, family time, employment, and housework. This often erratic process was exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic and working from home. While not a literal, day-by-day documentation of this unique time in the artists’ life and the world at large, the accumulated works (approximately 150 paintings to date) relay a sense of fun, lack of sleep, mental health struggles, worry over the pandemic, the country, and climate change, and personal growth that characterized this time.

Artist Biography
Lou Joseph (b.1975) is a Baltimore artist working in painting, printmaking, and installation. He is a project manager for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and also Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore. He earned a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1998 and an MFA from Indiana University in 2004. He lives in the Radnor-Winston neighborhood with his wife Miriam, son Gabe, and cats Goose and Murray.

Leigh Lambert Rocks

Leigh Lambert
Wrapped Attention
March 30 – April 28, 2024 // Stone Tower Gallery

The Stone Tower Gallery presents Wrapped Attention, a solo exhibition by artist Leigh Lambert. The artist’s current artistic exploration is based in both fiber and waste transformation. About her work, Lambert says, ”I choose to work in fiber because it is a familiar and universal material. We sit on it, sleep between it and wear it. It is so ubiquitous as to be overlooked.” She takes advantage of this intimate knowledge to invite the viewer closer, aiming to make the foreign familiar and the known questioned.

Artist Biography
Leigh Lambert grew up in Washington, DC. She returned to the area after graduating with a BA from Colorado College. While her love of fiber started with traditional crafts, such as needlepoint, her curiosity soon led her to explore unconventional materials and applications. She has shown across the country, including New York City and the Atlantic Gallery, and her work will be included in an upcoming Fresh Air Sculpture exhibit in the United Kingdom this summer. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, National Geographic and Stuffed magazine.

Artist Statement
“My love of fiber and alternative materials has led me through many experimentations with traditional craft, pushing it further and further from its expected roots. I am process driven and delight in the unexpected discoveries that come from hours of dedicated practice. My current work focuses on the contrast between the man-made and natural worlds –where they collide and how they merge.”

Walt Bartman Relic Past

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery
2024 Yellow Barn Studio Instructors Exhibition
March 30 – April 28, 2024 // Popcorn Gallery

The Popcorn Gallery presents the 2024 Yellow Barn Studio Instructors Exhibition, highlighting the outstanding work of instructors at Glen Echo Park’s primary painting and drawing residency, the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Thirty instructors are participating in this show, celebrating the Yellow Barn Studio’s 30th anniversary. The Yellow Barn Studio, a haven for budding artists and experienced painters alike, prides itself on the unique approaches their faculty brings to their teaching; the work in this exhibition exemplifies the faculty’s diverse philosophies of painting.

Participating Instructors
Walt Bartman, Vian Borchert, Holly Buehler, Ken Conley, Jennifer Duncan, Mark Giaimo, Gavin Glakas, Charlotte Harron, Jennifer Hughes, Bonny Lundy, Penny Mause, Gita Mirshahi, Katherine Nelson, Monica Pitman, Justin Pyles, Dipali Rabadiya, Leo Ramos, Julia Rosenbaum, Renee Sandell, Ann Schlesinger, Michael Shibley, Samantha Stover, Maud Taber-Thomas, Elisabeth Vismans, James Vissari, Ann Wallace, Eric Westbrook, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, Kimberly Yourick, Lis Zadravec

About Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery
The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, which operates in cooperation with the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, is one of the anchor residences of Glen Echo Park. and also one of the largest painting studios in the Washington/Baltimore area. It offers over 150 classes and workshops each year. Founded in 1994 by Walter Bartman, a nationally recognized teacher and artist who aimed to establish a community of artists, the mission of the Yellow Barn is to provide opportunities to artists of all ages and backgrounds to grow as artists, work in collaboration, and show and sell artwork. The Yellow Barn accomplishes its mission by offering art classes and workshops throughout the year to students of all levels and abilities. The studio provides a favorable, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere in which to learn, explore, and grow.

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, a non-profit organization, manages the arts programs and historic buildings of Glen Echo Park, a vibrant arts and cultural center in Montgomery County, MD. The Park offers classes and camps in visual and performing arts, art exhibitions, children’s theater performances, summer concerts, environmental programs, special events and festivals, and a lively social dance program. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo, Maryland, six miles northwest of Georgetown along the scenic Potomac River palisades.

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
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