The Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Presents Arleen Cannata Seed and Maro Nalabandian

By Editorial Team on June 26, 2023

Sat, July 1 2023 — Sun, July 2 2023

Eye Can Too, painting by Arleen Seed, photo credit Arleen Seed
Reception: Saturday, July 2 from 5pm to 7pm

The Yellow Barn at the Glen Echo Park in Maryland is pleased to display the work of two artists: Arleen Cannata Seed and Maro Nalabandian. The exhibit will feature paintings and drawings of both artists and will be on display Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm on July 1st and 2nd, 2023. There will be a reception scheduled for 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, July 1st.

After formal training in painting and sculpture as a university student years ago, Arleen put the creation of Art aside for a career on the global stage delivering technological solutions for development. She had the unique opportunity to work in over 50 countries for the United Nations and the World Bank, living in Africa for ten years. As a working artist based in Silver Spring, MD, her Art takes inspiration from the physical world in which objects are given new meaning from their innovative presentations. Through her oil portraits, she portrays issues such as equality and gender identity. Other social, political and economic themes are depicted in the African Drummers and the New York Moment series, while sustainability and climate change are reflected in the landscape and cityscape series. Arleen often takes Figure Drawing classes in local venues – catch several of her charcoal studies also on display. During the past three years, Arleen has exhibited in galleries in Maryland, Virginia, DC and New York.

Maro’s long and varied career, which spans Europe, the Mediterranean and the United States, reflects her many diverse interests and talents. A veritable “Renaissance woman,” Maro went from studying interior design to running a successful European decors and gift shop in Colorado Springs and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, to working as a pastry chef at the Ritz Carlton and Michel Richard’s world-renowned Citronelle restaurant, to becoming a master gardener-turned-artist. Working out of her studio in Bethesda, Maryland, Maro’s creative and artistic background primarily revolves around representational and abstract art using various mediums. Her works are in oil, acrylic, watercolor and charcoal. Having focused for the past several years on her artwork, she is passionate about using her artistic talent to transform and bring to life the beauty she sees in nature and everyday life. Her entries in various art shows have won Best-of-Show as well as juried art exhibitions

Gallery Hours:

  • Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2023 from 12 noon to 5pm
  • RECEPTION: Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 5 to 7pm

The Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland. Visitor parking is available in the main parking lot for Glen Echo Park. Go past the roundabout and take the first left onto Oxford, then left again into the large parking lot. After parking, walk along the wooden ramp and turn left when you get to the Carousel. The Yellow Barn is up the rise on the left. Handicapped parking is available in the upper lot near the Yellow Barn entrance, right off MacArthur Blvd