October 2020 Exhibitions at Glen Echo Park Partnership

By Editorial Team on October 13, 2020

Sat, 10 October 2020 - Sun, 15 November 2020

Collaborative Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia Blah Blah Danger! 72×48 inches.

Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia
Pop Life
Popcorn Gallery | October 10 to November 15, 2020
Exhibition Opening
Saturday, October 10, 4pm to 6pm
Washington DC metro area artists Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia imagine worlds where comic book and fairy tale heroes and heroines are deconstructed and reframed to explore the rhythm of modern life and the differences between genders. Enjoy a nostalgic and trippy shout out to the 1960s and 1970s as the artists present the dreams, fears and hopes of each gender, while at times, having a bit of tongue in cheek fun with the topics.

Work by Preston Sampson.

Preston Sampson
Stone Tower Gallery | October 10 to November 15, 2020
Exhibition Opening
Saturday, October 10, 4pm to 6pm
Preston Sampson is a figurative expressionist painter who captures the essence of Black people throughout US history. His nostalgic reflections portray Black Americans free, enjoying simple pleasures, through his energetic and gestural style. During a time of civil unrest and the fight for Black lives, Sampson’s portraits create an environment for rest or relief. The work offers a counter-narrative to being Black in America: living to survive, versus, what it looks like to simply live. The themes of his work evoke moments where our senses are most fulfilled and heightened by the pleasures of everyday life. Join them for a respite, a moment of catharsis, and revival.

Courtesy of
Glen Echo Park Partnership.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Glen Echo as Part of the National Park System
Park View Gallery | October 10 to November 15, 2020 (extended)
Glen Echo Park has been part of the National Park System for fifty years! The exhibit in the Park View Gallery in the month of September will tell the story of the effort to protect land near the Potomac River from development in the nineteen sixties. Learn how the park was acquired by the federal government and how it found its direction as an art park.

For your health and safety, access to the exhibit will comply with CDC and local health guidelines due to COVID 19, which currently requires wearing face coverings in the gallery and a limit on the number of visitors at one time. There may be a wait time of up to 10 minutes to enter the gallery. To minimize contact, sales will be made by credit or debit card only. Glen Echo Park appreciates your patience and understanding during this time. The health and safety of their patrons, artists and staff is their top priority.

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. Learn more here.