Reception: Saturday, September 17 from 3pm to 5pm
As an ongoing spotlight on local art and artists, The Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo will feature an exhibition of works by Jenny Klein, Susan M Barnes, and P D Klein on September 17th & 18th, 2022 from noon to 5pm. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 3pm to 5pm.
Offering a glimpse of divergent approaches and complimentary results, this three-person exhibition invites viewers to experience a variety of subjects and processes, including representational and abstract works.
About the artists:
After attending plein air workshops with Walt Bartman in Tilghman Island, Maryland; Elbow Key, Bahamas; and Middletown, Maryland, Jenny continued to study watercolor painting with Pomona Hallenbeck in New Mexico. She currently studies with Bonny Lundy through the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park. Jenny believes making art connects us to the natural world, and she works to capture nature’s energy, color, and beauty in her paintings. She loves that painting beckons us to slow down, increases our awareness of what’s here, right now, and at times, transforms us.
She loves bringing her passion for art and literacy together to develop workshops for children and adults, and has taught art and writing classes at Glen Echo Park, the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, and the Rehoboth Art League. Her two books, written with her co-author, Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies and Using Art to Teach Writing Traits weave her two passions together.
Her artwork has appeared in juried shows at the Yellow Barn Gallery and Labor Day Art Shows at Glen Echo Park. Her poetry has appeared in Cricket Magazine and Written in Arlington anthology. She is a member of the Yellow Barn Studio.
Susan M Barnes
Susan was born in Washington DC and is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and the University of Maryland. She continues to learn the craft of painting from travel, self education and some very excellent teachers.
Susan uses a variety of techniques and approaches to express the emotional aspects and many moods of the natural world within, and occasionally beyond, the landscape format.
“For me, to start a new painting is to begin an exciting adventure with no idea where I might end up, what challenges I might face, or lessons I might learn. If it comes together in the end, that’s the icing, but it really IS the journey”.
P D Klein
P D Klein works from her Washington, DC studio. Her collages and assemblages are made from cut-up and reconfigured found and salvaged materials. Resisting set conclusions and ideas, Klein arranges random fragments into unexpected two and three dimensional forms.
At University of Maryland, Klein earned a BA in fine art and participated in the studio art graduate program. In addition to studio art, her experience spans working with both commercial and non-profit art venues and teaching. She has also curated exhibitions at an art space she established in DC.
“In the process of making collages, assemblages, and prints, I find an unlimited chance to be surprised, find things out, practice intuition, see things differently. My current series has led me to explore shape-shifting, staying with the dissolution of fixed order, and reversal of familiar traditions.”
A list of her exhibitions can be found at this link: https://bit.ly/3C6EQdj
Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD.