Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6 from 4pm to 6pm
The Yellow Barn and Studio on MacArthur Drive in Glen Echo hosts a solo exhibition for artist and art educator Katherine Nelson. “Rural America, East and West” is a compilation of works on paper representing the artist’s charcoal drawings of Washington’s iconic Palouse undulating landscapes, forest passages, and regional works in color pencil exploring rural Maryland. Nelson regularly traveled West for many years to Washington State to research a unique place formed by nature and agriculture and immerse herself in the grain world. After thousands of field observations, she developed an admiration for farmers, agrarian fortitude, and rural life. Katherine’s evocative landscapes explore graphic elements of design using contrast, line, texture, and light. Since 2020, Nelson limited travels westward because of the pandemic and began a new explorative journey in color pencils alongside her charcoal works. From her perspective as a cancer caregiver and artist, Nelson creates a series of small colorful drawings in the symbolic shapes of portholes and squares representing fleeting windows of time in rural settings during a health crisis. Embracing her immediate surroundings and drawing from the sacredness of ephemeral moments close to home, Katherine creates a sense of peace within the artful viewpoint found in every day.
- Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 12-8pm
- Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 12-5 pm
Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD.