Gallery Openings and Events

Yellow Barn Gallery Presents Bill Johnson How to Dance in the Landscapes of Your Mind

Photo taken by Deborah Halprin.

Event: Saturday,  May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 12pm to 5pm

Noted Montgomery County mixed-media artist Bill Johnson’s vibrant, color-splashed landscapes have, in the last few years, been delighting local arts patrons. His inaugural exhibit and sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, 2021, from noon to 5:00 p.m.

After a stellar career as a horticulturist at a prominent museum, Johnson, a former art major, returned to his passion for creating beauty on canvas. His works in this exhibition, titled How to Dance in the Landscapes of Your Mind, are designed to inspire a sense of creativity and freedom.  “The theme for my inaugural exhibit is whimsical but goes to my belief that life is just a dance,” Johnson says. “Each piece incites the viewer to abandon restrictions and see what they want to see. I am very excited for people to see my work in person.”

Johnson is gaining a reputation in the area as an artist to watch. His works are included in a number of private local collections, as well as those in California, Florida, and Spain.

How to Dance in the Landscapes of Your Mind is free and open to the public, with COVID precautions in place. Masks are required, as is social distancing. Just 16 people at a time will be allowed in the gallery, and hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue. It is held in cooperation with the National Park Service, and the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts & Culture.

Yellow Barn Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD. To learn more about Bill Johnson and his art, visit: https://billjohnsonart.com