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Hello friends,

Now that we are on week "who knows!" of the quarantine, we want to say again that we hope you are well, and we look forward to when we can be together at the Park.

We have heard from many of you that you are enjoying the new online programming, which expands this week to include a Washington Conservatory of Music virtual concert , a new online exhibition featuring the artwork of eight Veterans who have faithfully served our country , as well as a new Saturday Art Explorers Goes Virtual art project , and other virtual events. 

Enjoy!
Take care, stay safe, & #StayConnectedGEP
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VIRTUAL Washington Conservatory of Music
Kick up your feet, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a free virtual concert featuring pianist Michael Adcock on Saturday, May 23 from 8pm to 9pm to benefit programs of The Washington Conservatory of Music. Donations of all sizes gratefully accepted.

Email Washington Conservatory for a free Zoom reservation. 
A WORD FROM OUR RESIDENT ARTISTS | Take #2
Resident Artist, Teacher, and Artistic Director of the Washington Conservatory of Music Kathy Judd talks about online classes, upcoming virtual events for the whole family, and what music means to people during the pandemic. Washington Conservatory offers virtual private lessons and classes, as well as virtual concerts.
"Participate in this unique event to keep the light on for our love for tango, for live music, for friendship, and for life!"
VIRTUAL Social Dance
Tango Brillante , one of our wonderful dance presenting partners, brings you another mini concert this Sunday after their weekly virtual lesson.

Heyni Solera is just back from Buenos Aires where she played with several tango orchestras. In the Washington, DC area, she is a dedicated and energetic member of Arco & Aire duo and the Da Capo Tango Orchestra.

Although this event is free and everyone is encouraged to participate, they are suggesting a donation of $5 for the guest musician.
For more information about other virtual social dances offerings from our dance presenters, visit our website.
Joe Merritt Grenades in Bloom , Screenprint on Combat Paper, 14”x11”
Kevin Basl What You Wish to Forget, Stays , Linocut on Combat Paper, 9”x6”, 2014
ONLINE Exhibitions & Galleries
NEW Exhibition Opens Tomorrow: Transforming Voices

Transforming Voices presents the work of eight Veteran Artists who have facilitated transformative papermaking workshops as part of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Community Building Art Work’s programs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. The techniques are rooted in papermaking and have grown to encompass disciplines such as painting, photography, printmaking, fiber art and book binding, and also include written word and poetry. This exhibition is representative of a growing Veteran Art Movement in the United States. 
Organizations presenting these Veterans workshops include:
ONLINE Glen Echo Glassworks
The prestigious Glass Arts Society selected Glen Echo Glassworks artists Paul Swartwood , Mark Hill , and Phil Valencia to demonstrate specialized glassblowing techniques at the Annual Meeting in Sweden this month.

Of course, the conference could not take place in person, so their live demonstration turned into a video presentation.

On Saturday, you can watch them delve into the amazing techniques of mid-century Swedish glass.

This exceptional opportunity and international exposure exemplifies the growing success of the glass arts program at Glen Echo Park.
** The presentation link goes live at 10am PT/1pm ET on Saturday. Scroll down the page to find "HOT GLASS Keeping Mid-Century Swedish Glass Techniques Alive in a Small Maryland Studio"
ONLINE Classes for Adults & Teens
Beat the #StayHome blues by staying  creative & engaged!

Register for an online class today.

We hope you will continue your creative learning at the Park in a new virtual format.
Emergency Relief for Glen Echo Park
Carousel Carnival Gala Campaign

Thank you to everyone who supported our online Gala campaign! Your contributions help sustain the Park's programs.
Just for Kids!
Saturday Art Explorers Goes VIRTUAL!
ANOTHER NEW ART PROJECT!

Here's a video tutorial for our 4th Saturday Art Explorers Goes Virtual art project: Making Mandalas Indoors and Outdoors

Download the materials lists & see all the projects on our website.
If you've completed the project, email a picture to us at stayconnected@glenechopark.org
VIRTUAL Adventure Theatre MTC
Adventure Theatre presents a celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a full lineup of virtual events streaming on Facebook Live. Events include story times, interviews, and digital presentations, Join them again this Sunday, May 24, at 12pm. 
Online
Camps!
Coming Soon: June Online Camps! Embark on creative adventures with our professional artist instructors. 
ONLINE Classes for Kids!
Partnership Classes & Workshops online with independent instructors.

UPCOMING:
Egyptian Mummies and Tombs - Parent & Child Workshop (Ages 6-12) | June 6
Online classes with Adventure Theatre MTC for grades K-5
Private music lessons with Washington Conservatory of Music
VIRTUAL Glen Echo Park Aquarium
Glen Echo Park Aquarium hosted Facebook Live events every weekday in April. If you missed them, you can still watch recorded versions on their Facebook page.
#StayConnectedGEP
Share your art projects, photos, and thoughts with us using  #StayConnectedGEP or email stayconnected@glenechopark.org