Friday, May 06, 2022

There is a new mural at Glen Echo Park!

There is a new mural at Glen Echo Park! The Bumper Car Pavilion now has an original J. Jordan Bruns mural donning its facade. After a solid week of painting, and countless revisions, it is completed. 

The Bumper Car Pavilion Mural at Glen Echo

The Bumper Car Pavilion Mural at Glen Echo

Also join Jordan for the opening reception of Tadaima, his solo show at Artists and Makers Studios. The reception is this Saturday, May 7, from 11:00 - 3:00pm. The following week on Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 - 3:00pm, he will be hosting a discussion of the ink wash technique featured in the show.

Tadaima is a phrase that means “I’ve just come home now” in Japanese. J. Jordan Bruns, a long time Glen Echo Park resident artist has returned from a three-year sabbatical in Tokyo, Japan. 

“Tadaima” will highlight some of the work created during his sabbatical as well as work created since his return.  On display will be Bruns’s ink wash paintings of Japanese Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines. These works are made using acrylic ink, as a substitute for more traditional Sumi ink, in monochrome of either blue or gold. Each piece has areas of high resolution around the focal points and abstract ink splatters or uncontrolled washes in other areas to balance the realism.  

Bruns will host a demonstration and discussion titled “Working in Ink Abroad” on Sunday, May 15th from 1:00-3:00pm. This event will allow attendees to see his sketchbooks from three years of travel in Asia and Oceania. Bruns will also discuss and demonstrate how the technique used in plein air ink sketches relates to his more resolved ink washes in the studio.  

Tadaima

At Artists & Makers Studios 1 11810 Parklawn Dr Ste 210, Rockville, MD 20852

Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 7 from 11:00 - 3:00pm

Artist Discussion: “Working in Ink Abroad”, Sunday May 15, 1:00 -3:00pm