Apr 22 2018
James Gurney Lecture

James Gurney Lecture

Presented by Friends of the Yellow Barn at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park

James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia books and Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, his acclaimed book about color theory and application. His artwork has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Norton Museum of Art. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. He shares his painting knowledge on his daily blog, gurneyjourney.blogspot.com.    

Mr. Gurney will present two lectures. “Composition: The Eye, the Mind, and the Story” examines composition through three lenses:

“Looking at Faces” builds on recent scientific discoveries about what goes on inside the brain when we look at faces. Humans are hard-wired to see faces; that’s why we see them in random forms like rock formations and cheese toast. Eye tracking studies have proven that we fixate most of our attention inside the triangle formed by the two eyes and the mouth when we look at a person, which is why artists work to get that area right. Gurney has been directly involved in recent research that reveals even more about how we see.  Mr. Gurney will also do a portrait demonstration and sign copies of his book, Color and Light, which are available for purchase in advance at www.yellowbarnstudio.com with your lecture ticket.

Admission Info

Cost: $55 (two lectures and reception) or $75 (two lectures, reception, and the book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realistic Painter). Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now at www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Dates & Times

2018/04/22 - 2018/04/22

Additional time info:

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture and demonstration.

Location Info

Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Parking Info

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, 20812 (this is the intersection of Goldsboro Rd and MacArthur Blvd).

From Northern Virginia, take Route 495 to the exit for the Clara Barton Parkway toward Washington, DC. Take the Exit for Glen Echo. Left at the stop sign on MacArthur Blvd. and left into Glen Echo Park. The Yellow Barn is next to the stone tower.

From Rockville, take 270 South to 495 south toward Northern Virginia. Take the exit for Glen Echo and the Clara Barton Parkway. Exit at Glen Echo and proceed to the stop sign on MacArthur Blvd. Take a left into Glen Echo Park.

From Silver Spring, take East West Highway to Bethesda, turn onto Old Georgetown Road then take a left on Wilson Lane. Follow Wilson Lane for a few miles to MacArthur Blvd. Turn Left onto MacArthur Blvd, then turn right into Glen Echo Park’s free parking lot.

Using Public Transportation, take Montgomery County Ride-On bus #29 operating daily from the Friendship Heights metro station on the Red Line.

For further inquiries relating to directions or Glen Echo Park, please call the National Park Service at: 301-492-6229.