As of September 28, 2019

Poet Milagros Teran to read October 6 at 3:00 p.m.

The Visual Poetry Show at Glen Echo Park is open this weekend and next and Milagros Teran will read on the closing day of the show...October 6, 2019 at 3 p.m..  

Milagros Teran, born and raised in Nicaragua, Central American resides in the United States.  She has written 5 poetry books and a work of fiction.  Her work is translated and published in English, French, Portuguese and Italian.  She has received the National Poetry Prize, “Mariana Sanson" in 2007 and was the recipient of the Delaware Humanities Forum Grant in 2006, 2005.  She has been the guest poet at the Library of Congress in Washington,DC.  “I love life. I believe in love, peace, and diplomacy.  I carry my home country in my heart.  I have seen poverty and desperation.  I believe we can each do something to help others. “

The Gallery is open this weekend from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. as well as the next and final show weekend, the 5th and 6th during the same hours. Come out, walk the park during the cool early days of fall and enjoy the tranquility of the place and the art in the Popcorn Gallery. Sadly, I will be finding images of my daughter and her fiancé in the mountains but will be wishing you light traffic and good company on your trip to see our work!!

This image is another of the pages from my book, "Bits of TIme" which is on display at the Gallery.

Waiting, a poem from "Bits of TIme"Waiting, a poem from "Bits of TIme"Waiting, a poem from "Bits of TIme"

As of August 27, 2019

The Visual Poetry Show at Glen Echo Park is Just a few days away!! The weather is definitely turning "fall-like" and that means winter and the Holidays will soon be upon us. Why not invest in art as a gift! This show is a first for Photoworks combining poetic and image art. That actually worked out really great for me since my image-based poetry is sort of a newborn concept for me. I will have my Concertina Book "Bits of Time" on display and for sale. The book includes my embedded poetry and my images.

Traffic will be a challenge, no doubt about it so come early, bring a picnic dinner or have dinner at the Irish restaurant next door or some other dining place around! Stay for the Photoworks Visual Poetry Show as well as enjoying the evening with ALL of the various artists from Glen Echo at the year's last Art Walk which is also from 6-8 p.m. just outside the doors of the Popcorn Gallery. Come to see, come to hear, come to read, come to visit!! 


As of Aug 11, 2019.

I am honored and humbled to have been asked to display a few of my poems and images in a show next month with incredible artists from Photoworks in Glen Echo Park, Maryland. The show, entitled "Visual Poetry" is in the Popcorn Gallery during the weekends in September with the opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 6 to 8 pm. (I have included the press release for the show and reception.) During the reception, Poet E. Ethelbert Miller, will be doing a reading of his work. Also that evening, ALL of the galleries in Glen Echo Park will be open for the last Art Walk of the year including not just photography but art glass, pottery, sculpture, silverwork, oils, and more!

For more information on this show, please regularly check the Glen Echo Photoworks website. The images in this slide show are from some of the artists exhibiting in Visual Poetry. The press release is below the images.


Image by Daniel Pellegrini:


Image & Poem by Lee Halvorsen​​​​

Image by Diane Charnov

Image by Cosgrove-Davies

Images by Emily Whiting, Karen Keating, Leslie Kiefer

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Image by Lee Martin

Image by David Myers


14 Photographers


Glen Echo Park

Popcorn Gallery

September 6 – 29, 2019

Reception: Friday evening, September 6, 6-8pm

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller will read his poetry at 7pm.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays; 11am – 6pm

Fourteen photographers, Photoworks faculty and students, have agreed to challenge their vision by exploring two creative art forms – images captured through a lens and words that can describe, challenge and illuminate.

Walking through my home at 6:30 AM the beauty of the morning light is unlike any other part of the day – angles of light in the short hallway form abstract designs; turning into the semi-dark kitchen, the light steals the show capturing the glow of an aluminum faucet, the edge of a drinking glass.  After grabbing the images quickly before the sun moves on its merry way, there will be images to print and share.  Mounting an exhibit and asking the photographers to consider the poetic aspect of their images and to consider attaching words was challenging for all of us.  

We invite you to visit the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park during the weekends of September and observe the mix of images and words.  Immerse yourself in our challenge, think, ponder and write in the quiet space set aside for reflection.