Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver and Dan Friday: Panel Discussion on Northwest Native Art Glass
Stonington Gallery devotes our autumn season to celebrating the Northwest Native Art Glass movement: the place where indigenous Pacific Northwest Coast art intersects with the studio glass movement. Three of the movement's most dynamic practitioners join us for a panel discussion about Northwest Native Glass, as well as their careers and backgrounds.
6:00-6:30: Refreshments at Stonington Gallery. Located at 125 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA, 98104. (Optional.)
6:30: Walk one block to The 101, on the corner of Jackson and 1st Avenue.
6:45-8:15: Panel discussion and questions
8:15-9:00: Return to Stonington Gallery for dessert and artist meet-and-greet.
Join us for optional refreshments at the Stonington Gallery from 6-6:30, or meet us directly at The 101 at 6:30. The 101 is located on the same block as our gallery, and is a flat, easy walk.
If you are driving into downtown Seattle we recommend parking at Stadium Place, which is located one block south of the gallery, and is open through 10pm. https://www.parkme.com/lot/186753/stadium-place-seattle-wa
Both venues are within five blocks of multiple bus stops, the Seattle Streetcar, and the Link Light Rail.
About the Artists:
Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Dan Friday (Lummi) and Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) each use the medium of glass to reflect on aspects of their vibrant Northwest Coast Native heritage, but each does so with a different focus.
Dan Friday (Lummi) is inspired by the material culture of the Lummi people: the gear with which they reefnet fish, one of the worlds oldest and most sustainable salmon-fishing techniques; the totem poles carved by his great-grandfather Joseph R. Hillaire (Kwul-kwult); and the cedar bark woven baskets and goat fur blankets of the great Lummi weavers. Dan's solo exhibition at Stonington Gallery runs Sept 6-30.
Preston Singletary (Tlingit) is particularly focused on mythology and legendary characters, rendering stories of the Tlingit, Haida and other northern nations in blown and sandblasted glass. Singletary transforms epic legends along the sides of bentwood boxes, on totem poles made in collaboration with carvers David Svenson (Non-Indigenous) and Dave Franklin (Non-Indigenous), and in 2d prints. Preston's solo exhibition at Stonington Gallery runs Oct 4-28.
Of the three, Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) draws deepest from the physical environment of the Pacific Northwest Coast. His incredibly life-like blown glass creatures are a celebration of the variety of aquatic and land animals of our region and beyond. He uses them to educate viewers about the ties we have to the creatures who have inhabited this land even longer than humanity, and the responsibility we owe them to keep the ecosystem healthy and sustained. Raven's solo exhibition at Stonington Gallery runs Nov 1-30.
The 101 Building and Stonington Gallery
101 S Jackson Street (The 101) / 125 S Jackson Street (Stonington Gallery)
Seattle, WA 98104
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