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Craft in America

In May 2016 the PBS show “Craft in America” filmed at the Preston Singletary Glass Studio in Seattle, WA and filmed a behind the scenes look at Preston Singletary and his art process. 

In May 2016 the PBS show “Craft in America” filmed at the Preston Singletary Glass Studio in Seattle, WA. The “Craft in America” crew got a special look at the art glass process, interviewed Curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis about Tlingit culture and received greater insight from Preston Singletary on his art. A distinct focus was given to pieces that will be featured in the “Raven and the Box of Daylight” solo exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA to be presented in 2018.

Craft in America’s mission includes:

“…To document and advance original handcrafted work through programs in all media, accessible to all. We are dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft, the work of the hand, and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.”

Preston Singletary will be included in the “Nature “episode of “Craft in America”, which is currently in production and will air within the next few months. Visit the “Craft in America” website to explore past episodes, featured artists and to learn more about this award-winning series.

 

 

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New Work: “Killer Whale Totem”

Introducing Preston Singletary's newest work,  "Killer Whale Totem", in lead crystal. 

Introducing the newest work by Preston Singletary, “Killer Whale Totem”, created in cast lead crystal in a limited edition of 125 and standing at 18.25” high.

 

The Killer Whale is represented with its head near the bottom and the tail near the top of the totem, with the sides of the piece also depicting the pectoral fin.

 

The “Killer Whale Totem” pieces have just shipped from the Czech Republic, where they were cast, and are currently represented in several galleries and museum stores nationwide, including:

Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Corning Museum Store, Corning, NY.

Heard Museum Store, Phoenix, AZ.

Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA.

Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA. 

Vetri Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Please contact galleries directly or the Preston Singletary Studio at studio@prestonsingletary.com for further inquires. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions: A Sneak Peek at New Works by Preston Singletary. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Mark your calendars for several upcoming exhibitions featuring new works by Preston Singletary in blown and sand carved glass.

 

April 7th-30th 2016, "Journey Across the Fire (and into the World)", at the Traver Gallery in Seattle, WA. Visit Traver Gallery for an Arist Talk with Preston Singletary on Saturday April 16th at 1:00 PM. 

 

August 15th-31st 2016, new works at Blue Rain Gallery presented to coincide with the 2016 SWAIA Indian Market, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

September 1st-October 15th 2016, new works at Schantz Gallery in Stockbridge, MA.

 

 

Appearing at the "Journey Across the Fire (and into the World)" exhibition at the Traver Gallery in Seattle, WA. : 

“Journey Across the Fire”  (Detail)
28” x 12” x  6”

 

“West Sea Journey”

9” x 20” x 5”

 

“Journey to the Underworld”
19” x 20” x 6”

 

“Air in Motion” (Detail)
22” x 9” x 3”

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Art & Music: Khu.éex’

An inside look at the music of Khu.éex', where Preston Singletary plays bass. 

Art & Music: Khu.éex'

The band Khu.éex' is the brainchild of artist Preston Singletary and legendary innovator Bernie Worrell (previously of Parliament-Funkadelic).

Khu.éex' features spoken word, Native storytelling, and singing, performed with an experimental approach with rock/funk aspects. Our band also performs in traditional regalia and NW coast masks.

Khu.éex' will be raising funds via an Indiegogo campaign starting on Monday February 1st 2016 and ending April 1st, 2016.

 

Contribute to our Indiegogo campaign to help bring Khu.éex's debut album, “The Wilderness Within” to life on double vinyl right now at: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/khuee

Share our story with your friends!

See the Indiegogo Campaign Video


Band Members

Bernie Worrell – Keyboards - (Cherokee) A respected elder who has African American and Cherokee ancestry. He has played with countless musicians over the years, but most notably as the founding member of the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic. He has previously played with the Talking Heads and has released many solo records over the years.

Preston Singletary – Bass - (Tlingit) Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. He is also involved with “A Little Big Band” a Native folk and soul band.

Captain Raab – Guitar - (Blackfoot) Raab has played in the band Red Earth, out of Albuquerque, which is a Native Funk rock band.

Clarissa Rizal –Vocals - (Tlingit) Rizal is a multi media artist and weaver who performs spoken word and can sing traditional Native songs. She has been essential in providing guidance in explaining the songs from a traditional context.

Gene Tagaban –Vocals - (Tlingit) Tagaban performs spoken word, traditional singing and storytelling, as well as playing flute. He is also an influential storyteller, trainer, speaker, mentor and performer within the community.

Skerik – Saxophone- An avant-garde sax player who plays in notable projects including Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and NW supergroup Mad Season.

Stanton Moore – Drums - An accomplished drummer based out of New Orleans, and has played with a wide variety of musicians. Moore is also noted as the founding member of Galactic.

Nahaan –Vocals - (Tlingit) An up and coming Tlingit speaker who has been dedicating his time to learning the Tlingit language. He has been composing his own Tlingit songs and rhymes in Tlingit.

Randall Dunn - Producer, Audio Engineer - A highly respected producer who has worked with legendary jazz musicians such as John Zorn and Eyvind Kang.


Stay Connected & Share The Khu.éex' Story:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Koo.eex
Website: www.alittlebigband.com/#!khueex/c206u
Live performance video: https://vimeo.com/149459197

Contribute to the Indiegogo Campaign until April 1st , 2016: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/khueex

 

 

 

 

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Behind the Scenes in the Hot Shop

A look at one of Preston Singletary's newest works.

It’s been a busy season in the hot shop so far. Here’s a behind the scenes look at Preston Singletary, Joe BenVenuto and Sean Albert as they work on a new Salmon piece.

 

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