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Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Join the Museum of Glass for Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight exhibition, opening October 3rd, 2018. 

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Museum of Glass

October 3rd, 2018 – September 2nd 2019

 

Join the Museum of Glass for Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight which tells the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience.

Immerse yourself in the story of Raven and the Box of Daylight, this traveling exhibition will make its debut at the Museum of Glass in October 2018.

 

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Cast lead crystal

32.75" x 9.75" x 6"

 

Salmon Woman

Blown and sand carved glass

27" x 14" x 14"

 

White Raven

19.5" x 10" x 14'

Blown and sand carved glass

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Raven and the Box of Daylight

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Raven and the Box of Daylight exhibition at the Museum of Glass opening October 2018. 

Museum of Glass
Raven and the Box of Daylight
October 3rd, 2018 – October 2019.
Opening celebration on October 6th, 2018.

 

Join the Museum of Glass for Raven and the Box of Daylight which tells the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience. Immerse yourself in the story of Raven and the Box of Daylight, when this traveling exhibition makes its debut at the Museum of Glass this October.

 

 

This endeavor took the Preston Singletary Studio years to create and refine. Here are process photos of some of the pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

Box of Daylight

Kiln cast and sand carved glass

Design process 

 

Raven Transforms

Sand carved glass

Design process

 

Blowing glass into head form molds.

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Summer and Fall Events

See a full list of upcoming gallery and museum openings featuring Preston Singletary's works. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming summer and fall events featuring new works by Preston Singlatary.

 

Beyond the Horizon
Seattle Art Fair
Traver Gallery

Visit this year’s Seattle Art Fair to see new works presented by the Traver Gallery at Booth G25, August 2nd – 5th.


Canoe

104” x 28” x 14”

Sand carved glass and metal


Mystic Knowledge
Blue Rain Gallery
Opens August 16th, 2018

Join Blue Rain Gallery as they present a new collection for the “Mystic Knowledge” exhibition to coincide with Santa Fe’s Indian Market. Visit the gallery on Friday August 17th and Saturday August 18th  11AM – 3PM to see glass blowing by Preston Singletary.

Shimmering Dusk

29.5" x 10" x 3"

Blown and sand carved glass

 

Frye Art Museum

Makers of the Now: Contemporary Native American and First Nations Artists

September 20th, 2018, 7PM

Join the Frye Art Museum and Preston Singletary for this lecture to hear Singletary talk about his art. This series presents five Native American and First Nations artists living and working in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, highlighting their individual practices and examining the production of knowledge about contemporary indigenous artists. Within the context of an art world that retains anthropological notions about Native American and First Nations art—past and present—the speakers will discuss their processes, collaborations, and the ways in which they are constantly reimagining, adapting, and preserving their traditions in the present as well as for future generations. Details and tickets available HERE

 

Stonington Gallery

Opens October 4th, 2018

Stonington Gallery will show the wide breadth of Singletary’s work, including blown glass Tlingit Baskets, cast bronzes, glass jewelry, and limited edition prints.

Moon Medallion

8" x 8"

Cast glass

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight
Museum of Glass

Opens October 6th, 2018

"Raven and the Box of Daylight", the upcoming major Preston Singletary traveling exhibition at the Museum of Glass opens October 6th, 2018. "Raven and the Box of Daylight" is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience.

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Upcoming Projects and Exhibitions

Explore several upcoming projects by Preston Singletary including upcoming exhibits and the large Killer Whale Totem project. 

Upcoming Exhibits and Projects

The Air World
Traver Gallery
Opens April 5th

"This show is my second exploration of the natural elements, Air. The domain of the birds. Our precious gift of air, one of the important elements of life and seemingly one that we take for granted." - Preston Singletary

Join us for an Artist Talk with Preston Singletary on Saturday April 21st at 1:00 PM at the Traver Gallery. 

  

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight
Museum of Glass
October 2018

Visit the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. for the Raven and the Box of Daylight, the unique solo exhibition by Preston Singletary, which tells the Tlingit origin story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This traveling exhibition will debut at the Museum of Glass in October.

  

 

Killer Whale Totem - Casting Stage 

In 2017 Preston Singletary started the large “Killer Whale Totem” series, which is currently being cast in lead crystal. Following the successful completion of the “Family Story Totem” series, the "Killer Whale Totem" shows Singletary’s clan crest (Killer Whale) in the center, his moiety (Eagle) on top, and a Thunderbird in the center that represents David Svenson, the carver of the wooden pole and one of Singletary’s mentors. The Thunderbird emerges from the mouth of the Killer Whale, which represents Swenson’s crest symbol. At the bottom is the Wolf design, the original moiety for the tribe, which was replaced by the contemporary depiction of an Eagle.


The “Killer Whale Totem” will be created in a very limited edition of three, each one in a different color,  standing over eight feet tall and weighing approximately 2,600 pounds each. This smaller version of the "Killer Whale Totem" stands at 36 inches tall and has a similar amber color to the large 8 foot tall totem that is currently being cast and expected to be completed within the next few months. Learn more about the full scale Killer Whale Totem project here


  

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“Raven and the Box of Daylight” Exhibition

See the latest information on the upcoming “Raven and the Box of Daylight” exhibition debuting at the Museum of Glass.

The Preston Singletary Studio is currently focused on creating new works in blown glass for the upcoming “Raven and the Box of Daylight” exhibition debuting at the Museum of Glass

This major traveling exhibition will open in fall 2018 and pushes the limits for glass as a medium. Visitors will also experience unique lighting and soundscapes to illustrate the story of Raven.

“Raven and the Box of Daylight” is based on the Tlingit origin history of Raven who brought light into a previously dark world by releasing the sun, the moon and the stars.

 

Clan Figure

Clan Figure, 28" x 15" x 15", blown and sand carved glass. 

 
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