Categories

Galleries

Archive

Social

Category: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Winter and Spring Events

Upcoming events and exhibitions for the Preston Singletary Studio. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Winter and Spring 2019 events featuring new works by Preston Singletary.

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Museum of Glass

Currently on view until September 2nd, 2019

"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. See this exhibit until September 2nd, 2019 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. 

 

Join Preston Singletary for his Artist Residency at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop February 27th - March 3rd, 2019. 

 

Raven and the Box of Daylight, Cast lead crystal, 32.75" x 9.75" x 6"

 

Killer Whale Totem
Winter 2019

The Killer Whale Totem, the newest monumental work by Preston Singletary, is almost complete and has been successfully cast in lead crystal. The final step in this year–long process is finishing and refining all of the surface areas. The Studio anticipates that the piece will be fully completed in winter 2019.

Following the completion of the first Family Story Totem series, The Killer Whale Totem features Singletary’s moiety (the Eagle) on top, his clan crest (the Killer Whale) in the center, and a thunderbird that represents David Svenson who is the carver of the wooden pole.

This process started in winter 2017; first the totem was carved in wood, which was then used to create a mold. Using a lost wax process the piece was then cast in several sections. Standing at nearly eight feet tall the Killer Whale Totem will weigh close to 2,500 pounds when completed.

Please feel free to contact the Preston Singletary Studio with any questions or inquiries. 

 

Killer Whale Totem, Carved wood, 106" x 33.5" x 22" 

 

Killer Whale Totem (small version), Cast lead crystal, 36” x 10" x 7"

 

 

Traver Gallery
April 4th – April 27th  2019

Visit the Traver Gallery to see an exhibition of new blown glass sculptures by Preston Singletary. Attend the Opening Reception on Thursday April 4th, 5-8:00 PM. 
 

 

The Burke Museum
Opening Fall 2019

The Burke Museum has commissioned the artists Brian Perry (Port Gamble S’Klallam), Anthony Jones (Port Gamble S'Klallam), David Franklin and Preston Singletary (Tlingit), to create a monumental Coast Salish art piece for the lobby of the New Burke.

This new piece, titled “The Weaver’s Welcome”, is currently being created in glass and metal with imagery based on historical items held within the Burke Museum collection.

“We intend for the piece to engage both museum visitors and passersby. The colorful glass and metal sculpture will be enlivened by varying light and shadow as the southwestern-facing space transforms from sunrise to sunset. By night, the piece metamorphoses into a glowing jewel lit from within.” - “The Weaver’s Welcome” artist team

 

“The Weaver’s Welcome” Artist Rendering

Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

“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. 

 
Follow the Preston Singletary Studio for the latest news and photos:
 
Read More »