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
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"
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