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I wanted to make sure that you know about the Preston Singletary exhibition opening at MOG this weekend (free admission!) because his name will come up again this fall tied in with the Feddersen exhibition.
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FREE Admission for Opening Weekend of Preston Singletary Exhibition
Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, 2009
In celebration of our new exhibition, Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows , MOG is offering FREE admission Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, 2009.
"Preston Singletary's work combines two of the region's most significant cultural influences— Northwest Native American art and Studio glass," states director Timothy Close. "We want all members of the community to be able to celebrate the opening of this landmark exhibition."
A member of the Tlingit tribe, Preston Singletary is recognized internationally for his work which transforms the symbols, patterns and legends of his Tlingit heritage into glass, creating a distinctive and powerful body of work. Learn more »
OPENING WEEKEND ACTITIVITES
1 – 4 pm Saturday
Tlingit artist and storyteller Miranda Belarde-Lewis will read selections from her book, Meet Lydia: A Native Girl from Southeast Alaska, and lead visitors in creating their own family crest regalia.
Performance by Swil Kanim, Native American Violinist, Storyteller and Poet
1 pm Saturday
Original musical composition intertwined with storytelling, poetry and audience interaction.
Performance by Northern Star Dancers
3 pm Saturday
The Northern Star Dancers perform in regalia made of traditional materials and trade items common to the Northwest Coast with family crests incorporated. Tribes represented include Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Cowichan and Inupiat.
Conversation with the Artist
2 pm Sunday
Lecture and slide presentation with Preston Singletary
Book Signing with Preston Singletary
3:15 pm Sunday
Exhibition catalogs are available for purchase in the Museum Store
Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows is presented by Alaska Airlines. Sponsored by the Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, JoAnn McGrath, The Seattle Times, City Arts Magazine, KUOW Public Radio and Tulalip Tribes Charitable Funds
Watch your Inbox for the summer issue of e-fuse, featuring full coverage of Echoes, Fire, and Shadows, the Visiting Artist Summer Series and all of our summer programs.
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Preston Singletary, Raven Steals the Sun (Gagaan Awutáawu Yéil), 2008
Blown, hot-sculpted, and sandcarved glass, 9½ x 26 x 9½ inches
Courtesy of the artist, photo by Russell Johnson
Swil Kanim photo by Lindsay Bowen