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We are honored to host world-renowned glass artist, and former IslandWood board member, Preston Singletary for a unique and memorable event in our Great Hall. Come join us on Sunday, February 25 for a lecture from Singletary titled, “Eagle’s Journey with Raven.” Singletary will discuss the origins of his inspiration and the arc of his career as an artist, followed by a reception.
The works of Singletary have become synonymous with the relationship between Tlingit culture and fine art. His glass sculptures highlight themes of Tlingit mythology and traditional designs, while also using music to shape his contemporary perspective of Native culture.
Recognized internationally, Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections such as The British Museum (London, UK), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), The Seattle Art Museum (Seattle WA), the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Mint Museum of Art and Design (Charlotte, NC), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), and the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC).
Singletary’s latest book, Fusion Notes, is a visual memoir that reflects on his many creative explorations, commitment to cultural knowledge, and enduring love of the medium of glass. Fusion Notes will be available for purchase during the reception, and Singletary will be available to personally sign copies of the book!
Our campus will also be open as of 2:00 pm for you to walk our trails before the lecture, either on your own or by joining a docent-led hike!
Photo by Jovelle Tamayo. Courtesy of the American Craft Council Library and Archives.
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