The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00pm
Harrigan Centennial Hall & Zoom
This event is free of charge for all attendees.
FREE SEATING RESERVATION REQUIRED to ATTEND IN-PERSON
All are welcome to join via Zoom without a reservation (link below)
Please visit the City of Sitka website at www.cityofsitka.org for Covid-19 mitigation information.
Masks must be worn when inside Harrigan Centennial Hall.
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Topic: Friends of SJM Annual Meeting
Time: Feb 19, 2022 02:00 PM Alaska
Meeting ID: 880 4945 8648
This year, the Friends are proud to present guest speaker Preston Singletary (Kagwaantan, Killer Whale from the Box House).
Singletary’s presentation is entitled “From The Firepit Of The Canoe People.” He will describe his creative process, combining Tlingit culture with the material of Glass. Using a broad range of inspiration Preston fuses mythologies, genetic memory, spiritual connection, modern art, glass and music with Tlingit culture.
Singletary is an internationally-recognized artist working in glass who draws upon designs from his Tlingit cultural heritage in his glasswork. According to his website:
“The art of Preston Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. His artworks feature themes of transformation, animal spirits and shamanism through elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand carved Tlingit designs.”
Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections across the country and his most recent exhibition, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, opened in late January at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The Friends are so pleased to offer our community the opportunity to attend a presentation by this highly acclaimed artist.
Additional Meeting Information:
1:30pm: Doors open
2:00pm: Friends of SJM Annual Meeting
2:35pm: Preston Singletary’s Presentation
To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 747-6233.