AK: Anchorage

Warrior Mask

WHERE: Anchorage Museum

WHEN: Opens Friday, February 3 and runs through April 22, 2012.

TITLE: Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire and Shadows

BRIEF ABOUT: The show is a mid-career survey chronicling Singletary’s evolution from night watchman at a glass studio to internationally recognized glass artist is an exhibition of some 50 works of art, including some rare objects being displayed for the first time and Singletary’s most ambitious work to date: “Clan House” is a 16-by-10-foot glass triptych recalling the interior of a Tlingit longhouse, also includes a documentary film and original music.  

Speaker's Mask

     As a now Seattle resident, he was raised with stories about his Alaska Native Tlingit heritage from his great-grandmother, Susie Johnson Bartlett, and other relatives from southeast Alaska. Inspired by this legacy, artist Singletary sees this Alaska exhibition as a homecoming. “I am honored to have all this national attention for my work, but my connections to the Native community and the Indigenous world community is where I get my inspiration,” he said. “I have a tremendous sense of purpose with my work because it represents my family, history, community and the confluence of cultures as I experience it.”

MORE DETAILS: Call Sarah Henning 907.929.9231 or email: shenning@anchoragemuseum.org or see: www.anchoragemuseum.org as well as www.prestonsingletary.com.

Palette News Art Network/PNAN

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