“A Salish Sea Story” is a Pacific Northwest experience, where history and contemporary art intersect. Dan Friday is a Native of the Lummi Nation and a lifelong resident of Washington State’s Puget Sound region. Drawing from cultural themes and using modern processes, Friday’s work is contemporary in format while maintaining basic Native American qualities. Dan has spent the past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, and Preston Singletary. Friday lives in Seattle, where he maintains an independent glass studio. His work can be found in collections around the world.
In conjunction with this talk, the Gallery is presenting an art exhibition “Salish Sea” for the month of November. Salish Sea is a collection of Northwest Coast native artists in various mediums including paintings, prints, and glasswork, including work by Dan Friday. Most people are familiar with formline art of the Alaskan coastal artists. However, the Salish Sea artists of our region have their own unique style. Collaborating with Stonington Gallery (Seattle) and local native artists, the exhibition introduces the viewer to the wide variety art styles, both traditional and contemporary, created by Salish Sea artists. Art exhibition 0pens November 4th, First Friday Gallery Cruise, November 4th, 5:00-8:00pm and runs through November 27th. Viewing the art exhibition is free to the public, and works are for sale.
Talk: Sunday, November 6 at 4pm
$20 General Admission
$18 VCA Members
Youth (18-) are FREE