Translations: An Exploration of Glass by Northwest Native Carvers and Weavers

Now through 10/31/2019 | Museum of Glass

Museums South

In a unique partnership, The Evergreen State College Longhouse and Museum of Glass have organized an exhibition that marks an historic moment: a collaboration by artists who are family members of Mary Ellen Hillaire (Lummi), Gerald (Bruce) Miller (Skokomish) and Hazel Pete (Chehalis)–three of the Pillars of the Evergreen Longhouse.

The group explored the many possibilities of glass in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop, inspired by carvings and weavings held in the archival collections of the Washington State Historical Society. Under the leadership of glass experts Dan and Raya Friday (Lummi), the families produced innovative new work that forms the core of this exhibition. Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren from each family created work based on historical baskets, bentwood boxes, and sculptural figures.


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