Wed, May 10|
A FOOT IN TWO WORLDS with Dan Friday
Dan Friday is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle-based glass artist. He has spent the last twenty years working for artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, Preston Singletary, and many others. An incredible opportunity to hear Dan's story and experience the final transition of the Whale!
Time & Location
May 10, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Flow Shala, Lower Level, 203 W Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
About the event
Dan has taught at the Pilchuck School of Glass, and has had residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, and the Dream Community in Tai Pei, Taiwan. Friday is a recipient of the 2020 Artist Trust Fellowship and the Discovery Fellowship through the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. His work can be seen in galleries across the United States. (Text by Stonington Gallery in Seattle, WA).
From Dan, "Creativity was fostered in me by my family from an early age. Living without TV and knowing our rich cultural heritage of the Lummi Nation meant that making things with our hands was a regular activity. I typically work with simple themes and forms, and often employ subtle silhouettes when making my totems. It is a pleasure seeing inanimate objects taking on a life of their own. The more narrative work is usually a personal expression or a means of processing a life event, often with an underlying statement. When I saw glass blowing for the first time, it felt as though I grew an inch! That is to say, a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I had finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up. This was no small feat for someone who, as a youth, was rebellious and misguided. Glass altered my life. In spite of my colorful past, and by the grace of a loving community, I found my passion in glass. Living as an artist may not be directly saving the world, but perhaps we are saving ourselves and hopefully, in the process, making the world a better place.”
Featured LIVE ARTIST: Bonnie Smerdon
This event is FREE and open to anyone who believes in supporting a creative, positive, equitable, and beautifully designed community. Limited space, the first 75 guests to RSVP will be admitted. Please be safe and respect each other's personal space. The venue has HEPA-approved air filters and open windows. Masks are optional and please don't attend if you are sick.
- Doors open 6:30pm - connect, share, and inspire guests at the Karma Bar
- Show begins at 7:00pm sharp