Join us tomorrow night to celebrate the opening of “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets” featuring works by Deborah Head (Tlingit), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Lisa Telford (Haida), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Paul LaPier (Haida/Tlingit), and Dan Friday (Lummi). Barry Herem will join us for the festivities, and we hope you will, too.
Barry Herem (Non-Indigenous) brings the wild landscape and animal life of the Coast in to our gallery, drawing on his experience kayaking solo around the Sound and Salish Sea. His eye for design, his deep knowledge of indigenous Coastal mythology and history, and his enthusiasm for creation and material can be felt in every work.
The Salal exhibit celebrates the oncoming spring–and if you’ve experienced this incredibly soggy and gray Pacific Northwest winter, you know how much we’re looking forward to spring–and the time when plants begin to bud and bloom. Berry season is high summer, but now is the time to collect our berry baskets, hats, and hope for strong sunshine to gift us the brightest berries of summer. We honor the tradition of woven cedar and spruce root baskets with this exhibit, and we even have a Berry Picking Hat by Paul LaPier that will serve its wearer well in rain or shine.