Duane Pasco: Life As Art – Book Launch & Lecture

Duane Pasco: Life As Art


Book Release Party & Artist Talk

A small body of new work will be available to purchase, a sneak peek of his solo exhibition in September!



6pm – Reception & Light Refreshments

7pm – Lecture & Book Signing


Stonington Gallery hosts the book release and signing party for Duane Pasco’s autobiographical art book, Life As Art, published by University of Washington Press.

 A master carver and scholar of the Native art and languages of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Duane Pasco has been a central contributor to the renaissance of formline artwork over the past fifty years.

Life As Art is a full-color, hard-cover book that celebrates seven decades of artwork and stories. This is an opportunity to meet one of the most influential artists on the NWC in the last half century. Few people encapsulate all that is remarkable about the Northwest Coast, but Pasco’s life embodies this region perhaps more than any other Stonington Gallery artist. Pasco’s gift for the great anecdote will make this an evening of rare insight, education and entertainment.

Pasco, who is not Native, is perhaps best known in Seattle as the sculptor behind the four totemic sculptures standing in Occidental Mall in Pioneer Square: a house post, totem pole, Bear figure and woman figure. He is one of the foremost carvers working today, and continues to create exquisitely detailed masks, totem poles, canoes and rattles.

A new body of Pasco’s work will debut in a solo exhibition at Stonington in September, 2013.