Artists often create works of art as a method of visual storytelling. Discover how artist Preston Singletary explores storytelling throughout the multi-sensory exhibition Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, and join us in the studio as we use a variety of materials and assembling processes to make our own storytelling journals.
ABOUT DROP-IN ART
Drop-In Art occurs on the third Saturday of each month from 11 am-4 pm. These come-and-go activities are suitable for all ages and provide a perfect opportunity for visitors to connect with the galleries and tap into their creativity.
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ABOUT PRESTON SINGLETARY: RAVEN AND THE BOX OF DAYLIGHT
Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, organized by Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and Preston Singletary, will be presented by The Chickasaw Nation and on view at OKCMOA!
The multi-sensory experience combines glass, video, and audio to tell the story of Raven, a creator figure in Northwest Coast Native American culture, who was the giver of the stars, moon, and sun. Raven takes visitors on a transformative journey through darkness into light. In addition to Singletary’s striking glass pieces, the exhibition features storytelling paired with original music, coastal Pacific Northwest soundscapes, and video.
Singletary’s work fuses time-honored glassblowing traditions with Pacific Northwest Indigenous art to honor his ancestral Tlingit heritage, a tribe in southern Alaska. Tlingit (KLING-kit) culture and oral tradition have a rich history of pairing objects with foundational stories and histories of tribal families. By drawing upon this method of visual storytelling, Singletary’s art creates a theatrical atmosphere in which each object follows and enhances the narrative.