Raven Skyriver, Tyee, off hand sculpted glass, 21 x 32 x 7 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Raven Skyriver, Tyee, off hand sculpted glass, 21 x 32 x 7 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Raven Skyriver Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 4, 2pm
Exhibiting artist Raven Skyriver will be joined by local environmentalists and climate experts for a discussion of the issues facing our region and a discussion of Skyriver's Fall show, Submerge

Topic: Institutions and artists as advocates 

Raven Skyriver, Artist

Barbara Matilsky, Curator of Art, Whatcom Museum 
Joe Gaydos, VMD, PhD, Science Director, SeaDoc Society

Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH, Executive Director and Veterinarian, SR3: Sealife Response + Rehab + Research 


Jasmine Valandani and Chloé Dye Sherpe

Raven Skyriver grew up on a small island in the Puget Sound surrounded by nature and marine life, and it is those experiences that influence his art-making today. Trained in the traditional Venetian techniques, Skyriver started blowing glass when he was sixteen under the guidance of Lark Dalton and was invited to join William Morris’ team in 2003, a position he held until 2007 when Morris retired. Skyriver continues to teach glass blowing around the world and is actively exhibiting his work both nationally and internationally. Not only are his artworks cases of technical mastery, but they are also a powerful symbol for the fragile nature of our ecosystem. Skyriver’s subjects, frequently marine animals, are often threatened, and one cannot help but make a connection between the fragile nature of glass and that of our world. 



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