This month’s 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on 3/11/2017 brought us Wild Life! by renowned artists Raven Skyriver and Kelly O’Dell, who visited us from the Pacific Northwest.
Growing up surrounded by glass art, Kelly eventually sought an education in glassmaking from the University of Hawai’i and later the Pilchuck Glass School. Her work explores themes of extinction, preservation, and human impact on the natural world.
Raised on Lopez Island, Washington, Raven Skyriver started blowing glass in high school and has since become a master of his craft. His depiction of marine life is inspired by his island upbringing and informed by the creatures that inhabit this fragile ecosystem.
Sponsored by the DMG School Project, the duo demonstrated their techniques in the Hot Shop and their work sold on-the-spot! All donations and proceeds from bar sales during ArtWalk benefit the DMG School Project, which brings programming like this and more to our community.