The Friends of SJM Annual Meeting

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The Friends of SJM Annual Meeting

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum will hold their Annual Meeting and are proud to present guest speaker Preston Singletary (Tlingit).

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Harrigan Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Drive Sitka, AK 99835

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About this event

On Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at 2:00pm the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum will host their Annual Meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall and simultaneously on Zoom (see for the Zoom link)

Approximate Schedule:

  • 1:30pm: Doors open
  • 2:00pm: Friends of SJM Annual Meeting
  • 2:35pm: Preston Singletary's Presentation

Guest Speaker

This year, the Friends are proud to present guest speaker Preston Singletary (Kagwaantan, Killer Whale from the Box House).

Singletary’s presentation is entitled “From The Firepit Of The Canoe People.” He will describe his creative process, combining Tlingit culture with the material of Glass. Using a broad range of inspiration Preston fuses mythologies, genetic memory, spiritual connection, modern art, glass and music with Tlingit culture.

Singletary is an internationally-recognized artist working in glass who draws upon designs from his Tlingit cultural heritage in his glasswork. According to his website:

“The art of Preston Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. His artworks feature themes of transformation, animal spirits and shamanism through elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand carved Tlingit designs.”

Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections across the country and his most recent exhibition, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, opened in late January at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The Friends are so pleased to offer our community the opportunity to attend a presentation by this highly acclaimed artist.

Additional Information

This event is free of charge for all attendees.

Masks must be worn at all times at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

Please visit the City of Sitka website at for Covid-19 mitigation information.