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September 22, 2005


Burke Museum Sat., Oct.  1; 10 am ‚Äì 5 pm

Seattle — Slump, fire, sandblash, and mold! These terms are not what you think... find out what they have to do with glass art at the Burke Museum on Sat., Oct. 1 when the Museum celebrates the opening of the new exhibit Fusing Traditions with hotshop demonstrations on site.

See First Nation glass artists at work in a portable hot shop throughout the day. Regional artists, Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Brian Barber (Pawnee) will be working in the live hot shop from 11 am to 4 pm.

Take guided gallery tours of the exhibit Fusing Traditions, led by Burke Museum Curator of Ethnology, Dr. Robin Wright at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Artists-in-residence will also be available for informal discussions about their art from 11 am to 4 pm and the Northwest Inupiaq Dancers will perform in the Burke Room at 1 pm.

This event is held as part of the exhibit Fusing Traditions: Transformations in Glass by Native American Artists, a Native American glass art exhibit on view through Dec. 31, 2005.

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursday’s. Admission: $8.00 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

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