SPECIAL EVENT WITH PARTICIPATING ARTIST EDGAR VALENTINE
FEATURED ON THE NETFLIX SERIES “BLOWN AWAY”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Krasl Art Center and Water Street Glassworks celebrates Artists as Influencers with participating artist Edgar Valentine, featured on the Netflix series "Blown Away." Join Edgar Valentine and Krasl Art Center Curator Tami Miller in the galleries and online for an intimate introduction to the exhibition and Valentine's artwork. Visit Krasl Art Center for tour schedule and registration.
KAC Member's Virtual Gallery Tour
5:00 - 5:30 PM
FREE on Zoom for KAC Members, registration required
In-person Gallery Tours
6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, and 7:30 PM
$15, Registration Required (open to non-KAC members)
In-person Glass Demo at Water Street Glassworks
8:30 - 9:30PM
FREE, Limited capacity available. Please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Edgar Valentine, one of the 14 participating artists in KAC's exhibition, will be demonstrating his glassblowing techniques at Water Street Glassworks as part of the events scheduled for the exhibit. WSG is excited to welcome him to our studio and provide the community an opportunity to watch him work!
Edgar Valentine was introduced to the art of glassblowing at the age of 12 through the Hilltop Artists program in Tacoma, Washington. A year later he was hired onto their production team. Valentine has been practicing and studying his craft around the US, and has been working at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio since 2017. He has gathered knowledge from his favorite artists to create and express his own style, telling his stories through his work. Valentine was the youngest competitor featured on Blown Away.
“Glass art came into my life at a young age. I was 12 years old when I took my first class through the Hilltop Artist program. As a 7th grader, I had no clue how far this lifestyle would take me. My first advanced glass sculpting class was in 2011, and that was when I truly fell in love with the medium. I have always loved creating with my hands. I developed such a deep connection with the material when I was in high school attending Tacoma School of The Arts. To this day, glass art is more than just my passion. It's my life.”