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Living Treasures
Living Treasures document the life and works of outstanding artisans and arts advocates.  

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Living Treasures: Robert Sperry, A Northwest Master 7/14/2004
Robert Sperry was an extraordinary risk-taker in the arts. He was intensely interested in visual ideas and their evolution and he was fascinated with the interaction of materials. Although best known as a ceramic artist, Robert Sperry was also a printmaker, a painter, and a film maker, producing documentary, narrative, and experimental pieces.
Living Treasures: Russell Day, Living Art 7/13/2004
As an art educator for over 30 years, Russell Day influenced the lives of many. From 1948 to 1976 he led an innovative art department at Everett Community College that became a model program in the field of post-secondary art education. In his personal art, Day was the first Northwest artist to work experimentally with glass and light modulation.
Living Treasures: Ramona Solberg, Jeweler, Teacher, Traveler 7/1/2004
As artist, teacher, author, lecturer and collector, Ramona Solberg is a pioneer in the contemporary jewelry movement and a Living Treasure. Her passionate interest in other cultures and a lifetime spent finding objects of interest in all corners of the map has led her to a distinct and personal style that transcends her modernist background. Rarely using precious materials in her jewelry, Solberg conveys new meaning and value onto a collage of cultural flotsam culled from her travels. Raised in Seattle, with degrees from the University of Washington and study abroad in Norway and Mexico, Ramona Solberg places a high value on her career as a teacher
Living Treasures: Anne Gould Hauberg, Visionary 6/30/2004
Anne Gould Hauberg has been a dedicated patron and advocate for the arts and individual artists for over sixty-five years. She is a lifelong resident of Seattle where she has held a central position in the establishment of organizations that offer support for artists in both the Pacific Northwest and national arts communities, art classes for therapy, and artistic development for children at risk. She was the founder, in partnership with John Hauberg and Dale Chihuly, of Pilchuck Glass School, launched the Pacific Northwest Arts Council of the Seattle Art Museum, and founded Friends of the Crafts as well as Pacific Art Center.
Living Treasures: Evert Sodergren, Master Woodworker 6/28/2004
A fourth generation furniture maker, Evert Sodergren grew up in a family of Swedish immigrants in Seattle, Washington. From the age of 15, working alongside his father, he learned both the art and economics of building fine furniture. Evertís pioneering efforts to get contemporary woodworking in front of the public grew into the acceptance of woodworking as an art to be displayed in galleries and exhibitions.
Living Treasures: Harold Balazs, Creating Wonder 6/28/2004
Armed with talent, ambition, an art degree, and an acetylene torch, he set out to make a living making art in Spokane, Washington. Mastering the economics of an artist's life led him to master an incredible array of media. Harold Balazs is a sculptor, a painter, an enamelist, a jeweler, a woodcarver, a calligrapher, a public artist and more. He defies categorization.
Living Literature Series 2002 Langston Hughes 1/31/2003
Scholar Charles Everett Pace portrays Langston Hughes at the Frye Art Museum as part of the 2002 McLellan/O'Donnell Living Literature Series, sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and the Washington Center for the Book.





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