GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists
Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community. Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale.
In order of appearance: Trenton Quiocho. Trapped (detail), 2021. Blown glass. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Ian Lewis. Edgar Valentine. (L) Doctor’s Mask and Hat, 2020. Blown, sculpted, and sandblasted glass with metal stand, 18 in. x 4 in. x 6 in. (45.7 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm). and (R) Plague Doctor, 2021. Blown and sculpted glass, 23 in. x 10 in. x 7 in. (58.4 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Lane Bruce. Ellye Sevier. Preserve (detail), 2019. Flameworked glass and wood, 9 in. x 8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (22.9 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Ellye Sevier.