EVENTS & NEWS
Work is progressing on this piece entitled Raven’s Voice, created for Seattle’s Rainier Club. It has yet to receive a patina, but measures 24” high and 30” across. It will stand at seven feet above the lobby floor, facing the entry doors. The work is intended to be a metaphor, consistent with Pacific Northwest First Nation Traditions, believing that the Raven speaks on behalf of all nature and that it is wise to consider his/her wisdom.
Angell’s work will be featured in “Living Legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art” exhibition on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The exhibition will be on display through April 14, 2019.
Each of the thirty nine artists included in this show have played an important role over the years of the Museum’s development. The exhibition honors not only this relationship, but also highlights each artist’s ability to capture the essence of the Museum’s mission to collect the highest quality wildlife art.
Tony is honored to be named as The Rainier Club's 2018 Laureate, an award given to honor a creative professional with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Other distinguished laureates include Timothy Egan, Tom Robbins, and Dale Chihuly, among others.
From the award dinner celebration, held November 7th:
"For more than half a century, Tony Angell has responded to the powerful presence of nature in the Pacific Northwest — in his artistic forms, and written and spoken words.
Angell’s commitment to protecting, resoting, and sustaining our natural environment has been of paramount importance throughout his life. Art has been the chief means by which he shares his passions for and sensitivity to the complexities of nature so essential to the character of our region and the health and vitality of our lives.”
Thank you, Rainier Club!
Angell was named a University of Washington Department of Communications Distinguished Alumnus. Thank you!
On June 7, Tony gave the commencement speech for the University of Washington Department of Communications 2018 graduating class. It was an immense honor.
"J. Anthony (Tony) Angell was recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. As the keynote speaker, Angell spoke about his own capacity as a communicator, and how “those particular skills were formed from the basic tools that you [students] have, from the experience that you’ve had here at the University. Do not ever forget them,” he admonished the crowd. “Because the older you get, and the more you step into the world, the greater you understand how important they are, regardless of what professional commitment you might make.”
Watch the full commencement speech below.
Tony has been hard at work on a monument for Seattle University ...
... which was finally installed this month! See it in person on the Seattle University campus.