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Rik Allen

Rik Allen, Born in Providence, RI; Allen has had solo exhibitions of his
sculptures through out the country, including this past year at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, and shows this year at the Traver Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, and Thomas Riley Galleries. His present series of work has been in the form of spacecraft, rockets and scientific apparatus. While many of Allen’s pieces have a reference to his curiosity in science, they also convey humor, simple narratives, and lightheartedness that an antiquated vision of the future that much of science fiction embody. This year his work has been featured and reviewed in American Craft Magazine, Glass Art Magazine and Launch Magazine. He was a member of the William Morris Sculpture team for 12 years. In addition to being an artist, he and his wife, Shelley, have taught internationally at the Toyama Institute of Glass In Toyama, Japan, and the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, England, through out the US, including Penland School of Craft and Pittsburgh Glass center and summer of 2009 at Pilchuck.  Together they share glass and sculpture studios and their home in Sedro-Woolley, WA.

Board of Directors (2011–2012)