In the Reel NW film “Crystal Skin” (online here), the Seattle glass artist Martin Blank finds inspiration in the massive old trees of Orcas Island. He goes back to his hot shop with the idea of recreating those trees in glass.
To see Blank’s inspired handiwork close up, head over to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Fluent Steps, his ambitious glass installation over the reflecting pool in the museum’s plaza, includes a tree – and much more.
Canada is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, and it’s getting more so. In 2006 Statistics Canada reported that the number of mixed marriages or common-law unions – where one member was from a visible minority group – had increased by 33 percent since 2001.
In this interview, Charles Officer, a former professional hockey player and now the acclaimed director of films like "Nurse.Fighter.Boy," talks about what drew him to the story of black Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome. His film, "Mighty Jerome," aired on Reel NW on November 7.