Episode 12: The art of breaking glass with Jack Archibald
Chapter 1: Jack Archibald and breaking glass
The Pacific Northwest has a growing number of famous glass makers, but Jack Archibald doesn’t count himself as among that group.
“I call myself a glass breaker. It has taken me years to accept the mantle of ‘artist,’” Archibald says.
Regardless of the title, Archibald has broken and reassembled glass that is now on display in public buildings across the West in the form of stained-glass windows. From his Camano Island studio, Archibald has hundreds of works interacting with light from the Camano Island Library to paired 1,000-square-foot murals, “Escher’s Elevator” and “Paradigm Shift,” at Southern Utah University.
Chapter 1 length: 1:03:55
Chapter 1 links
- Archibald Glass
- Fire and Glass (documentary) by Anthony Goday
- Washington State Arts Commission
- Ed Carpenter
- Skeeter Daddle Diaries
- Crab Cracker
- Camano Art Association
- Camano Studio Tour
- Friends of Camano State Park
- Camano Island Library window
Chapter 2: Stewardship Spotlight – The environment, budget and libraries with Brian Rush
Sno-Isle Libraries Facilities Manager Brian Rush’s goals are to provide the best possible service while reducing costs and environmental impacts. For Rush, that means reviewing everything that relates to the 23 community libraries and the service center.
As an example, Rush was able to increase the frequency that buildings are cleaned while saving the library district more than $100,000 all while shifting to certified green products and processes. By looking at the waste stream coming from the libraries, Rush was able to divert a substantial percentage from landfills to recycling services.
Chapter 2 length: 4:44
Chapter 2 links
Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Ken brings broad professional experience from his service with Community Transit, Sound Transit, Reno, Nev., and several positions in radio and TV.
Jim Hills is the library district’s Assistant Communications Director, Communications & Marketing. Jim is a storyteller who claims to still have some ink in his veins from familial connections with, and previous-career infusions from, the newspaper biz.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation proudly supports the innovative work of Sno-Isle Libraries through private donations.