Local Artists needed to Design Fire Dish for Sayéik Gastineau Community School Burial Ground Monument

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - CBJ and the Douglas Indian Association are putting out a call to local artists to design a burial ground monument at Sayéik Gastineau Community School.

    They are looking for someone to design and produce a fire dish, which will be just one component of the monument.

    The monument is being described to have several parts. Outside the school’s front entrance, bronze panels will be embedded in an arc into the existing concrete plaza and engraved with a Tlingit quote and its English translation. A stone path will be laid from the plaza to the sidewalk. The path will also lead to a granite boulder, located in the center of an existing grove of trees. The boulder will have a cast bronze plaque and a bronze fire dish on top. The fire dish is a reference to the Tlingit Fire Dish, a key element of Tlingit tradition’s comforting of the departed. The area between the sidewalk and the grove of trees will be lined with several barrier stones.

    The Native Burial Ground Monument is scheduled for completion this spring.

    A three-member Art Selection Panel will choose one artist to design and produce the fire dish. For more details about the project, view the Call for Artists here.

    The deadline for a submission is November 16th.

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