Story last updated at 2/15/2017 - 1:25 pm
SHI chooses three Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian artists to make posts
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has chosen three emerging, master Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists to carve three cedar house posts that will be cast into bronze. The project is a part of SHI’s ongoing effort to make Juneau the Northwest Coast art capital of the world.
Haida artist TJ Young, Tlingit artist Stephen Jackson and Tsimshian artist Mike Dangeli will create the carvings, which will be displayed in front of the Walter Soboleff Building on Seward Street in Juneau.
The artists’ pieces will be juxtaposed against the three monumental Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian pieces at the building made by master artists Robert Davidson, Preston Singletary and David A. Boxley.
The pieces are slated for installation in 2018.