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Art Department Open House and One Million Bones

For every bone made, $1 will be donated to help genocide victims

About 1,000 ceramic bones were created at a recent UAS Art Department Open House, where roughly 300 visitors participated. For every bone made, $1 will be donated to help genocide victims in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma and Somalia as part of the international One Million Bones project. The bones are to be installed in the spring of 2013 on the Washington, D.C. National Mall. Local artist MK McNaughton introduced UAS Assistant Professor of Art Pedar Dalthorp to the idea. Teacher Assistant and student Kate Laster helped set up. She said events like this can generate important dialogue in Juneau about genocide in other parts of the world.

Art open house photo taken in the ceramics studio

Attendees of all ages helped make bones at the Art Open House, Nov. 15, 2012. Photo by Yosuke Sano.

 
 

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