Terrace Roundabout will soon see a collaborative Indigenous art sculpture

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Sabrina Spencer - CFNR - TerraceBC | 24-11-2023
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The Skeena Salmon Arts Festival society receives a grant in the amount of $677,049 towards the installation of the Su-gigyet art sculpture project.  The collaborative public art installation will be positioned in the centre of the Terrace Roundabout at the junction of Highways 16 and 37.

The Name Su-Gigyet meaning 'New People' was gifted to the project by the Late Kitselas Elder Sm’ooygit Sha-gaan who passed away October 10th of this year.

The funding comes from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.  The collaborative sculpture project will involve the work of three artists including Master Carver Stan Bevan who, in 2022, had another totem pole raised on Truth and Reconciliation Day.

Mike Sorochan who is a wood and metal artist and Roderick Brown is a wood sculptor.

CFNR talked with Dave Gordon, President of the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society, about the project, the meaning behind the name, the funding, the artists, the reason for the choosing in location, and when we can expect to see the final installation.

Listen to CFNR’s Interview with Dave Gordon here: