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Art installation of hand-made bones to take place Saturday

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 12:04am

The Road to Washington, a one-day art installation, will be take place on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. at Marine Park. Organized by local artist MK MacNaughton, the installation is part of a larger project called One Million Bones, scheduled to take place in 2013. MacNaughton, who works out of her own studio, Sketch, was inspired to join in the national effort after learning about the project’s goals and the vision of its creator, artist and activist Naomi Natale. The project involves the creation of one million bones in various artistic media, which will eventually be placed en masse on the National Mall in Washington D.C. as a way to raise awareness of ongoing genocides and humanitarian crises in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Burma. The installation points up the power of one human voice, and of art in making voices heard.

Saturday’s Road to Washington installation will be taking place simultaneously in more than 30 state capitals across the country. Like the larger project, it involves the installation of artist-created bones, some of which were created at a workshop in McNaughton’s studio this past weekend. In Juneau the bones will be installed near Marine Park downtown. MacNaughton has asked participants to wear black or brown shirts with neutral pants, such as jeans, during the installation, which will be filmed by UAS student Ryan Cortes Perez. Flordelino Lagundino will be shooting photos as well.

For more information about the local installation, contact MacNaughton at 957-2061.

For more on the national project, visit www.onemillionbones.org.

To read last week’s article on this project, visit juneauempire.com/art/2012-04-19/local-artist-invites-juneauites-participate-workshop-installation.

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