Yup’ik Artist Heading Mural Project For Anchorage Covenant House
Yup’ik artist Apayo Moore, from Dillingham, is leading a mural project at Anchorage’s Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth. She’s painting the mural with the help of Covenant House residents over the next few weeks at the shelter’s new location at 8th Avenue and A Street. The project was commissioned by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation in part because nearly half the youth the Covenant House serves are Alaska Native, and Moore’s work often speaks to that identity. The mural features both salmon and caribou. Moore says these animals represent a subsistence way of life that prioritizes community, family, and Mother Nature.