Kingston High School Unveils Mural

Steady as she Goes

Tuesday, May 31st, NKSD Native American Education Program and Kingston High School unveiled a mural spanning the libraryMural Panorama  featuring Coast Salish design and Buccaneer spirit.
 
 
Local artist and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe member Jeffrey Veregge was commissioned to design a mural for the Kingston High School Library last fall.  Jeffrey worked with KHS students to capture design elements that were important to them, and has designed a 5’ by 90’ mural.  This is his largest work ever.   This mural was made possible by the NKSD Native American Education Program and a grant from Port Madison Enterprises.
 
The mural features both a male and female buccaneer, pirate ships representing each class sailing along their journey, Seattle skyline, Mount Rainer, all on a beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Included is a quote from Chief Seattle, "Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do in the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect."
 

Jeffrey is a 1992 graduate of North Kitsap High School, and an honor graduate of the Seattle Art Institute.  He studied for a short time under Tsimshian master carver David Boxley learning the basics of Salish for-line design. Jeffrey is a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and was raised near Kingston. He is of both Suquamish and Duwamish tribal ancestry.

 

After ten years at Masterworks, working his way from intern to Lead Designer/Studio Manager, Jeffrey stepped out on his own to follow is passion.  He is now a professional comic book artist for Marvel Entertainment, IDW Comics and Valient Comics and has worked on over 15 titles and over 50 books in the past two years. He has won several awards for his work, including placing in the Top 100 Comic Book Covers of 2014 by IGN and the Best Comic Book Covers of September 2014 by Paste Magazine. His work is included in permanent collections at Yale University, The Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Emerald Queen Casino and Washington State History Museum, among others.


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