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Dance of Sun & Moon

The Spokane Valley Arts Council has donated the 16.5 foot tall bronze statue of Plains Indian legend Sun & Moon. "Dance of Sun & Moon", by Colville artist Jerry McKellar to Spokane Valley, was installed Thursday morning, March 26, 2015. The legend says "Sun made a daily journey across the horizon to the West where he entered his lodge to pass the night. Moon, his wife, also dwelt in Sun's lodge, but they would only see each other in passing each morning and evening. The statue was maneuvered into its permanent location in Mirabeau Point Park on the corner of Mansfield Avenue and Discovery Place.

Artist Jerry McKellar cleans and views Moon as part of the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture installed at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Artist Jerry McKellar’s Moon, as part of the “Dance of the Sun & Moon” sculpture, awaits installation at Mirabeau Point Park.

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Artist Jerry McKellar created Sun as part of the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture installed at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Artist Jerry McKellar created Moon as part of the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture installed at Mirabeau Point Park.

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Artist Jerry McKellar cleans Moon before the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture installation at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Artist Jerry McKellar watches his “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture being lifted from his trailer for installation at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground.

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Artist Jerry McKellar, right, helps guide his “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture into positiion with Hans Olson of Rock Placing Co., operation the at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Artist Jerry McKellar, right, with an assist from Joe Kronenberg, left, climbs to release the moving strap attached to his “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture being installed at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Artist Jerry McKellar has created Sun holding Moon’s foot as part of his “Dance of the Sun & Moon” sculpture being installed at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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Crews shovel dirt onto the base of the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture being installed at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground, March 26, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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