Painting the ceiling of Girdwood's 'Sitz-stine Chapel'

Powder magazine celebrates a new look for Girdwood apres-ski nightspot The Sitzmark Bar and Grill. The restaurant's ceiling is getting a ski-themed paint job by Girdwood artist Dawn Gerety.

Michelangelo’s famous masterpiece illuminates the story of creation. Dawn’s ceiling captures the creation story of the Alaskan skier/rider. One panel is entirely devoted to the Northern Lights, complete with a wolf howling at a glowing moon. On another, over 100 locals scripted their names in black light paint, forever affixing themselves to Alyeska. “I painted each piece based on inspiration while I was working,” says Gerety. “It was amazing to have that kind of freedom; to take the liberties that I did and know that the client was going to be pleased with the end result.”

Read more and see a photo of Gerety and her masterpiece at Powder magazine: Knockin' on heaven's door