Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association is pleased to report completion of the installation of interpretive artwork on the Departure Deck at the Memorial in Pritchard Park in Eagledale.
The artwork consists of a number of rusted steel sculptural pieces by Vaughan, Washington artists Anna Brones and Luc Revel, and an imposing gate by long-time memorial advocate John Buday.
This portion of the development of the Memorial was made possible in part by a grant from the State of Washington. State Senator Christine Rolfes (23rd LD) was instrumental in guiding BIJAEMA through the competitive grant process.
The artwork was formally presented to the community and dedicated at a brief ceremony at the Memorial on September 13, with survivors of the exclusion experience and their families present as special guests.
Address inquiries to Val Tollefson, BIJAEMA President.