Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Departure Deck Art Installation Dedication

On Tuesday, September 13th at 11:00AM the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association will recognize and dedicate the new interpretive artwork on the Departure Deck. The art installation marks the next-to-last step in the development of the Memorial site.

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. Senator Christine Rolfes was instrumental in guiding BIJAEMA through the competitive grant process. The artwork will be formally presented to the community and dedicated at a brief ceremony at the Memorial on Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. Survivors of the exclusion experience and their families will be special guests. The public is invited.