logo by Mits Katayama
Graphics : Porcelain Panels Production
Dedication: Feb. 1999. Join us in celebrating the contributions of
the Japanese American farmers in the Pike Place Market with the unveiling
of "Song of the Earth", a mural by artist, Aki Sogabe. Day of Rememberance:
Friday, February 19, 1999@12:00 noon@Entrance of the Main Arcade at the Pike
Place Market. Special appearances by: Jeffrey Hattori, the Nisei Veterans,
Seattle Kokon Taiko,Seattle City Councilmember Martha Choe, Paul Dunn (Pike
Place Market Historic Commission Chair), Mary Furuta (former farmer), and
Janice Yee (1998 Seattle JACL President and project co-chair)
Start Project(contingent on
from the Historical Commission of the Pike Place Market)July 1998
The Pike Place Market Historical Commission approved "Public Art in the
Pike Place Market" on April, 22, 1998 by a unanimous vote.
The Design Committee of the Historical Commission voted 3 out of 3 to
approve the design of the mural by artist Aki Sogabe on April 21, 1998.
Finalist chosen, March 1998 : The selection committee chose artist
finalist. She will create the artwork
to commemorate the Japanese American farmers at the Pike Place
Semifinalists present proposals: January 1998 .The selection committee
reviewed the artist entries and chose three semifinalists. In alphabetical
order, they are:
Semifinalists notified: December 1997
Deadline for artist entries: postmarked November 26, 1997
Mits Katayama, Grafikat, Seattle, WA, USA produced the "Call For Artist"
of Olympia WA, will produce the porcelain enamel panels for this
project. Location: 312 Columbia Street NW,Olympia,
Washingtion USA 98501. tel 360 786 8200. fax 360 786 6631.
Yoshiko "Yoshi" T. Tsuji, Y & COMPANY will produce the brochure for
the mural. Location: 5318 26th Ave. South, Seattle Washingtion 98108 USA.
tel 206 723 9935 email
For information about the pikeart project, please call Janice Yee
Jill Beppu 206.528-7488 or email