By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly As part of a continuing fundraising effort, the Tsutakawa Fountain Committee at Seattle Central Community College will host an event to raise money for the restoration of an abandoned fountain sculpture by the late, world-renowned artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain is simply called “Fountain.”
In August 1983 Gov. John Spellman signed a proclamation recognizing Japanese American citizens who were evicted from their homes and placed in wartime internment camps. A living memorial sculpture by George Tsutakawa and his son Gerard Tsutakawa was erected at the Washington State Fair to honor Japanese Americans who were temporarily housed at “Camp Harmony” […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Two local college campuses are preparing to commission and restore art installations relating to Japanese history.
Several art patrons are working with art dealer John Braseth to feature a large fountain sculpture by local acclaimed artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain, originally named the Jefferson Plaza Fountain, was displayed in an office plaza in Indianapolis, Ind. before the office property changed hands and the work was placed on sale. The 3-ton fountain […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s “Painting Seattle” exhibit, canvases by Kamekichi Tokita occupy one showroom wall. Works from Kenjiro Nomura are exhibited on the opposite wall. The two men, friends, co-workers, and Japanese American Issei chroniclers of their hometown, shared much but also diverged as they […]
Known as the “Robbies,” since 2004, the Asian Hall of Fame awards, given by the Robert Chinn Foundation, serve to honor people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who have greatly contributed to the American experience. The awards event took place on Nov. 19 at the Asian Resource Center.
There is a certain kind of magic when conductor Marcus Tsutakawa lifts his baton to lead Garfield High School’s orchestras.