Upper Skagit Tribe elder Vi Hilbert, the inspirational voice of the Lushootseed language, invoked the spirit of Chief Seattle as she blessed the land, the artists, and the works that will inhabit the park.

Seen here (l-r) with Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Council member and Jerry Tone, TPL Board of Directors, are TPL Board member Martha Wyckoff and SAM Trustee Ann Wyckoff, who along with SAM Director Mimi Gardner Gates, first envisioned the park while on a taimen fishing trip in Mongolia (a great story - told in this P-I profile of Mimi).

Jon Shirley, SAM Board Chairman and primary OSP donor, and Mimi gazed through the shovel handles as if looking for the solution to the trolley barn relocation issue, then joined Ann Wyckoff, SAM Board President Susan Brotman and local officials in breaking ground. We hope they'll soon stand shoulder to shoulder to announce a plan.

Missing on the shovel line was SAM Director of Capital Projects Chris Rogers, who has been a heavy lifter on this endeavor since the beginning. But, putting their decades of SAM docent experience on the line, (l-r) Jackie MacRae, Jill Davis, and Norita Robbins represented the thousands of art patrons they have guided through SAM exhibits.

Now we wait, day to day, for news on the schedule, and week to week for work to really begin.

One neighbor's unoffical journal of construction progress made at the Olympic Sculpture Park. As seen over, and through, the fences.

June 06, 2005. Tell a friend.

The T.T. Minor Elementary School Bullups Marching Band, under the direction of Wayne Greer, was on hand to pump up the crowd of several hundred people who attended the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning.

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