LETTERS: A JAM Workshop Gem

Editor’s Note: This letter was sent in response to the “Close-knit Japantown artists reconnect” article that appeared in the May 2-15, 2013 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

Dear Editor,

I read with interest in Heather Ito’s story about (JAM), the Japantown Art and Media Workshop that made “poster, logo and brochure designs for various community nonprofit organizations. Former executive director Dennis Taniguchi said that “one of the main reasons JAM was started was to diminish the negative stereotypes of Asian Americans in media at the time” (when JAM was formed in 1977).

I wish to show you one of JAM’s 1977 silkscreen artwork that is on the Oakland Museum of California that features Japanese American watercolor artist Wendy Yoshimura. The artwork is a promised gift from the Rossman family.


Nancy Wong, San Francisco

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