December 2012. Destination Rapid City, Rapid City Arts Council and community-based selection committee announce stone sculptor Masayuki "Yuki" Nagase as project artist. Committee members cite Yuki’s “poetic and universal design.”
Spring 2013. Development of two school-based programs related to Passage of Wind and Water: Teaching Artists Program in collaboration with Rapid City Arts Council; and cross-disciplinary K-12 curricula, "Passage to Schools," created by Rapid City High School teacher Gabrielle Seeley. Launch of Sculpture Project Arts Programming grants.
June-July 2013. Yuki and sculpting assistant Martin Rickert Ibanez arrive in Rapid City and begin project's first year, sculpting at east end of Badlands Tapestry Garden along Main Street.
July 2015. Third annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water draws 2,000 visitors and 60 Native American Northern Plains artists to Main Street Square. Echoing Passages Chapter 2 dance/video/poetry performance at Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.
August 2015. South Dakota poet Brandyn Johnson hosts writing workshop at Main Street Square in coordination with Echoing Passages.
June 2016. The sculptor returns to Rapid City for his fourth summer of work. Using scaffolding and a power lift and with assistance from local Rausch Granite, Yuki begins sandblasting his design into the Black Hills Spire while carving the final four stones in the series.