Artist and calligraphist Yulin Shen showed his pieces at the Hub Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus. Among the pieces shown was his oil painting, “Dream.” The painting showcases a Chinese studio beside the Space Needle.
Larry Matsuda’s essay, “Minidoka Fences,” was published by Cerise Press, an online journal of literature, arts, and culture based in the United States and France, in its spring 2010 issue.
Larine Chung, from Woodinville, Thu Nguyen, from Everett, and James Kurihara, from Seattle, are showing their paintings at Gallery at the Bay in Stanwood in its Unclad 2010, an annual festival celebrating the nude figure in its 9th year.
A 26-member Thai delegation was led by Princess Vudhichalerm Vudhijaya Gilbert, Major Suradhaj Bunnag, president of the World Tipitaka Project, and Kraisi Kannasut, president of the University of Washington (UW) Alumni Association of Thailand. They presented volumes of the “World Tipitaka Edition,” the Buddhist canon, to Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, dean of University Libraries.
The Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) presented its 2010 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award to Mary Flowers, a citizen leader, to Eric Liu, author, educator, and founder of the Guiding Lights Network, and to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
Hannah Shinsato and her partner, Elijah Clayton, won in the syllabus championships for their age-group at the National Dance Council of America National Ballroom Championship. This is their third year in a row winning.
Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.
King County Executive Dow Constantine has named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.
The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FUITS), music educator Kent Stevenson, music director Fred West, and the University Christian Church organized a Haiti benefit concert that included more than 100 performers. In addition to the performers, about 175 community members attended the concert at University Christian Church, raising more than $5,000.