Diem Chau does not make art to last. Her embroidered chinaware is delicate and gauzy. Eventually the threads will disintegrate and the colors will fade. This is not by any defect of the materials, but rather in accordance with the artist’s intention to represent the ephemeral nature of memories.
The India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The association decided to celebrate this occasion by including other mainstream and local Asian communities and honoring their leaders who have been instrumental in building bridges across all communities for years.
The Western Union Company, known for its money transfer services, is supporting programs that help immigrants adapt to their new American life as well as preserve and honor their ethnic heritage. Western Union has announced its sponsorship of the Lao Highland Association’s (LHA) Mien language program at a kickoff event that was held at LHA’s office in Seattle. The program, designed for Laotian Americans, is an opportunity to learn or improve Mien language skills and gain a greater knowledge of Lao’s rich cultural heritage. It is open to all who are interested.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) seeks an executive director responsible for the national, non-profit organization’s $1.2 million budget and $2 million endowment campaign.
The Seattle Public Library invites the public to tour all 26 new and remodeled branches and the spectacular Central Library with a commemorative library passport available at the International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S., and all other library locations beginning Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.
Due to the relocation of the Downtown Neighborhood Service Center, biweekly office hours in the International District were discontinued, effective as of Monday, Aug. 25. The office is relocating to Pioneer Square.
The Pang brothers turned in a credible grimy thriller with 1999’s original “Bangkok Dangerous.” Eight years later, only the brothers and the city remain the same. Western screenwriter Jason Richman took the Pangs’ original and pumped up the volume, the budget and the violence, losing most of the pathos in the stampede.
Filmed in Spokane, Wash., Wayne Wang’s new film “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers” marks the director’s return both to independent filmmaking and to telling stories about the Chinese experience in America.
Working within the emotionally associative forms of poetry and memoir, award-winning poet David Mura has already created a body of work that tackles head-on complex issues such as sexual desire and addiction, race relations and the unspoken consequences of U.S. WWII internment camps on later generations of Japanese Americans.
The prevalent angle that much of the media has been spinning in the presidential election is their stress on the fact that, next year, we will either have a Black president or a female vice president. Either way – isn’t it fantastic how far we’ve come?