By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Jane Chu, the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), got a first-hand look at diversity through the arts at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum on Feb. 17. Chu’s Chinese name is Ji Jen, which means virtue and integrity. She was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Chinese immigrants […]
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA) is curating the Pagdiriwang Filipino American Art display at the Seattle Center Armory Building on June 8 to June 9. They are looking for submissions. The theme this year is “Through Our Eyes.” Filipino American artists are invited to submit files of their original artwork, up to 5 pieces, […]
Beth Takekawa was appointed as a commissioner for the Washington State Arts Commission. Commissioners guide the direction, set policies, and advise the governor and legislators of the state of the arts in Washington state.
Seattle has no shortage of people who are well known within the arts community. The International District in particular has a number of outstanding leaders in the Asian American community. But both these communities owe a debt of gratitude to Mayumi Tsutakawa.