By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]
By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]
By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]
Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle might not be known as a traditional fashion town, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fashion industry here. That’s what nine Seattle-based Asian American fashion designers sought to prove, showcasing their work at The Wing Luke Museum’s Fashion Night on Jan. 19.
The Ho Nam Association recently announced its new officers for 2012. They are Sterling Luke, Bettie Luke, Andre Loh, and Marge Young.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The lowercase letters displayed underneath the restaurant’s name read “perry ko’s restaurant.”
This year, Sun May Company hosted the Canton Alley Art Exhibit in the International District. This year’s exhibit included artists Eun-Young Wan, Carina del Rosario, Gary Tang, Dean Wong, Jeff Wendland, the band Sometimes Astronauts, and others.
It’s all of the above for Wing Luke Asian Museum’s annual auction and dinner at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel held last Saturday, raising $310,000 from close to 500 guests.