By Tim Gruver NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ellen Ferguson can recall spending some of her favorite childhood memories in the same kind of place where she works today: museums. As the Director of Community Relations at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Ferguson has enjoyed a 40-year career with what she describes as one […]
Finalists announced for 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards
The Mayor’s Arts Awards has nominated 11 finalists this year, from over 350 nominations. Ellen Ferguson and Huong Vu were nominated under the Philanthropy Award, and Louie Gong was nominated under the Arts and Innovation Award. Ferguson is the board co-chair at the Wing Luke Museum. She also serves on the board of the Burke […]
2016 DINNER & AUCTION — Wing Luke Museum
Nearly 500 guests attended the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s Annual Dinner & Auction on March 26. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Seattle First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki, and San Francisco First Lady Anita Lee were among the attendees. The event raised approximately $480,000, exceeding the goal of […]
NEA head Jane Chu lauds arts curriculum for language-learners
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 […]
BLOG: What is the Wing’s fundraising formula for success?
By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s annual fundraising dinner is the envy of many Asian community organizations. This year yielded another record-breaking amount, $460,000 raised, a 13 percent increase from last year. The amount they raise each year, keeps increasing. How does the Wing do it? Find champions Having a generous board […]
BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing
By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum showcased a parade of impressive Asian Americans’ artwork at its annual dinner last Saturday at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 Asian Americans created some of their most amazing pieces for The Wing’s auction, which raised $400,000.
Uniting Communities — Women of Color Empowered share memories of inclusion
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly “I didn’t know I was breaking down barriers. I didn’t know I was creating new paths,” said Dr. Sharon Parker, the Assistant
Women of color building bridges and uniting communities
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A community can only be as strong as the bond of its people. If those bonds are weak, the community is easily divided, but the stronger they are, the more the community can work together.
BLOG: Watching new citizens for 22 years
By Assunta Ng I have attended the Fourth of July naturalization ceremony every year for the past 22 years.
BLOG: The good, the bad, and the ugly of SCP’s 30th Anniversary Gala
This entry was previously published in the Seattle Chinese Post’s May 5 issue. Join us for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. By Assunta Ng Paranoia I am not really superstitious. When we sold 40 tables for our anniversary gala, however, I stopped pushing for more. […]