This Week at the Wing Luke Asian Museum: FREE First Thursday of
the Month; "From Hiroshima to Hope"
Joann Natalia G. Aquino
jnaquino at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 2 14:28:02 PDT 2004
This Week at the Wing Luke Asian Museum:
FREE First Thursday of the Month
Thursday, August 5, 2004
Museum Hours: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Admission to the Wing Luke Asian Museum is FREE every first Thursday of the
Related event: First Thursday Art Walk & Art in the Park
It's also the First Thursday Art Walk when it's free admission to most
museums and downtown Seattle art galleries. View the work of emerging
artists and art and craft vendors at Occidental Park during the First
Thursday Art in the Park. For guide to Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle
visual arts scene, visit
20th Annual "From Hiroshima to Hope"
Friday, August 6, 2004 at 6:30 pm
Green Lake northwest shore, 7312 West Green Lake Drive North
Admission is free.
20th annual lantern floating peace ceremony honoring the victims of the
bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence.
Program includes musical performances, speakers, and Toro Nagashi lantern
floating ceremony at dusk. Special guest is Masahiro Sasaki from Hiroshima,
the older brother of Sadako. In 1955, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia,
"the atom bomb" disease, ten years after the atom bomb was dropped on
Special exhibitions at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race
On view until December 12, 2004
Main Exhibition Gallery
This project is the first exhibition at the Wing Luke Asian Museum to
involve a multiracial and multiethnic constituency outside of the Asian
Pacific Islander American communities, outreaching to include the African
American, Arab American, Hispanic and Latino American, Native American and
European American communities and sub-communities. Inspired by past
programming and community collaboration work addressing racism,
discrimination, and stereotypes, the Wing Luke Asian Museum and community
partners prepared the Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race, a juried art exhibition
that explore issues of race and race relations in today's society.
Prime Sponsors: Allen Foundation for the Arts, City of Seattle Department
of Neighborhoods, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
Case #082A: Violence through the Eyes of the Youth
On view until September 5, 2004
Gallery of Contemporary Arts and Issues
#082A is the police code for domestic violence with an arrest made. Within
these walls we bring you the tangles of domestic violence and its extremes.
The setting of a living shows its simplicity - domestic violence is
universal. The artwork reveals each area, cause and/or effect that violence
entitles. This exhibition includes resources for further understanding
domestic violence and ways to get assistance.
Created in partnership with the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family
Safety Center, part of the WLAM New Dialogue Initiative.
Call for Art and Upcoming Exhibitions at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
Asian and Pacific Islander Adoptees: A Journey through Identity
January 7, 2005 to September 4, 2005
Project Sponsors: Allen Foundation for the Arts, PONCHO
While many adoption trends are tied to specific historic events, such as war
and poverty, Americans adopting children from Asia has grown in demand. As
thousands of children and babies enter into the United States each year from
Asia, many prospective parents face challenges in raising a child of another
ethnicity from their own, as well as the general questions of identity
adoptees acquire through adolescence. The adoption experience is complex and
very personal. This exhibition captures the brave journey adoptees make in
pursuit of self-identity. This intimate exhibition is a unique melding of
history, personal testimony, culture, and art from adoptees, adoptive
parents, family members, and those involved in the adoption process.
Call for Art
The Wing Luke Asian Museum invites Asian and Pacific Islander adoptees in
America to submit artwork that explores issues and experiences related to
adoption for consideration in its upcoming exhibition on Asian Pacific
Islander Adoptees. We welcome artwork from artists of all generations and
backgrounds - professional or non-professional, working in all media,
including multimedia, visual and literary works.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is currently convening project partners and other
individuals to create an exhibition and accompanying programs on the
experience of Asian and Pacific Islander adoptees in America. While many
adoption trends are tied to specific historic events, forming the necessary
context for the exhibition, many of the experiences are incredibly complex
and personal and are best captured in the words and expressions of the
adoptees themselves. Due to the complex layers surrounding adoption,
including trans-racial adoption, many adoptees have expressed themselves
through art, including both visual and literary works. The exhibition will
be multimedia, including historic and personal artifacts, documents and
photographs, audio and video displays, and artistic works by Asian Pacific
Call for Entries
Individuals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska are eligible to submit
work. A jury panel comprised of 3 artists/arts professionals and 3 community
members will select artwork for inclusion in the exhibition. Selected
artwork must be delivered by November 30, 2004. Multimedia, visual and
literary work will be considered. Due to limited gallery space, artwork must
not exceed 30" x 30" unframed (if 2-D) or 36" x 15" x 24" (if 3-D) due to
limited gallery space. Work will be on display at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
from January 7 to September 4, 2005. Photographs of works may be displayed
on the Museum's website or a computer terminal in the exhibition for
educational purposes. Postmark Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2004.
For more information, please contact: George Quibuyen, WLAM Exhibits
Coordinator, at (206) 623-5124 x.115 or e-mail gquibuyen at wingluke.org.
Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The museum is closed on Mondays and Holidays.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is located at the heart of Seattle's
Chinatown-International District at 407-7th Avenue South in Seattle,
For more information about the Wing Luke Asian Museum, please visit our
website at www.wingluke.org.
Joann Natalia Aquino
Public Relations Manager
Wing Luke Asian Museum
407-7th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
phone: 206.623.5124 ext. 106
e-mail: jaquino at wingluke.org
joannnatalia_aquino at publicist.com
About the Wing Luke Asian Museum:
The Wing Luke Asian Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and
the 1995 recipient of the National Award for Museum Service, is the first
and only pan-Asian Pacific American museum in the country.
Founded in 1967, the Museum has a regional and national significance, and
celebrates its namesake of the first Asian American elected to public office
in the Pacific Northwest, Wing Luke. The Wing Luke Asian Museum is
dedicated to engaging the APA communities and the public in exploring issues
related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is located at the heart of Seattle's
Chinatown-International District at 407-7th Avenue South. The Museum is
committed to contributing to the economic development of its neighborhood,
Seattle's Chinatown/International District. Last year WLAM purchased a
historic building in the district that was built by Chinese American
pioneers in the early 1900's. We are currently in the midst of a campaign to
raise $24.7M to transform this building into the new expanded home for WLAM.
To learn more about current exhibitions and exciting programs and events at
the Wing Luke Asian Museum, please visit www.wingluke.org.
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