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    JUNE 2007 EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS AT THE WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM Media Contact: Joann Natalia Aquino, Public Relations Manager (206) 623-5124 ext. 106,
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      JUNE 2007 EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS AT THE WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM 


       

      Media Contact: 

      Joann Natalia Aquino, Public Relations Manager   
      (206) 623-5124 ext. 106, jaquino@...     

       


       

      Free First Thursday
      Thursday,  June 7, 11am-4:30pm 

      Admission to the Museum is free every first Thursday of the month. Regular hours apply.  



       

      New Years All Year Round 

      On display through June 10
      Gallery of Contemporary Arts & Issues at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
      This family-friendly multimedia exhibition highlights the New Year traditions of local Chinese, Korean, Cambodian, and the Diwali: The Festival of Lights.  Discover how people celebrate New Year in their community and at home.   

       


       

      Free Family Day at the Wing!
      Featuring storytelling and workshop on Japanese traditional wooden dolls
      Saturday, June 16, 1pm-3pm

      Nancy Calos-Nakano, veteran storyteller/performer, will share with guests the history of Japanese traditional wooden kokeshi dolls. Participants will also have a chance to create their own doll.

       
      Join us every third Saturday of each month for the free Family Day at the Wing!, featuring artist-led and family-friendly activities from 1pm-3pm.  For more info, call (206) 623-5124 ext. 114 or email events@....   
       

       
      Lost in Interpretation: Healthcare in the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community
      On display June 29 through August 19
      Gallery of Contemporary Arts & Issues
      This unique exhibition highlights the cultural disparities in healthcare affecting the Asian Pacific Islander American community.  A part of the New Dialogues Initiative, a multi-strategy program and multi-sensory exhibits that promotes dialogue around contemporary issues critical to the APIA community, this exhibit investigates a question weighing heavily in our communities:  Where does the U.S. healthcare system breakdown for APIAs and why?

      A series of public programs will be held in conjunction with this exhibition.  Visit http://wingluke.org/events/upcoming.htm for the calendar listing.

       
      How the Soy Sauce Was Bottled: Uncommon Stories of Common Objects
      On display now through November 30
      Main Gallery at the Wing Luke Asian Museum  
      This special exhibition features the artwork of Heinrich Toh, James Lawrence Ardena, June Sekiguchi, Saya Moriyasu and Susie Jungune Lee who created new works based on the artifacts, photographs and documents in the Museum's permanent collection. From perspectives and views on Asian Pacific Americans, examinations of identity and place, to commentary on the state of isolation of the immigrant experience, the individual artworks illustrate how the collection inspired and influenced the artists' designs.   
       
       
       
       
      CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: 
      The Wing Luke Asian Museum is Seeking Volunteers   
      The Museum has many volunteer opportunities available. Positions vary according to interests and needs. Learn how you can contribute your time and experience in service to the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Contact (206) 623-5124 ext. 132 for more details. 
       

       
       
      GENERAL INFORMATION
       
      Wing Luke Asian Museum
      407 Seventh Avenue South
      Seattle, WA  98104
      (206) 623-5124
       
      HOURS:
      Tuesday to Friday: 11 AM to 4:30 PM
      Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 4 PM
      Closed on Monday and holidays
       
      ADMISSION:
      $4.00 Adults
      $3.00 Students/Seniors
      $2.00 Children 5 to 12
       
       
      The Wing Luke Asian Museum (WLAM) is an Asian Pacific American community-based museum with a unique emphasis on the community development process. The Museum is dedicated to engaging the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. It is a museum of regional and national significance, and is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. In 2003, WLAM purchased the historic building East Kong Yick Building in Seattle's International District/Chinatown that was built by Asian American pioneers in the early 1900's to transform this building into its new home. Construction has begun, and the expanded museum will open in May 2008.

       
      For more information on Wing Luke Asian Museum's exhibitions and events, contact Joann Natalia Aquino, Public Relations Manager, at (206) 623-5124 ext. 106 or email jaquino@....

       

       

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      Joann Natalia Aquino
      Public Relations Manager
      Wing Luke Asian Museum
      407-7th Avenue South
      Seattle, WA 98104
      phone: 206.623.5124 ext. 106   |   fax: 206.652.4963
      www.wingluke.org

      e-mail: jaquino@...
       
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