Supporting the Arts
My piece “Ciao!” went home with the highest bidder at Artist Trust’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction, and I’m glad the proceeds will go towards supporting artists in Washington state. Artist Trust has helped me gain skills, confidence and connections as a professional artist, and it truly makes an impact on the arts community, so I was happy to add to that impact.
Next up: The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s auction, Saturday, March 17th at the Westin. “Tree Reflections” will be up for auction to help support the museum’s many wonderful programs that highlight Asian Pacific American experiences. I’ve had a long relationship with the WLAM, going back to my days as a writer when I directed its exhibition and edited its book, A Different Battle: Stories of Asian Pacific American Veterans. I was also a teaching artist and mentor for its Youth CAN program, which First Lady Michelle Obama presented with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2010. I hope to see you at the auction! (And remember, you can bid by proxy if you can’t make it.)