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Saya Moriyasu befriends onsen creatures in ‘Ozekitachi 尾石達 — Stone Tails’

Longtime Seattle artist Saya Moriyasu debuts a new body of work in Ozekitachi 尾石達 — Stone Tails, opened Saturday, March 2 at in Pioneer Square. This new body of work arose from visits to hot...

“Yukie’s Island: My Family’s World War II Story” illustrates the resiliency of imagination, human...

In Yukie’s Island: My Family’s World War II Story, a young 8-year-old Yukie Kimura narrates her upbringing during World War II in northern Japan, living the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter. With her...

Saiyare Refaei uplifts AAANHPI community with new artwork at Fred Hutch

Saiyare Refaei, the Tacoma-based, Chinese-Iranian artist who was recently selected for the Fred Hutch Cancer Center’s Public Art and Community Dialogue Program, unveiled their artwork to the public last month - a digital drawing of two...

Exploring the history of the Aloha Shirt and artist John Liggett“Keoni” Meigs at the...

Who first created the Aloha Shirt? The origins are unclear - and while Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-1951, currently on display at the Washington State Museum in Tacoma does not...

Exploring connections between humanity and nature in Jiyoung Chung’s Between & Within exhibit at ArtXchange Gallery 

Jiyoung Chung’s latest solo exhibition at ArtXchange Gallery, Between & Within, showcases a rich collection of new work that reinterprets the traditional craft of joomchi, the Korean tradition of making hand felted hanji (mulberry) paper by hand, as a vessel of...

Tacoma-based artist Kenji Hamai Stoll nurtures cultural re-connection through art

For Tacoma-based muralist, designer, and public artist Kenji Hamai Stoll (KHS), art is more than creating. It is the vessel through which he examines and connects with his Japanese-American identity, builds community, and learns...

Chera Amlag bakes up the perfect recipe for community advocacy through Hood Famous

From humble roots beginning with a monthly pop-up called Food and Sh*t, to opening her first storefront in Ballard, and now with a brick and mortar cafe in the Chinatown-International District, Chera Amlag (along...

Jane Wong navigates intergenerational trauma, familial history and more in first solo exhibition at...

Upon entering the space which holds poet, essayist, and professor Jane Wong’s first solo exhibition, After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly, one is greeted with a large altar and a screen that...

Prince Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith preserves cultural tradition through contemporary art

Throughout July at ArtXchange Gallery, stunningly intricate hand embroidered leaves, papercut and stencil works, and more were on display in The Impermanence of Life, a solo exhibition by Prince Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith. Coming from...

Viengthong Restaurant celebrates Lao culture through food

Tucked in an unassuming strip mall near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Rainier Avenue in South Seattle is Viengthong Restaurant, a Lao-Thai restaurant which serves dishes from both cuisines. What...