Although I'm known for my relatively unique merger of Chinese/Northwest Native artistic influences, I never imagined that representatives of the Mayor's office would visit my studio in the International District to ask me to create a gift for the President of China! When they did so two weeks ago, I immediately set aside major projects with looming deadlines (including my October 1st show at ArtXchange Gallery and management of my critical crowdfunding campaign supporting Eighth Generation's wool blanket launch) in order to focus on creating what I thought would be the perfect gift to represent Seattle: To create this gift, I.. - Read More
Check out this rare video of Barack Obama talking directly about the mixed race experience. Rescued from a robust collection resources gathered during over a decade of working on mixed race issues, this short clip from MAVIN's Chasing Daybreak film is a priceless tool for generating discussion about race and identity.
How good is your knowledge of American history? How about Native history? In my travels, I often ask this simple question of the audience "Who was the first non-European to win a spot in the White House?"