I’ll be signing prints at the Wing Luke Asian Museum when the museum kicks off its food drive to benefit the International District Food Bank next Saturday, November 14 from 1-3 p.m.
Marketplace, the museum’s store – which is a great place to find unique holiday gifts – will be featuring my 11×14 framed still-life prints and cards.
So stop by to say “hi,” see some of the great exhibits and a support a terrific cause.
November – A bountiful month at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, with activities going on for every interest from cooking to craft making.
During November the Marketplace will feature the stunning photography of Pulitzer Prize nominated local photographer Barry Wong. Barry’s warm and serene images of food, tea and tabletop remind us to take a moment to appreciate our daily food and share it with others. Barry will be in the Marketplace signing his prints on Saturday, November 14th, 1-3 PM. Cards with Barry’s enticing and delicious images will also be available for purchase.
Also on Saturday, the museum kicks off its food drive for the International District Food Bank. From November 14 – November 25, donate two non perishable food items and receive your 10 for $10 frequent shopper card, plus your first punch.
If you haven’t heard about our 10 for $10 frequent shopper card, here’s the scoop: A limited number of 10 for $10 cards will be issued. For every $10 you spend with us, you get a card punch. (Spend $10, get a punch, spend $20, get two punches etc. Ten punches equals $10 off on your next purchase!) The cards are also a collector’s item, featuring an original tiger design by local artist and Museum exhibits manager Michelle Kumata.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, pick up one of our fabulous Asian American cookbooks, now including the newly published The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens by local author Pat Tanumihardja.
On Saturday, November 21st, 1-3 PM celebrate Family Day at the Wing! Local artist Mizu Sugimura will demonstrate how to make origami balloons, expressing the abundance of the Thanksgiving season. The Marketplace will have several origami books and papers available for you to try on your own at home!
A sneak preview of December!
Mark your calendar: Thursday, December 3, 5-8 PM is our first annual Shop ‘til You Drop Holiday-O-Rama! Join us for cider, cookies and cheer and get a double punch on your 10 for $10 frequent shopper card. Witness the gift wrapping revolution! Local gift wrap expert Christina Rockrise demonstrates Furochic inspired by the traditional Japanese art of furoshiki,at 6 PM.
New merchandise is arriving daily to help you cook, set the table and have fun with friends and family. Remember, you can get a head start on all your holiday shopping at the Marketplace! By shopping with us, you support the museum, and your generosity doubles!
For more information, and updated events listings, visit our holiday website: wingluke.org/holidays
Remember, it’s always free to visit the Marketplace – museum admission not required!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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