VOLUME 28 NO. 12 | MARCH 14 - MARCH 20, 2009


Last call for artists to celebrate APA month

Last updated 3-12-09 at 11:47 a.m.

ArtXchange Gallery is accepting submissions for a May/June 2009 group show to celebrate the rich history and diverse culture of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in the Pacific Northwest.

In observance of the national APA Heritage Month in May, ArtXchange is seeking “artwork that illustrates the beauty and diversity of Asian Pacific American heritage. Pieces should reflect how one embraces their identity as an Asian Pacific American, as well as exhibit the uniqueness of their multicultural experience.”

The exhibition will run for two months. The opening and its art reception will be held during the Pioneer Square First Thursday art walk in May, and a second reception will be held during the First Thursday art walk in June. Music or performance works could be exhibited on the First Thursdays.

ArtXchange is looking for artists whose work exemplifies the theme of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. All forms of media are acceptable — painting, drawing, photography sculpture, film/video, mixed media, and installation.

The application deadline is March 15, 2009. (end)

For a list of detailed submission criteria or for more information, visit www.artexchange.org or e-mail info@artxchange.org.


New international schools in Seattle

Last updated 3-12-09 at 11:54 a.m.

Concord Elementary and Denny Middle School have been designated as international schools and will be implementing an international program aimed at educating and preparing students for the cultural understanding needed to succeed in a global community.

The program will specifically focus on multicultural literature, global economics, global health, music, dance, and drama from around the world.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, March 3, and included a media event involving Superintendent Maria L. Goodloe-Johnson, School Board Director Steve Sundquist, and the principals of the two schools. The media were invited to sit in during a math class taught in Spanish to get an understanding of what an international school program involved.

The latest designation marks the Seattle Public School’s third international elementary and second international middle school. (end)


Afraid of computers? Seattle Public Library can help

Last updated 3-12-09 at 11:55 a.m.

The Seattle Public Library is offering free computer classes for individuals with little or no experience. Parking for the classes, to be held at various locations throughout the King County libraries, will be made available at the Central Library garage at regular rates. Classes will run from March through the end of April. Registration is required to participate in the computer classes. (end)

For more information or to sign up, call 206-386-4636.


Free classes: Goodwill’s job training and education program begins soon

Last updated 3-12-09 at 11:58 a.m.

Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center in Seattle is currently enrolling people in free classes for the upcoming session, which runs from March 16 to May 7. These courses teach those with significant barriers about valuable skills within the workplace to find and keep jobs.

The 10-week Retail and Customer Service Training program, which includes two weeks of on-the-job training, teaches participants how to use computers in a retail environment and maintain the appearance of a store and merchandise products. This program also teaches “soft skills,” such as proper workplace behavior.

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a way for mature, self-directed adults (21 and older) to earn a high school diploma. Students demonstrate skills at the high school level by applying the knowledge they have learned through their career, family, and community experiences. 

Adult basic education classes are also available. Some of them include English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), computer fundamentals, and everyday math. (end)

For enrollment information, please call 206-360-5791 or visit seattlegoodwill.org. Goodwill’s center is located at 1400 South Lane St., Seattle.

BRIEFLY

Last call for artists to celebrate APA month
New international schools in Seattle
Afraid of computers? Seattle Public Library can help
Free classes: Goodwill's job training and education program begins soon


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