Shadow Patterns

Late afternoon is a special time for appreciating the Garden’s architectural details and the interplay of light and shadow. This view of the east gate reveals the intricate layering of design elements and color, from blue sky to woodwork. Any pleasant day throughout late fall and winter is a wonderful time to come for a walk and savor the Garden’s beauty as the sun slips into the western horizon. Photo by Sandy Marvinney. 

Courtyard a Kaleidoscope of Color

The Celebration of Traditional Culture on Saturday, September 16, turned Knowing the Spring Courtyard into a swirl of dance, song, and art by performers from seven Chinese community organizations. Shown above is “Cheongsam Dream,” performed by the Seattle Branch of The World Cheongsam Alliance. More photos will be posted soon on the website and in social media. Thank you again to our event cosponsors: America Long Yu Traditional Opera and Face-Changing Art Academy, US China Peony Culture Foundation, and Frank Li, who brought together the performing groups.

Collaborating organizations included: Chinese Radio Seattle, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Chongqing People’s Association of Washington, North American Artistic Performance Art Group, LS Entertainment LLC, Seattle Beijing Opera School, Seattle Jiangsu-Jiangzhe-Shanghai Association, Seattle Song and Dance Group, Tew Chew Association of Washington State, Washington US-China Education and Culture Promotion Association, The World Chinese Cheongsam Alliance-Seattle Branch, Xishan Tea Party of Seattle, and Xuemei Education Institute. 谢谢!

June 24 Kite Festival: Action in the Air and on the Ground

A beautiful, breezy day drew close to 400 people to the Garden’s fifth annual Kite Festival. Along with dragons, butterflies, and rainbow kites, the first ever octopus drew a lot of attention. It was one of the highest flying kites too. Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy students led by Dr. Mei-Hui Lu drew an appreciative audience for demonstrations of martial arts styles including pole, sword, taijichuan, and others. Thank you to The Boeing Company for its sponsorship and to Boeing volunteers who helped with event planning and during the festival.