Arts & Culture

Asia Pacific Cultural Center wins state Heritage award

Liu Hui Yu, 15, performs a traditional dance during a series of performances by Chinese students visiting Tacoma at the 2016 annual Asian New Year celebration organized by the Asia Pacific Cultural Cente at the Tacoma Dome.
Liu Hui Yu, 15, performs a traditional dance during a series of performances by Chinese students visiting Tacoma at the 2016 annual Asian New Year celebration organized by the Asia Pacific Cultural Cente at the Tacoma Dome. dperine@thenewstribune.com

Tacoma’s Asia Pacific Cultural Center has won the Governor’s Heritage Award for an organization, one of five honorees just announced by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Arts Commission.

The annual awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the arts and cultural traditions of the state. Other 2016 honorees include Seattle visual artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Vashon Center for the Arts in the arts award category, musician Oscar Galvan in the heritage category and violinist Quinton Morris for the Young Arts Leader award.

It’s the second time in two years a Tacoma organization has won one of the awards. In 2015, the Northwest Sinfonietta won the Arts Organization award.

This year’s winners will be honored at an awards dinner Nov. 15 at Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and include hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, circus entertainment and more.

For more information, see arts.wa.gov.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

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