Friday, April 24, 2015

Docent Updates and Reminders

Hello TAM Docents,


I hope to see many of you at tomorrow’s lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe’s Environment and Homes by Agapita Judy Lopez! I plan to record tomorrow’s lecture and I will have Myles upload it to the docent page in the next couple of weeks.


This is a reminder that we have docent training on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 am. This will be a refresher course on touring techniques.


There is a group tour scheduled next Tuesday and I still need a docent to lead it. Please review the information below and confirm by email that you can lead the tour at your earliest opportunity!!


Contact: Terri Burke, (425) 556-2342

Company/Community/Group name: Redmond Senior Center

Date and Time: Tuesday April 28th, 10:30 am

Number of Attendees: 12-21

Lunch in Café: Lunch in Cafe

Tour Type: Haub Family Galleries

Museum Contact: Kari x3065

Docent:  NEED


Docent Updates: We still have a lot of Tuesday shifts open. Please make sure to sign up for a Tuesday shift or even better a regular Tuesday docent shift – we have a lot of tours on Tuesdays.


Museum Updates: There have been changes in the Haub Family Galleries. I still don’t have documentation about those changes, but I will speak with Laura when she returns to the office next week. Also, some docents may have noticed that there are more docent positions on the Volgistics calendar. Since we are transitioning the School Tour Educators to Docent – School Tours position, I’ve created volunteer shifts specifically for school tours on the docent calendar. Now shifts are categorized by Adult Tours or School Tours. You do not need to sign up for the School Tour shift, but I would like all docents to recognize what type of shift he or she might be signing up for.


We ran out of time during our last training to vote on the next Field Trip destination. Please review the information below and EMAIL ME YOUR CHOICE.


·         Bainbridge Arts & Craft: Big Bad Birds (May 8 – June 1) All birds, all mediums, all month, until they fly out the door. Cameron Bahnson, Lori Bernstein, Lynn Brunelle, Cha Davis, Katy Gilmore, Denise Harris, Yuko Ishii, Johnpaul Jones, Karin Lowrie, Sally Robison, Lynnette Sandbloom, Raquel Stanek, Anna VonRosenstiel, Kamilla White, Susan Wiersema, and Mike Zitka.


·         Horizon House: Northwest Art Collection - One of our features which most impresses visitors to Horizon House is the vast collection of fine art. More than 200 pieces are distributed throughout the common areas of our community. Our collection includes an eclectic variety of genres and styles, but with a contemporary emphasis. Our art collection has been funded by the Residents’ Council and the Philanthropy Department, and is guided and managed by the Art Committee of the Council.


·         Wing Luke Museum: Bitter & Sweet Tour - Official tour of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. "The official Bitter & Sweet tour is a lovely way to see the real Chinatown-International District and discover the places frequented by Henry and Keiko - get an in-depth look at the neighborhood's rich history, diversity and layers of stories"- author Jamie Ford. Explore the Canton Alley apartment where (main character) Henry Lee lived. Visit Japantown and get a glimpse of the Panama Hotel. This tour gives you a real life look at the locations present in The New York Times bestselling book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. (Duration: 90 minutes)


·         MOHAI: American Spirits (April 2 – August 23) Step back in time to the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation! Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI, American Spirits brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life through a re-created speakeasy, films, photos, multimedia, and more than 100 rare artifacts. 


·         Bellevue Arts Museum: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection (March 13 – June 7) showcases over 200 pins which former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously used to make poignant diplomatic statements. The works on view span more than a century of jewelry design and include fascinating pieces from across the globe selected by Albright for their symbolic, rather than material, value. The exhibition explores the stories behind these brooches as well as their historical and artistic significance, highlighting jewelry's ability to communicate in a nonverbal yet powerfully articulate way.








Kara Bonavia

Volunteer Services Coordinator


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