Co-presented with the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART & IDEAS. Vancouver architect and urban ecologist David H.T. Wongwho helped found one of Singapore's largest design firmsand has long been a prominent Asian Canadian activist, visits with a remarkable first book. Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America (Arsenal Pulp) tells in graphic narrative form a history that is over one hundred years in the tellingand does so with a good amount of Seattle input along the way. Bettie Luke of the Luke Family Association at the Wing Luke Museum, and Dr. Connie C. So of the University of Washington, are among those with welcoming forewords in this captivating book. "This is action-packed history for new generations in which David H.T. Wong presents over 100 years of Gold Mountain stories, drawn and told with passion and a critical eye. A rousing tribute to our pioneers!" - Paul Yee. Free admission. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park. For more information, also see www.seattleartmuseum.org.