The Bruce Lee Collectors Exhibit, The Beginning of a Legend, the Story of a Man opens June 26th, 2003!
SEATTLE, WA -
THE BRUCE LEE
COLLECTORS EXHIBIT 2003
of a Legend,
the Story of a Man
This exciting exhibit opens June 26, 2003 and runs through December 2003.
The exhibit will be open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) from 10am-8pm at 519 6th Ave. S. (S. King and 6th Ave. S. - the former Uwajimaya building) in Seattles International District. Admission is $9 general, $5 students, seniors (62 years & older), and groups of ten or more, free for ages 5 & under.
The exhibits opening date coordinates with the official Bruce Lee Convention on July 12-13 in Burbank, California (www.bruceleeconvention.com).
This Seattle exhibit devoted to martial arts legend Bruce Lee will be on display exclusively in Washington state this year, marking the 30th anniversary of his death.
The late movie actor lived in Seattle for several years before making it big in landmark martial arts films such as Enter the Dragon and Fists of Fury. Lee opened his first martial arts studio in the Seattle's International District. He attended the University of Washington where he was a philosophy student. His first break was starring as Kato in the television show, The Green Hornet.
The exhibit will feature hundreds of Bruce Lee memorabilia, including his jabbing machine, an original pair of nunchaku, Green Hornet items, personal clothing as well as letters and drawings. The memorabilia is from the private collection of Seattle resident Perry Lee and others.
At the heart of the exhibit, designers will recreate Bruce Lees martial arts studio or kwoon, where he taught kung fu to students. Visitors can imagine practice sessions in the kwoon or experience the early days of Lees growing popularity and the excitement of the 1960s and 70s when he made a name for himself. Lee died in 1973 of cerebral edema. He is buried in Seattles Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill.
Proceeds from the Bruce Lee Collectors Exhibit will go to a new low-income housing development for families in Seattles International District, and to the Bruce Lee Foundation. Inter*Im, the exhibits sponsor, is a non-profit organization revitalizing Seattles International District and other Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Puget Sound area.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Uwajimaya, and Wells Fargo have generously provided support for The Bruce Lee Collectors Exhibit 2003 - The Beginning of a Legend, the Story of a Man.
For more details, please call the exhibit information line, 206-277-9437. The website is www.brucelee-exhibit.org.
Major Corporate Sponsors
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people's lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community. Led by Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an endowment of approximately $24 billion.
Uwajimaya is the largest family-owned and operated Asian food-related business in the Pacific Northwest. Uwajimaya serves over two million customers annually. Uwajimayas three retail stores are located in Seattles International District, Bellevue,WA and Beaverton,OR.
Wells Fargo is a $349 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through 5,600 financial services stores across North America and elsewhere internationally and online at www.wellsfargo.com. Wells Fargo has more than 2,400 team members in Washington and 127-plus stores.
The Bruce Lee Foundation, formed in 2002, is a California nonprofit, 5013, dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Bruce Lees art, philosophy, life and legacy for generations to come.
The name, likeness, image, domain names, designs and trademarks of, or associated with, Bruce Lee are owned by Concord Moon, L.L.P. and are used by Inter*Im with Concord Moon L.L.P.s permission.