All about art inspiration at Girls Unlimited event

About 50 young women in middle and high school gathered for another session of Girls Unlimited on April 18 at Redmond City Hall.

About 50 young women in middle and high school gathered for another session of Girls Unlimited on April 18 at Redmond City Hall.

This session’s focus was on how art inspires people. Eight professional women spoke about differing art fields, which included acting, designing, writing, video and technology. Each woman shared their aspect of how art has inspired the work that they do and what it means to them. Things that were shared were “my acting and writing experience has helped me in my current role as a family law attorney, social media is where my art was shared and now it has become my business, and I have been successful in things and also have failed in things, but I have learned each time.”

The participants selected three sessions that they wanted to go see out of the eight speakers. The sessions were designed to be small so that participants could ask questions of the speakers.

“This is the fifth year of this program and it seems to get better and better each year with great presenters and participants learning so much from them,” said Ken Wong, Teen Programs administrator.

The speakers were:

Cheryl Platz, actress and keynote speaker and presenter; Serin Ngai, actress, playwright and family law attorney with her own solo practice; Hollis Wong-Wear, writer, performer and creative producer; Brenda Alamo, artist; Jenny Lam, co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a small software startup and design consultancy; Natasha Marin, writer, community-builder and interdisciplinary artist; Moorea Seal, retailer, designer and online curator; Suk Chai, designer/founder of alternative luxury RTW SCHAI.