Collision kills motorcyclist

Collision kills motorcyclist

At 4:50 p.m. Sept. 3, Federal Way police officers responded to a collision in which one man died near the intersection of Southwest Dash Point Road and 47th Avenue.

A 28-year-old man, driving a motorcycle westbound on Southwest Dash Point Road, lost control of his vehicle on a curve approaching the Southwest Dash Point Road and 47th Avenue intersection, police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said.

The motorcycle and its driver slid into a car traveling east on Southwest Dash Point Road, she said. The motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver of the car was not injured, Flores said.

Details as to whether either driver was from Federal Way have not been released yet, Flores said.

The collision is being investigated by the Federal Way Police Department, but alcohol does not appear to have factored into the incident, Flores said.

City to display artists’ works

The Federal Way Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2008 Gallery Program. The program provides artists the opportunity to display their artwork in the city’s two art galleries, one at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S., and the other at the Knutzen Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road.

Applications will be reviewed by the arts commission, and about 11 artists will be selected by the end of October to display their work at the galleries in 2008.

Each artist will have the opportunity to display 10 to 15 pieces of his or her art for about three months at a time, Recreation and Cultural Services Superintendent Mary Faber said. Applicants are not required to reside in Federal Way, Faber said.

Winning artists will receive a $200 honorarium and are encouraged to sell their work while it is on display, according to the city’s 2008 Gallery Program press release.

The Federal Way Arts Commission looks for a variety of visual artwork when picking applicants, Faber said. In past years, nationally renown and now deceased artist Jacob Lawrence displayed his artwork at the galleries, Faber said.

To apply for a gallery display, submit a resume and photo samples of visual artwork to Mary Faber by Sept. 14.

Applications can be downloaded at Applications can also be picked up at the Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., or requested by calling (253) 835-6921. All applications and supplemental information should be sent to Mary Faber and the City of Federal Way at P.O. Box 9718, Federal Way, WA 98063. Applications can also be dropped off at the Community Center.

Han Woo-Ri gets a check from King Co.

King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer presented a check in the amount of $50,000 to Federal Way at the City Council meeting Sept. 4.

The money is to be used toward the organization of the city’s Han Woo-Ri Festival.

Von Reichbauer explained that King County supports the Korean population in Federal Way and the festival. Korea is an important trading partner with the United States and has long been an ally in times of war, he said.

The festival, which celebrates Korean culture, will take place Sept. 21-23 at The Commons at Federal Way. For more information about the festival, call (253) 835-6868.

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