Since 1996, Amin Andy Lakha has served as CEO of Lakha Investments in Bellevue, Washington. Active in the Seattle arts scene, Amin Andy Lakha supports organizations including the Seattle Art Museum.
This summer, SAM will present an exhibition called Infinity Mirrors, showcasing works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The works in the exhibition span five decades and date back to the original Infinity Mirror Room, completed in 1965. This room is filled with spotted white tubers and lined with mirrors so that the space appears to go on forever. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience this and other Infinity Mirror Rooms, which form the core of the exhibition.
Kusama will also have a variety of paintings and drawings on display, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to see how her various moves and encounters influenced her art. When she moved to New York in the late 1950s, there was a clear shift in her work and subsequent development as an artist. Ultimately, the artist’s move from disrupting installations to ethereal mirror rooms reflects the larger shift toward experiential exhibitions in contemporary art.
Amin Andy Lakha is a proficient real estate executive who serves as the CEO of Lakha Investments and the President of Premier Center Management, two real estate management firms in Bellevue, Washington. Outside of his professional work, Amin Andy Lakha is a supporter of the Aga Khan Development Network.
A nondenominational organization, the Aga Khan Development Network is a group of connected agencies that works to improve living conditions in communities around the world. The network has efforts in many sectors, including the environment, health, architecture, culture, rural and urban development, disaster relief, and education.
Educational initiatives at the Aga Khan Development Network include the Early Childhood Development Programme, which was founded to help young children prepare for the transition to primary school. Literacy programs and agricultural education and training are also core components of the network’s broad educational improvement efforts. In addition, the Aga Khan Academy, which was founded in 2009, operates as a professional development center and an English language learning center. For additional information on these programs, visit www.akdn.org.
Amin Andy Lakha has spent more than 20 years as the chief executive officer and director of real estate at Lakha Investments in Bellevue, Washington. Apart from his work life, Amin Andy Lakha supports the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
In December of 2016, the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) announced that performers Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold will retire following the conclusion of the 2016/2017 performance season.
A Carlisle, Pennsylvania, native, Imler began her PNB career in 1995. She moved up to the corps de ballet in 1996, became a soloist in 2000, and was promoted to principal in 2002. Imler received her training through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.
Bold is a native of Ulan Bator, Mongolia, who received his training through the Perm Choreographic Academy in Russia. Joining the PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996, he went on to become soloist in 1999 and was eventually promoted to principal in 2004.
The PNB Season Encore Performance in June will be especially dedicated to the two dancers and their remarkable careers. Tickets for that event will be available beginning in March of 2017.