Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Learning the Story of Aboriginal Australians through Their Art

Since graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in accounting, Amin Andy Lakha has established a successful career, including as the CEO of Lakha Investments, spanning approximately three decades. Beyond his strictly professional pursuits, Amin Andy Lakha has actively supported the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).

Since its establishment in 1933, SAM’s collections have grown exponentially, from less than 2,000 pieces at its opening to over 25,000 in 2008. Notable for its collections of modern and ethnic art, it houses a significant number of pieces of Aboriginal Australian art.

With a history that can be traced back 30,000 years, Aboriginal Australian art is considered to be the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. Although the earliest forms of Aboriginal Australian artistic expression were rock carvings, indigenous artists eventually explored other forms and media, including canvas, fiber, and glass. The diversity of Aboriginal Australian art reflects the richness of the continent’s indigenous culture and serves as a way of connecting with others, despite linguistic, topographical, or tribal differences. This art has also been an effective avenue for the indigenous people of Australia to tell their story, especially amid their struggle for survival.

To learn more about Aboriginal Australian art, visit SAM. To plan your trip, visit SeattleArtMuseum.org.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pebble Beach Resorts Golf Courses


Since establishing Lakha Investments in Bellevue, Washington, in 1996, Amin Andy Lakha has served the asset management and real estate development company as its chief executive officer and director of real estate. When he’s not working, Amin Andy Lakha enjoys golfing at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas and at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California.

Pebble Beach Resorts in California is home to some of the most popular, well-reviewed golf courses in the world. Pebble Beach has hosted the United States Open Championship on five occasions, including 2010, and will celebrate the resort’s 100th anniversary by hosting the U.S. Open for a sixth time in 2019.

Pebble Beach Resorts is particularly well known for Pebble Beach Golf Links, a par-72 course that has been rated as the top public golf course in America by Golf Digest 13 years in a row. Pebble Beach caters to golfers at every level. Spyglass Hill Golf Course, for example, is considered one of the most difficult courses on the planet, while Del Monte Golf Course offers a more balanced playing experience. Additional courses include The Links at Spanish Bay and Peter Hay Golf Course.

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Career of Seahawks’ Quarterback Russell Wilson

Amin Andy Lakha, the chief executive officer and director of real estate at Lakha Investments in Bellevue, Washington, is an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson. Amin Andy Lakha has had the pleasure of meeting several Seahawks players.

Selected 75th overall in the 2012 National Football League draft by the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson immediately took over as the team’s starting quarterback. Wilson started all 16 games that season, compiling an 11-5 record and garnering his first of three Pro Bowl selections. Wilson threw for 572 yards in two postseason appearances that year.

In 2013, Wilson increased his passing yardage to 3,357, decreased the number of interceptions he threw, and matched the 26 touchdown passes of his rookie season. He was once again selected to play in the Pro Bowl. Wilson took a true step forward in the postseason, leading the 13-3 Seahawks to a Super Bowl title. Wilson completed more than 63 percent of his passes in the playoffs for three touchdowns and 524 yards.

In 2014, Wilson once again appeared in all 16 games as starting quarterback. Seattle returned to the Super Bowl after winning 12 regular-season games but fell to the New England Patriots. In 2015, Wilson increased his completion rate to 68 percent and threw a career-high 34 touchdown passes, earning a third trip to the Pro Bowl. The 10-6 Seahawks lost in the second round of the playoffs.