ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Sunday, May 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Listening to the past: Ancestor memory as a tool for understanding your purpose

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Inye Wokoma and Elisheba Johnson will show the connected threads of both of their family's histories of community building and how that has shaped the creation and development of Wa Na Wari.  

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Elisheba Johnson

Elisheba Johnson is a curator, poet, public artist, and consultant that lives in Seattle, WA. Johnson, who has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings, and creative... Read More →
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Inye Wokoma

Inye Wokoma’s family has lived in the Central District since the 1940s and has been entrenched in the neighborhood’s long history of Black art, culture, commerce, worship, institution building and political activism. As an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and visual artist... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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