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Mar 2016

Complex Exchange: Power | Privilege

Mar 23 2016, 7:00 am9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum, Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from varying disciplines in a series of conversations related to issues of race, power, and politics of representation. Artists, technologists, activists, writers, and community builders tackle themes inspired by the exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). Complex Exchange…

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Masterpiece Code Switch: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley

Mar 30 2016, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle , WA 98101 United States
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The Gage Academy of Art presents Masterpiece Code Switch: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley with panelists Gary Faigin of Gage Academy of Art; Frye Art Museum Educator, Negarra Kudumu ; and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, writer, artist, and filmmaker. Join us as we discuss the racial, social, and artistic issues these provocative paintings raise. This discussion coincides with the Seattle Art Museum's exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. American artist Kehinde Wiley has gained national prominence with his hyperrealist Proto-Baroque portraits in which he substitutes contemporary people of…

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Apr 2016

Youth Speaks Seattle 2015-2016 Slam Series

Apr 1 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle , WA 98101 United States
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$5 - $10

Youth Speaks Seattle holds space for liberation of self, building community, and educating future generations. The top five poets go on to represent Seattle at Brave New Voices 2016—the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Washington, D.C. Participants must be ages 13 to 19 to compete. Suggested admission: youth $5, adults $10 (although no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Photo by Tim Aguero.

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CREATIVE ADVANTAGE WORKSHOP 3: TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE

Apr 2 2016, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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How can the arts support students who have experienced trauma? This workshop offers critical insights and personal experiences of teaching artists using a trauma-informed teaching practice. Participants will gain skills and techniques to build community in diverse classroom settings. OTHER CREATIVE ADVANTAGE SESSIONS IN THIS SERIES FEB 20 Workshop 1: Social Practice in Arts Education MAR 19 Workshop 2: Strategies for Youth Voice MAY 7 Workshop 4: Social & Emotional Learning Free and open to any interested TAs, community organizations or…

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COMPLEX EXCHANGE: COLLABORATION | CONNECTIVITY

Apr 13 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum, Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from varying disciplines in a series of conversations related to issues of race, power, and politics of representation. Artists, technologists, activists, writers, and community builders tackle themes inspired by the exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). Complex Exchange…

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“Red Lineage” Workshop Tour

Apr 21 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Presented by artist and poet Natasha Marin and Hugo House, Red Lineage is the title of an original poem, adapted to allow others to personalize their own version. When performed, these poems echo and overlap, fostering a sense of community despite real or perceived barriers. Join us for a Red Lineage workshop tour, inspired by the Seattle Art Museum exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Photo: Naomi Ishisaka

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May 2016

COMPLEX EXCHANGE: MEDIA | REPRESENTATION

May 4 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum, Complex Exchange pairs Seattle community members from varying disciplines in a series of conversations related to issues of race, power, and politics of representation. Artists, technologists, activists, writers, and community builders tackle themes inspired by the exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). Complex Exchange…

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A New Republic: Drop-In Drawing Session

May 5 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Visit SAM on First Thursdays during the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic for a free drop-in drawing session led by local artists. Photo: Robert Wade.

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SAM Teen Night Out

May 6 2016, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Free

Calling all high school—aged teens! Take over the museum and get loud at #SAMTeenNightOut with incredible DJs, teen art tours, and art-making workshops led by Seattle’s hottest contemporary artists. Free for teens. Photo via Jen Au.

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Creative Advantage Workshop 4: Social & Emotional Learning

May 7 2016, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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How can the arts teach students the skills they need to succeed not only in college and careers but also in their broader lives? This interactive workshop shares key concepts and techniques from the district and classroom perspective. Participants will leave with new ideas about cultivating social and emotional learning skills for all students. Free and open to any interested TAs, community organizations or Seattle Public Schools (SPS) arts specialists. Online registration required and includes three (3) Washington State clock…

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