ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe 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.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Rubin Quarcoopome loves a good story. From his childhood days in Ghana hearing his father's tales of the mischievous Anansi to his adolescence in Detroit absorbing anime and movies, the allure of riveting tales helps him understand the world and its people. Rubin's artistic work latched onto photography and digital painting. He relishes the exploration of the the afrosurrealist, finding ways to make the ordinary weird, and the weird ordinary. His work focuses on telling Black stories and opening doors and ways for others in the BIPOC community to thrive.

Rubin's artistic work overlaps with his start-up, Designing in Color, an organization he co-founded with colleagues meant to diversify the way architecture is taught and practiced. His work has been featured at the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, as well as published in Blank Space's Fairy Tale anthology, Moevir Magazine, and Vigour Magazine.


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Saturday, May 20

12:00pm PDT

Sunday, May 21

12:00pm PDT

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