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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Sunday, May 21 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Telling Stories Through Collages - Interactive Workshop

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Facilitated by collage artist Bernie Hall and featuring guest artist AshaAung Helmstetter, this interactive workshop will explore how stories can be told through the visual art form of collages.

Bernie and AshaAung will share ideas and concepts on collage making and the infinite stories that can be told through this evolving artform. Attendees will then be invited to create their own collages that reflect their experiences, hopes and dreams and how they show up in the world. Workshop participants can take their collage home after the workshop.

"Collages are an accessible art form. Regardless of experience, you can have so much joy through this art form."
Bernie Hall

Get ready to create and have fun during this workshop.

All ages are invited to attend
Materials will be provided
Feel free to bring any specific paper, cloth or other easy to glue items to the workshop

Produced by Bernie Hall in collaboration with The Mahogany Project (www.mahoganyproject.org)

Presenting & Performing Artist...
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Merri Ann Osborne

Executive Director, The Mahogany Project
Merri Ann Osborne is the Executive Director of the Mahogany Project, an arts organization that spotlights artists from the African diaspora. A multi-disciplinary artistand producer, she enjoys collaborating with artists and bringing people together to share their stories, especially... Read More →
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Bernie Hall

Bernie Hall is a Seattle based multi-disciplinary artist, writer, actor, drummer, dancer and visual artist who likes to incorporate universal cultural elements in his art. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, art gave Bernie a sense of rhythm in his life and a way to reflect on the world around... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2023 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Pratt Fine Arts Center - Painting & Drawing Studio