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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Saturday, May 20 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Saturday Morning Cartoons - Part Three

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Back by popular demand, this FAMILY FRIENDLY interactive experience features artists Khadijah Jordan and Mujale Chisebuka. Hosted by Merri Ann Osborne, Executive Director/Mahogany Project, attendees will meet the artists and hear their artistic journeys. The conversation will be followed by hands-on workshops where you can create your own cartoon characters, find the superhero within and explore storytelling through a comic and animation lens. Coming together as community, attendees are encouraged to share their artwork and take home their new creations. Art supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and children are encouraged to attend! No experience is required! Let’s have some fun!!

Presenting & Performing Artist...
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Miles Irwin

Growing up in Kirkland, Washington, the natural world has always been a source of inspiration for me. It was in late high school when I had the epiphany that my love of theater arts, sculpting and storytelling could all come together in animation. I studied animation at San Jose State... Read More →
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Khadijah Jordan

Khadijah is an Illustrator and UX Designer based in Seattle. She enjoys designing and drawing characters that are fun, fantastical and often heavily inspired by her love for science fiction.Check out more illustrations at khajor.com/artwork... Read More →
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Mujale Chisebuka

As an artist, I love creating art that speaks to both myself and others about life and all the things it encompasses. The beauty, the culture, the moments, the upside and the down, Nature, the fear, the triumphs, and accomplishments- life is an amazing and mysterious miracle that... Read More →
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Merri Ann Osborne

Executive Director, The Mahogany Project
Hi everyone,I'm an actor, writer, song-writer, global traveller, outdoor enthusiast and Executive Director of the Mahogany Project. Collaborating with artists and bringing people together to share their stories, especially through interactive events, is a big passion of mine.My camping... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Pratt Fine Arts Center - Painting & Drawing Studio

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