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 • 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Artist Talk: Gabriela Garcia

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My art emanates from profound experiences of loss, grief, and love in the context of the Venezuelan diaspora, intergenerational struggles, and transcultural experiences. My dark humor mixes with a curiosity for the world (aka chisme), and a desire to connect with others. I reflect on systemic injustices, communal resistance, and personal realities that continuously have clashed and coexisted in history - and how they inform a singular moment of our life. I also seek to pay tribute to people and movements that made it possible for me to be who I am today.

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Gabriela Garcia

Gabi is a venecuir illustrator and designer based in Seattle. She was born and raised in Venezuela, and is mostly self-taught in her art practice. She works in digital media, watercolor, lino, and mixed media. Gabi also loves facilitating art workshops, and making the exploration... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Grand Hall

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