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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Quiero Flamenco

Quiero Flamenco
Spokane, Washington
Monica Mota, director of Quiero Flamenco, is a Hispanic artist, originally from Texas. Monica has been teaching and performing Flamenco for the past twenty years. She has also danced professionally as a ballet dancer with the New Mexico Ballet Company and with the Bill Evans Dance Company. Monica has performed as soloist for the Denver Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre, Oleaje Flamenco of Seattle, Flamenco Denver, Solo Flamenco of Portland and Underground Flamenco of Denver. Additionally, Monica has performed her own solo choreography at On the Boards in Seattle.

Monica has trained under Sara de Luis of Pacific Northwest Ballet, has studied Flamenco in Granada, Spain, and has also studied with numerous Spanish artists.

Monica obtained her B.A. in Dance from the University of New Mexico and a Masters in Teaching from Whitworth University.

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