Representing nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing, GATHER includes work from 21 Hilltop Artists alumni with artistic practices rooted in the Tacoma community.
Featuring a variety of contemporary glass artworks from vessels and sculptures to neon and installations as well as paintings and mixed media, GATHER highlights the outcomes and reach of the Hilltop Artists program while shining a light on opportunity gaps faced by these artists, many of whom have not yet been included in exhibitions on this scale. Curated by Trenton Quiocho, Hilltop Artist alum (2008), and current Teaching Artist. Presented in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.
GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists will be on view at TAM from March 26 through September 4, 2022.
Stay tuned for events throughout the run of the exhibition!
Artists featured in GATHER include: Douglas Jan Burgess II, Dale Chihuly, Candida Delgadillo, Taylor Haunhorst, Daria Hembree, Jessica Hogan, Dani Kaes, Cassandra Kuring, Emily Martin, Jason McDonald, Jason Mouer, Shayne Nutter, Trenton Quiocho, David Rios, Luis Sanchez, Samantha Scalise, Italo Scanga, Evan Schauss, Zane Scott, Ellye Sevier, Tony Sorgenfrei, Jesse Sorgenfrei, Jack Spitzer, Edgar Valentine, and Jacob Willcox.
Washington State Historical Society
Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.
All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
A Project by Borderland Collective
February 5 – October 16, 2022
All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.
Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:
The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.
In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.
When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come.
Young Women Empowered
SEattle , WA
Please join the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) for a work party at Marra Farm!
If you have any needs or questions, contact Y-WE Grow Program Coordinator Tayah (she/they) at firstname.lastname@example.org
African Community Housing and Development
2022 Season Starts MAY 14th!
See you there!
2nd & 4th Saturdays
May through October
10am – 2pm
Mano A Mano Family Center
Deseándoles un buen inicio de semana
Les compartimos información para poder hacer su cita y obtener una caja de comida Gratis!
Recuerde llamar a los números que aquí aparecen.
Wishing you a great start to the week
We want to share information that might help you obtain a box of food for Free!
Remember to call the numbers that appear on the flyer
503-363-1895- Northgate Center Location
503-315-2290- Colonia Libertad Location
University of Washington Language Learning Center
The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.
Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.
THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.
Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.
Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
This focused selection for the Henry’s mezzanine features recent photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) that represent his interest in how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. It is presented on the occasion of Sepuya’s 2022 Monsen Photography Lecture, occurring June 17, 2022. This annual presentation brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museums; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Vielmetter Los Angeles and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, a survey of work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Sepuya’s solo exhibition, Stage, was on view at Document in Chicago, and a publication co-curated and produced with TBW Books is forthcoming.
Henry Art Gallery
Seattle , WA
Across his artistic practice, ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California) challenges the hierarchies of gendered and racialized labor, combining a queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico, his ancestral homeland.
In textiles, ceramics, and metalwork, frequently in combination with found materials, garcia engages vernacular and craft practices historically cast in diminutive or marginalized roles, ascribing renewed value through intimate, ritual processes. The resulting objects are hybrid in nature—both malleable and solid, dense and porous, sharp and tender—evoking the body and its labor as a source of pleasure and pain, rupture and healing. Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade. Undoing the knots is as important as reknotting to find new points of connection and possibility. For his exhibition at the Henry, garcia worked with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington’s Ceramic and Metal Arts Building to create a series of new linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass. Comprised of individual, interlocking links, these chains will form a series of mutual and contingent relationships across their constitutive parts as they suspend and drape throughout the double-height volume of the gallery. Integrated among the linked-chain sculptures, garcia will install a collection of objects from his Mexico City studio, along with butterflies made of crocheted copper wire that escape the confines of the gallery and inhabit interstitial spaces of the museum. A complimentary exhibition publication will accompany the exhibition.
Washington State Historical Society
Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.
Polish Festival Seattle
Seattle , WA
Polish Festival Seattle is a family-oriented event for the Greater Seattle multicultural community. We are a place for Polish Americans to explore their heritage, and for all visitors to learn about their Polish neighbors. We believe that through cultural awareness, we build understanding and friendship.
Polish Festival Seattle returns to the Seattle Center!
This year we welcome our Ukrainian neighbors featuring dance and other shared traditions.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Guedes email@example.com | 971.200.0581
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HACIENDA CDC’S PORTLAND MERCADO INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE SUMMER FEST!
The Portland Mercado, the hub Latin-American culture in the heart of Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood invites the community to join us in a fun-filled summer celebration on July 9th from 12-7PM.
The Portland Mercado, known for its delicious cuisines from around the world has become a center for Latin-American culture. Summer Fest will celebrate the Latinx youth voice here in Portland with performances from Friends of Noise artists, local makers, community partners, a piñata making lesson, and fun water activities for the kids!
This is a family-friendly event perfect to beat the heat and join in fun festivities where neighbors, families, friends, and the broader community come together to enjoy live music, drinks, makers, and diverse flavors from across Latin-America. Join us!
All ages. All backgrounds. 12PM – 7PM
12:00:00 PM DJ Buena Suerte
3:00:00 PM Piñata making class
5:00:00 PM Oleada
5:45:00 PM Refugio
6:30:00 PM Alta Vocez
– Food from over 9 Latin-American countries
– Latinx musicians
– 10+ BIPOC vendors and makers
– Pinata making lesson and competition!
About the Portland Mercado
The Portland Mercado, the hub of Hacienda’s Empresarios program, has supported hundreds of local small business owners since it was founded in 2015. Hacienda’s business advising initiative began in 2006 and expanded to the Portland Mercado where BIPOC and low-income entrepreneurs can access the resources they need most like, our sliding-scale commissary kitchen, affordable commercial space, and educational programming to start or scale their business.
The Portland Mercado is an initiative of Hacienda CDC and is more than just Portland’s only Latino Market.
• We’re a thriving community of 19 permanent businesses, bringing together diverse cultures through food, art, and entertainment.
• We’re a fully licensed, affordable, and accessible incubator commercial kitchen, supporting 60+ food businesses as they craft, create, and sell a wide array of culinary creations across the region.
• We’re a diverse team of bi-lingual, bi-cultural business advisors, financial coaches, and marketing professionals, all working together to support new entrepreneurs as they dream, grow, and embark on the journey of starting their business.
About Hacienda CDC
Hacienda CDC was formed in 1986 to provide necessary housing and supportive services in a low-income, predominantly Latino community. At that time, NE Portland’s Cully neighborhood was home to the largest Latino population in Oregon. Since then, Hacienda has grown to provide affordable housing in 10 communities in Northwest Oregon and provide supportive services to over 1500 individuals, children, and families.
As Portland’s Latino population has grown rapidly, Hacienda continues building capacity to offer our bicultural services to Latinos and other low-income families. Hacienda embraces a holistic approach, providing culturally specific services that provide opportunities to access needed resources like growing or start a business, and buying a first home. We have grown to become Oregon’s largest Latino-led, Latino-serving housing organization and remain a trusted name in the community.
About the performers:
DJ BUENA SUERTE (AKA DIANA SUAREZ OF NOCHE LIBRE):
Artist Diana Suarez has been building a DJ practice since 2011, working to highlight the art and music of artists who have messages to share about liberation, self-determination, and collective activism. She has been a member of the Noche Libre DJ Collective since 2017, and has hosted radio programs on XRAY.fm
in Portland OR as well as KALX Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. She has gone by the monikers June Gloom, Tita, No Manches, Tia Bruja, Cuan the DJ and most recently, Buena Suerta. She often mixes classic cumbias, hip hop gems, international psych, chichas and more.
OC NOTE OF ALTA VOCEZ:
“Orange County producer/rapper ‘OC Note’ is a member of the Chicano-Chilean Rap-Duo, ‘Alta Vocez.’ Speaking both English and Spanish, OC Note uses his skill to tell their stories as well as the stories of others! Born from immigrants, OC Note is set on stamping the Spanish and English rap scenes, all while representing his home town and Chicanos just like him.”
Oleada, named for the Spanish word for tsunami, are an instrumental trio based in Portland, Oregon, playing a unique blend of Chicha-style cumbia grooves, surf guitar, post-rock, jazz, and dub. Since 2015, Oleada have washed over the Pacific Northwest, like the large waves that are their namesake, performing everywhere from traditional venues and restaurants, to Latin American cultural events and park concerts. The group have released two EPs and two singles, with a full-length album in the works.
21 year old hip hop artist Refugio strives to uplift his community and those whose perspectives need platforms through his music. Refugio shares stories, perspectives and his often conflicted understanding of the world around him inspired by his Mexican upbringing.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Seattle , WA
Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business and local artists in our community?
Treat yourself and your loved ones this summer at Africatown’s Soul on the Water market! Featuring dozens of Black-owned businesses selling amazing locally produced gifts and products, along with food trucks, music, and more! Bring your friends and family to Pier 62 to celebrate the summer with great gifts and good vibes.
Follow Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle on social media for updates
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Seattle , WA
About this event
Seattle Chinatown International District
Preservation and Development Authority
OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY
On Saturday, July 9, 1PM to 6PM, join the SCIDpda for OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY, a daytime street activation with DJs and live music, dancing, and refreshments in a unique part in the Chinatown International District.
This is a free, all-ages event! RSVP to let us know you are coming!
This event aims to welcome folks back into the neighborhood for a communal experience and fun summer day in a unique part of the CID neighborhood!
The programming for this event was built around various DJs and performers in the neighborhood’s extended community of talent — as well as Seattle’s broader music and dance scenes — to help bring life and energy to the alley.
The Black Parents Alliance works within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of our children. We advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars.
While leaders and elected officials trumpet the importance of family, current policies and practices at the federal, state, district and school levels rarely provide sufficient support to teachers or to parents, nor is anyone held accountable for comprehensively and consistently engaging a diverse range of families. Further, although there are excellent parenting education programs currently in use across the United States, many of them do not possess the depth of cultural relevance that allows the curriculum to fully resonate with Black parents, in particular.
BPA believes in prioritizing conversations about race, culture, class and gender in the context of family engagement; not to say that these things must, or should, be at the forefront of all of our conversations, but rather to say that those of us who provide services and solutions should learn as much as we can about the context of race and culture bias in which our children and families are embedded. It is critical for us to make conscious decisions about engaging with family and community members in ways that demonstrate a deeper and more complete understanding, as part of our efforts to build positive relationships that ensure parent engagement is an ongoing series of supports that create a strong foundation of connection, particularly in the early years.
- Meaningful engagement of parents of Black youth
- Build the capacity of parents and service providers for partnership
- Improving life outcomes for Black youth
- Tacoma Urban League
- Peace Community Center
- Tacoma Public Schools
- City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights
Meeting Schedule (2022)
4th Sunday of each Month
2pm to 3:30pm
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
About the Class
Experience an African Folkloric Dance class for youth and adults of all levels. Each participant will experience an opportunity for self-empowerment and celebration!
This class is a great workout, and participants will learn dances of West Africa to the beat of professional live drumming. Class structure: depending on attendance levels, instructors will run both a “kids camp” and “adults camp” option concurrently, to match the focus and interactive needs of all participants’ age levels. At the end of class, attendees will come back together to share out and conclude as a group.
Participants should be injury-free and in reasonably good health. Children must participate with an adult, no drop-offs. Please arrive promptly to secure your spot. All ages and levels are welcome. Workshop limited to 30 participants at a time.
This is the general format of classes planned. See descriptions below for variations by date.
See below to reserve your spot. Any questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILD is excited to bring back the BUILD Block Party for 2022. In partnership with the Columbia City Beatwalk, get prepared to bring your friends and family out for an afternoon of fun in the community. This year, the event will feature the talents of DJ Mr. Nyice Guy, Ya Girl Ness, and DJ Supreme La Rock.
Announcing PK in the Park! Summer programming has been a long time dream of ours and thanks to a generous grant from @schoolsoutwa
and OPSI, this dream gets to become a reality! We can’t wait to continue our support group Klatches over the summer, as well as a slew of other activities led by PK staff and other LGBTQ+ community members! There will be sign ups in Klatches next week, or email us at email@example.com for all the deets. Let’s go touch some grass and build community!
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays July 5-August 13
Rotating parks throughout Thurston County
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Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
Seattle , WA
PIER 62 | FREE
TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 7, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUN 21, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 5, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 19, 2022 FROM 5:30–6:30 PM
Storytelling has been the primary way that Native people have passed along knowledge, from how to conduct yourself to the details of historical events. Join Paul Chiyokten Wagner (Saanich) as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors, interspersed with his award‑winning Native American flute playing. Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday through July.