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Black History Month Gallery Reception: Delbert Richardson & Jessica Rycheal

  • Seattle Foundation 1601 5th Avenue (19th Floor) Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)

Join us for a reception to to celebrate Black History Month and the work of two talented individuals, Delbert Richardson & Jessica Rycheal, featured in Seattle Foundation's current gallery installation. 

American History Traveling Museum: Delbert Richardson is the founder of the National Award Winning American History Traveling Museum: The "Unspoken" Truths, which utilizes authentic artifacts, storyboards, and storytelling to teach American history and educate participants of all ages. To counterbalance the way history has been taught for centuries through the lens of white supremacy or the oppressor, Richardson's work curates a more inclusive overview that focuses on the extreme courage, determination, and perseverance of people from other cultures whose stories have been intentionally omitted.

EVERYDAY BLACK: Interdisciplinary storyteller and Art Director Jessica Rycheal presents a selection of contemporary portraits from her first museum exhibition, "EVERYDAY BLACK." Recently featured at the Northwest African American Museum, Jessica's portraits explore the depth and humanity of blackness, in predominately-white Seattle and areas where gentrification and displacement eclipse black visibility. Her work meets the viewer with an intimacy that makes her subjects feel familiar, like kinfolk. Rycheal’s visual archive gives reverence to “regular black folks,” and underlines the beauty and heroism of blackness and its resilience in daily life.

Program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with remarks from Hasaan Kirkland, Curator for the Northwest African American Museum and remarks by the artists, followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, February 18. 

Earlier Event: February 15
A Certain Type of Brilliance
Later Event: February 22
Rhyme & Reason Poetry Show