Upcoming events


Rhyme & Reason Poetry Show
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rhyme & Reason Poetry Show

Rhyme and Reason, a curated poetry show that centers the voices and stories of black folk—as told by black folk. Four performers grace the stage to share intimate, beautiful and heart-wrenching experiences through the arts of storytelling and song. Performances by: Jessica Rycheal, Nikkita Oliver, Ismail Yusuf & Ebo Barton.

Click here to buy tickets online. Doors open at 7pm. Food service begins at 7:30pm. Performances start at 8pm.

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Festival : Festival
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Festival : Festival

festival:festival excels in investing in artists and cultural workers who have been historically underrepresented due to systemic injustice. We create empowering experiences rooted in artistic rigor through dialogues of joy, resilience, and beauty. We thrive to build a sustainable and accessible arts community.

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A Certain Type of Brilliance
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Certain Type of Brilliance

Femmes possess an alchemy that can’t be quantified, but which draws us together and enables us to be bold, ingenious, and capable of a magic that fortifies our own hearts and the soul of the community around us. A Certain Type of Brilliance is a celebration of femmes’ ability to pull amazing things out of thin air, to create on a dime, to use our vulnerability and creativity as our greatest assets in resistance to oppression.

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"Altar Call" by Jessica Rycheal, Gallery Opening Reception
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Altar Call" by Jessica Rycheal, Gallery Opening Reception

In Altar Call, Southern Multidisciplinary Storyteller Jessica Rycheal explores themes of grief, mental illness, and generational trauma. Embracing the influence of her vivid pentacostal upbringing, the artist uses self-portraiture to usher the viewer into a sanctuary of healing and self-reconciliation. For Rycheal, the departure from organized religion was the genesis of the artist’s journey home to self. However, the tension between traditional faith practices and the shift from holiness to wholeness creates an emotional monologue about forgiveness and self-discovery. In this body of work, we are invited to hold the complexities of past and present influences in harmony as we experience a stained-glass mosaic of vulnerability, resilience and freedom.

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"Altar Call" x Jessica Rycheal, Photography Exhibition
Jul
9
to Jul 28

"Altar Call" x Jessica Rycheal, Photography Exhibition

In Altar Call, Southern Multidisciplinary Storyteller Jessica Rycheal explores themes of grief, mental illness, and generational trauma. Embracing the influence of her vivid pentacostal upbringing, the artist uses self-portraiture to usher the viewer into a sanctuary of healing and self-reconciliation. For Rycheal, the departure from organized religion was the genesis of the artist’s journey home to self. However, the tension between traditional faith practices and the shift from holiness to wholeness creates an emotional monologue about forgiveness and self-discovery. In this body of work, we are invited to hold the complexities of past and present influences in harmony as we experience a stained-glass mosaic of vulnerability, resilience and freedom.

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Body Party by Trap Vinyasa
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Body Party by Trap Vinyasa

Body Party is your holistic house party, offering space for women to move and explore feminine wellness, holistically. We start with Trap Vinyasa’s radically body positive hip hop yoga experience, followed by a soul-caffeinating guided mediation and end with a juicy panel surrounding sexual, mental and spiritual wellness.

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Rhyme & Reason Poetry Show
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Rhyme & Reason Poetry Show

Rhyme and Reason, a curated poetry show that centers the voices and stories of black folk—as told by black folk. Four performers grace the stage to share intimate, beautiful and heart-wrenching experiences through the arts of storytelling and song.

+ Soul Food & Cocktails

The food offering include gumbo, mac and cheese, tasso ham bits, fried chicken, and white rice.

Click here to buy tickets online.

Doors open at 7pm. Food service begins at 7:30pm. Performances start at 8pm.

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Black History Month Gallery Reception: Delbert Richardson & Jessica Rycheal
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Black History Month Gallery Reception: Delbert Richardson & Jessica Rycheal

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.

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A Certain Type of Brilliance
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Certain Type of Brilliance

Femmes possess an alchemy that can’t be quantified, but which draws us together and enables us to be bold, ingenious, and capable of a magic that fortifies our own hearts and the soul of the community around us. A Certain Type of Brilliance is a celebration of femmes’ ability to pull amazing things out of thin air, to create on a dime, to use our vulnerability and creativity as our greatest assets in resistance to oppression.

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Framing Blackness: Documenting the Spectrum of Black Identity
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Framing Blackness: Documenting the Spectrum of Black Identity

  • Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ASUW A+E and ECC are happy to present our first workshop with Jessica Rycheal.

Journey with us through the visual archive of Interdisciplinary Storyteller and Art Director Jessica Rycheal, as she explores the spectrum and intersections of black identity. As demonstrated in her first museum exhibition, EVERYDAY BLACK at the Northwest African-American Museum, Rycheal’s work amplifies the depth and humanity of blackness. Her portraiture meets the viewer with an intimacy that makes her subjects feel familiar, like kinfolk. The contemporary photographer invites us into a discussion about how she utilizes photography as critical means to combat the erasure of black history and identity, which the artists views as residual effects of colonialism and slavery.

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The Art of Black Urbanism
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of Black Urbanism

  • University of Washington Architecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a conversation on black visibility and shifting spaces in community. We are excited to hear from Dr. Matthew Miller, U Penn and Seattle artist Jessica Rycheal, Everyday Black. Conversation followed by a reception and exhibit showcasing both artists in the Gould Gallery.

The conversation begins at 6:30 in Architecture Hall Room 147 and followed by a reception in the Gould Gallery space.

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Womxn Act on Seattle 2019: Mental Wellness for Womxn of Color
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Womxn Act on Seattle 2019: Mental Wellness for Womxn of Color

  • PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A workshop on various tools and skills for self-care and mental health. Abiola Akanni, Creator of Trap Vinyasa, will guide participants through a yoga session. Jessica Rycheal, writer, photographer and co-creator of the Everyday Black project, will share a poem on resilience and healing maternal bonds.

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Alchemy Poetry featuring Jessica Ry'cheal & Azura Tyabji
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Alchemy Poetry featuring Jessica Ry'cheal & Azura Tyabji

Join us at Lovecitylove for our first show on
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
featuring Jessica Ry'cheal & Azura Tyabji

$5 Admission
ALL AGES
Doors at 7pm
Show at 730pm

Limited Showcase Mic Spots
& Featured Performers

Alchemy is a curated performance art space that elevates voices that are often silenced. Performers in our community focus on the brilliance of storytelling by offering personal stories and reflections that are socially relevant. We are powerful artists and our space allows our audience to witness the craft at its highest form. We believe that art is a divine power to create community.

Every first, third and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month at 7pm, we call on two featured performers and a showcase mic at Lovecitylove.

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MY FAVORITE THINGS: JESSICA RY'CHEAL
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

MY FAVORITE THINGS: JESSICA RY'CHEAL

My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.

This week's tour will be lead by Jessica Ry'cheal

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Jessica Ry'cheal is an interdiscplinary storyteller and Art Director from Macon, Georgia. Ry'cheal received a BFA from Georgia Southern University. After spending a few years cultivating her talents in the southeast, Ry'cheal relocated to Seattle. She's carved space for herself in the Pacific Northwest with a career in commercial design strategy, and her debut photography exhibition Everyday Black at the Northwest African-American Museum. However, her healing journey and a few intuitive guides led Rycheal back to her first love, writing. In this medium, Ry'cheal explores themes of self-healing, generational trauma, and self-love.

Though the disciplines in which Jessica Ry'cheal works vary, the common thread unifying her diverse mediums of expression is storytelling. Her passion for storytelling is rooted in a love for people and advocacy for holistic black liberation. It is this love and passion that yield the emotive, impactful, and relatable body of work for which Ry'cheal is known.

Free and open to the public.


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The Power Summit 2018: "Living My Best Life"
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Power Summit 2018: "Living My Best Life"

The 2018 African American Power Summit will be an educational and action-oriented conference centered on the theme of “Living My Best Life” and is intended to empower People of Color (POC) to achieve long, productive and vibrant lives! 

This is a FREE family-friendly event and we look forward to seeing you there!

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TUFFEST '18
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

TUFFEST '18

TUF IS A COLLECTIVE THAT FOCUSES ON UPLIFTING MARGINALIZED FOLKS INCLUDING PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, QUEER, TRANS, AND GENDER NONCONFORMING IDENTITIES. WE CHALLENGE WHITE-CIS-MALE POWER STRUCTURES WITHIN ELECTRONIC MUSIC, ART, AND MEDIA BY CREATING SPACES TO CONNECT AND COLLABORATE.

Seattle collective TUF is excited to announce the first wave of participating artists and workshops for TUFFEST 2018, taking place on Saturday, July 14 at Judkins Park. The event is free and open to all ages, aligning with TUF’s commitment to accessibility and community outreach. 

 

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Spare Change V
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Spare Change V

  • Northwest African-American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spare Change is a series of curated social environments featuring visual art and spoken word. The vibe is designed to foster healthy dialogue and new connections among people of color in an effort to unify, empower and uplift our community. We believe conversation and connection have the power to evoke change.
 

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Kitchen Sessions, curated by Imani Sims
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Kitchen Sessions, curated by Imani Sims

What are Kitchen Sessions?

Kitchen Sessions are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate black female identified artists, to reflect on and discuss art with these artists, and to develop inter-generational dialogue.

The Kitchen seems like the place where nourishment is found. Not only food but also valuable lessons. Little girls go from childhood to the kitchen. At some point we graduate into womanhood. What is the rite of passage that allows you to enter the sacred space of the kitchen?

It functions as an epicenter, a doorway into a space where it is safe to examine the crooked room. It is safe to talk about the long list of things we experience as black women. As our hands conjure nourishment, our mouths begin to form spells and we reshape our reality for a moment.

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Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

  • Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and Everyday Black at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).

This year’s series will include two programs, one hosted at each institution. This program will feature designer and photographer Jessica Rycheal, dancer and choreographer Nia-Amina Minor, and Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, President of Seattle Central College. Leilani Lewis will moderate.

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Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City

  • Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City

Join musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars, and activists to make scenes and build community. Explore the role of women in creating Seattle’s historic jazz scene and learn how current artists are claiming space in a changing city.

The 8th annual (un)Conference is participant-driven and centered around issues of gender, race, class and sexuality. Activities include skill-sharing workshops, performances, children’s activities, and a tour of the special exhibit Seattle on the Spot: the Photographs of Al Smith.

Check in opens at 10 am and the first session begins at 10:30 am.

Presented in partnership with the Women Who Rock Community.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Registration required (includes museum admission)

REGISTER

 

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Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

  • Northwest African-American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM.
2300 S. MASSACHUSETTS ST., SEATTLE, WA

Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and Everyday Black at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).

Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas offer bold perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape. Though unique in style and subject matter, these artists are united by presenting counter-narratives to an art history dominated by European ideals.

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