Performance & Speaking

Artist Talks • Poetry Readings • Panels • Workshops 

Featured artists:  Eva Walker, Jessica Rycheal, Dani Tirrell, Anastacia Renee, Kimisha Turner.

Kitchen Sessions with Imani Sims & CD Forum | Figuring History

In celebration of Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Seattle Art Museum has partnered with poet and educator Imani Sims and The Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas for an evening that explores themes of the exhibition. 

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.

 

Past Engagements

Selling Your Art, Not Your Soul
Panelist, 2015
Black Dot, Seattle

Spare Change 4
Featured Poet, 2017
Salt Room, Seattle

Love You First, Live Her Next
Speaker, 2018
Ladies' Brunch, Seattle

Complex Exchange
Panelist, 2018
Seattle Art Museum

Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City
Speaker, 2018
Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Kitchen Sessions with Imani Sims and CD Forum
Featured Poet, 2018
Seattle, Art Museum

Perspectives in Portraiture
Exhibition Artist Talk, 2018
Westlake Tower, Seattle

From Margin to Center
Speaker, 2018
Shoreline Community College

 

Spare Change 5
Featured Poet, 2018
Northwest African American Museum, Seattle

Tuffest '18
Framing Blackness: Documenting the Spectrum of Black Identity Workshop
Northwest African American Museum, Seattle

The Power Summit
Panelist, 2018
Seattle Art Museum

EVERYDAY BLACK, Final Artist Talk
Exhibition Artist Talk, 2018
Northwest African American Museum, Seattle

 
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