Performance & Speaking

Artist Talks • Poetry Readings • Panels • Workshops 

The Art of Black Urbanism

A conversation on black visibility and shifting spaces. Hear from Dr. Matthew Miller of the University of Pennsylvania and Interdisciplinary Storyteller and Art Director Jessica Rycheal of Everyday Black, a recent exhibition of contemporary portraits at the Northwest African-American Museum in Seattle, Washington

For our students to see [Jessica] with such strength and grace in our community and see what possibilities are out there was very impactful and for that, we are very grateful.
— Larissa Maziak, University of Washington

 

Framing Blackness: Documenting the Spectrum of Black Identity a workshop by Jessica Rycheal at the University of Washington, hosted by ASUW

 
Throughout her workshop, Rycheal’s honesty about her transformation with photography, appealed to the masses in a highly personal manner.
— Suhani Dalal, contributing writer, UW daily
There are so many reasons to be mad right now, especially in this sociopolitical climate, but she presented the issues in an eloquent way that was especially inspiring to all people — not just Black people.
— Julia Jannon-Shields, UW student & workshop attendee
 

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

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).

Featured: Interdisciplinary storyteller 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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Past Engagements

Framing Blackness: Documenting the Spectrum of Black Identity
Photography Workshop, 2019
University of Washington, Seattle

The Art of Black Urbanism
Conversation and gallery opening, 2019
University of Washington, Seattle

Womxn Act on Seattle 2019: Mental Wellness for Womxn of Color
Featured Panelist, 2019
Womxn’s March, Seattle

Alchemy Poetry Series | Featuring Jessica Ry'cheal & Azura Tyabji
Featured Poet, 2019 Seattle

My Favorite Things
Curated gallery tour, 2019
Seattle Art Museum

Lit Crawl: Seattle 2018
Featured poet, 2018
Seattle Art Museum

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

The Power Summit
Panelist, 2018
Seattle Art Museum

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

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

From Margin to Center
Speaker, 2018
Shoreline Community College

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

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

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

Complex Exchange
Panelist, 2018
Seattle Art Museum

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

Spare Change 4
Featured Poet, 2017
Salt Room, Seattle

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