Crosscut Arts Salon: The Color of Race

When:
April 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where:
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
USA
Cost:
Free

Crosscut’s second curated Arts Salon series features artists working across media who explore key challenges in our community.

Registration is required: http://ow.ly/10kHmL

Our second Arts Salon will look at one of the most pressing and relevant subjects of today: race. What does it mean to be an artist of color in Seattle? How does a specific art form lend itself to issues of racial identity and ethnicity? How do you create work for a majority white audience — or should you?

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The evening will feature performances as well as presentations by five artists:

Prometheus Brown, a 2nd-Generation Filipino American rapper who is one-half of the hip hop duo Blue Scholars. He’s also a member of the group, The Bar.

Donald Byrd, the TONY nominated and Bessie Award winning choreographer who is the Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater.

Rose Cano, a bilingual actor, playwright, director and lyricist who is co-founder and Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage.

C. Davida Ingram, a conceptual artist whose work creates counter-narratives about race and gender via social practice projects, performances and installations.

Filmmaker and advocate Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), the Executive Director and Co-founder of Longhouse Media, who has facilitated work with over 3,000 youth, has made 360 short films and is currently in production of her third feature documentary.

The arts salon is made possible with support from The Paul G. Allen Foundation, Rainier Arts Center and media partner The Seattle Globalist.