ATLANTA, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce comedy series Mann & Wife. Bounce will double the fun by kicking off season three with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm (ET) on Tuesday, March 28. All-new Mann & Wife episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the spring on Bounce.
Remix—SAM’s can’t-miss event, held three times a year—returns on Friday, March 24. Every floor of the Seattle Art Museum will be transformed with eclectic performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring SAM’s collection and special exhibitions. This edition is inspired by Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection and Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series. SAM Remix takes place from 8 pm – midnight at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue.
At this Remix, dance all night long to mixes by J-Justice, reflect as Northwest Tap Connection responds to The Migration Series, listen in as Love City Lovecurates a roster of Seattle’s best music and performers, and explore your creative side with activities by local artists Eve Sanford and Satpreet Kahlon.
Experience the galleries in new and innovative ways with My Favorite Things Tours led by artists, performers, creatives, and thinkers including botanist and floristRiz Reyes, poet and educator Imani Sims, communities engagement manager of Forterra Dre Anderson, founder & executive director of One Vibe Africa Simon Okelo, and more.
Spring into nature wearing shades of green from head-to-toe. The first 50 people dressed in all green get in for free.
Up-to-date information about Remix can be found in the Seattle Art Museum online calendar at visitsam.org/remix, on Facebook, or by calling (206) 654-3100. Share your party experience by tagging us (#SAMRemix) on Twitter and Instagram.
Tickets are required and may be purchased online at visitsam.org/remix. Remix tickets sell out quickly; advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged. Prices are $25 (adults), $20 (students with ID) and $12 (SAM members). SAM Remix is open to age 18 and over only.
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This late-night event features Seattle’s hottest DJs, performances, activities, interactive events, and films that together create a fun, engaging, social atmosphere.
In My Backyard, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, One Vibe Africa, The Pointe, Pride ASIA, Seattle Arts and Cultural Events, Urban ArtWorks, Voices Rising, The World is Fun, Young Professionals International Network, Young Professionals Network.
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The North Carolina-bred Cole is touring in support of his fourth album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December. Each of its ten tracks has notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The “4 Your Eyez Only Tour” follows Cole’s 2015 “Forest Hills Drive Tour,” which was the highest-selling hip-hop tour of that year, after which Cole embarked on an international festival run in 2016.
Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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AT&T Celebrates the Power of Sisterhood with Luvvie Ajayi at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
AT&T Presents an Exclusive Fireside Chat with the Best-selling Author and Self-made Digital Media Maven Luvvie
Best-selling author and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi joins AT&T* at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Phoenix March 9-12. Best known for her popular blog Awesomely Luvvie, Ajayi will take part in a special dose of “real talk” Friday night. She’ll discuss her compelling journey and the power of sisterhood and digital connections.
We will host an invitation-only “Seat at the Table with Luvvie” for top influential attendees at the Summit. All attendees are invited to join a fireside chat with Luvvie under the Arizona open sky. Ajayi will open up about her first best-seller “I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.” The book chronicles her path and lessons she learned about the power of women along the way. She will also talk about how she used a “mean digital game” to build her own personal brand. “I’ve lost count of the many women who pushed me to do my best, opened doors for me, mentored me or simply had an encouraging word,” Ajayi said. “Much of it came through social media and digital connections. So, it makes sense for me to sync with AT&T to open a dialogue with some of corporate America’s most powerful women of color about this very topic.”
The fireside chat with Luvvie will start at 9 p.m. MT Friday, March 10. But attendees won’t have to wait until then for the fun. Earlier that day, there will be a panel featuring AT&T Chief Storyteller and Director of Social Media Joy Hays and other digital movers and shakers. Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Cynt Marshall will introduce Luvvie at the fireside chat. Black Enterprise named Marshall to the Black Enterprise Most Powerful Women in Business list. The list calls out the highest-ranking and most influential black women executives in the nation. Conference goers can also enjoy the AT&T Power Lounge. They can kick back, charge devices and learn the latest about AT&T offerings, including the new DIRECTV NOW streaming video service.
The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa-Palm Court.
Find out more about the Summit and other content curated for the black community at thebridge.att.net.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
The International Speaker Will Be a Featured Lecturer at Smith College April 6, 2017
From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (Amazon; $15.99 paperback) empowers African American and LatinX survivors of domestic and sexual violence by giving them a platform to share their stories. It is an in-depth look into intimate partner violence, and the road to healing.
From Ashes To Angel’s Dust provides readers with insight into the historical and current societal factors that support gender based violence and National Domestic Violence Resources. The book also illustrates the unique barriers to safety faced by survivors of color, including Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American women, and highlights strategies for safety planning, healing and prevention. It uses real stories to show survivors that they are not alone, and that it is possible to get past the pain and shame of abusive relationships.
Like many young women, Zoë found herself in a dangerous relationship. She ended it, but the experience motivated her to challenge rape culture and become a catalyst for change. She discovered magic happened when she started sharing her struggles and the journey to self-love.
“I dream that my work inspires, celebrates and honors the many women who have struggled with violence while lifting up the voices of those who have been silenced,” saysZoë, who has worked nationally and internationally in the field of domestic violence for 16 years. “It is the story of our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters and ourselves!”
As an artist and performer, Zoë expanded her message in the theatrical piece “ASHES,” which is a ChoreoDrama using poetry, monologues and vignettes to breath life into the original stories in the book. ASHES has had many successful performances across the country including Yale University’s “Fearless Conference” and The White House’s United State of Women Summit, which hosted thousands of people, including guest speakers First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to advocate for gender equality.
On April 6, 2017, Zoë will give a lecture at Smith College regarding the topic “Our Silence Will Not Protect Us: Women of Color, Misogynoir, Sexual Assault and Reclaiming Our Magick.” The event takes place at Weinstein Auditorium inside of Wright Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Here is a link to Zoë’s Huffington Post page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/zoe-bahna
For more information about Zoë Flowers, the book From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood or the theatrical piece ASHES, please contact Yaminah Ahmad at 404-861-0497 or email@example.com.
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“Meditation is our time to listen to the still small voice and hear what the universe is telling us. Each day it is important to close out the outer world and go within, in order to hear our unique rhythm, so that as we enter the physical world, we are in step with our natural path.” Daily Thoughts from the Hill
Recurring series pairs Seattle community members in conversations about themes inspired by current exhibitions
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) announced today the participants for Complex Exchange: Communities of Yesterday and Tomorrow. This recurring series pairs Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines in conversations to tackle themes inspired by an exhibition.
This edition of Complex Exchange includes two free programs, one held at the Northwest African American Museum on March 23 to discuss An Elegant Utility, and one held at the Seattle Art Museum on April 12 to discuss Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series. Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and the lives of people of color from a local context.
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (January 21–April 23, 2017) brings together all 60 panels of Lawrence’s masterwork—depicting the exodus of African Americans from the rural south between World War I and World War II—for the first time in more than two decades on the West Coast in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth.
An Elegant Utility (January 28–May 28, 2017) articulates the layered narratives of the Green family who settled in the Central District during the Great Migration. Collected photographs and artifacts explore the ways in which socio-historical conditions produced their realities, how they navigated structural oppression, and how they continued to materialize their aspirations.
Free and open to the public; RSVP requested. More information and complete list of participants below.
Thu Mar 23
Northwest African American Museum
Moderator: Inye Wokoma, filmmaker and visual artist
Presenters: Yirim Seck, rapper and performer; Brian Carter, heritage program lead at 4Culture; Vivian Phillips, chair of the Seattle Arts Commission
The Seattle Live performance by Yirim Seck.
Wed Apr 12
Complex Exchange (Part 2 of 2)
Seattle Art Museum
Moderator: Barbara Earl Thomas, artist and vice president of the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation
Presenters: David Pierre-Louis, executive director of Kay Tita; David Harris, cultural entrepreneur; Jade Solomon Curtis, dancer and choreographer
Live performance by Jade Solomon Curtis.
Complex Exchange sponsored by Starbucks.
Image credits: The Migration Series, Panel 58: In the North the African American had more educational opportunities., 1940–41, Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000, casein tempera on hardboard, 12 x 18 in., Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy, The Museum of Modern Art, © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY, © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. An Elegant Utility image courtesy of Inye Wokoma.
Funding for conservation provided by Bank of America Art Conservation Project
The Seattle Art Museum announced today that an important pair of 17th-century Japanese screens from the collection will undergo major conservation work, thanks to funding from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project.
Scenes in and around the Capital (75.38.1 & 2), a pair of six-panel Japanese screens from the Edo period (1603–1868), present a charming view of daily life in Kyoto using ink, color, and gold. The screens depict residents and visitors moving about the city—including the imperial castle—and into the countryside. The screens were already in fragile condition when acquired by the Seattle Art Museum in 1975; it’s now crucial that structural conservation take place to preserve the screens and prevent future damage. Scenes in and around the Capital will be conserved using traditional Japanese methods and materials. New internal wooden lattice frames will provide support and address damaging stresses. Degraded mounting papers and fabrics will be replaced, and old surface repairs will be removed and surface damages reintegrated. The screen hinges have undergone temporary treatments over the decades, but these comprehensive repairs are urgently needed to stabilize the screens and help to reduce the risk of further degradation. Because the project requires highly specialized conservation skills, SAM’s Chief Conservator Nicholas Dorman has engaged Tomokatsu Kawazu, President and Head Conservator of Studio Sogendo, a private conservation studio in California, to conduct the conservation treatment. Mr. Kawazu has extensive experience with Japanese art and is one of few individuals in the United States who holds a diploma from the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, qualifying him to work on Japanese National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. The screens will be prepared at SAM, then head to Studio Sogendo in the spring. Conservation work will take approximately two years to complete. “It is a privilege to work with Bank of America to conserve Scenes in and around the Capital,” says Nicholas Dorman, SAM’s Chief Conservator. “Conservation of this splendid painting has been a preservation priority for us for some time, but the significant expense and logistical challenges of projects like this, typically put them out of reach of our normal operating budget. The Bank of America program is one of only very few initiatives that provide conservation project support for major treatment projects and we are indebted to them for choosing to partner with SAM once again as we preserve our collections for generations to come.”
Asian art is one of the SAM’s strongest and most comprehensive collecting areas, with an entire location—the Seattle Asian Art Museum—dedicated to its display.Scenes in and around the Capital is part of the museum’s more than 3,400-piece collection of Japanese art and artifacts. It is an example of the type of artistic treasures that will be further protected following the completed renovation of the Asian Art Museum, currently underway.
Launched in 2010, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project provides grants to nonprofit museums throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration. To date, the project has provided grants to museums in 29 countries supporting over 100 conservation projects.
In 2012, Bank of America funded the restoration of Jackson Pollock’s Sea Change (58.55, 1947), a cornerstone work in the museum’s permanent collection. Sea Change is currently on view at the Seattle Art Museum as part the installation Big Picture: Art After 1945. “Globally, Bank of America is one of the leading supporters of the arts because we believe the arts matter,” says Anthony DiBlasi, Seattle market and Washington state president, Bank of America. “Across the Puget Sound, we support giving a voice to multicultural experiences and sharing stories that showcase how the arts contributes to our thriving economy—from local consumer spending and revenue generation for local businesses, to job creation and regional tourism. We’re honored to be working with SAM to help conserve Scenes in and around the Capital, so that it will continue to inspire and educate future generations.”
The BAM Board of Trustees has appointed Karin Kidder as the Museum’s Executive Director. Kidder has served as BAM’s Interim Executive Director since November. Before taking on the Interim Executive Director role, Kidder was BAM’s Director of Marketing and Communications.
Her appointment comes as the Museum celebrates over 70 years of its nationally recognized BAM ARTSfair and numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions. It recently received two significant gifts from the Kemper Development Company—the first a $1M challenge match, and the second a $1M donation for capital projects, which will be dedicated to exterior work on the building. Exterior work will begin in March and is anticipated to be complete by July in advance of the Museum’s major fundraising gala, Artful Evening, on July 15 and BAM ARTSfair which will be held July 28 – 30.
“Karin brings tremendous experience and skill to this leadership role,” said Dr. Julie Miller, President of the Board of Trustees. “Her extensive background in the arts, strong business acumen, and intimate knowledge of BAM will help us deliver on our mission and vision.”
“BAM is an incredible institution that plays a vital role in the Pacific Northwest and the greater arts community” said Karin Kidder. “I am excited to lead the institution as we embark upon our 71st BAM ARTSfair. Forty-two years after its founding, BAM continues to be known for the quality of its exhibitions and for celebrating emerging and nationally recognized artists. We will continue to feature the same quality exhibitions that represent the best of art, craft, and design, while strengthening our partnerships within the community.”
When Kidder first moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 she worked with Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and became immersed in the Northwest arts community. Following her time at Foster/White she worked for artist Dale Chihuly, managing his gallery relationships worldwide. Subsequently she lived in London where she worked with London Business School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the director of several of their programs.
Kidder has worked in international business development and marketing for more than 20 years. She has successfully led organizations with a significant focus on development and outreach, marketing strategy, and community relations. She earned her MBA with a marketing concentration from London Business School in 2008 and has a BA in Art History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Kidder will assume the Executive Director position immediately.
Camp WITS, a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL), returns for a second year of creative writing summer camps for young people in grades 4 through 12. Camps run from 9:00 – 3:30 for two weeks: July 24-28 & July 31-August 4 at The Center School in Seattle Center.
An offshoot of SAL’s successful, 22-year-old school-year program, Writers in the Schools (WITS), Camp WITS brings accomplished Seattle writers, poets, and comic artists together with students for two one-week sessions of writing workshops at The Center School in the Armory at Seattle Center. Each day will include on-site guided writing time and field trips to the many art, park, and urban offerings surrounding Seattle Center. Taught by accomplished WITS Writers-in-Residence, youth will learn new ways to express their authentic voices while finding fun and joy in the writing process. Campers will make new friends and become part of a community of young writers from across the city. Camp concludes with celebratory readings open to family and friends.
One parent wrote after last year’s camp, “My children are motivated to keep writing,” and described Camp WITS as “the best ever.” Alicia Craven, WITS Program Director describes the Camp as “an incredible opportunity for kids and writers to have no limits on their creativity. At Camp WITS, we have seen campers really get to know one another as friends and fellow artists, to get to try out new and different kinds of modes of self-expression and have lots of fun in the process!”
Registration is $475; early-bird registration is $450 and will be available until February 20, 2017. Scholarships are available.
To register, go to lectures.org/wits. For questions, call (206) 621-2230 x20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp WITS is open to all experience levels and abilities, from new to seasoned writers. Sessions are limited to 20 students each.
Descriptions of Camp Writing Workshops:
WEEK 1: Mon.-Fri. July 24-July 28
Mixed Metaphor (Grades 4-5)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will combine poetry, fiction, and comics to tell epic stories about themselves and their world.
Meet the Teachers
Samar Abulhassan is a teaching artist and poet living in Seattle. She has worked for Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program since 2008. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University, where she studied fiction. She is a Hedgebrook alum, has published five chapbooks (including Farah and Nocturnal Temple), and loves working between poetry and prose.
Jeanine Walker is a poet who holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. Her poems and reviews have appeared inCimarron Review, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, Narrative, PageBoy, andWeb Conjunctions. She has performed at many venues around town and is the co-producer and host of the variety show ‘Mixed Bag.’
Comics & Zines! (Grades 6-8)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will tell a story through drawing. Students new to comics-making encouraged!
Meet the Teachers
David Lasky is the co-author of the Eisner-Award-winning graphic novel, Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song. But he is better known to children as the guy who colored Cece Bell’s awesome graphic novel, El Deafo, a Newbery Honor Book. He teaches comics at numerous venues in the Seattle area, including Hugo House and Coyote Central.
Kelly Froh has self-published many mini-comics and zines including the all-comics magazine The Weeknight Casserole Collection and her newest, Senior Time. Her comics and stories have appeared in The Seattle Weekly, Poetry Northwest, Moss, and The Women’s Review of Books. Kelly has performed at the Hugo House’s acclaimed Literary Series, Lit Crawl, Pecha Kucha, Spark Central, and at Bumbershoot. Kelly is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.
Poetry Out Loud (Grades 6-8)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will create original poems and develop their voice for the page and the stage.
Meet the Teachers
Imani Sims spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. She has gone on to teach performance poetry to youth and adults, publish her third collection of poetry entitled, (A)liveHeart on Sibling Rivalry Press, and focuses on creating interdisciplinary arts experiences for the QPOC community.
Emily Sugiyam earned her Masters in Teaching at Western Washington University and is entering her fifth year of teaching at Broadview Thomson in Greenwood. She teaches 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts and her favorite unit this past year was Speech Writing. She loves reading Young Adult books so she can keep up with her students, and she is always planning her next road trip.
WEEK 2: Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4
What’s Your Story? (Grades 4-5)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will use poetry, fiction, and comics to tell the stories that matter to them.
Meet the Teachers
Jane Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow and the recipient of The American Poetry Review’s 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books). She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University and teaches Creative Writing and Asian American Studies.
Rachel Kessler is co-author of books Who Are We? (including a 7″ record) and TYPO, made as co-founder of poetry performance collaborations Vis-a-Vis Society and Typing Explosion, respectively. Her work has appeared in The Stranger, USA Today, Tin House, Poetry Northwest, Narrative and elsewhere. Inspired by everyday occurrences, she has performed poetry in parks, on buses, disguised as a tree, aboard water taxis, in phone booths, hair salons and public restrooms.
Unexpected Connections (Grades 6-8)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will explore the intersection of poetry and comics using poem-hybrids, maps, short fiction, and visual poetry.
Meet the Teachers
Emily Bedard writes poetry, fiction, and collaborative screenplays with her sister. She has an M.F.A. from the University of Montana and has taught students from preschool to college age. Her freelance work is in print and online, and her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Swivel, and elsewhere.
Greg Stump has been a regular contributor to The Stranger for more than a decade. He is the co-creator of the comic book series Urban Hipster, a former writer and editor for The Comics Journal, and the creator of the weekly alternative-newspaper comic Dwarf Attack. He teaches comics through a variety of schools and organizations in the Seattle area and recently completed his first graphic novel, Disillusioned Illusions.
Summer Writers’ Society (Grades 9-12)
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Students will interact with writing of all lengths—from poetry to flash-fiction to short stories.
Meet the Teachers
Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, and teaching artist. He is currently a faculty member of Freehold Theatre and is co-facilitating a poetry and theater residency at Monroe Correctional Complex for men. In 2012, he taught Seattle University’s first course in Slam Poetry. He has performed in venues across the country and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums.
Michael Overa was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and holds an MFA from Hollins University. A steadfast believer that clear communication opens doors, Michael has taught writing in a variety of venues, including Cornish College of the Arts and the Tinker Mountain Online Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared in the Portland Review, Prime Number Magazine, Fiction Daily and the Denver Syntax, among others.