We Out Here
a three-day virtual festival celebrating our brilliance
We Out Here is a festival to honor and celebrate Black excellence and share resources in the Seattle area. Shining a light on artists, elders, activists, community members, and organizations representing a number of fields who are working to address complex issues in creative ways, We Out Here will feature consultations, talks, presentations, and workshops throughout the day and live performances each night from June 17-20, 2020.
We Out Here: Thursday
INTIMATE INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION WITH MINNIE COLLINS AND NINA YARBROUGH–
Take part in an intimate, intergenerational conversation between two artists at different points in their careers. Minnie Collins is a very accomplished author, playwright, historian, and storyteller. Recently retired, Minnie taught as a professor of English at Seattle College, in Seattle, WA. In addition to writing a play to be shown at We Out Here, she is also glad to engage in a real, meaningful conversation with Nina Yarbrough about art and life.
Nina Yarbrough is a self-described polymath. Nina currently works with CD Forum (Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas) as their business development manager and is also an activist, poet, and supporter of many. As Nina grows her art practice she’s excited to learn from (and with) those in the community who are consistently working to study their crafts and grow within community.
The format is a conversation between Minnie and Nina. Those in attendance can pose questions and comments in real-time they can choose to respond to. Additionally, this event will be streamed and recorded for those who’d prefer to watch/listen only or unable to attend live.
SHAKIN’ SHIT UP W/ SHARON NYREE WILLIAMS
OUR STORIES. OUR MESSAGES.
Shakin’ Shit Up is about sharing stories and exploring the messages within them. This event is the fire breathing conversation you want after you hear dope shit.
ARAMIS O. HAMER
My work is inspired by the cosmos, music, nature, divine femininity, and the complexities throughout the Black culture. When I explain what I do to someone at a coffee shop, I just say, “I create colorful, cosmic queens.” I let their imagination do the rest 😉
I am a Seattle, WA based artist who, from an early age, knew I loved art and to create new designs. I drew inspiration from comic books as I spent countless hours exploring different images and heroic storylines which opened my eyes to artistic creation. As my imagination grew, I began to study various art movements, illustration styles, and urban art. This, in turn, taught to me how things like color, shape, story, and texture can manifest into something so vivid for people to feel and see. I was then able to blend my love for classical art and illustration.