12-17-2017  11:45 am      •     
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By The Skanner News
Published: 25 April 2017

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and Bellevue Arts Museum will present Poet & Kitchen Sessions Curator Imani Sims, and Central District Forum staffer & young adult fiction writer Helen K. Thomas will lead an exclusive tour of "Divine Ammunition: The Sculpture of Al Farrow" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The artists will share their perspectives on Farrow’s provocative sculptures built of guns and ammunition and engage attendees in discussion about the present and past of conflict.

This event is presented in partnership with Bellevue Arts Museum. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, click here

Imani Sims is the creator and curator of Kitchen Sessions series presented by Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. She is also a spicy, Chai tea loving Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story.  Imani works to empower youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows all over the nation.  She is an Artist Trust and CityArtist Grant recipient, Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas curator, and Gay City Arts Fellow where she brought Afrofuturism and Performance Art together for eight shows.  Her book A(live) Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press.

Helen K. Thomas is a Seattle native who recently completed her M.A. in Cultural Studies at University of Washington Bothell. She also holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College. She is a passionate arts marketer and public relations professional with Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and the Northwest African American Museum. In her spare time, you’ll find Helen working on her first young adult novel, gleefully thinking up a host of scandalous scenarios to put her long suffering protagonist into.

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