September 5, 2017
Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. – President John F. Kennedy
This summer, when Path with Art Singers asked for a weekly rehearsal space, Plymouth stepped forward to offer that place. As a result, singers are ‘coming home’ every Monday in Hildebrand Hall until their former practice space at Benaroya becomes available again.
Through this community collaboration, we discovered other wonderful engagement opportunities Path with Art (based in Pioneer Square) offers adults who are rebuilding their lives from homelessness, addiction, trauma or other life challenges. Path with Art students can explore the transformative power of art and let their voices be heard.
Path with Art’s multi-discipline programs, taught by professional teaching artists, take place at various venues throughout the city including Seattle Art Museum and Hugo House. Path with Art office walls offer gallery space for visual arts students. Works, from watercolor and drawing to printmaking and photography, have also been showcased in high-profile public venues such as the Convention Center, Columbia City Gallery and UW School of Social Work. When asked if they would be open to show art at Plymouth, the unanimous voice was, “Yes!”
“Art gives us this common language,” says Executive Director Holly Jacobson. “Our students want people to know that they are more than their circumstances.”
Expect to see a wide variety of work from more than a dozen artists. An artist reception takes place at 10 am, during Hospitality Hour, Sunday, September 17, in Hildebrand Hall. Art will be on display through mid-October. –Janice Randall
Stormy Sunset, watercolor by Luz Angeles
Woman and Hound, print by Lucy MarshalSubscribe