Plymouth Hosts Community Art Exhibition: Coming Home 

September 12, 2017

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." –Georgia O'Keeffe

Path with Art artists contributed nearly 20 pieces of art to hang in Hildebrand Hall through mid-October, on the theme of coming home. Also, Path with Art Singers experienced their first weekly rehearsal together this week in Hildebrand Hall. Through mid-October, singers will be surrounded with art created by fellow Path with Art students.

Based in Pioneer Square, Path with Art offers adults who are rebuilding their lives from homelessness, addiction, trauma or other life challenges the opportunity to explore the transformative power of art and let their voices be heard, through music, visual art, creative writing and performance. “I got involved in Path with Art at a very low point in my life. It helped me channel my creativity, express myself and keep myself in a peaceful place,” said artist Melodie.

Expect to see watercolor, illustration, printmaking and photography, from more than a dozen artists. The group has exhibited at other venues such as the Convention Center, Columbia City Gallery and UW School of Social Work. This will be their first exhibition at Plymouth. “We are grateful for the opportunity to share the artistic talents of our students with the Plymouth community,” says Executive Director Holly Jacobson. “We are reminded ever day how art changes lives.”

Path with Art’s multi-discipline programs, taught by professional teaching artists, take place throughout the city including Seattle Art Museum and Hugo House. “Taking art classes is one of the few places I know I will be safe and respected. With each class, I record over the negative stereotypes I was told growing up. Together we all create amazing art,” said B.

Meanwhile, Plymouth will continue to provide free rehearsal space for singers through December 2017; then they return to their regular rehearsal home after Benaroya Hall’s renovation is complete. Plymouth Soul Choir Director Sari Breznau, is working with their music director, Rebekkah Goldsmith to find ways the two groups can musically collaborate.

All are invited to an artist reception at 10 am, during Hospitality Hour, Sunday, September 17, in Hildebrand Hall. Artists will also be on hand after the 11 am service. Meet the artists, join us for coffee and peruse the art! –Janice Randall

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