Access Art

INSPIRING STUDENTS, DIVERSIFYING AUDIENCES

Our Access Art program facilitates opportunities for participants to attend first rate performances, exhibitions, guided tours, and lectures, all at no cost.  By collaborating with our arts partners, Access Art exposes Path with Art students to the creative pulse of Seattle, providing access to local arts and cultural experiences and fostering a sense of active participation in the greater community.  Access Art also benefits local cultural institutions by broadening and diversifying their audience base.

Check out some of our upcoming events and save the date!


August 2017:

Registration for August is now closed. 

Very limited space available

Seattle Art Museum | Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors
DATE: Friday, August 4th
TIME: 11:00 AM
LOCATION:  1300 1st Ave (map)

INFO: In a radical move that connects to participatory art, Kusama created The Obliteration Room in 2002. Kusama provides a white domestic interior of sofas, tables, chairs, and everyday objects and visitors are invited to complete the work. Kusama’s concept of obliteration finds new expression as the pristine white room is gradually covered in an accumulation of brightly colored dots, with the intention that the installation will transform during the run of the exhibition. In addition to the paintings, sculptures, drawings, and environments, viewers will encounter posters, letters, cards, and invitations that relate to Kusama’s early exhibitions and events—including her first solo show which took place in Seattle—a slideshow of Kusama’s    
    performances as well as a video interview with the artist filmed on the occasion of this exhibition.

Northwest Film Forum | Ugetsu
DATE: Saturday, August 5th
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  1515 12th Ave (map)

INFO: "Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers," said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss—with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real—is one of the most beautiful films ever made.

 

 

 

School of Visual Concepts | Letterpress Workshop
DATE: Monday, August 14th
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  2300 7th Ave (map)

INFO: You'll enjoy playing with SVC's collection of wood type and imagery, experimenting both on and off the presses with hand-inking and overprinting- especially when you’ll have an experienced letterpress instructor giving you help and inspiration.  After this fun, 3-hour, hands-on sampling of the joy of letterpress,
     you'll walk away with as many posters as you can design and print. No prior experience is needed — just a  
     couple of hours of your time.

Henry Art Gallery | Tour and Exhibition Pass:  Summer Wheat: Full Circle
DATE: Thursday, August 17th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  4100 15th Ave NE (map) 

INFO: This exhibition of work by New York-based artist Summer Wheat (U.S., born 1977) features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings that serve as both portals to imaginary worlds and as mirrors that reflect interior states of being.

Northwest African American Museum | Daniel Minter
DATE: Thursday, August 24th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  2300 S Massachusetts St (map) 

INFO: Daniel Minter: Carvings reveals the tactile method employed to resurface histories and folklore of the Black Diaspora. Painter, sculptor and illustrator Daniel Minter uses cultural iconography to represent the rich and complex heritage of the Black American South, which he connects to broader rituals and traditions present within the African Diaspora


September 2017:

Save the date!

Seattle Shakespeare Company | Julius Caesar
DATE: Thursday, September 14th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street (map)

 INFO:  Political Thriller. After the adoring public raises the charismatic Caesar to power, political factions
 question the leader’s motives and growing influence. Whispers of mutiny rumble through the corridors of
     power. Brutus and Cassius reach a dire conclusion that will set their country on the edge of collapse.

    Power Hungry. Shakespeare dives deep into the intoxicating effects of power. Dynamic characters wrestle  
    with their own ideals. Bloody and brutal decisions are weighed against honor and ambition.

    Et tu, Brute? Shakespeare pioneered the way for television shows like House of Cards and Scandal. The action
    is swift and enthralling. The gripping speeches are a mastery of language and thought. And supernatural
    omens and ghosts add to the edge-of-your-seat emotional experience.

SIFF | Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
DATE: Thursday, September 14th
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA

INFO: From Charley Patton and Mildred Bailey to Link Wray and Jimi Hendrix; from Jesse Ed Davis and Buffy-Sainte Marie to Robbie Robertson and Randy Castillo, the contributions of Native Americans to the soundtrack of popular culture-blues, jazz, folk, pop, rock, heavy metal are as undeniable as they are underreported. In the celebratory exposé Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit "Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture," created by Tim Johnson and guitarist Stevie Salas), director Catherine Bainbridge takes us through a rollercoaster of fantastic music and wide-ranging interviews–Martin Scorsese and Taj Mahal rub shoulders with Pat Vegas and late poet John Trudell–while never losing sight of the politically precarious place Indigenous persons hold in America's troubled history, in which Native culture has been systematically silenced. "Be proud you're an Indian," says Robertson, recounting advice he once received, "but be careful who you tell." Loud, lively, and endlessly illuminating, Rumble is as powerful as the 1958 Link Wray song it's named after, one of the rare instrumental tracks banned (of course) from radio airwaves since it supposedly "glorified juvenile delinquency."

 

Very limited space available


Seattle Symphony | Opening Night with Ludovic Morlot & Renée Fleming
DATE: Saturday, September 16th
TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION:  Benaroya Hall, 200 University St (map)

INFO: Be part of the glamour of Opening Night as renowned soprano and Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming joins Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Symphony.  

 

 

 

Theater Schmeater | The Country Wife
DATE: Friday, September 22nd
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION:  2125 3rd Ave (map)

INFO: Sexual innuendo and intrigue rule the day as an innocent young country wife is brought to London and is confronted by the temptations of city life. Wycherley’s 1665 satire retains its bite in the age of social media, body shaming, and the often hypocritical tension between the private and public.