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!
Registration for April Access Art is Now Closed.
We will let you know your final enrollments by Thursday, April 5th.
The Merchant of Venice | Seattle Shakespeare Company
DATE: Wednesday, April 11th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St (map)
INFO: The diverse and vibrant city of Venice comes alive in Shakespeare’s interconnected tales of friendship, love, family, business, and intolerance. Complex and memorable characters grapple with formidable issues. This play is wondrous lens in which to scrutinize racism, justice, mercy, antisemitism, sexism, economic marginalization, religious law, and civil society. Blending romance, humor, and gripping spectacle, The Merchant of Venice also features some of Shakespeare’s most highly-charged scenes and smartest characters. Desdemona Chiang, whose Measure for Measure for Seattle Shakespeare Company was hailed by the Seattle Weekly as “Spirited” and “Incandescent,” returns to stage the production.
The Great Leap | Seattle Repertory Theater
DATE: Thursday, April 19th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 155 Mercer St (map)
INFO: China, 1971. The Communist Cultural Revolution is in full swing. San Francisco, 1989. The city by the bay is on the brink of a cultural revolution of its own. The name of the game is BASKETBALL. Beijing University’s Coach Wen Chang is the quiet, efficient Tim Duncan-esque Party supporter, and Manford is a young, sparky kid from SF's Chinatown, vertically challenged, yet graced with undeniable BALLER SKILL. As the story leaps back and forth in time, Wen Chang and Manford play the game, facing unimaginable CULTURAL BARRIERS and as they circle ever closer to one another, an undeniable truth is revealed: That sometimes there's more to life than MAKING THE SHOT.
General Pass | Chihuly Garden and Glass
DATE: Thursday, April 26th
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 305 Harrison St (map)
INFO: In 1999, Chihuly started an ambitious exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem; more than 1 million visitors attended the Tower of David Museum to view his installations. In 2001, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London curated the exhibition Chihuly at the V&A. Chihuly’s lifelong fascination for glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings. His Garden Cycle began in 2001 at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Chihuly exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London, in 2005. Other major exhibition venues include the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2008; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011; and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2013. Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition, opened at Seattle Center in 2012.
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May Access Art
Registration will be open from April 23rd though April 29th
Vivaldi’s Venice and Handel’s London | Seattle Symphony
DATE: Saturday, May 5th
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 200 University St (map)
Italian opera still rouses uncommon awe and passion, just as it did in Vivaldi’s Venice and Handel’s London. These composers maximized the vocal thrills in an age when opera stars were like rock gods!
Shakespeare in Love | Seattle Shakespeare
DATE: Wednesday, May 9th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer Street (map)
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen. Young Will Shakespeare is in dire need of inspiration. His next play is on deadline and the only thing he’s come up with is the title: Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. Then he meets Viola, a smart and beautiful woman who desperately wants to perform on the stage, even though it’s forbidden. Will is smitten and gets inspired to write the greatest love story the world has known.
The Wolves | ACT
DATE: Thursday, May 10th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 700 Union Street (map)
9 girls talk society, sex, and soccer on their own turf. A fly-on-the-wall look at a girls high school soccer team as they go through warm-ups. Below the surface is a thoughtful and eloquent look at young women growing up in our society. Ten local female actors in one fast-
paced 90-minute show filled with humor, pain, and how to find your way in this world.