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!


Access Art Registration for October 2017 is now Closed

We will let you know final assignments by October 13th.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass | Exhibit Pass
DATE: October 19th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  305 Harrison St (map)

INFO: Providing a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly, the Exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden. The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is the Glasshouse. A 40-foot tall, glass and steel structure covering 4,500 square feet of light-filled space, the Glasshouse is the result of Chihuly’s lifelong appreciation for conservatories. The installation in the Glasshouse is an expansive 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber. Made of many individual elements, it is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures. The perception of the artwork varies greatly with natural light and as the day fades into night. The eight galleries and three Drawing Walls offer a comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s significant series of work. The artworks demonstrate how he pushed the boundaries of glass as an art medium in concept, execution and presentation.

 

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Seattle Symphony | Vivaldi Four Seasons
DATE: October 27
TIME: 12:00 PM
LOCATION:  200 University St (map) 

INFO: Only Dmitry Sinkovsky, hailed as “fiery and agile” by The Seattle Times, can leap from a revenge aria showcasing his steely countertenor voice to the violin wizardry of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.

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Frye Art Museum | Storme Webber: Casino: A Palimpsest
DATE: Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  704 Terry Ave (map) 

INFO: Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist Storme Webber presents a reimagining
of her city through experimental memoir, archival photographs, poetry, social history, installation, and performance. Meeting at the confluence of First Nations and pre-Stonewall-working-class-LGBTQ cultures in Pioneer Square, Webber’s work valorizes the submerged stories of marginalized peoples, and of the land itself.

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Wing Luke Museum | Year of Remembrance
DATE: Friday, October 20th
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 719 S King St (map) 

INFO: On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans. They were charged with no crime. The cause of their imprisonment was their ancestry. This exhibition recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, and explores historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights. The inspiration for the exhibition came from “Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner,” a book of poems by Lawrence Matsuda and artwork by Roger Shimomura. We asked Lawrence and Roger to share about their process and the relevancy of the Japanese American incarceration.


Coming Soon in November 2017!

Registration for November Access Art will open October 25th. 

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ACT Theater | The Crucible
DATE: Thursday, November 9th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 700 Union St (map)

INFO: Arthur Miller’s powerful and classic play about the Salem witch trials. Religion, conspiracy, witchcraft, and lust fuel this passionate play about shame and morality as paranoia becomes strong enough to poison a whole town. This stirring story of the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. A contemporary reimagining of this revolutionary play brought to life by Seattle’s finest actors.

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Seattle Arts and Lectures | Isabel Allende
DATE: Tuesday, November 28th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 200 University St (map)

INFO: Chilean-American author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim at age forty when her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, was published in 1982. In addition to catapulting Allende into literary stardom, the book, which grew out of a farewell letter to her dying grandfather, also established her as a feminist force in Latin America’s masculine literary world. In the words of critic Mary Ellen Snodgrass, “Her artistry has added to the male-dominant Western literary canon powerfully honest, revelatory works by female and non-European authors who touch the pulse points of humankind.” A prominent journalist for Chilean television and magazines in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Allende’s life was forever altered when General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup in 1973 that toppled Chile’s socialist reform government. Allende’s cousin Salvador Allende, who had been elected Chile’s president in 1970, died in the coup. The Pinochet regime was marked early on by repression and brutality, and Allende became involved with groups offering aid to victims of the regime. Ultimately finding it unsafe to remain in Chile, she fled the country in 1975 with her husband and two children. The family lived in exile in Venezuela for the next 13 years. Allende’s books, all written in her native Spanish, have been translated into more than 35 languages and have sold more than 67 million copies. Her works both entertain and educate readers by weaving intriguing stories with significant historical events. Settings for her books include Chile throughout the 15th, 19th and 20th centuries, the California gold rush, the guerrilla movement of 1960s Venezuela, the Vietnam War, and the slave revolt in Haiti in the 18th century. Allende, who has received dozens of international tributes and awards over the last 30 years, describes her fiction as “realistic literature,” rooted in her remarkable upbringing. Her writings are equally informed by her feminist convictions, her commitment to social justice, and the harsh political realities that shaped her destiny. In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights. Following the death of her daughter in 1992, she established the Isabel Allende Foundation to support the empowerment of women worldwide. Since 1987, Allende has made her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The author became a U.S. citizen in 1993, but, as she says, she lives with one foot in California and the other in Chile.

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Early Music Guild | Seattle Baroque Orchestra
DATE: Saturday, November 11th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 200 University St (map)

INFO: Early music and new music intertwine like never before. Experience Strange Seasons, the world premiere of a concerto for electric theorbo by Seattle-based composer Aaron Grad and performed by John Lenti. Former KING 5 meteorologist Jeff Renner narrates sonnets for each movement inspired by Seattle’s unique weather patterns. Jean-Féry Rebel’s Les élémens conveys the chaos that preceded the Creation, and Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Suite des quatre saisons dances through the seasons. Hear our world through the music    of yesterday and today.

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MOHAI | Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith
DATE: Thursday, November 30th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: 860 Terry Ave N (map)

INFO: Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith honors 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography and celebrates the neighborhood and people who inspired him. Take a look at Seattle through this distinctive lens.