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.
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Double Exposure | Seattle Art Museum
DATE: Wednesday, August 29th
TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: 1300 1st Ave (map)
Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilsonfeatures 150 images by a historic photographer, alongside immersive experiences from three contemporary artists. Across a spectrum of media rooted in lens-based processes, all four artists contribute to a complex and ever-expanding portrait of Native America. The advent of photography changed the way we see each other and ourselves, and the camera lens has been employed by artists in many ways since. American artist Edward S. Curtis set out with his camera in the early 1900s to document the Indigenous peoples of North America, mistakenly believing they would soon vanish. Marianne Nicolson creates monumental glassworks, projecting traditional Dzawada’enuxw First Nation expressions into a contemporary context. Through film and digital media, Choctaw and Seminole creative Tracy Rector intimately shares the stories of the Native peoples of the Salish Sea and beyond. Diné photographer Will Wilson reclaims the early image-making technologies used by Curtis to create a new archive of Indigenous representations. Double Exposure offers an opportunity to explore Indigenous identities from multiple, sometimes conflicting, viewpoints.
Wham! Bam! Pow! | Wing Luke Museum
DATE: Wednesday, August 15th
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: 719 S King St (map)
New York based cartoonist Vishavjit Singh wields art and humor to fight intolerance and challenge stereotypes. He began drawing cartoons in 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks: as a Sikh American with a turban and beard, he had become the target of a toxic mix of fear, anxiety and ignorance. Vishavjit set out to challenge the label of the ‘other’ placed upon him (and many others of Sikh, South Asian, Muslim, and/or Middle Eastern extraction) by illustrating stories capturing the joys and predicaments of Sikh American life. His simple imagery and gentle humor often come with an edge that pierces stereotypes, prompts self-reflection, and promotes action.
Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses | MOPOP
DATE: Tuesday, August 21st
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 325 5th Ave N (map)
Get an intimate look at the history of Seattle luminaries, Nirvana, with more than 200 rare artifacts, photographs, and oral histories. The exhibition features instruments like Kurt Cobain’s Fender Stratocaster, Krist Novoselić’s Hiwatt DR103 bass amplifier head, and Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit. In addition, a diverse set of objects like the Cobain-created Fecal Matter shirt and the casting call flier for the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video will be on display. Visitors eager to dig even further can view video kiosks with even more information. Steve Fisk’s ambient soundtrack can be heard as fans move through the exhibition.