Path with Art Artists

Teaching Artists

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Born in Germany in 1951, Trimpin moved to Seattle, Washington in 1980 in search of found objects from the aviation and technology sectors that he could repurpose for art installations. Since then, Trimpin has become widely recognized as a kinetic sculptor, sound artist and musician, and his work can be seen through many commissions and public art projects in the Puget Sound region, across the country and around the world. Recipient of numerous awards and grants, Trimpin was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Award in 1997. 2019 is his fourth year working with Path with Art students.

Michelle de la Vega

Michelle de la Vega is a multidisciplinary, installation and social practice artist in Seattle. Her large-scale ventures push social and aesthetic boundaries through community dialogue, immersive environmental design, concept driven materiality and community investment on a wide scale. Michelle was recently commissioned to create a permanent outdoor sculpture for Sound Transit’s Light Rail Station at the new Kent / Des Moines location, and she is excited to be a guest curator for the 2019 Bellwether Grand Connection exhibition.  

Michelle was named as an Artist of the Year in 2017 by City Arts Magazine, facilitates a women’s art program in the King County Jail in partnership with The Organization for Prostitution Survivors, is a former professional modern dancer, and is a beekeeper.

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Yonnas builds bridges between Seattle’s art and tech hubs, hosting, and entertaining creatives while immersing himself in Seattle’s rich literary, visual arts and dance culture. Most recently he co-founded and launched,,, #CapHillPSA, curated “Touch Me: I Am Violent", “and NW Film Forum’s “videOasis." Yonnas brings brilliant minds together for events and collaborations that enrich the atmosphere and build community around local artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and cultural institutions.  Collect, which he co-founded with other community leaders, was named Best Arts Idea of 2015 by Seattle Weekly.  He released his first book of poetry collection, “I Hung Myself on the Moon” January, 2017.  Currently Yonnas is completing his first EP of original songs composed and produced with Stranger Genius Award Nominee Otis Calvin OC Notes.