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June 25, 2019, King5 News Evening Magazine
“Giving Voice to the Homeless at Seattle Art Museum”
“Anew sculpture plays sounds of survival and perseverance.”

June 6, 2019, The Stranger
“The Best Art Shows in Seattle: Summer 2019”
”This year, Trimpin is again partnering with students from Path with Art, a nonprofit that works with homeless people to create original works of art. Together they'll construct a new sound sculpture bursting with poetry, visual art, and, of course, music.”

June 4, 2019, SAM blog
“SAM Connects to the Hear & Now”
“I think by having a sculpture that shares these wonderful voices, not only are you hearing their voices, but your hearing that they’re a person. The voice you hear is coming from them, from their humanity.”

May 21, 2019, Seattle P-I
“New piece at Seattle Art Museum builds on community perceptions of homelessness”
"The objective is to have people examine their own perceptions, while maybe also experiencing different perceptions, around the issue of homelessness by people who have that lived experience," Jacobson told the SeattlePI. "On the kiosk there are questions, give us your questions about homelessness. We are going to take what comes from that kiosk, those public perceptions, and create a performance around it."

Arts Fund Social Impact Study (2018)
The study explores the ways arts programs in the Seattle area promote social change and address community needs. Learn more:

August 8, 2018, King5 Evening News
"Local Artists Partner with Pearl Jam"
A news story highlighting the Pearl Jam Home Shows posters designed by Path with Art students who have experienced homelessness.

August 2, 2018, The Evergrey
“I’ve slept all over the place”
"Right after I’d drawn the crane, I saw a story from The Seattle Times that Seattle is in its third year in a row with more construction cranes than any city in the United States. I was like, oh, it’s perfect. I wanted to kinda be subtle about it, that there’s all this money and wealth being poured in these construction projects but then there’s people on the streets being neglected."

August 1, 2018, KEXP
The Home Shows Local Organization Spotlight: Path with Art”
Two students involved in Path with Art’s music program who have lived experience of homelessness and Executive Director, Holly Jacobson, spoke to KEXP about the power of music and community for transformation. Listen to the interviews.

May 17, 2018, Seattle Weekly
"Beth Knowles Discusses the U.K. Tackling Homelessness Through Art"
"Last week, Knowles returned to Seattle as a special guest at Path With Art’s 10th Anniversary Luncheon, where she discussed the various factors that lead to homelessness, and how communities can come together to solve it. She emphasized the need for a support system to break people out of the isolation that they often feel while they’re unhoused."

April 18, New Day Northwest
“The Healing Power of Creative Expression”
Hear from Executive Director, Holly Jacobson, and Student Artist, Sophie, on the healing power of the arts.

October 29, 2017, South Seattle Emerald
"My Liberation is Tied to Other People's: Non-Profit Path with Art Uses Creative Expression to Elevate the Vulnerable"
"For staff, students, and teachers, the goal is the same: to build meaningful human community through shared appreciation for the arts. 'The vehicle is singing,' said Rebekka Goldsmith, who directs Path with Art’s choir, 'but the essence is community. [We do this] to be able to hear and see each other so that we can have fuller, more authentic, more meaningful lives.'"

June 28, 2017, City Arts
"Home is (Briefly) Where the Art Is"
This City Arts article focuses on Path with Art's community impact and features an interview with student artist Aaron Hill.
Read more.

June 21, 2017, Real Change News
"Art project shines light in the dark"
"Russell and Henrikson launched a project in conjunction with Path with Art on June 14 which hired them to create solar-powered lanterns for folks experiencing homelessness."
Read more.

June 10, 2017, Seattle Times
"Bucking the luxury housing trend, $500M in new apartments designed to help Seattle’s shrinking middle class"
"... landowners and philanthropists John and Shari Behnke contributed the property in exchange for being long-term co-owners in the project. The developers [decided] to lease a small retail space in the project to the local nonprofit Path with Art." Read more.

April 12, 2017, Real Change News
"No place like home"
"Path With Art students address housing in exhibit... A large rectangular banner hangs in the middle of the space and asks 'why do we all matter?' On the opposite side, about a dozen portraits hang on the wall."
Read more.

Mar 8, 2017, KNKX Radio
"Seattle Symphony: Music Evokes The Uncertainty, Hope Of Seattle Homeless"
"There are several amazing things about the music from "We Are All Here," part of a year-long community art project presented by Path With Art and the Seattle Symphony. It was composed by a group of adult students, some of whom had no prior musical experience, and of whom are experiencing homelessness, addiction or other trauma... " Read more.

August 5, 2016, Seattle Magazine
"Seattle arts programs expand outreach, take on homelessness together"
"Last November, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared a State of Emergency for King County’s homelessness crisis. While addressing the concern has proven to be a lofty task for councilmembers and citizens alike, Seattle’s arts programs continue to take initiative on the complicated social issue." Read more.

July 16, 2016, Seattle Times
"Painting a positive picture"
Path With Art, a Seattle-based nonprofit, recently launched We Are All Here, a community-based interdisciplinary art project. On Saturday, students of the program and members of the community helped paint banners inspired by poetry to be hung in Occidental Square in Seattle.
Read more

March 16, 2016, Capitol Hill Times
"Spring Voices Showcase Gives Stage To Overlooked Talent"
“The organization exists because we believe that art is not a luxury, and is something that should be made available for everybody regardless of life circumstances,” said Jennifer Lobsenz, program director at Path with Art. “We believe that art has the power to transform individual and community lives and everybody should have that opportunity. And that’s why I get up and come to work every morning.”
Read more. 

January 13, 2016, Crosscut Media Features    
"Is there still room for artists in Seattle" by Cambria Roth   
Recap of the Art Salon by Crosscut media that featured Path with Art student Aaron Hill. “As a homeless man and an artist, I know the harsh realities of housing in Seattle. No one seems to care about those on the streets... I take free art classes via Path with Art to keep my sanity. I have a regular job, too, but can’t afford rent. And I am only one of many similar stories. Such is the state of the city.”   
Read more.

January 12, 2015, PBS Newshour ArtBeat  
"This Seattle choir aims to help members recover from trauma" 
by Aileen Imperial  

When Rebekka Goldsmith rushes into the studio for the Path with Art Singers’ weekly rehearsal, some students are already buzzing with energy. Other students are more subdued, waiting in quiet anticipation for the class to begin.
Read more and watch the video.

December 29, 2015, KCTS Online    
"Path with Art Singers: Healing Through Song" by Aileen Imperial  
See an intimate glimpse of the singing class from Path with Art, a nonprofit organization that utilizes the arts to build community for people overcoming homelessness, addiction and trauma.  
Read more and watch the video.

December 8, 2015, On the Board Blog   
"Performance Review Predator Songstress" by Pam Winter  
Path with Art student Pam Winter reviews Degenerate Art Ensemble recent performance of Predator Songstress at On the Boards theater. She looks at the "Power of Voice..."  
Read more.

December 2, 2015, KOMO News  
"Inventors create beautiful music with wacky, self-made instruments" by Molly Shen
What happens when a world renowned artist collaborates with some of Seattle's most vulnerable residents? The unique team of inventors unveiled their creation in a special performance at Benaroya Hall Wednesday night. 

September 30, 2015, Real Change News
"Art and Soul" by Lisa North
Path with Art helps people to heal and reconnect with community and society. On any given night in Seattle, you can watch a performance ranging from chart-topping pop stars to the ballet or an art show. But a recent event at the Richard Hugo House in Capitol Hill showcased the talents of a group often overlooked, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. Read more.

September 4, 2015, Seattle's Child
"Local nonprofit Path with Art works to support and empower marginalized folks through art" by Annalise Bender-Brown
Local nonprofit Path with Art works to support and empower marginalized folks through art. Path with Art, local nonprofit working to use the power of art and creative engagement as a path to stability for folks recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma, is putting on a gallery show on UW campus this month. Read more.

August 6, 2015, Art Beat: Office of Arts and Culture news and events
"Path with Art presents workshops and performances in Occidental Square this summer"
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Path with Art and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) will bring free art classes and pop-up performances to Occidental Square this summer as part of the Urban Parks Activation Partnership pilot program. Read more.

June 11, 2015, Washington Women's Foundation
"Local Arts Agency Awarded $100K for Innovative Program"
The Washington Women’s Foundation yesterday announced an award of $100,000 to Path with Art, a local nonprofit that brings new voices into the cultural mainstream. The organization offers high quality arts courses, exhibitions and events to adults with little access to the arts: adults in recovery from homelessness, addiction, mental illness and other trauma. Read more.

November 14, 2014, Degenerate Art Ensemble Blog
"A searing and intense two week residency"
We spent two weeks at Cornish College of the Arts in October with 12 Students from the college as well as 9 students from the inspiring organization Path With Art (an incredible Seattle organization providing art experiences for people transitioning out of homelessness) in the fifty foot by fifty foot rehearsal room of the Cornish Playhouse.  Read more.

September 22, 2014, Harborview Medical Center
"Harborview Medical Center and Path with Art unveil collaborative mural project"
Harborview Medical Center and Path with Art unveil collaborative mural project. The general public is invited to join Harborview Medical Center and Path with Art to celebrate the completion of their summer-long, collaborative mural project for View Park, across the street from Harborview Medical Center. Read more.

August 29, 2014, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
"Mayor announces 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients"
Mayor Ed Murray is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards. The honorees include two individuals and four organizations, and represent categories ranging from promoting arts as a means of social change to artistic excellence, including Path with Art in the category for Arts in Social Justice.  Read more.

August 25, 2014, The Seattle Times
"Mural at View Park" by Seattle Times staff
Enrique Martinez, a patient at Harborview Medical Center for the past two months after a traffic accident, works on the last of nine panels for a 72-foot-long mural to be placed in View Park, the park on the west side of the Seattle hospital. Martinez has worked on every panel — each time there’s been an opportunity to paint. He expects to be in the hospital one more month, to begin physical therapy and to walk and drive again. Many patients contributed time on the mural. The project is a collaboration of Harborview Medical Center and Path with Art. Read more.

August 25, 2014, City Arts
"Mayor's Arts Award: Path with Art" by Sam Machkovech
In 2005, a group of Seattle friends with little-to-no artistic experience thought it would be fun to start up a weekly art-making club. It was an excuse to hang out and try something new, but all the participants, including Deborah Blake and Laurel Doody, were particularly surprised by the transformative impact their club had on their lives.

June 27, 2014, The Seattle Times
"Mayor's Arts Awards are out." by Melissa Davis  
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the recipients of the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, selected from a record 650 nominations from the public. They’ll be honored at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Seattle Center, which kicks off Bumbershoot. Read more.

June 18, 2014, 4Culture
"Art Reveals, Art Transforms"
Path with Art delivers transformative arts programming to low-income adults in Seattle who are in recovery from homelessness and/or other trauma. 4Culture’s Storefront Arcade gallery is featuring acrylic paintings from Path with Art artists from a workshop taught by Pamm Hanson through the end of August. Program Director Adam Doody shares the story of the workshop with us. Read more.