“For some, the compounding effects of poverty, mental illness, or lack of a family support system can lead to a downward spiral where inner wounds manifest in homelessness, addiction, and disconnection from society. The results can be seen every day in every city across the U.S.
We believe creative engagement is a powerful means to reconnect individuals to self and self-worth. It is also a powerful tool for understanding and appreciating one other's humanity.
Creativity is both a product and a salve for the hurt places, as George Braque writes: Art is a wound, turned into light. ”
In addition, Path with Art is sponsoring:
- Public banner painting parties in downtown Seattle’s Occidental Square on July 15 and August 19 during the hours of 3—5PM.
- Free, drop in poetry and painting workshops at the same place on Fridays from July 22—August 12 during the hours of 3—5PM.
Twice this summer, a jury of local poets will select a handful of submissions to serve as inspiration for artistic banners. These banners will be displayed in Occidental Square (2016) and the Seattle Symphony (2017).
I’ve submitted my below poem.
I exist amidst many worlds
One-sided, plugged-in conversations
Silent many selves
Bringing me closer