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“Art From the Streets” at Theater Schmeater

 

 

 

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Let He or She make Art!

Theater Schmeater to present

Art From the Streets- Photography, Drawing, and Painting

 

Theater Schmeater is delighted to present Art From the Streets – Photography, Drawing, and Painting created by the homeless guests of The Union Gospel Mission” in The Schmee’s The Mary Spirito Pillitteri, Vanita and Paul Mathews Gallery in the lobby of the Schmee,2125 Second Ave in Belltown. This showing, in association with The Union Gospel Mission, will be offered simultaneously with Theater Schmeater’s presentation of My Man Godfrey, a stage adaptation of the Oscar nominated movie of the same name.   Art From the Streets and My Man Godfrey both illustrate the 2017 Theater Schmeater season theme of Outside, Looking In.

The Union Gospel Mission goal for this program is to provide instruction, space and materials for homeless men and women to explore the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy. The Art From the Streets show will include works by Judah, Lawrence Hayes, Ashley, Sylvester Tuggles, Benjamin Bill, Markum Dennis, Anthony Pierce, Manelo, Cody, Adam Williams, Johnny Johnson.   Theater Schmeater is delighted to provide the opportunity for these artists to have a space to show their works and dreams. Attendees of the January 26th opening are encouraged to stay and see the 8:00PM preview of My Man Godfrey.

Since moving to Belltown in 2014 Theater Schmeater and The Mary Spirito Pillitteri, Vanita and Paul Mathews Gallery have striven to present the work of unrepresented and emerging Northwest artists. The shows are often thematically chosen to illustrate and support concurrent Theater Schmeater productions. This show, featuring work by many of Union Gospel Mission’s guests, supports the play’s assertion that “forgotten people” can be a source of art, beauty, and courage.

The Mary Spirito Pillitteri, Vanita and Paul Mathews Gallery is curated by Robert Pillitteri.

Art From the Streets – Photography, Drawing, and Painting will open on Thursday January 26th at 5:00PM, and last until 8:00PM. There is no admission. Attendees of the opening are encouraged to stay and see the Pay What You Can 8:00PM preview of My Man Godfrey.

Opening night For My Man Godfrey is Friday January 27th. The lobby and gallery will be open from 7PM until 8PM on the nights of the My Man Godfrey performances. Special hour can be arranged by contacting the curator at: curator.theaterschmeater@gmail.com.  There is never admission to the gallery, but there is for the performances.

The production runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00PM through February 18th. General admission tickets purchased on-line in advance for all shows are $27.00 or $24.00 for students and seniors. General admission tickets purchased at the box office are $30.00 or $27.00 for students and seniors.

Advance tickets are available online at http://www.schmeater.org or through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2710833 or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can at the door for any same day, available unreserved tickets. Box office opens at 7:00 p.m. on day of show.

Theater Schmeater is located at the Schmee, 2125 Third Ave in Belltown (Seattle). For more information about My Man Godfrey or any other Theater Schmeater event and our 25th anniversary season, please go to http://www.schmeater.org .