Past Shows


Breaking Free

Across the River Arts in partnership with Interagency Academy, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, and Seattle Art Museum presented emerging teen artists exploring the theme of Breaking Free on July 9, 2015. This one night showcase was curated by members of the Expressive Arts Class at the University District Youth Center. Breaking Free featured original works by teen spoken word artists, musicians, and dance choreographers, including: Cello X, Amy Wisegarver, Ella Anderson and Tulia Cascioppo, Madolyn Laurine and Max Boone, Amy Hall, Jadyn Estrada, Exapsos, and thePROGRAM at eXit SPACE.
Breaking Free also includes an additional component of visual art by local teens on display in the free Community Corridor of the Seattle Art Museum from July 1-Aug 3rd. This visual arts display was also curated by members of the Expressive Arts Class.
This show was sponsored in part by the Office of Arts and Culture Seattle and the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

 

Thanks to all of the Teen Curators, Artists, Performers, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle Art Museum, and all of the volunteers for helping to make this show successful!

Image by Madeline Owen

 

Release

 Across the River Arts in partnership with the Fremont Abbey Arts Center and Seattle Art Museum presented emerging teen artists exploring the theme of Release on December 10, 2013.  This one night showcase of spoken word artists, musicians, and dance choreographers was curated by members of the Teen Arts Group (TAG) at Seattle Art Museum.  The show benefitted Arts Corps. 

Performers included: Bleachbear, Jordan Decker, Kieran Swan, Koha Farr, Madolyn Laurine and Chris Clark-Johnson, NICKOLVS, Nightspace, Seattle Youth Dance Collective, and Travis Thompson.

Release also included an additional component of visual art by 30 local teens from 20 schools displayed in the free Community Corridor of the Seattle Art Museum from Dec 4th, 2013-January 5th, 2014.  This visual arts display was also curated by members of the Teen Arts Group.  A free opening for this portion of the show was held on Dec 5th in conjunction with ARTattack: Teen Night Out at the Seattle Art Museum. 

Thanks to all of the Teen Curators, Artists, Performers, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle Art Museum, and all of the volunteers for helping to make this show successful!

Image by Ananya Garg

Videos from the show can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.  View pictures of the visual art show and performance


Extraordinary in the Everyday

Across the River Arts in partnership with the Fremont Abbey Arts Center presented 23 emerging artists exploring the theme Extraordinary in the Everyday on July 12, 2012.  This one night showcase featured a wide variety of original works by innovative local artists ready to extend their reach.  Painters, sculptors, dance choreographers, poets, musicians, and every style in between made up this special show giving the community an opportunity to meet these talented individuals and experience their captivating work.

Artists and performers included:

Heather D'Arnell, Cha Davis, Martha Dunham, Seth Engle, Global Heat – Unplugged, Terra Holcomb, Catherine Kail-Tucker, Dane Kuttler, Katy Lin, Joya Marie Marsh, Debbie McLaughlin/WaterLight Mosaics, Oscar McNary, Lylli Srygley Meredith/Dallas Williams, Paloma de Murga, Collin Joseph Neal, Tim Rayburn, Heather Rosenberry, Rita Ruby, Aaron J. Shay, Inspired Creations by SKY, ilvs strauss, and Sophia Wheelwright.  Curated by Ginny Sanchez Ballard and Jeff Ballard.

Thanks to all of the Artists and Performers, and to the Fremont Abbey Arts Center staff and all of the volunteers for helping to make this show successful!

Special thanks to our indiegogo show donors: Alex Evans and Kate Steff, Kegan Marling, Abby McNally, and Erin and Nick Povak.

Videos from the show can be viewed on our YouTube Channel, and show pictures are in our gallery


Twentyfive:  A Night of New Works by 25 Emerging Artists and Performers

                                            Across the River Arts in partnership with the Fremont Abbey Arts Center presented new works by 26 emerging artists and performers.  This one night showcase on August 25, 2011 featured a wide variety of original works by innovative local artists ready to extend their reach.  Painters, sculptors, dance choreographers, poets, musicians, playwrights, and every style in between made up this special show giving the community an opportunity to meet these talented individuals and experience their brand new creations.

Artists and performers included:

Laura Ackerman, Jeff Ballard, Kellen Braddock, Jennifer Cadence, Gibson Cima, Lauren Davies, Anita Feng, Lisa Frank, Tamblyn Gawley, C. Luke Geller, Rachel Grant, Josh Hornbeck (quiet), Kalen Huffman, Jane Kakaley, Cheri Kopp, David McCrae, Joy Mills, Atsuko Nagakura, Rosie Peterson, Laura Samsel, Greg Sinibaldi, Martijn Swart, Casey Tonnelly, Catrina Turley, John White, and Suze Woolf.  Curated by Ginny Sanchez Ballard and Jeff Ballard.

A very special thanks to all of the Artists and Performers, and to the Fremont Abbey Arts Center staff and volunteers for helping to make this show successful!

Videos from the show can be viewed on our YouTube Channel, and show pictures are in our gallery

Artists that participated in Twentyfive have since shown/performed at: The Bent Writers Showcase, Velocity Dance Center's The Bridge Project, On the Boards 12 Minutes Max, The Triple Door Musicquarium, Conor Byrne, Sunset Tavern, The Tractor Tavern, Mt Si Community Center, Cloud City Coffee, Bindlestick Coffee,  Zeitgeist Coffee, Neptune Coffee, Edmonds Art Walk, West Seattle Artwalk, the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Colombia Center for the Arts,The Nature Conservancy (and many more), and served as Artist in Residence at the Banff AB Canada and Zion National Park, Utah.


 

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Group Art Shows

Artists from the community at large are invited to create an art piece in any medium (dance, music, visual and performing art, writing, spoken word, and more) based on a common theme.  These pieces are shown and performed in local spaces to give developing artists a chance to show their work and provide an opportunity for further exposure. 

 

Emerging Artists Groups

Groups of visual artists, performing artists, choreographers, and musicians meet to work through the challenges of showing their work. 

 

Community Driven Performances

These improvisations and performances invite the public to join in art and explore the feeling of being seen as an artist.  Participating community members create art that is inclusive and accessible.