Three people dressed as mascots, one standing and dumping confetti on another on the left, while a third sits watching on the right.In July 2023, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible youth and family art workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with Zack Bent’s New Media Gallery installation, The Charity Stripe. Participants experienced Zack’s work with an audio description from Jesse Minkert of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences.

After exploring the installation and hearing about Zack’s process and inspiration, participants worked with Jack Straw engineer Daniel Guenther to create foley recordings in the Jack Straw studios inspired by the installation, including bouncing balls, squeaking shoes, chants, and cheers. The group then compiled the recorded sounds into a sports themed soundscape.

Listen: The Charity Stripe Workshop Soundscape


Photographs by Max Mehalchin.

This program was made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, and individual contributors.

This program was provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Portrait of Zack Bent

Zack Bent

Zack Bent is a Seattle artist working in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. For over 15 years, he has created work with his wife, artist Gala Bent and their 3…

Photo of Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert’s work has appeared in about fifty literary journals including the Cream City Review, Confrontation, Mount Hope, the Floating Bridge Review, the Minetta Review, Poetry Northwest, Common Knowledge…