Whitworth University’s weekly publication, The Whitworthian, profiled Spokane Fifty last week. Thanks! Great job, Alyssa!
We hope that this is the first step towards preparing a Spokane Fifty show out at Whitworth in the near future. Even better would be an entire week of shows and presentations. Sharing Spokane Fifty with a business class and explaining why business and art need to work together would be great. Then flipping the tables and visiting an art class and explaining how to work with sponsors would be fascinating. Then maybe an afternoon workshop with an organizational class about planning large-scale projects. Then a presentation with photography class and live photo session taking questions as we go, then another with a design class, etc.
All presentations would also involve in-depth explanations of the whys/hows/wheres/etc. of Spokane Fifty, as well as the past, present, and future of the project. The ‘A’ frame sandwich boards are easy to carry around, so we could also present to a different part of Whitworth University each day.
Here’s a great quote from the article from Whitworth professor and Spokane Fifty participant Brooke Kiener: “Make stuff. Keep making stuff. Take big risks. Learn from your failures, and keep making stuff. Your dreams are important, and your visions are valuable. The skills that you bring this community are priceless. Don’t hide them. Dont’ feel ashamed of them. Don’t feel like what you offer the world isn’t important. It is; it’s vital. This community needs you.”