Hi there! Part 8 makes sense on its own, but makes even more sense if you start from the beginning, Part 1. You decide.
“Meet Thomas Hammer” talks about Spokane Fifty’s Founding Sponsor, Thomas Hammer Coffee. Normally thanks are given at the end of an exhibition, but I feel that sponsors in general are a crucial component of a successful project – we couldn’t do this without them, period. And this particular sponsor has been absolutely crucial. I have an authentic and organic relationship with coffee (see “Coffee and Me”). It’s been SO awesome working with Thomas Hammer! S50 is very happy to be involved with such a great local company – great people, great attitude, great results! And local! Sponsors are a very important part of any successful project and we wanted to include them in the exhibition, beyond just saying, “Thanks!”, so we created an ‘A’ frame that explains their connection to S50, as well as their favorite things about Spokane, and it’s part of the show.
I think it deserves to be part of the exhibition itself. It sits in the middle of the exhibition because there are two ends to the show, if I put it near the “end”, that would technically be the “beginning” for some people as well. I designed this entire piece myself. Simple, effective. The photos are in color, so that differentiates this ‘A’ Frame from the participants’ ‘A’ Frames, but they follow the same basic structure of the others: authentic photos and texts that talk about each person’s perceptions of Spokane. And Thomas welcomes me and Spokane Fifty to the city with open arms. Thanks Tom!
Yes, these are much more impressive when you see them all together and especially printed at 2 feet by 4 feet, but at least you can now see them. Try to get out to a exhibition to experience the full effect. And don’t forget that nominations are still open for S50. Take a moment out of your day to tell us about someone who has been working to make Spokane a better place to live, work, and visit, especially in the Arts, Music, and Culture scenes. Thanks!