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This is another example of action coming out of our First Thursday Coffee discussions at the Rocket Market.
Submitted by Dr. Barb Brock on behalf of Anthony Stevenson, aka artist Salik Seville
Just think about what you can do to help people…
Artist Salik Seville, (aka Anthony Stevenson), originally from Memphis and a Navy veteran, has been through tough times and knows what it’s like to be homeless, but now has found his place in Spokane. Salik uses his art to showcase what he’s been going through, and offers hope for others to push through. “I just want to inspire others and do my part,” he says. “You might be having hard times or come from a hard background, but you should always think about what you can do to help people.” His work has been showcased at the downtown Spokane Library during the month of February for the past two years. Here is Anthony’s statement for 2017:
“My friends, every year I start out the New Year with an exhibition. I’ve been fortunate to have several artists join me including Denise Robinson, Sage Caberllero, Rachel Dolozal and Jay Cousin, who are contributing their time and talent to help our community.
This is something that means a lot to me. When I first started doing this it was my way of speaking through art about how I see humans. If you are in the area, come check out the art and if you see something you like, all you need is a bag of fresh food and a bag of hygiene products, i.e., hand towels, deodorant, etc to acquire a piece of art. There’s no limit. Meals on wheels and health care for homeless veterans will receive the food, and Spokane county veterans will receive the hygiene products. I will also have some paintings for sale to help the YWCA at the library here in downtown Spokane. I would like to express my gratitude to Mrs. Barb Brock – thank you for getting involved – your help is so appreciated and will never be forgotten. Here’s to good energy, art, and action. Love can change the world.” Salik Seville
Showing February 21 6 – 8 pm at the Magic Lantern Theater. To buy tickets click here.
THURSDAY December 1st bring ideas for the life after DONALD. Drop in ANY coffee house and start A DISCUSSION don’t wait on me! I am with Jay, Ron, Idris and Jim will be having are usual Thursday discussions at 10am the same place on the Spokane South Hill. We can make changes one cup at a time. Report back after you meeting. (Message me Robert Lloyd on Facebook for my coffee spot)
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A selection of the attendees were photographed. Look for your photo on the page 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet Photos. If I have taken your picture, help us raise funds for the Spokane NAACP Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Anderson Scholarship Fund. If you purchase a Fine Art Original print I will donate 20% of the purchase price to the Scholarship Fund .
I have taken what appear to be snapshots at the Freedom Fund Banquet and will transform them into works of art. You probably saw examples of my work on display at the banquet. To refresh your memory you can go to the page From Pictorial Snapshot to Fine Art where you can see selections of the fine art. For purchase options go to the page Your Photo Has Been Taken Turn It Into a Work of Art.