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Grantee: Diane Covington

Project Title: Eleven Gatherings: Seasonal Stories, Lessons, and Art from a Plateau Salish Perspective
Year awarded: 2019, Round 3

Tribal elderand Sanpoil/Spokane artist Diane Covington will hold ten workshops throughout 2020 integrating art making and artistic practice, seasonal stories and lessons, the Spokane language, and indigenous principles as the group depicts authentic objects from Covington’s personal collection. Covington will provide direction to participants when needed but a hands off approach is culturally congruent to Native ways of instruction. These gatherings will focus more on content and meaning than technique.

These monthly, two-and-a-half hour sessions, will be open to twelve participants each. Participants can take part in all or any portion of the series. Covington will curate four group exhibits throughout the year of works made by those involved, and hopes this series will draw more Native artists out of the shadows.

The series of workshops is scheduled to begin in February 2020 at Hatch classroom, 9612 East Sprague. Registration for any session is $50.