The culmination of a two-year art project that began in partnership with students at Spokane Public Schools’ project-based Community School, the mixed-media OneHeart Call Project both celebrates and challenges humanity’s unique differences. Led by artist Christina Rothe, the series’ output is now on display at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery downtown for a second month. For those who attended April’s opening reception or have stopped by during Saturday hours (12-4 pm) with the artist, there’s still more in store, as art is being rotated every two weeks. As an immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, Rothe drew upon issues such as systemic racism and social injustices as the inspirational thread for the OneHeart Call Project. To that end, art featured in the collection symbolizes universal values of hope, dissent, love and respect, and the message that despite our many individual differences, we all share one thing in common: our hearts.
Christina Rothe: OneHeart Call Project • Reception Fri, May 7 from 5-8 pm; on display through May 21 • Free • Kolva-Sullivan Gallery • 115 S. Adams St. • 509-458-5517
— Chey Scott