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Mapping the Spokane River 

When: Mondays-Fridays and Fri., Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 18 2013
Price: Free
Simply put, nature is the purest art form there is. Artist Gregg Schlanger has set out to communicate this and more through an ongoing, community-participation installation project at the Spokane Falls Community College Fine Arts Gallery, titled “Mapping the Spokane (River).” The exhibit wraps up this Friday with a concluding lecture by Schlanger, but we’re telling you about it now because the end result is definitely worth checking out. Starting in late-September, community members were invited to submit photos, stories and water samples from locations along the river, with contributors noting on a large map where their photo/water/story is from. Aside from asking us to look deeper into what the river means to us, the exhibit seeks to address its cultural importance and the big issues of water quality and watershed preservation.
— Chey Scott

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