Ali Spagnola is a modern day polymath. After graduating Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Art, Ali has pursued a multitude of fascinating projects.
Ali has been doing a project called Free Paintings for four years. She takes requests online via email about what she should paint. She fills one request a day creating a 12x12″, bright, pop art, acrylic painting of whatever subject any stranger wants and posts it on her website. She mails the painting to the requester for free and the wait list for a free painting is now about 1,500 people long. So far, Ali has completed over 2,000 paintings for the project and still continues to create one square foot of art a day.
When Ali was in college she started playing Drinking Game Concerts that she created by taking the idea of a “Power Hour” – drinking 60 shots of beer in an hour – and mixing it with a live show. She wrote 60 one-minute drinking songs and performs them live while people drink along with every song. Ali recorded these 60 one-minute drinking songs to create her most recent release, The Power Hour Album. She also designed, developed and manufactured her new Shot Glass USB invention, a shot glass with a removable USB drive that holds The Power Hour Album.
Ali’s Challenge; Go give a genuine high five to someone that deserves it!
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