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.
Ali does freelance design and art where creates artworks and illustrations based on commission. She designs logos, websites and graphics (her portfolio). Ali has also released four albums of music.
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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