I am in GREAT company and absolutely on cloud nine. My photo shoot is tonight and the interview is tomorrow. Thank you to whomever nominated me. I am intensely flattered and overjoyed. Please join us for the ceremony on April 7th!
Announcing the 2012 Big Brain Finalists
Without further ado, we’re announcing the finalists for the 2012 Big Brain Awards. The award was created to recognize emerging local creatives, and for the past few weeks we’ve been narrowing the long list of submissions to 15 finalists in five categories.
On April 7, from 7 to 11 p.m., we’ll be honoring five winners with $500 cash prizes in the categories of design, fashion, visual art, culinary, and performing art at The Saguaro in Scottsdale during our annual Artopia celebration.
We’ll be profiling the finalists in the April 5 issue of New Times and on Jackalope Ranch starting next week. In the meantime, here are their names:
The New Times wrote a little article on our show! In Your Head and Under the Bed.
By Benjamin LeathermanMost folks awake from a night of unusual dreams feeling flummoxed at what one’s melon has imagined while they were catching 40 or more winks. For local artist Spencer Hibert, however, its time to grab a pen and start sketching whatever strange situations his brain has produced.
The local artist’s sleep-induced imaginings helped inspire his contributions to In Your Head and Under Your Bed, an eerie group exhibition exploring the nature of dreams and nightmares.
A total of ten artists — including sculptor Lindz Lew, fabric designer Anya Melkozernova, and painter Dain Quentin Gore – created and contributed kooky characters and weird works summoned forth from their subconscious. For instance, Hibert’s works include two-dozen customizable Meegee figures decorated in bizarre patterns and placed in a diorama based on scenarios he dreamt up.
Peep the artists’ dream theaters during the show’s opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Modified Arts, 407 East Roosevelt Street.