Announcing the 2012 Big Brain Finalists

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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:

VISUAL ART
Thomas Greyeyes
Andrew Hadle
Lindz Lew

PERFORMING ART
Cyphers
Dulce Juarez
Torch Theatre

DESIGN
Jon Ashcroft
Victor Moreno
Sweet Salvage

FASHION
Ashley Eaton
Aaron Kimberlin
Greg Kerr

Stay tuned to Chow Bella for an announcement of the Culinary Arts finalists this afternoon, and grab a ticket to Artopia ($10 each) right here.

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Joe232
Joe232

Greg Kerr is a genius and Miles to Go is one of the greatest brands on earth. Love from England!

Rhyswootton
Rhyswootton

Huge fan of Miles to Go clothing - Greg produces fantastic and original designs for clothing and commissions my favorite artists.  See his shirts in a shop in Brighton (Boy Parker) and they always stand out.

Rhys from Brighton

Garrett Gannon
Garrett Gannon

Been an ardent Miles To Go fan since 2009. The designs are consistently attractive and Greg is a super cool dude on top of running a quality site. - Garrett from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Emanuel
Emanuel

Greg Kerr for fashion should definitely win for his Miles To Go clothing business. I have had the pleasure of meeting Greg at a Los Angeles crafts fair. From having a brief conversation with him, it was obvious that he really knew and cared about the literary source material that his clothing line is based on. I left with 3 top notch shirts and a new acquaintance. I feel that viewing his online store should be enough to get him the prize. 
From Compton, CA

Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

My vote is for Greg Kerr! His label, Miles To Go, has always been awesome and never fails to  amaze.

Andrew Javan Schrock
Andrew Javan Schrock

Greg Kerr is the real deal. His clothing line, miles to go, always amazes me. If I had the money I would buy every single on of the shirts he puts out. Love Greg and miles to go here in Virginia.

NDH
NDH

Greg Kerr with his company miles to go clothing. Refreshing and intelligent designs about incredible works of literature.

From Flagstaff, AZ

Stu Fleishman
Stu Fleishman

Greg Kerr is a fashion icon. Big props from NYC!

Mister DanG
Mister DanG

Greg Kerr at Miles to Go is helping me spread love for literature to my high school English students in Omaha, NE.

Hat_king
Hat_king

Hey Greg Kerr of Miles to go is a genius! Coming from Scotland! 

Luke Dymott
Luke Dymott

Greg Kerr of Miles To Go, incredible clothing label! Love them!
From Southampton, England.

Art Fan
Art Fan

Dummies competing for a dummy prize  Can't wait!

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