12. Eddie Sparr

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So in celebration of our Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Eddie Sparr
Eddie Sparr describes himself as a dark surreal artist who uses found objects as his main medium. He was born in LA, lived in Colorado, where he received an undergrad in graphic arts, and now lives in Cave Creek.

He says he's currently taking a break from art to take care of his 12-year-old son who has cancer. "When he's is better, I plan to get back to creating my art as soon as I can," says Sparr


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13: Ashley Macias

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So in celebration of our Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Ashley Macias
Ashley Macias is a downtown Phoenix-based artist who says her work displays several elements from our natural environment, bringing awareness to the things we think, feel, and imagine. Macias describes her techniques in bold line work as inspired by the natural raw organic flow in plants, the aging of people, and a deeper conscious or visionary realm.

Macias is currently working on Scottsdale Public Art and SRP Arizona canal Front Festivals with fellow artist Isaac Nicolas Caruso.

See also:
- Jackalope Ranch's 100 Creative profile of Isaac Caruso
- Call for Artists: IN FLUX 3 to Launch Temporary Activation Projects in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Glendale, Goodyear, and Mesa
- Best of Phoenix Interactive Periodic Table

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14. Rachel Bowditch

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So in celebration of our Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Rachel Bowditch is a theatre director, performance studies scholar, and an assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Bowditch says she has a unique international background -- she was born in Rome, lived in Italy for 5 years, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 2 1/2 years, Jakarta, Indonesia for six months, Singapore for eight years, Tel Aviv, Israel for 2 years, London for six months, Paris, France for one year, upstate New York for 3 years, New York City for seven years and she's been in Phoenix since 2006.

As the artistic director of Vessel, she says her work is experimental in nature, exploring the intersection between physical theatre, ritual, avant-garde performance, and innovative digital technology.


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15. Robert Brandan Martinez

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Robert Brandan Martinez by Andrew Almendarez
Robert Brandan Martinez is an artist born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He graduated in 2011 with BFA in photography from Arizona State University. He splits his time between Arizona and Rio de Janeiro, where he has been working on his most current project since 2010 (which you can help fund through the purchase of any of his limited-edition prints for sale through Modified Arts).

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16. Nina Miller

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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When Nina Miller was really young, her dad was in the Air Force so she moved around, but after that, she says she did most of my growing up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. She also says she is now from Phoenix: "I have been around Arizona long enough that shows I did in college are getting revived."

Miller is an improvisor and instructor at The Torch Theatre in central Phoenix. She worked as a designer for Fulton Engineering at ASU for the last year or so, but is about to start a new position with The Center for Science and the Imagination. "IMAGINATION! SCIENCE! So excited," she says.

See also:
- Big Brain 2012 Finalist: The Torch Theatre
- Center for Science and the Imagination to Launch at ASU's Newest Interdisciplinary Building, ISTB4

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17: Daniel Mills

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Daniel Mills, photo by Sara Dalton
Daniel Mills is a literature student at ASU with a focus in environmental criticism. But when he's not hitting the books or studying for finals, the 21-year-old runs PHXTACO, a blog dedicated to graffiti culture, the local art scene, and yep, tacos.

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18: Sara Cochran

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Sara Cochran
Sara Cochran is from from Glasgow, Scotland and a trained art historian who says she's been very lucky to have moved a lot.

She's worked in museum settings and art institutions across the globe and for the past four years (almost exactly to the day, she says), she's been the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Phoenix Art Museum.


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19: Averian Chee

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Averian Chee

Averian Chee is from a small valley in Northern Arizona called Nazlini. He says he grew up with very little knowledge of "city life" and that his interest in art grew after he had moved to Phoenix and began to miss home.

He took up painting as a hobby and says that while he doesn't have any formal art training, he believes it's "not necessary to convey emotion unto a canvas or any surface for that matter." Chee still lives in Phoenix and currently paints full-time.

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20. Jules Demetrius

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Jules Demetrius
Jules Demetrius is a local painter who describes himself as a "skinny nerd, sushi freak, and friend to most woodland creatures great and small."

Demetrius has lived in Phoenix for more than 12 years and has shown his work at The Icehouse, 5&6, Blunt Club, Wet Paint, and he'll showcase his latest this weekend during Lambchop at the Monarch Theatre.

See also: Jules of the Desert: How ugly ads, good beer and neurology make an artist
See also: Jen Deveroux's Lambchop Brings Disturbing Art to Monarch Theatre's New Upstairs Lounge


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21: Rebecca Green

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green moved to Phoenix from Michigan this summer (yes, brave), and she's already making a splash in the local arts scene.

The illustrator and fine artist (who says she also dabbles in stop motion and sculpture when she can), is currently working out of The Lodge on Grand Avenue where she says she spends her days making new work and listening to podcasts about brains and animals. Her dream job would be to work on a stop motion film for Wes Anderson.

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