Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), the unique micro-funding program for artists of all disciplines, is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Picasso Cafe, 3009 St.
Five artists are selected to present a project to a group of diners who each have a ballot. The artist with the most votes earns a grant based on the evening’s ticket sales. Previous grant amounts have ranged from $800-$1,900. Tickets for Tuesday’s event are $30 and can be purchased here.
Here’s a look at this months contestants for the grant money:
Gregory Jerome – “True Confessions”: A short film about an individual coming to terms with the paths he has chosen and the universal power of socially conscious hip-hop lyrics. Instead of shooting a music video, Gregory Jerome choice experimental film. ‘True Confessions’ is the story of a man looking back at who he once was and who he is.
Robert Matson – Drag Float: It’s total drag disaster when drag queens, lesbians, and somebody’s mom are stranded in the middle of the ocean. This is the premise of local playwright Robert Matson’s comedy, ‘Drag Float’. An original play produced by Robert JM Productions and set to be performed at the Boom Dinner Theatre in August 2014, ‘Drag Float’ uses local actors and designers throughout the production and is sure to be a night full of dinner, drama, and drag.
Nowhere Medium – Concepts + Models: An exhibit opening at Norman’s Firehouse Art Center in September 2014, the conceptual installation and individual works will form a dynamic exhibit filled with sound and video with mixed-media collages that will never be shown twice. Built as a series of platforms with multiple layers of acrylic glass, ‘Concepts + Models’ utilizes printed digital designs, drawings, paintings, and other media placed between layers to make each work.