First of all, thanks to everyone, all 200-plus of you, who came to Artspace 111 last Thursday night for our inaugural Visionary Awards. And thanks, in general, to all of our readers and supporters –– on that Thursday night on the other side of town, at Central Market specifically, Weekly friends and employees and music lovers were out in force for a show by Kevin Aldridge and Blackland River Devils as part of our and Central Market’s free weekly outdoor concert series, Thursday Night Live. We couldn’t do anything without you guys, and we thank you all from the bottom of our collective journalism-and-arts-lovin’ heart.
Thanks to Seryn for plugging in at Artspace 111 and blowing everyone away, and congrats to our Visionary Awards honorees: photorealist Michelle Brandley, filmmaker Andrew Disney, and multimedia artist Micah Yarborough. Congrats also to Jordan Roberts, whose label design for the forthcoming Visionary Brew, brewed by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company to commemorate our Visionary Awards, was the popular favorite based on the votes of attendees. View the five finalist designs below and also some images of the event. See you next year.
Jordan Roberts' mystical theme won over attendees' hearts and minds.
Matthew Irwin's design has a charming Victorian sophistication.
Everybody loved Adam Burt's imagery — and, of course, cow.
Jeremy Hughes conjures up ancient Egypt with his design.
Simplicity — and curiosity — define Paul Leicht's submission.
(From left to right) Andrienne Johnson, Chris Blay, James and Sarah Lassen, Eric Stevens, and Jill Jung know how to get the party started right.
Weekly family members (from left to right) Brittany Cummings, Rebecca Harris, and Cody Culberson support the home team.
Chris Maunder and Kay Futrell are tight.
The early birds are prepared for some stage announcement action.
Diana and James Nichols enjoy Artspace 111's sculpture garden. And a fine adult beverage.
Visionary Andrew Disney (right) accepts his fat check from Weekly marketing manager Dana Crumbliss and yours truly.
Visionary Michelle Brandley does likewise.
A pre-fat-check-receivin' Micah Yarborough (right) enjoys the balmy air with Nicole Reagan and fellow out-there Fort Worth artist Richie Budd.
David Cavaliero and Devon Nowlin made the scene.
Weekly family members (from left to right) Evan Vanderbilt, Kelley Wise, Mrs. Evan Vanderbilt, Erin, and John Overcash are ready for some cocktaillllllllls.
In medias partie (from left to right): Laurie Williams, Darien George, Jeremy Byrd, and Maggie Estes.
(From left to right) Molly Walker, Erin Burt, Adam Burt, and Jake Walker are so flippin' ready.