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2015 Big Brain Award Winners Announced

2015 Big Brain Award Winners Announced

We are proud to announce the recipients of the New Times' 2015 Big Brain Awards.

The five winners were presented with plaques and each received $500 to further their creative endeavors in visual art, culinary art, performing art, design, and music at Artopia on Saturday, May 9, at Monarch Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

See also: Watch a video of the 2015 Big Brain Award finalists

Artist and Big Brain finalist Jeff Slim in his Grand Avenue studio.
Artist and Big Brain finalist Jeff Slim in his Grand Avenue studio.
Becky Bartkowski

Visual Art Winner: Jeff Slim

Finalists: Sophie May Hook, Jorge Ignacio Torres of Palabra Collective,

Fashion designer Leonor Aispuro wants to change the fashion industry.
Fashion designer Leonor Aispuro wants to change the fashion industry.
Becky Bartkowski

Design Winner: Leonor Aispuro

Finalists: The Ranch Mine, Jon Jenkins

Case Coniglio of Brazen Chocolate.
Case Coniglio of Brazen Chocolate.
Lauren Saria

Culinary Art Winner: Case Coniglio

Finalists: Bo Mostow of Uptown Farmers Market, Kallen Schmerler

El Nico runs Clandestino at Crescent Ballroom.
El Nico runs Clandestino at Crescent Ballroom.
David Accomazzo

Music Winner: Clandestino

Finalists: Teneia, Ichi Sound

Xanthia Walker wants to give young people a way to be involved in all aspects of theater through Rising Youth Theatre.
Xanthia Walker wants to give young people a way to be involved in all aspects of theater through Rising Youth Theatre.
Evie Carpenter

Performing Art Winner: Xanthia Walker of Rising Youth Theatre

Finalists: Angel Castro, Beth May

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