Visual Arts

Jen Deveroux to Host "Barnyard Riot Art Show" at Phoenix's Monarch Theatre on Saturday

The task of reading George Orwell's famous dystopian tome Animal Farm is something practically everyone experienced in high school. We had to do it, and -- in all likelihood -- so did you. And probably because it's something that's typically digested during one's formative years, the satirical yet frightening sociopolitical allegory is something that tends to stick in your craw and offer influence for years afterwards.

Prolific art party impresario Jen Deveroux, for instance, read the book as a teenager, and memories of the exploits of Snowball, Napoleon, and their cohorts bubbled to the surface when she was planning the theme of her latest event, which wound up becoming this weekend's Barnyard Riot Art Show at the Monarch Theatre.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.