Sometime around January of last year, we got to thinking about manifestos.
Local designer Jill Anderson wrote one of her own and posted it to her Facebook page. It was simple -- 10 things she believes in and lives by every day.
We were curious to see what other local creatives would include on their lists.
Manifestos have a long history. They've been written for political and religious reasons; they've been used in declarations and novels. For the purpose of our series, we stuck to the basics and asked a handful of local creatives: What are 10 things that you live by, strive for, and have learned along the way?
See also: - Jackalope Ranch's Manifesto Series - The Jackalope Flea: An Arts and Crafts Supply Sale in Downtown Phoenix - Phoenix Photographer Andrew Pielage to Open the Drive-Thru Gallery on Roosevelt Row
Sixteen local creatives wrote and designed manifestos that we've showcased on Jackalope Ranch and that will be featured in New Times' upcoming Resolution Guide. But because the designs were too good to just feature at blog and newspaper size, we'll be printing them out and hanging them for all to see on January 18 at the Drive-Thru Gallery.
Authors include Deborah Sussman, Tom Leveen, Kim Porter, Jill Anderson, Jo Novelli, Clint Bolick, Vermon Pierre, and James Garcia whose life lessons have been illustrated by Anton Anger, Jon Ashcroft, Peter Storch, John Walters, Safwat Saleem, Nina Miller, Nicole Stumphauzer, and Casebeer Jones.
The exhibition will be open on January 18 (Third Friday) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Drive-Thru Gallery, 918 North Sixth Street on Roosevelt Row. We'll have drinks and snacks (even a s'more stand) and share live music with neighboring gallery 1Spot for its grand opening with art by Damian Jim.
Stay tuned to Jackalope Ranch for more info.
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