Big Brain Awards

Sophie May Hook: 2015 Big Brain Awards Finalist, Visual Art

You submitted nominations for the best and brightest emerging Valley creatives, and the results are in. Presenting the 2015 BigBrain finalists.

Leading up to the announcement of winners at Artopia on May 9, Jackalope Ranch, Chow Bella, and Up on the Sun will introduce the finalists. Up today is Sophie May Hook.

Sophie May Hook is the kind of person who makes lemonade when life hands her lemons. Literally.

After finding that someone had vandalized a half-built installation piece designed to be part of Scottsdale Public Art's Canal Convergence 2014 event, Hook got some lemons and sugar, borrowed a friend's hand juicer, and got to work lifting the spirits of volunteers who had worked to meticulously build the piece.

For the Phoenix-based independent events and projects manager, it's as much about the people behind the scenes as it is about the art and artists being presented.

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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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