Asher Deaver first came to our attention for his work as a musician and artist. Now it seems he’s crossing our path again facing less fortunate circumstances. Asher recently learned he has a brain tumor and must have it removed through conscious surgery. The procedure and its recovery time are both costly ventures. Most of us recognize that the life of a struggling artist rarely comes with hefty paycheck so when one of us faces a difficulty of this magnitude we all have to come together and help one another out. Asher has been joined by many of his friends in the arts community to offer some pretty remarkable gifts to contributors. Please head here
to read more about Asher and make a contribution!
Local hiphop artist Random, a.k.a. Mega Ran, has some big projects in the works this year. The teacher turned full-time artist has a two-week tour of Japan planned plus an ultimate remix LP plus
a documentary, but he can use a little help on the funding side. As added incentive, Mega Ran is offering some cool swag for fans including an opportunity to join in all the fun in Japan for a few truly committed backers! Check out the video below and head here
Rather than get fed up with the lack of contemporary art galleries in Northern Arizona these NAU students decided to do something about it by launching the Ephemeral Studios Gallery in Jerome. The group of student artists transformed a classroom in Jerome’s historic high school turned artspace with the hopes of hosting their own gallery for a couple of months. After the positive community response the Ephemeral artists received, they are hoping to expand their original two-month plan to keep the gallery running for a full year. Read more about the project and contribute here
. You can score some original artwork in the process!
Artist Mary Ciesynski believes in the sanctity of film and part of her project is aimed at showing the maintained relevance of film in the digital era. Head here
for more about the project and/or check out the video below. Interested backers can receive a Learn Instant Photography Kit to begin their own instant film adventure.
Get Anna Vivette in the Studio
The opera-infused electronica of Anna Vivette found the perfect pairing with internationally acclaimed visual artist Shahrokh Rezvani who provided the cover art for her album Colortura. In order to raise funds for her next studio project, Vivette and Rezvani have paired up once again. Contributors to the project can receive a signed copy of the album or a signed poster. Additionally, Rezvani has offered to contribute a percentage of his fine art and poster sales to Anna Vivette’s next project. Learn more here.