Alibi V.21 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2012 
“Repellent Eye Over Phoenix”

Arts Profile

Eye in the Sky, Hole in the Ground

Postcommodity’s Raven Chacon on art without borders

Toward the end of 2012, arts collective Postcommodity intends to raise 20 acrylic balloons that are 10 feet in diameter parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. "Part of this project is that it's this kind of sculptural piece," says Raven Chacon, "this kind of fence, which will run along the border. But part of it is performance in a way of us having to navigate what is safe to be called a battlefield."

Book Review

Dogma Style

Heather Rutman’s anti-climactic guide to sex without love

Heather Rutman’s handbook on female hedonism is a vapid, substance-feuled journey into the mind of a despicable sociopath.

Culture Shock

Operation Art Box Returns

Regardless of how adept your street art skills are, if you decide to go guerilla and throw up a piece in a prominent public location, chances are it'll get buffed pretty quick. Murals and sculpture are some of the most aesthetically alluring components to this city's streets. But government grants notwithstanding, it’s hard to manufacture public art in a way that’ll have a widely recognized, lasting effect.

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Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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April Hartford

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Holding Moments Still

Transgender: One Person’s Journey Opening Reception

Photographer April Hartford leads viewers into an immersive exploration of gender dissonance and transition portraying the inner psychological journey as much as the outer one. Runs through 10/7.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Major Mass

Quintessence 5th Annual Choral Festival Concert

A chorus of 100 and a professional orchestra perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C Major under the direction of Quintessence artistic director, Matthew Greer.
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Thriving Artists

Arts Business Workshop: Public Art

Learn about public art programs and collections, how public artists work, how to get involved in the field what qualifies as public art, where the funding comes from and much more.
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Courtesy of Russell Maynor

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Where the Magic Happens

Bewitched

The Dolls take on the beloved 60's comedy classic, weaving in diverse characters from sitcoms such the "Addams Family," "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Brady Bunch" and "The Kardashians."
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Big Mouth

Bad Mouth Reading Series

Poets Jenn Givhan, Sawnie Morris and Levi Romero read their works accompanied by music.
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