While last year Art Conspiracy doled out speakers for RZN8, this year’s seed event — which raises money and awareness for the annual party — gets more visually freaky. Saturday’s 2013 seed event, Mounted, will be all taxidermy themed. Participating artists were issued wall plaques for their “trophies,” which tribute elements of postmortem sculpture. We won’t know what experimental methods they’ll utilize until the big 7 p.m. reveal on auction night Saturday at Life in Deep Ellum (2803 Taylor St.). These seed projects are necessities for the organization, which has raised more than $200,000 for local arts-rooted nonprofits since starting in 2005. The cash raised will be used to orchestrate the main happening, which drops later in 2013. They’re also hype-builders. At MOUNTED, this year’s Con-designated beneficiary will be announced. Opening bids begin at $50, so arrive prepared to expand your local art and taxidermy collections. Black Swan will be there slingin’ a signature drink, and food trucks Nammi and Coolhaus will be parked outside. Filling the energy gaps between waves of bidding will be music by The Days, Bethan and Calhoun.
Sat., June 8, 2013