An event like PIGShibition doesn’t just “happen.” It’s the hard work of many dedicated volunteers and also through the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses, all of whom share and support the idea that literacy betters and empowers the NWA as a whole. This Sponsor Spotlight segment focuses on our partners of the PIGShibition event , offering a behind the scenes look into the “why” of PIGShibition, the decision-making process and highlighting each sponsor’s thoughts toward literacy and community involvement.
Why did you pick the pig design that you did? What was it about that design that spoke to you above all the other great choices?
What do people say to you about your pig?
• “Teenage mutant ninja pig”
• “Remembering a time some years ago when the hog got loose on Dickson Street and rampaged for at least an hour…”
• “I rode that pig!”
Any anecdotes or comments?
Adam Campbell was our artist, and he named the pig “Aenar.” For all you trekkies out there, “Aenar” (pronounced EE-nar) was a humanoid race native to the Northern Wastes of Andoria, known for their highly evolved telepathic abilities and pacifist ideology. Adam also heralded the installation of Aenar with some energetic drumming – he’s a talented artist AND drummer!
Final Note – Our pig suffered a bit at the hands of over-zealous Dickson Street club-goers and is in for repair. Look for the New for 2013 Aenar! It’s now at its new location at the Courthouse at Dickson and N. College.