The finalists are:
Myranda Bair, Nevada
Adam Doyle, Massachusetts
Christine Esposito, Nevada
Andrey Filatov, Nevada
Nicholas Forte, New York
Steve Jasper, Nevada
Lukas Jordan, Nevada
Letha Melchior, North Carolina
Don Michael Jr., Nevada
Maxwell Shepherd, California
David Thompson, Nevada
Robert Villazante, Nevada
The event is hosted by UFC welterweight fighter and XYIENCE team athlete Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy and is by invitation only from 7 to 9 p.m.; doors open to the public at 9 p.m. XYIENCE will be giving away tickets to the VIP event that includes a hosted bar and tapas on Facebook and Twitter starting Monday, August 27.
The evening also includes an MMA Artist Showcase that features work from artists in the mixed martial arts community such as Mac Danzig, UFC lightweight fighter and landscape photographer;
“XYIENCE invites the art and MMA communities to come together to celebrate the work of the XenArt artists and the launch of our new Xenergy flavors Melon Mayhem and Tangerine Twister,” says Michael Levy, XYIENCE’s CFO and COO.
XYIENCE announced the addition of Melon Mayhem and Tangerine Twister to its lineup of award-winning energy drinks in July. Both flavors are a part of the Xenergy Premium line and are also sugar-free and zero-calorie beverages. XenArt event is the first public sampling of the new beverages that are currently starting to hit retail shelves.
“We were disappointed by the cancellation of UFC 151 that was slated for Saturday, September 1, but the XenArt show and reception will go on as planned. It’s a great way for MMA fans and art lovers to kick off the holiday weekend. We are looking forward to great event,” says Levy.
The top three winners will be announced at the event. The grand prizewinner will receive $1,000 plus a one-year supply of XYIENCE Xenergy, a second-place winner will receive $500 plus prizes, and the third-place winner will receive $250 plus prizes.
The XenArt jury that selects the winners includes well-respected gallery owners, artists and leaders in the Las Vegas art community. They include: Jennifer Cornthwaite, Emergency Arts; Justin Favela, artist, Jennifer Kleven, Kleven Contemporary Gallery; John Villari, XYIENCE creative services manager, and Marty Walsh, Trifecta Gallery.
The public can vote for their favorite piece during the People’s Choice Award voting period running Monday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time at www.facebook.com/