Arts Did You Get a Cake This Morning?
This year marks a return to form for the Genius Awards. For the last two years, we’ve had P-I art critic Regina Hackett tag along with the person delivering the “You’re a Friggin’ Genius” cakes. We use chocolate cakes to let Genius Award winners know they’ve won. The cakes are from QFC. Very posh.
Well… this morning, this year’s cakes went out. We didn’t tell anyone it was happening. No photographers. No P-I writers. We wanted it to be a surprise again. Other media outlets: Have you figured it out yet? It will be interesting to see who has enough sources in the arts world to put together the whole list first. There are four awards to individuals—in literature, visual art, theater, and film—and one award for an arts organization…
Each winner gets $5,000, which they can spend however they like, and a party thrown in their honor. This year’s party is at Henry Art Gallery on October 21. There’s a lot more going on this year too—in addition to what we’ve done in past years—but I don’t want to divulge all the details just yet.