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To go with this month's haul of photo assignments from the Star (which started with two fundraisers for Indy philanthropies two weeks ago), I got three assignments this weekend. The first was the most original art show I'd ever heard of: Art vs. Art at The Vogue. Almost 100 paintings were made by local artists in one day in early September, and these were narrowed down to 32 for voting on Friday. After voting, the top 16 paintings were brought out in one-on-one match-ups. The painting that got less cheering was put up for auction, and if it wasn't bought (or if the buyer allowed it), the painting was destroyed. I only got to see two forms of destruction doled out by the Wheel of Death, but the Dirty Sanchez and the Chainsaw were more than enough.

The other two assignments were more of the city-fair variety of party. Fishers bought out its German side for Oktoberfest, and Noblesville brought out its alcoholic side for Brewfest. Those two took place on Saturday afternoon, and despite the lack of destruction, I still got some good community photos.

This weekend's work, along with a cigar bar assignment I shot at the end of August, appears on the Star's website here: Art vs. Art, Oktoberfest, Brewfest.

...Thus endeth the only blog post I've written this month. School is a lot of work!

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A member of the Naptown Roller Girls cringes as she wipes feces on a painting during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. A member of the Naptown Roller Girls cringes as she wipes feces on a painting during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Alex Farris
Fishers High School sophomore German student Ben Bertling teaches a rope dance to Ellie Seok, 8, during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Fishers High School sophomore German student Ben Bertling teaches a rope dance to Ellie Seok, 8, during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Valerie Flynn, 3, looks in the mirror at her new face paint during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Valerie Flynn, 3, looks in the mirror at her new face paint during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Deb Peterson, Lisa Zedonis and Jenny Weaver toast before sampling Redd\'s cider during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Deb Peterson, Lisa Zedonis and Jenny Weaver toast before sampling Redd's cider during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Ray Wagner and Ryan Alvis debate the worth of various paintings during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Ray Wagner and Ryan Alvis debate the worth of various paintings during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Alex Farris
Mike Wiltrout, leader of Modes of Death, sings during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Mike Wiltrout, leader of Modes of Death, sings during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Alex Farris
Primary Colours board member Naomi Spier slices through a painting with a chainsaw during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Primary Colours board member Naomi Spier slices through a painting with a chainsaw during the Art vs. Art competition at The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Alex Farris
People dressed as Mary, Queen of Scots; the Duke of Norfolk; and mercenary Baron Hans von Lohnes converse during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. People dressed as Mary, Queen of Scots; the Duke of Norfolk; and mercenary Baron Hans von Lohnes converse during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Cooper Mohr, 7, tries to evade the tag of Eddie List, 7, during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Cooper Mohr, 7, tries to evade the tag of Eddie List, 7, during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Indiana Fever guard Layshia Clarendon and forward Jasmine Hassell sign autographs during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Indiana Fever guard Layshia Clarendon and forward Jasmine Hassell sign autographs during Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Mario Joven jumps in his namesake\'s attire during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Mario Joven jumps in his namesake's attire during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris
Dain Driscoll serves beer from Triton Brewing Company during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Dain Driscoll serves beer from Triton Brewing Company during the Noblesville Brewfest in Forest Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Alex Farris

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