News: 12/26/2011  

San Diego Foundation : Creative Catalyst

A few months ago we reported on an individual artist grant offered by the San Diego Foundation. The Creative Catalyst Fund was created to fund up to 19 artists currently working in San Diego, focusing at the emerging level as a means to take selected artist's careers to a new level. We're thrilled to announce that longtime Sezio collaborators Wes Bruce and Joel P West have each been awarded a grant for 2012.

Each artist had to apply through an eligible non-profit within San Diego County. Wes Bruce will be sponsored by Lux Art Institute, and Joel will be working with Camarada, whose focus is to present classical and chamber music in new, engaging venues. Sound artist Margaret Noble was also selected and will be working with MCASD. The UT announced the full, 15 artist list yesterday.

We'll keep you posted throughout 2012 on their ambitious, year-long projects. For now, enjoy a previous collaboration between Joel and Wes.

Pictured above: Joel (left) and Wes in their mixed media and sound installation at Conspire in 2009. Photo by Alex Oat.

Video: A music video for Joel P West's band The Tree Ring, with art direction by Wes Bruce (2011). Video by Destin Cretton.

Tags: joel p west, Lux Art Institute, Wes Bruce, San Diego Foundation

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