January 21, 2009
The great people at Sanctuary 143 pulled off another stellar arts event last Saturday- CONSPIRE – their latest nomadic arts installation. Since the wildly successful Reinventing The Wheel event here at The Logan, CONSPIRE took advantage of Greg Strangmans Martin Building+Flats in Bankers Hill. Each room in the four story 1950’s apartment building was turned into a separate artists or musicians space. Those showing include: Acamonchi, Josh Higgins, Mike Maxwell, Josh and Jeremiah Zimmerman of The Silent Comedy, Josh Shelton, Sean Kelley, Joel P. West, Wes Bruce, Sandee Manuel, Keikichi Honna, Jeff Faeth, Sean Christopher, Tocayo and Will Redd.
I kinda felt like I was walking through a really creative college dormitory where everyone was focused, productive, social and collaborative. Just the way you hoped college would be – but never was. Check out Jeff Durkin’s video of the event at http://vimeo.com/3050203
Miriello Grafico was a sponsor of the event, in total support of giving young artists exposure. It seems to me that groups like Sanctuary 143 and SEZIO are connecting a new audience of people with the arts in ways formal museums can’t, or have no idea how to. If I was a museum curator in San Diego, I’d be at every one of these events with my notepad and mind wide open.
See more CONSPIRE pictures on Flickr.