Awardee: Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology Center/Mark Bulwinkle
Eva Soltes of the Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology Center in Joshua Tree, California has, with Bay Area artist Mark Bulwinkle, designed an entry gate for the venerated arts center fashioned from the old Bay Bridges' trusses. The gate, which will frame the public entry to the performing arts venue and artists' residency, will celebrate the center's Bay Area roots where founder and composer Lou Harrison (1917-2002) engaged in a "lifetime of artistry, activism and concern for the environment." Soltes suggests that Lou Harrison and the old Bay Bridge were contemporaries, "Harrison was on the scene in San Francisco composing avant-garde art music with John Cage. They were among the burgeoning WPA generation that went on to define the modern-art era of the 20th century."