(Kelly Lyles, center, photo by Dina Lydia Johnson)
When we photographed Highland Park artist Kelly Lyles at the Twilight Artist Collective show during West Seattle Art Walk last Thursday, little did we know she had been feted the night before, receiving a grant as lively as her work: The Conductive Garboil Grant. Another Highland Park artist (and dancer, and photographer), Dina Lydia Johnson, shares the news, plus the photo of Kelly and this video of her lightheartedly accepting the award:
The Conductive Garboil (that last word is a very old term for a disrupter) is a $3,000 grant given by organizations including 4Culture. Dina says Kelly declared, “”I’m thrilled to be the grantee; it means a lot, the peer recognition as much as the financial reward.” Dina has more photos on Flickr here, including the splashy outfit she wore to honor Kelly. She and her work – including her well-known “art car” – are online at kellyspot.com.