GALVESTON — For three years, the TWELVE project has given Galveston community members the opportunity to capture, through the art of photography, their unique viewpoints of life while raising money for worthwhile charities.

This year, TWELVE will give that task to 12 Texas musicians as they turn their creativity to photographing life behind the mic, as well as participate in a newly formed concert series.

2014 participants are Hayes Carll, Matt Harlan, Drew Kennedy, Ian Moore, Asli Omar, Waylon Payne, Joe Pug, Carrie Rodriguez, Bo Salling, Little Joe Washington, Walt Wilkins and Jamie Lin Wilson.

Armed with the same film camera, an Olympus Trip 35, and the choice of black-and-white or color film, this year’s participants will select one photo for gallery exhibitions leading up to the auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Edna’s Room of The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

In addition to the auction, each artist will also perform in Galveston from September through December as part of the TWELVE music series.

A full listing of performance dates and tickets are available at www.twelvepeople.org.

“This year’s participant’s showcase the fantastic diversity found in Texas music,” Shannon Guillot-Wright, TWELVE co-founder, said.

“Each brings not only a creative viewpoint to their photography, but a beautiful range of voice to the concerts.”

A project created in 2011 by Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-Wright, photography is used to highlight the diversity of people, sceneries and architecture in cities, as well as our diverse viewpoints on life.

This year, proceeds from the auction and concert series will go toward the newly established TWELVE fund. This fund will raise money for Galveston area youth in need of financial assistance in the arts.

“Even though some of the musicians aren’t from here, each will be able to support the arts in Galveston through the photography project and associated concerts,” said TWELVE co-founder Will Wright.

“We can’t wait to give this year’s photographers the opportunity to showcase their talents all while raising money for the TWELVE fund.”

TWELVE is a nonprofit initiative fiscally sponsored by ARTSPIRE, a Program of New York Foundation for the Arts.

The program is one of the oldest, largest, most prestigious and artist friendly in the county.

Visit www.twelvepeople.org or contact Will Wright, 806-236-0715 or will@twelvepeople.org.

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