In 1967, Patrick Redmond was co-founder and, in 1968, was, according to one journalist, "unofficial head" of Catalyst, a dynamic, eclectic, avant garde visual arts/performing arts/literary arts/music group that created, produced, and performed thought-provoking events in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. Film, poetry, dance, multimedia, and guitar were featured.
Catalyst members included (to be confirmed; further details to be provided...
participation varied from performance to performance):
- Martin S. (photography, multimedia, film, art)
- Arny G. (poet)
- Thomas "Tom" G. (multimedia, art, music, etc.)
- Guy M. (performing artist)
- Marianne G. (performer)
- Virginia S. (performer, writer, poet)
- Kathy H. (perfomer, art)
- Vicky W. (performer, art)
- Tom H. (performing artist)
- Terry F. (actor)
- Linda S. (guitar)
- JoLynn W. (guitar, etc.)
- Tom Z. (guitar)
- Patrick R. (multimedia, film, graphics, visual art, etc.)
Patrick Redmond's involvement in Catalyst was cited in the following:
Joslyn, Jay. "CAP Serves As a Catalyst," Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, Vol. 7, No. 77, October 19, 1968, Part 1, p. 29. Note: "CAP" = "Children's Arts Program" at the [Eero Saarinen-designed] Milwaukee Art Center [now known as the Milwaukee Art Museum]. Patrick Redmond's work included in three-person exhibit in the "first 'graduate' show CAP has mounted." Also note: Thomas Gaudynski's involvement with Catalyst is also mentioned in this article. Patrick Redmond and Thomas Gaudynski were fellow students at the Milwaukee Art Center.
Torkelson, Jeanne and John Finkler, editors-in-chief. Pius XI Journal, Pius XI High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April-May 1968, Vol. XXXIV, No. 8, p. 91 "pmr [Patrick Michael Redmond] wins again," [Note: Photo of "Pat Redmond" (in Pius XI High School Art Classroom); caption refers to first place in "Milwaukee Journal Student Art Calendar Awards;" also makes reference to "student activist group 'Catalyst'" and states "Pat is unofficial head of the group."]