The de Young Museum hosts a yearlong series celebrating the new mural book, "Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo" contributed to by over 200 artists and writers and edited by Annice Jacoby for Precita Eyes Muralists with a foreword by Carlos Santana as part of the museum's weekly program.
This series celebrates one of San Francisco's greatest assets - the Mission District Art Community, a rising star on the global art map. Cutting-edge and Traditional street artists will offer lectures and performances, sharing their art, insights, musings, experiences and perspectives.
Annice Jacoby (author) has produced innovative public art projects incorporating visual arts, literature, theater, and media. She has served as Director of Performing Arts Public Events at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of Public Relations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work includes launching City of Poets for the San Francisco Public Library; The Roof Is on Fire, No Blood, No Foul, multimedia community performances with youth, police, and national media, in collaboration with the California College of the Arts and the City of Oakland; The Fort Point Project, in collaboration with the United Nations, a multimedia site-specific performance; and Watershed & River of Words, national environmental programs with Poet Laureate Robert Hass.
I was born and raised in Peru and arrive in San Francisco as a teenager. I have one published novel in Spanish, "Mientras Elena en su lecho." It won the 1995 Letras de Oro Literary Prize, organized by the University of Miami. My short story, "La Mas Chingona," won the 2008 New South Short Fiction Contest, organized by Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Currently I am working on my first novel in English, "The Last King of the Mission," and on a trilogy of plays dealing with different concept of borders, "Ten Million Mexican Suicide Bombers," "Burqa Vs Miniskirt," and "Neither Masculine Nor Femenine But Quite the Opposite."
Judy Slattum MFA: First went to Bali in 1978 while on sabbatical from teaching theater arts at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz California. During her three-month stay, she immersed herself in Balinese theater, studying mask dance. Six months later she returned with the first of many highly successful study tours. In 1979, Judy brought members of Hit and Run Theater to Bali to perform and study in Ubud. They returned with a play based on Balinese mythology, and presented it the next year throughout Santa Cruz County. Soon afterward, Judy began her exhaustive research on traditional Balinese masks, sponsored by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Meanwhile she has published articles on Balinese art and culture, taught classes in mask making, theory and performance, and guest-curated many museum shows on masks. Her book, Masks of Bali; Spirits of an Ancient Drama, the definitive work on the topic, was published in September 1992 by Chronicle Books.
Glowingly reviewed in the Dec.14, 1992 issue of Time magazine, the book was reprinted after its initial run of 14,000 copies and a new, revised version has been released in 2003 by Periplus Editions, Singapore. Her museum show of traditional Balinese masks toured the USA for four years and recently returned to Bali. She continues to write and publish on Balinese art and culture.