Annice Jacoby

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Annice Jacoby has produced a body of groundbreaking public art work and contributed to the discourse on the place of art in public life. Her subject has been the landscape of language and community. She employs visual arts, literature, theater and media. Her work includes Saving Grace with Appalshop and the Interfaith Center of New York, Gossipgospel, with the United Nations Conference on Women, City of Poets, for the San Francisco Public Library, that engaged San Francisco, from ATM machines to the baseball stadium; collaborating artist with Suzanne Lacy and Chris Johnson on The Roof is on Fire, No Blood, No Foul, Cops, Kids & Video, multi-media community performance with youth, police, national media, in collaboration with CCAC and City of Oakland; The Fort Point Project, in collaboration with the United Nations, multi-media site specific performance at The Hague Appeal for Peace; Watershed & River of Words, national literature and environmental programs with Poet Laureate Robert Hass. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, she has developed the book Street Art San Francisco: Mission Murals, (Abrams, 2009) a collection of photography and over 25 scholarly, poetic, testimonial essays on the San Francisco Mission District muralism movement, commissioned by Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. The book has been widely praised as a significant reader in public art and is featured at year long Mission Muralismo series that she is curating at the de Young museum First Fridays Cultural Encounters (2009-2010).

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