MURAL MUSES public mural project conceptualized during Asian American Women Artists Association’s 25th anniversary in 2014 originally as the first mural dedicated to Asian American women in the arts. Fulfilling our mission to ensure the visibility and documentation of Asian American women artists, AAWAA is now commissioning a public mural in partnership with Frank McCoppin Elementary School located in San Francisco’s Richmond District by muralists Cece Carpio, Franceska Gamez, and lead artist Erin Yoshi. Muralists are working with AAWAA artists members and Frank McCoppin students and families, as well as greater Richmond neighborhood community members to create a collective mural that will:
- Commission public art to invest in San Francisco’s arts and culture by adding cultural value and beauty to the Richmond District
- Transform public space to honor and reflect the legacy and contributions of both Asian American women artists and the Richmond District community
- Provide inspiration for younger generations of artists and creatives
The mural will be completed September 2017.
Melanie Elvena, Project Director
Aaron Yen, Community Liaison
Erin Yoshi, Lead Artist
Franceska Gamez, Artist
Cece Carpio, Artist
This project is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission through its Special Project Grant and the generous contributions of our donors from our Mural Muses Crowdfunding Campaign:
ETERNAL GRATITUDE TO OUR PROJECT BACKERS
Michelle A. Lee
Cathy C. Lu
All of our Anonymous Backers
Interested in participating in this project or have further questions? Please contact AAWAA’s Programs Manager and Project Direcotr, Melanie Elvena, at email@example.com.