2 weeks ago
Thank you @Recology for sharing about Jo Hanson for #WomensHistoryMonth ♻️
“Jo Hanson was a prominent San Francisco artist and activist in the 1970s, eventually turning her attention toward cleaning up litter-strewn streets in her community.
As a San Francisco Arts Commissioner for six years, Hanson championed the inclusion of underrepresented women and artists of color in the City’s art collections.
In the late 1980s Hanson suggested to Recology and the City of San Francisco that they develop an artist-in-residence program at the Recology facility, which would offer studio space and stipends for emerging and established artists to create artwork from the waste stream, and raise public awareness about environmental issues.
Now almost thirty years later, the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program has been internationally recognized and awarded, and countless artists, children, and adults have benefited from Jo Hanson's vision.” Thank you, Jo.