Exhibiting artist Jodi Mullen, of Yeah! Yeah! Pony Prince, is currently at work creating prints from the original linoleum blocks of artist, muralist, and activist, Emmy Lou Packard (1914–1998).
This work will be on display at the Precita Eyes Muralists booth!
Packard was a close friend and colleague of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and a well-known artist in her own right. She painted murals in San Francisco and Berkeley, was Diego Rivera’s chief assistant on the Pan American Unity mural for the Golden Gate International Exposition, helped Frida with her artwork, and lived with the couple for a time in Mexico. In addition, Emmy Lou Packard was an active member of the
community mural movement in San Francisco’s Mission District. She also worked as an illustrator at Richmond’s Kaiser Shipyard, by the site of what is now the Craneway Pavilion,
home of the KPFA Summer Arts Fair.