Bread and Roses Festival Poster
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Bread and Roses Festival Poster

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Bread & Roses is an organization founded by Mimi Farina, sister of Joan Baez, to bring entertainment to shut-ins in prisons, hospitals, and convalescent homes. Inspired by a B.B. King concert at Sing Sing Prison in 1972, Farina was deeply moved by the healing exchange that occurs between performer and audience. By 1974, she was recruiting performers and matching them with facilities serving the sick, homeless, disabled, and imprisoned.

About Stanley Mouse

Born in Detroit, Stanley Miller became known as "Mouse" after illustrating countless notebooks with his signature rodent sketch. Miller found an outlet for his creativity in pin-striping cars and airbrushing hot rod designs on posters and T-shirts. Mouse migrated to San Francisco in 1964, where he first met the artists associated with Family Dog, the organization producing dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. With collaborator Alton Kelley, Mouse experimented broadly with composition, lettering and imagery: Kelley came up with the ideas and Mouse executed the designs. Mouse and Kelley helped to establish the psychedelic style of expression under the name Mouse Studios.