Joseph Slusky was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and grew up in Los Angeles, Ca. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (1966) and his Master’s Degree in Sculpture (1969) from The University of California at Berkeley. He taught art throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and from 1980-2010 was a Visual Studies Lecturer in the Architecture Department at the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1964 his sculptures and drawings have been shown in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally, and internationally. Museums that have exhibited Slusky’s work include: The Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, Ca.; Museo Del Pueblo de Guanajuato in Mexico; The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.; The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, Ca.; Lund University Museum, Lund, Sweden; Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, Ca., and The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Ca. Public commissioned sculptures include: “Calliope” at The Berkeley Marina Plaza, Berkeley, Ca.; “Calypso” for The San Francisco Water Department Facility Building, Millbrae, Ca., and “Helios” for the Bayer Corporation’s West Berkeley Plaza, Berkeley, Ca. His work can be found in private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally. He has been a lifelong lover and reader of poetry.
Andy Brumer is a poet, book and art reviewer and golf writer. His book and art reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle/ Examiner, Newsday, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Poetry Flash, ArtWeek, ArtScene and other publications. From 1980-1984 he had a regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner called “Brumer on Poetry.” He is the author of Turtle, a book of poems that received the Design Citation of the Elliston Book Award from the University of Cincinnati’s English Department, and his poems have appeared in many literary magazines around the United States. In addition Brumer has written several golf books, including The Poetics of Golf, a poetic/aesthetic treatment of the game of golf, which included prose poems on golf, an instruction book titled The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf’s Moment of Truth co-authored with Bobby Clampett. Brumer has taught poetry writing to children in the Poets in the Schools Program in California and New York State, English as a Second Language at Hunter College in New York City and writing at Christian Brothers University, Memphis State University and Rhodes College, all in Memphis, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a B.A. in English (1974), he earned his M.A. in Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University in 1980.