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Academy of Art University Students Create Mural Memorial

Academy of Art University students created a large public mural depicting a sailing scene on the San Francisco Bay to honor fallen Artemis Racing sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who died after his team’s boat capsized in the Bay on May 9th. The Artemis Racing team was preparing for the preliminary races of this year’s America’s Cup, which inspired the 116-by-50-foot mural located at 150 Hayes St. After Simpson’s death, a message was added at the bottom of the mural that reads, “In memory of America’s Cup sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, Double Olympic Medalist, Artemis Racing.” More than a dozen of the 18 Fine Art students who helped create the artwork stood beside Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens as she credited the group for working “diligently on this beautiful mural.”

The San Francisco Appeal-Sep 4, 2013

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