DAG WEISER and LESLIE MURRAY, Santa Cruz artists, have collaborated on art installations for over 20 years. They have created installations at the MAH: a three-storey hanging mobile, “Bait Ball,” for the Surf Art show in 2010, and for its annual Stars event 2007-2009. Worked on many productions with Moving and Storage Performance Company/Crash, Burn and Die Dance Company creating sets and props. This will be the first in 25 years without the beloved annual Halloween art display in their Eastside front yard.
Dag works almost exclusively in cardboard. He is the creator of several pieces currently on display in front of the Rio Theatre: the large cardboard mural above the ticket booth, and the anamorphic faces in the poster-display windows. He also works in a variety of media including oil painting on canvas, pastel, ink, bronze, and found-object assemblage. His creative work also includes music and sound collage, and he is a graphic designer. Dag received a Gail Rich award in 2009.
Leslie is a designer and graphic artist, oil painter, and photographer. She does commercial photo-retouch work, and teaches in the Digital Media program at Cabrillo College. She has exhibited her oil paintings locally, including at the MAH as part of a modern dance production. Her artwork will be seen this November-December as part of the Cabrillo Arts faculty’s “Without Art” exhibit at the Cabrillo Gallery. Photo Caption: It is a 21 foot long by 8 foot tall cardboard cityscape mural for the lobby of the theatre, as well as a façade for the entrance. (Photo Copyright © 2011 by Dag Weiser and Leslie Murray)