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Mel Day is a Bay Area artist focused on performance, social justice, and community engagement. She co-founded The Wall of Song Project, an ensemble choral and video performance dedicated, in recent years, to amplifying the voices of athletes in women’s sport who search for equity and joy. She welcomes designing site-specific, interactive performances and has worked in a wide variety of venues, including the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San José Museum of Art, San José Institute of Contemporary Art, Berkeley Art Museum, and internationally. Her honors include the Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni New Works Award and UC Berkeley Fellowship, as well as residencies with Stanford University’s Experimental Media Arts, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Germany), Djerassi Resident Artist Program, The Lab Residency (San Francisco) and a Guest Fellowship At Montalvo Art Center. Recently awarded the Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Nexus Award, Day holds an MFA from UC Berkeley and currently teaches at San José State University.