Jean Meyer: arrived in San Francisco in 1959 and was lucky enough to be introduced to many of the Beat Artists and Writers of the day, to hang out at City Lights and The Batman, to discover Taoism, Zen and Jazz . . . wended her way through museums in Italy and England . . . taught Montessori Grade School and Art and Creative Writing summer workshops. She presently lives in a small seaside town, sits on the Gallery Committee for the local Community Arts Centre, and works in an antique shop which provides great fodder for assemblage / collage . . . and the beat goes on . . .