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The Intersection Archive Show Recommended

When: Wed., Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 2015
Phone: 415-626-2787
Price: Free

Stroll Down Inspiration Lane

Last month, Intersection for the Arts kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration with a concert at Glide Memorial Church. If the connection is not immediately clear: Intersection began in the Tenderloin in 1965 as a faith-based coalition between three churches determined to give artists the chance to inspire young people instead of fight in Vietnam. Since then, Intersection has grown and moved many times, but its mission — using art to engender healthy communities — has never faltered. William Burroughs, Margaret Atwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Alice Walker, Joe Goode, Marcus Shelby, Andrei Codrescu, and Ishmael Reed are among the many who have passed through those doors. In fact it might be difficult to grasp the breadth of Intersection’s contribution without a significant visual aid. Thank goodness Oakland artist Lexa Walsh felt up to the task. After combing through more than 200 dusty boxes she has laid out the “Intersection Archive Show,” an exhibit that reveals improbable triumphs, disappointments, beauty, courage, and a few real embarrassments — this is San Francisco’s longest operating alternative art space, after all!
— Silke Tudor


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