Another installment. For those who don't know, Intersection for the Arts helps support many small dance companies in San Francisco.
EMBRACED BY THE COMMUNITY
PART FIVE: THE FUTURE
David Wiegand, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, June 17, 2005
Sitting by the second-floor gallery window at Intersection for the Arts on a recent Friday afternoon, Kevin Chen announces matter-of-factly that after 40 years, and several locations around the city, and finding countless ways to make art interact with the challenges of the real world, "Intersection is no longer alternative."
Back in the '60s, when the organization was created by anti-war activists and socially conscious churches, creating art as a way to protest war or to demonstrate the need for racial, social and economic parity -- especially creating art through community-based collaboration -- was considered alternative, not mainstream. Four decades later, as the organization of eight employees and resident artists looks to the future, it has come to an institutional realization that is has become an accepted player in the cultural mainstream of San Francisco.