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Experience Jazz: A Conversation with Lisa Mezzacappa

Last weeks performance  Les Gwan Jupons at Sunday’s Jazz Matinee, March 17 featured bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.  She talks to Chase Kuesel, Intersection’s Oberlin Conservatory intern, and shares her love of the SF jazz scene (January 24, 2013). ___________________________________________________________________________________  Chase Kuesel: Talk about your beginnings in music. What drew you to the bass? Lisa Mezzacappa: I grew up playing a bunch [...]

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Experience Jazz: An conversation with musician Howard Wiley

“Always be soulful. Always go for the thing that touches you.” Here’s another great interview by Chase Kuesel, 18 year old Oberlin Conservatory intern.  This one is with Howard Wiley from January 23, 2013. And, dont miss the Howard Wiley Quartet: I LOVE THE 80s performance on Thursday, March 28th, 2013! ___________________________________________________________________________________ 

Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades photo credit Scott Chernis

Experience Jazz: A Conversation with a talented drummer, Scott Amendola

Here’s another insightful dialogue between Chase, the intern, and 1/2 of the duo “Amendola vs. Blades” who is next up to bat for our first Sunday matinee of the 2013 series. It is our hopes that family folks and cool groups of jazz enthusiasts come and gather for a weekend show like this. See you [...]

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Experience Jazz: VENDOR SPOTLIGHT, Culinary Artist Monifa Dayo

Our Jazz at the Intersection Opening Night on February 14th promises to be a beautiful space for true love and jazz. We are excited to bring old and new friends together in our new space to experience the music on a whole other level. We are honored to have the culinary artistry of Chef Monifa [...]

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Experience Jazz: A Conversation with Legacy Artist, Marcus Shelby

For the large part of January, we were graced with a pretty awesome intern named Chase Kuesel, who hailed from Oberlin College and Conservatory. He was tasked to interview selected featured artists for the resurgence of Jazz at Intersection Spring 2013 series. The staff at Intersection were moved by these conversations because they peer into [...]

A Paradise Built in Hell

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

What we can learn from disasters: A Paradise Built in Hell   A Paradise Built in Hell, by Rebecca Solnit, was selected for this for San Francisco’s One City One Book for 2012 for its discussion of the 1906 earthquake and fire that plays such an important role in our city’s historical identity. But the [...]

New Works by Larisa Minerva

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

Some of my recent work: found photos installed in public spaces When the sea rises and carries us away is a weekly blog series featuring writings and photographs by Larisa Minerva. Holding the title of her most recent body of work, the blog will discuss art and culture as it relates to the rising fear [...]

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YAAC’s Twice around the Block!

Has it really been a week since Twice around the Block?! Our interns in the Young Artists Advisory Committee (YAAC) put on a photo scavenger hunt which ran out of our new pop up art space, The Kiosk @ Mint Plaza.  The event started at 4pm and ran through to 8pm. It is safe to [...]

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Twice around the Block Art Prizes.

Tomorrow’s Twice Around The Block event from our Young Artists Advisory Council (YAAC) will give teams playing the chance to win art donated by two YAAC members! The art created is linked to and created as a response to the current (re)collection exhibition now showing in our gallery space. Larisa Minerva is an interdisciplinary artist and writer [...]

Found Image

When the sea rises and carries us away: a blog series in response to (re)Collection by Larisa Minerva

For a while now I have been wondering what it means to have someone else’s personal photographs in our gallery. They were not intended to be art and were not captured to present an aesthetic or conceptual phenomena to an audience. These are found photographs from someone else’s private collection of memories, never intended to [...]

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