I sat down this week with Karen Cusolito, artist and founder of American Steel Studios in West Oakland. We talked about her art -- mostly making very large steel sculptures -- and her neighborhood, and how both of them are changing. Karen has been involved in efforts to keep West Oakland a hospitable place for industrial arts and to improve it for existing residents. She wears, as they say, a lot of hats, only one of which is a welding helmet.
March 26, 2015