Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community
Santa Clara, CA: Ginger Press, 2017. Oversized Paperback. 184p., quarto softcover, new. Color illustrations throughout.
"Silicon Valley’s innovative arts collaborations and organizational structures—offshoots, spin-offs, and startups—were founded by unsung heroes who resisted the establishment. Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community explores that ignored history, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the development of arts and culture in the South Bay Area. Tracing connections between the influential work of historical figures like the ancestral Ohlone, Juana Briones, Marjorie Eaton, and their modern-day equivalents, Roots and Offshoots’ profiles of passionate individuals, creative partnerships, and maverick arts institutions offer insights into the art of community building." - rear cover blurb. Much coverage of immigrant communities, including Japantown. Ginger Press describes itself as "A collaborative of authors, artists, editors, and designers dedicated to publishing books and partnering with others to creatively promote community, spotlight and preserve cultural history, and inspire activism."