Book and Wheel Works
A member of Intersection for the Arts
Kate Connell and Oscar Melara, collaborating as Book and Wheel, work together with neighbors and fellow artists to build a collective cultural life in Southeast San Francisco. The goal is to unite cultural production in the Bayview, Excelsior, Visitacion Valley and the Portola District, their home of twenty-five years. Through their projects, they seek to strengthen a strong regional identity and sense of community. They collaborate with others in the Southeast to preserve their working-class region’s vitality and existence. Producing games, maps, murals, handmade book collections and portable cultural hubs, Connell and Melara engage with residents and colleagues at San Francisco’s Southeast edge.