Farnsworth has beaten the odds on many a creative challenge. He just hopes he can do the same with the city of Oakland. With warehouse areas that support artists like him under siege by developers, he speaks out whenever he can to keep projects like his alive and viable. “What makes Paris interesting?” he asks. “What makes any city interesting? It’s not the chain stores and the strip malls. All the cities one loves—cities with soul and charisma—recognize and support the artists and craftspeople in their midst."
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