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KQED: SPARK

SPARK is about San Francisco Bay Area artists and arts organizations -- it is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a Web site. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, SPARK takes the audience inside the ...

SPARK is about San Francisco Bay Area artists and arts organizations -- it is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a Web site. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, SPARK takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.

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    Spark: ODC/San Francisco

    Spark gets a tour of ODC's new building, which is ...

    Spark gets a tour of ODC's new building, which is full of classrooms and rehearsal space furthering this institution's commitment to fostering dance in the Bay Area. Original air date: June 2006.

    Nov 9, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Kathy Foley

    Kathy Foley's scholarly pursuit of Southeast Asian puppetry has taken ...

    Kathy Foley's scholarly pursuit of Southeast Asian puppetry has taken her through most of that region. She is currently writing a book on mask and puppet performance in Southeast Asia. Spark visits with Foley at the Asian Art Museum to get an expert look at their collection of Wayang Golek puppets from the Sundanese highlands. Original air date: June 2006.

    Nov 2, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Deborah Slater

    Spark features Deborah Slater in her element working in collaboration ...

    Spark features Deborah Slater in her element working in collaboration with multi-disciplinary performing artists who are known for their dancing, singing, and trapeze work. "Hotel of Memory - More Furniture Dances," was inspired by Erik Satie's "furniture music," which was meant to be nothing more than ambient sound. Original air date: May 2006.

    Oct 26, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Stephen Kent

    Composer and musician Stephen Kent has been playing the didgeridoo, ...

    Composer and musician Stephen Kent has been playing the didgeridoo, a traditional aboriginal instrument, for more than 25 years. Spark takes a listen to his unique, contemporary style of execution influenced more by his travels than by a desire to continue within the Australian aboriginal musical tradition. Original air date: May 2006.

    Oct 19, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Gregory Gavin

    Gregory Gavin is a visual artist with a social cause. ...

    Gregory Gavin is a visual artist with a social cause. His site specific project called "Riveropolis," was born out of his interest in bringing inner-city people together in a man-made environment reminiscent of nature. Spark visits Gavin and "Riveropolis" while in progress at the de Young Museum. Original air date: May 2006.

    Oct 12, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Ala Ebtekar

    Ala Ebtekar is a visual artist whose large-scale line drawings ...

    Ala Ebtekar is a visual artist whose large-scale line drawings explore the contrasts and similarities between contemporary hip-hop culture and traditional Iranian culture. Spark caught up with Ebtekar as he created work for "Emergence" at the Richmond Art Center during the spring of 2006. Original air date: May 2006.

    Oct 5, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Felipe Dulzaides

    If Felipe Dulzaides has his way, his art will make ...

    If Felipe Dulzaides has his way, his art will make people question their everyday environments. Spark talks to him about his public art piece, "Double Take: A Billboard Project," a collaboration with New Langton Arts consisting of eight billboards that were installed throughout San Francisco over the course of a year from December 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005. Original air date: April 2006.

    Sep 28, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Toychestra

    If fond memories of your childhood include a brightly colored ...

    If fond memories of your childhood include a brightly colored xylophone, plastic saxophone or Fraggle Rock drum kit, then you'd probably enjoy Toychestra. The group began as a one-off performance in 1996 for a women's music festival at Hotel Utah, when they decided to abandon their regular instruments and play only toys. Spark takes a listen. Original air date: April 2006.

    Sep 21, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: MoAD

    The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is the newest ...

    The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is the newest addition to the collection of museums in the Yerba Buena arts district, surrounded by SFMOMA, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, and the future sites of the Jewish and Mexican museums. Spark checks out MoAD and talks to Lizzetta Lefalle-Collins. Original air date: April 2006.

    Sep 14, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Liz Hickok

    Artists have long been concerned with capturing the spirit of ...

    Artists have long been concerned with capturing the spirit of the cities they live in. Liz Hickok is no exception. In her "San Francisco in Jell-O" sculpture series, she has crafted jiggling and jewel-colored landscapes out of one of America's favorite desserts. Spark caught up with her working on her creations. Original air date: April 2006.

    Sep 7, 2006 Read more
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