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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: Paul Madonna

    Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces ...

    Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces and moods of San Francisco neighborhoods. Madonna draws "All Over Coffee," a lyrical and often enigmatic comic strip published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Spark catches up with the artist as he begins work on a Mission District scene for his strip. Original air date: April 2006.

    Jan 18, 2007 Read more
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    Spark: Bella Feldman

    Bella Feldman creates what she calls "anxious objects" -- ranging ...

    Bella Feldman creates what she calls "anxious objects" -- ranging from large-scale, imposing pieces to smaller more intimate pieces. Spark visits with Feldman as she creates metal and blown-glass sculptures inspired by the Gulf War and the current conflicts in the Middle East. Original air date: February 2004.

    Jan 11, 2007 Read more
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    Spark: Belva Stone

    Belva Stone teaches poi, the ancient Maori art of dancing ...

    Belva Stone teaches poi, the ancient Maori art of dancing with balls on ropes. However, she takes this performance art to the next level by adding fire to the mix and dancing while swinging flaming wicks around her body. Spark follows Stone's class from rehearsal to performance at The Crucible. Original air date: February 2004.

    Jan 4, 2007 Read more
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    Spark: Alice Wingwall

    When noted photographer and sculptor Alice Wingwall began losing her ...

    When noted photographer and sculptor Alice Wingwall began losing her sight, she became determined to continue making visual art. Now almost completely blind, Wingwall remains a vital visual artist. Spark checks in on Wingwall as she works on a new series of architectural photographs. Original air date: May 2005.

    Dec 28, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

    Spark drops in at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, ...

    Spark drops in at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, a non-profit organization presenting live concerts of principally jazz, classical and world music. All performances are held at the Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay on Friday and Saturday nights in addition to Sunday afternoons. Original air date: August 2006.

    Dec 21, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Rebar

    Rebar members Matthew Passmore and John Bela wanted to preserve ...

    Rebar members Matthew Passmore and John Bela wanted to preserve the cultural integrity of the 32-year-old Southern Exposure gallery; not through photographs or a painting, but by drilling out a chunk of the gallery's wall and canning it. Yes, canning it. Luckily, Spark made it just in time to visit the "encannery" process. Original air date: July 2006.

    Dec 14, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Destiny Arts Center

    Spark talks with teens in programs at the Destiny Arts ...

    Spark talks with teens in programs at the Destiny Arts Center. The center, which offers a range of classes including martial arts, modern dance, theater and leadership training, has been building self-esteem and confidence in youth since 1988. Original air date: May 2003.

    Nov 30, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: TheatreWorks

    Spark goes behind the scenes at the company's production of ...

    Spark goes behind the scenes at the company's production of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, "Proof." Written by David Auburn, "Proof" opened the 2003-2004 TheatreWorks season and deals with the relationship between a mathematician and her mathematical genius of a father. Original air date: September 2003.

    Nov 30, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Marga Gomez

    Nationally touring comedienne and actress Marga Gomez writes and performs ...

    Nationally touring comedienne and actress Marga Gomez writes and performs solo shows based primarily on biographical material. Spark goes backstage with Gomez at The Marsh as she discusses her transitions between the worlds of stage comedy and Hollywood and workshops "Los Big Names," which is about her experience growing up in a show-business family. Original air date: April 2004.

    Nov 23, 2006 Read more
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    Spark: Ben Rubin

    Spark checked out "Listening Post" on view at the San ...

    Spark checked out "Listening Post" on view at the San Jose Museum of Art from June 3 through November 26, 2006. Created by media artist Ben Rubin along with statistician Mark Hansen, "Listening Post" takes chat and messages from bulletin boards -- thousands and thousands of messages in real time -- and displays them on a suspended arc of 231 small text screens. Original air date: July 2006.

    Nov 16, 2006 Read more
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