Art in Public Places
Creating art for public places has its own special challenges and rewards. In this episode of Spark, artists of different disciplines transcend the limitations of site and budget to realize their artistic visions. Choreographer and dancer Jo Kreiter mixes art and politics in a site-specific work about the history of protest on San Francisco's Market Street. In Villa Montalvo, renowned landscape artist Herb Parker works with local artists and volunteers, using sod, rammed earth and steel to create a whimsical work of land art entitled "Caracol." Lastly, watch a team of muralists from Precita Eyes (precitaeyes.org) transform white-washed stalls at the Alemany Farmer's Market in San Francisco into colorful murals that celebrate the farmers and their bounty.
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Join us at Montalvo Arts Center where landscape artist Herb Parker creates a nature-based sculpture.
See how aerial dancer Jo Kreiter weaves the history of San Francisco into "How to Be a Citizen."
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
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