Works on Paper
Spark takes on the blank page with visual artists who work with, on and through paper.
First, visit Julie Chen as she defies traditional definitions of bookmaking, combining original works of poetry and three-dimensional paper techniques.
Then, explore a new form of printmaking in the studio of Enrique Chagoya as he takes aim at establishment religion and politics with humor that both provokes and amuses.
Finally, Spark takes a sideline seat at Southern Exposure's Monster Drawing Rally in which more than a hundred artists take up pencils, pens and other unlikely drawing tools to create on-the-spot masterpieces.
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Visit the studio of satirist and master printmaker Enrique Chagoya, as he takes on a new subject.
Watch Julie Chen stretch the definition of bookmaking with her awe-inspiring paper sculptures.
Visit Southern Exposure's exhibit "Practice Makes Perfect: Bay Area Conceptual Craft" with Gallery Crawl and their Monster Drawing Rally with Spark.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.