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Spark

Art Frees the Soul

In times of trouble, Spark shows how art can be the force that heals.

First meet Rhodessa Jones, who has been the heart and soul of the Medea Project since 1989.

She uses improvisational theater to transform the lives of incarcerated women and ex-offenders. Next, see how the Sixth Street Photography Workshop gives the dispossessed of San Francisco's Tenderloin district the tools and resources they need to create moving photographic chronicles.

Then see how Eleanor Coppola has brought part of her journey in Ireland to the Oakland Art Gallery, allowing grieving parents to remember their children in and through the installation artwork Circle of Memory.

[Original air date: Wed, Jul 07, 2004]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

Rhodessa Jones

Visit with Rhodessa Jones who has been using improvisational theater to transform the lives of incarcerated women and ex-offenders.

Sixth Street Photography Workshop

Follow along with the Sixth Street Photography Workshop in San Francisco's Tenderloin District as they use art to express themselves.

Eleanor Coppola

Experience how Eleanor Coppola's work helps grieving parents to remember their children.

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