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Spark

All Natural

Spring is in the air and Spark gets out into nature.

Hit the beaches of California, which serve as Jim Denevan's canvases as he creates monolithic sand drawings that fit harmoniously into the coastal landscape.

Then discover a massive vortex of poplar branches woven into a stand of redwood trees created by environmental artist Chris Drury at Montalvo Arts Center.

And the sound of nature is what inspires experimental musician Cheryl E. Leonard to turn natural materials into instruments to perform her latest series of songs based on ancient Chinese poetry.

[Original air date: Wed, May 18, 2005]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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