Thiebaud, Teng, and Garrett
Spark visits with Wayne Thiebaud, whose paintings of common, everyday objects such as cakes, pies, and gumball machines, rocketed him to fame in the 1960s.
Then, we join singer-songwriter Vienna Teng as she returns to the Bay Area for a homecoming concert. Teng's piano ballads have won her a passionate following around the world, and she returns to perform for her loyal hometown fans.
Also in this episode, modern dance choreographer Janice Garrett creates a revealing new work for her company's 5th anniversary season.
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Get a backstage pass to singer-songwriter Vienna Teng's performance at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Visit with Wayne Thiebaud in his studio as he prepares for a traveling retrospective of his work from the past 50 years.
Visit with choreographer Janice Garrett as she hands down her wealth of dance knowledge.
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