In October 2009, the production model of Spark changed, moving from a stand alone series of original programs to the production of Spark segments, which will be premiered throughout the year as part of the newly re-vamped This Week in Northern California.
Spark goes to the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco to see an exhibition of paintings by an artist who has been called one of the most important African American landscape painters of the 20th century. But this label doesn't accurately describe the breadth of Mayhew's experience and perspective. Spark then travels to Mayhew's studio near Santa Cruz to discuss his life and work, and watch him paint. The MoAD exhibit runs through March 7, 2010.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Travel to Santa Cruz to the studio of landscape painter Richard Mayhew to discuss his life and work.
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.