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Adam 5100, Ledoh, Caleb Duarte (Episode #505H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* Hit the streets with graffiti artist Adam 5100, who has become a leading stencil artist.
* Explore the mesmerizing art of butoh with the members of Salt Farm under the direction of Ledoh.
* Follow Caleb Duarte as he gathers materials and prepares for his first solo show in San Francisco.
* Meet British painter Susannah Bettag and her "Little Boo" character.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shailja Patel, and Ronn Guidi (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* Meet the Lawrence Ferlinghetti you didn't know - you might already know him as a poet, but did you also know that he's a painter, too?
* Then visit Kenyan-born Indian American Shailja Patel as she performs her spoken word piece about migration and personal history.
* See how Oakland Ballet artistic director Ronn Guidi comes out of retirement to save the dance company he loves.
* And finally see how Rene Garcia Jr.'s glitter portraits shine.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Out and About (Episode #406)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Spark leaves the studio with artists who foray into the public realm.
* Photographer Todd Hido gained a reputation from his eerie twilight images of quiet neighborhoods - find out where he's lurking now.
* Kate Pocrass plots out "Mundane Journeys" in which unique observations of the city are realized as conceptual bus tours.
* Ann Chamberlain's work explores how public spaces and places express the identity, history and experience of the communities they serve.
* Then, go on a walk with Felipe Dulzaides to see his "Double-Take Billboard Project."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

The Puppet Show (Episode #411)

KQED Life: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Puppet shows aren't just for kids, as proven by the artists in this episode.
* Pop artist and painter Sandow Birk has adapted Dante's Divine Comedy into a modern epic and filmed it in the tradition of "Toy Theatre," a European style of puppetry from the 1700s.
* Basil Twist is collaborating with Joe Goode and Paula Vogel to stage "The Long Christmas Ride Home" using traditional Japanese Bunraku puppets of his own creation.
* Lunatique Fantastique's Liebe Wetzel stages her latest work using found object puppets to address issues women face when confronting breast cancer.
* Also, get an insider's look at the Indonesian puppets from the Herbert Collection at the Asian Art Museum with puppet master Kathy Foley.

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