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Thiebaud, Teng, and Garrett (Episode #701H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Spark kicks off its seventh season with a look at the life and work of one of the country's greatest living painters; Wayne Thiebaud. His iconic still lifes pay homage to America's favorite foods, and his insights into the theory of painting have influenced generations of students.
* Next, spend some time with singer-songwriter Vienna Teng, who left a career in Silicon Valley to pursue her dream of making music. In San Francisco for a homecoming concert, Teng plays the "chamber-folk" music that propelled her to fame.
* Then, modern dance choreographer Janice Garrett creates a revealing new work for her company's 5th anniversary season.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Erika Chong Shuch, Jesus Aguilar and Kathy Aoki (Episode #510H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Go on a creative journey with choreographer and dancer Erika Chong Shuch from the Headlands Center for the Arts to center stage. Explore a language created by modern technology with experimental artist Jesus Aguilar. Challenge gender stereotypes with printmaker Kathy Aoki. Experience the animation of M dot Strange.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

West Oakland (Episode #415)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 11:30 PM

Not everyone knows West Oakland to be an artists' community, but this episode tells the stories of artists who call this area of the East Bay their home.
* Critically acclaimed modernist sculptor Bruce Beasley not only shows us the creation process behind his awe-inspiring sculptures but also discusses area development.
* Despite a lack of funding for school arts programs, high school students who take part in BUMP, the Bay Unity Music Project, are learning about music production from hip-hop professionals.
* John Abduljaami introduces us to his work and regales us with stories about his woodcarvings.
* Finally, tag artist (C)rude leaves political, African-inspired artwork around West Oakland public spaces.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
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