Produced by KQED, this series is about Bay Area artists and arts organizations. It is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a website. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, SPARK* takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.
Spark! Previous Broadcasts
Del Sol String Quartet, David Hevel, La Familia Pena-Govea (Episode #504H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
* Hear the Del Sol String Quartet rehearse and debut the work of contemporary chamber composers.
* Laugh with sculptor David Hevel as he makes fun of pop culture celebrities with his outrageous animal creations.
* Join La Familia Pena-Govea, the family band where everyone has a part to play in this musical dynasty in the making.
- KQED 9: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 -- 9:30 PM
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shailja Patel, and Ronn Guidi (Episode #501H)
KQED 9: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 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.