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Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz (Episode #208)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 6:30 PM

Growing up in New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was steeped in jazz. Now, he's leading the charge into his genre's next chapter. Tommy Pico: Epic Poet - The world was introduced to Tommy Pico's epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium. Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World - Visual artist Saya Woolfalk's imaginary world is populated by a race of mutants and governed by utopian values. Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay - Both Ron Nagle's hit songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft.

Rum, Cigars and Mozart (Episode #212)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

On a recent tour, The Havana Lyceum Orchestra showed America that Cuba has a classical music culture to rival that of any wealthy western country. The Staying Power of Peter Shire - An alumnus of the Italian avant-garde movement, The Memphis School, Peter Shire is today thriving in Los Angeles. Floriography: Saying It With Flowers - These days, flowers mostly say "I love you" or "I'm sorry." In the Victorian era, their language was boundless. Elizabeth Turk: The Edge of Gravity - In the marble sculptures of Elizabeth Turk, there's a constant tension between the permanence of their medium and her desire to test the limits of its fragility.

Kyle Abraham: A Life In Motion (Episode #207)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 6:30 PM

The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir. They reflect his own personal experiences and the social changes he's lived through. Maggie Nelson: Transcending the Divide - Writer Maggie Nelson is one of the most celebrated critical thinkers of her generation. But all of her work feels starkly personal. Ruth Slenczynska: The Last of the Great Romantics - Ruth Slenczynska studied under Rachmaninoff when she was a child. At age 92, all she learned can still be heard in her music. Sidney Hutter: Cool as Glass - For nearly four decades, Sidney Hutter's plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries of this cool medium.

The Care and Feeding of Michelle Cuevas (Episode #211H)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

The characters in Michelle Cuevas's children's books leap off the page. They are as dynamic and vibrant as their creator. Mason Bates: Classical Disrupter - Mason Bates has successfully brought music and instruments into the concert hall that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Antonio Martorell - Antonio Martorell is a national treasure in Puerto Rico. This painter and sculptor has been at the forefront of the island's artistic conversations for more than half a century.

Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man (Episode #206)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 -- 6:00 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Kenny Scharf: Here to Stay (Episode #210H)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 14, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Whether on a gallery wall or the side of a car, Kenny Scharf's exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy. Buffy Sainte-Marie's Indefatigable Spirit - Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing. The Last Refuge...? - Unconditional love of country can be blinding. But artists find ways to express patriotism with eyes wide open.

Ruebin Margolin Loves Making Waves (Episode #205)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 13, 2018 -- 6:00 PM

The kinetic sculptures of Ruebin Margolin are extraordinary mechanical attempts to evoke the natural world. Jennifer Higdon: Carefully Composed - Jennifer Higdon is among the most performed living composers in the world today-but don't get her started on those old dead guys. Chemi Rosado-Seijo: No Comply 180 - The art of skater and painter Chemi Rosado-Seijo is founded in community activism. He is an agent for change in places where creative expression may be low on the list of priorities for survival. Finding Sara Rahbar - Sara Rahbar has spent a lifetime looking for the antidote to her existential angst. It turns out that the work itself is the cure.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 14, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Allora & Calzadilla: Displacement and Defamiliarization (Episode #209H)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 7, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Conceptual artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are one of the art world's most dynamic power couples. Doug Balliet: Free Agent - Composer and bassist Doug Balliet has created a career as diverse as his own great musical talents. The Vibrant Veruschka Stevens - Veruschka Stevens uses brightly colored polymer clay to create joyful statement jewelry. Daniel Levitin's Musical Mind - Producer and writer Daniel Levitin's lifelong love of music has served him both in recordings and on the page.

Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man (Episode #206)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 12:30 AM

Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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