[LESS INFO] 174 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/05/07
In 2001 SFJAZZ started the Jazz in the Middle program, which brings music into the language arts classroom exposing students to the teachings of professional jazz artists and the San Francisco poet laureate. Spark goes into the classrooms to meet students participating in the program. Original air date: September 2003.
[LESS INFO] 130 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/29/07
Master ceramicist David Kuraoka throws enormous pots weighing 100 pounds and more, a process that requires an extraordinary level of skill, patience and strength. Spark watches him at work in his studio at San Francisco State University, where he is a professor of art and head of the ceramics department. Original air date: April 2003.
[LESS INFO] 126 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/22/07
Growing up in Monterey, the singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet Lauren Shera took an interest in poetry at a young age and soon began winning awards for her work. Spark catches up with this young prodigy as she records her first album at Rancho Armadillo studios in Santa Cruz. Original air date: June 2005.
[LESS INFO] 137 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/15/07
Native San Franciscan Tommy Guerrero is a legend in the skateboarding world. Though he still skates and designs skateboards, lately Guerrero has been following his musical passions. Spark checks in on one of San Francisco's most versatile performers. Original air date: July 2004.
[LESS INFO] 113 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/22/07
On any given day and in all types of weather conditions, nature artist Bill Dan can be seen balancing rocks at Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field or on the waterfront of Sausalito. Spark catches up with Dan and witnesses that his work is both public and performance art. Original air date: April 2003.
[LESS INFO] 127 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/15/07
Spark takes a sideline seat at the Southern Exposure Monster Drawing Rally in which more than a hundred artists take up pencils, pens and other unlikely drawing tools to create on-the-spot masterpieces. Original air date: March 2004.
[LESS INFO] 112 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/08/07
Richard Serra is perhaps the most recognized site-specific artist in the world. Spark catches up with Serra as he installs an enormous public work for the University of California, San Francisco's new campus at Mission Bay. Original air date: June 2005.
[LESS INFO] 111 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/25/07
Spark meets Diane Mott, the curator of textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where she gives us a peek at their collection of Borneo textiles. These weavings produced by the Iban women, whose dyeing and weaving skills were the ultimate achievement, were the path to power in their tribes. Original air date: June 2003.
[LESS INFO] 121 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/18/07
Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces and moods of San Francisco neighborhoods. Madonna draws "All Over Coffee," a lyrical and often enigmatic comic strip published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Spark catches up with the artist as he begins work on a Mission District scene for his strip. Original air date: April 2006.
[LESS INFO] 95 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/11/07
Bella Feldman creates what she calls "anxious objects" -- ranging from large-scale, imposing pieces to smaller more intimate pieces. Spark visits with Feldman as she creates metal and blown-glass sculptures inspired by the Gulf War and the current conflicts in the Middle East. Original air date: February 2004.
[LESS INFO] 160 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/04/07
Belva Stone teaches poi, the ancient Maori art of dancing with balls on ropes. However, she takes this performance art to the next level by adding fire to the mix and dancing while swinging flaming wicks around her body. Spark follows Stone's class from rehearsal to performance at The Crucible. Original air date: February 2004.
[LESS INFO] 124 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/28/06
When noted photographer and sculptor Alice Wingwall began losing her sight, she became determined to continue making visual art. Now almost completely blind, Wingwall remains a vital visual artist. Spark checks in on Wingwall as she works on a new series of architectural photographs. Original air date: May 2005.
[LESS INFO] 114 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/21/06
Spark drops in at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, a non-profit organization presenting live concerts of principally jazz, classical and world music. All performances are held at the Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay on Friday and Saturday nights in addition to Sunday afternoons. Original air date: August 2006.