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Visual Arts: Robert Bechtle (Painting) | Spark

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, discover the painstaking methods behind Robert Bechtle's extraordinary photorealist paintings.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politcal Cartoonist Mark Fiore

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Meet San Francisco political cartoonist Mark Fiore, who quit his job at a daily newspaper to experiment with a new format -- animated political cartoons for the web.

Shri Krupa Dance Foundation

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Follow choreographer Vishal Ramani as she teaches classical Indian dance and brings together the larger Bay Area Indian community at the Shri Krupa Dance Foundation, in this Spark video produced by KQED.

Write the Torah with Julie Seltzer at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Commissioned by the San Francisco museum to write the Torah from beginning to end using scribal techniques and traditions passed down for thousands of years, Julie Seltzer must follow strict rules governing the document's production.

Music: Klein International String Competition | Spark

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This Spark video produced by KQED charts the progress of young musicians as they vie for the Irving M. Klein International String Competition's grand prize of $10,000 and the chance to headline a series of prestigious concerts.

Rosa Montoya: Dance

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Take a master class with renowned flamenco artist Rosa Montoya in this Spark video from KQED.

David Choe: Graffiti Art

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Explore the street art of Bay Area graffiti artist David Choe. In this Spark video produced by KQED, Choe searches for a new art direction after a run-in with the law and a spiritual awakening. Original air date: July 2004.

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Electronic Sculptures and Installations with Jim Campbell

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Visit one of the Bay Area's most celebrated technology artists, Jim Campbell, as he creates one of his moving image sculptures.

Sanjay Patel: Visual Arts and Animation

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, Sanjay Patel, a lead animator at Pixar, talks about the importance of character and storytelling in animation and illustration. When not animating for Pixar, he draws on his Indian heritage to illustrate adaptations of ancient Hindu stories. He talks about his struggles against and his eventual embrace of Indian culture and how he incorporates that into his personal and professional work.

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"Tap": A Share-Ware Art Project with James Buckhouse

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Discover the joy of digital technology and dance in the studio of animator artist James Buckhouse. Buckhouse shares instructions for using technology to choreograph and perform this ground-breaking form of dance. The results are stunning in this merger of visual arts, choreography, dance, and cell phones.

 

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