Arts Alive

PBS (ended 1984)


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Arts Alive is a documentary series that originally aired on KVIE, a PBS affiliate in Sacramento. The series consists of 15 episodes that were broadcast from January, 1984 to April, 1984. It is a signature series of KVIE that covers the work of unique artists in the Sacramento area. This series also reports on arts-related organizations and events in Sacramento. The first episode is "Amazing Artists," which focuses on Gregory Kondos, a renowned landscape painter. Kondos talks about his source of inspiration and provides a tour of his studio. This episode also interviews Melinda Watts, one of the top gospel singers in the country in 1984. The next featured artist is Daniel Rebert, a photographer who discusses his art and the way it helped him deal with childhood trauma. David Garibaldi is a painter who also considers himself a performance artist. The host of this series is Rob Stewart, a regular staff member at KVIE.