Art and Culture

Arts Education: ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School

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See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in learning.

Arts Education: Music at Lawrence Jones Middle School

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The music program at Lawrence Jones Middle School teaches young students perseverance and structure, as well as inspiring the students to succeed in their academic life. Music teacher Oliver Fraenkle motivates students to use the skills they learn in...

Arts Education: Theater at Analy High School

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The Theater Program at Analy High School teaches students collaboration and team-working skills. Drama teachers Jonathan Mazer and Starr Hergenrather encourage students to embrace their individuality and confidence, as well as shape their social and...
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Sonoma Inspired: Erik Castro

Sonoma Inspired: Erik Castro

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Erik Castro is a photojournalist that takes beautiful and thought-provoking images of the fields and vineyards of Sonoma County and the people who work in these environments. The photos appreciate the individuals, as well as the place, and inspire Ca...
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Sonoma Inspired: Peter Krohn

Sonoma Inspired: Peter Krohn

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Peter Krohn is in the forefront of a new artform - "scanography." Using a high quality scanner, Krohn arranges natural material including fruits, vegetables and flowers. These "blessings of the Earth" spring from the soil of Sonoma County and become...
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Sonoma Inspired: Bruce Johnson

Sonoma Inspired: Bruce Johnson

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Bruce Johnson is a sculptor/craftsman who works with redwood material. These "elders" of Sonoma County serve as his inspiration for pieces that exude the energy and vitality of the region. These falled trees become masterpieces in the hands of this s...
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Sonoma Inspired: Upside Dance Company

Sonoma Inspired: Upside Dance Company

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Tanya Tolmasoff choreographs contemporary dance inspired by, and performed within, the dramatic landscapes of Sonoma County. The Upside Dance Company's work is defined by the towering redwoods, the meanering streams and waterways and the beauty of th...
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Sonoma Inspired: Jack Stuppin

Sonoma Inspired: Jack Stuppin

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Jack Stuppin is a painter that thinks of his landscape paintings as an environmental statement. His background in geology brings new insight to his work. He celebrates the beauty of Sonoma County landscapes from the fields and valleys to the dramatic...
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Sonoma Inspired: Ned Kahn

Sonoma Inspired: Ned Kahn

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Ned Kahn is an environmental artist. He is inspired by natural phenomena, including the waves and water of Sonoma County. Water becomes a changable mirror to what the atmosphere is doing. A response surface. A responsive membrane. It reflects all tha...
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Sonoma Inspired: Sandy Eastoak

Sonoma Inspired: Sandy Eastoak

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Sonoma artist, Sandy Eastoak, is inspired by the waterscapes of Sonoma County. The creeks, the Russian River and the Pacific beaches. She is obessed with nature, ecology and how we can be in a more healing relationship with all in nature that is not...
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Sonoma Inspired: Agriculture

Sonoma Inspired: Agriculture

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Sonoma County is a place of beauty and agricultural bounty. Photojournalist Erik Castro captures images of this beauty and studies the faces and experiences of the people who work the fields and vineyards. Peter Krohn studies the beauty of agricultur...
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Sonoma Inspired: Landscape

Sonoma Inspired: Landscape

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Many artists find inspiration in the landscapes of Sonoma County. Tanya Tolmasoff and the Upside Dance Company create performances that speak to the majestic redwoods and reflect the waterways of the landscape. Bruce Johnson is a sculptor/craftsman t...
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Sonoma Inspired: Water

Sonoma Inspired: Water

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Artists Ned Kahn and Sandy Eastoak create artwork inspired by the waterscapes of Sonoma County. Water often appears in, and influences, their work. Kahn creates environmental sculptures. Eastoak paints images that reflect our interaction with the nat...
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All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open

All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open

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Across the Caucasus, Azerbaijani men labor to build a new railroad promising to bring glory to a new generation, while across the closed borders in Armenia, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in an abandoned railroad depot, where for the last twenty ye...
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All The Wild Horses

All The Wild Horses

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All the Wild Horses follows international riders as they compete in the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, the longest and toughest horse race in the world. In this race across one thousand kilometers of Mongolian steppe the riders are on their own, navigatin...
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Among Wolves

Among Wolves

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The Wolves are no ordinary biker club, as is revealed in this gorgeously shot, surprisingly intimate portrait of trauma and survival. Still struggling from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, this multi-ethnic club organizes charity events for their sm...
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Futbolistas 4 Life

Futbolistas 4 Life

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Futbolistas 4 Life is about Oakland teens from immigrant families and the healing power of soccer. The film offers an intimate look into the lives of two high schoolers: one is a college hopeful and DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his...
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Knife Skills

Knife Skills

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Academy Award® nominated Knife Skills follows the launch of an haute cuisine restaurant in Cleveland, staffed by men and women recently released from prison. In this improbable setting, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way af...
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No Vacancy

No Vacancy

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No Vacancy explores the struggles of San Francisco artists as they contend with exorbitant rent prices, developers looking to convert art spaces into luxury condos and a city that isn’t paying attention to them. All the artists in the film face the p...
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Right Between Your Ears

Right Between Your Ears

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Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn’t possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold an unshakable belief and why is it hard to consider that we could be mistaken? This film follows the lives of everyday people who bec...
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The Cinema Travelers

The Cinema Travelers

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As the harvest arrives in rural India, it also heralds the season of cinema. The fields lie bare, and the villagers gather breathless, anticipating the cinema lorries that have brought them the magic of the movies for seven decades. Riding one such l...
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Three Red Sweaters

Three Red Sweaters

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A filmmaker explores memory and the way that we use technology to record our lives; sometimes at the expense of being present for them. She uses her grandfather's 16mm home videos as her medium. This journey into family archives employs a very person...
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Voices Beyond the Wall

Voices Beyond the Wall

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Spencer Reece, an award winning American poet and Episcopal priest, comes to live and teach poetry at Our Little Roses, the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras, for one year. The poems that emerge reveal wisdom far beyond the authors’ years. The girls’...
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Radio Version: Theater at Analy High School

Radio Version: Theater at Analy High School

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Arts Education - The Theater Program at Analy High School teaches students collaboration and team-working skills. Drama teachers Jonathan Mazer and Starr Hergenrather encourage students to embrace their individuality and confidence, as well as shape...
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Radio Version: ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School

Radio Version: ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School

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Arts Education - See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in le...

Radio Version: Music at Lawrence Jones Middle School

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Arts Education - The music program at Lawrence Jones Middle School teaches young students perseverance and structure, as well as inspiring the students to succeed in their academic life. Music teacher Oliver Fraenkle motivates students to use the ski...
 

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