LIVE ART is a groundbreaking, inclusive arts education program for students of all abilities based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 2011, SPARC, the performing arts nonprofit behind LIVE ART, has organized a culminating, showstopping concert, the brainchild of SPARC’s Senior Director of Education, Erin Thomas-Foley, and SPARC alumnus and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.
A local production of the Community Idea Stations and humanstory films, “LIVE ART: LOVE” offers a behind-the-scenes look at LIVE ART’s June 2018 concert. It features not only 200 student performers but also appearances by Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Rayvon Owen, René Marie, Raining Jane, Robbie Schaefer, Chris Caswell, and local artists Daniel Clarke, Steve Bassett, Desirée Roots, and Susan Greenbaum.
Watch "LIVE ART: LOVE" April 25 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ PBS and April 28 at 7:00 p.m. on WVPT PBS. Check listings for additional air-times. “LIVE ART: Love” is being offered to PBS stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT).
Michael McDonald and students in “LIVE ART: LOVE” (Photo by Eric Morgensen)
Jason Mraz and Students in “LIVE ART: LOVE” (Photo by Eric Morgensen)