Friday, September 06, 2013

PBS Tribute Show



"The Wonder of Stevie"
24" x 12"
Acrylics on canvas

So many amazing children's shows came out on PBS. From Mr.Roger's Neighborhood, Electric Company, to Sesame Street, they all brought the most creative ways to teach kids the fundamentals. Tomorrow night, The Hive Gallery in LA will be doing a group show that pays tribute to the shows on PBS.

The cast of characters on PBS was amazing. Remember Morgan Freeman as Easy Reader on Electric Co.? Let's not forget the old live action Spider-Man skits too. Supporting PBS was also huge part of Mr Roger's life and he even gave this amazing speech to Congress to help support funding.

The one thing that always impressed me about Sesame Street was the amount of amazing talent they were able to bring on the show. Jim Henson's creativity was so big, that it gave Sesame Street enough cred to bring in musicians like Stevie Wonder. One of the best live performances of Superstition happened right on the set of the show, and is the impetus of this piece. If you've never seen it, check it out here. I think the kid in the red shirt on the balcony best exemplifies how funky of a performance this is.

Anyway, if you're in LA for the show tomorrow, check it out!

P.S. I remember watching an episode ZOOM where they showed you how to make tie dye t-shirts. For the rest of that day, my mom patiently sat down with me as we both attempted to make our own tie dye shirts. Random kid memory #55. Good Times. Thanks mom, and thanks PBS.



1 comment:

sillylittlefreak said...

The episode of ZOOM where the kid made "walk on water" shoes out of huge blocks of styrofoam...

I totally did that and sank into Lake Washington in the Kirkland Marina.

I shoulda used bigger blocks.