Vireo Landing

About Vireo

KCET is Southern California Television

Witchcraft... psychoanalysis… fantasy... for generations, visionary young girls have inspired fascination and fear. Enter the world of Vireo, a gifted teenage girl who finds herself slipping through time between centuries past and present.

From award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa, visionary director Charlie Otte, and acclaimed librettist Erik Ehn, this groundbreaking episodic opera weaves a tale of witches, doctors, priests and one girl’s journey of self discovery. Filmed in 12 parts, Vireo's story takes viewers to iconic locations across the country and features performances by world renowned musicians Kronos Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, soprano Deborah Voigt and many more.

Join our hero on her quest to find her true voice, as Artbound presents, Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser.

Vireo is an artist residency project of Grand Central Art Center (GCAC), produced in partnership with KCET and Single Cel.

Upcoming Airdates

Variedades: Olvera Street

This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles. Emmy® award-winning journalist, author and musician Rubén Martínez, explores the sometimes-violent, 200-year struggle for the political and symbolic control of the city as told in “Variedades” — an interdisciplinary performance series that brings together music, spoken word, theater, comedy and the visual arts, loosely based on the Mexican vaudeville shows of early-20th century Los Angeles.

  • 2019-04-24T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-02T06:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-04T15:00:00-07:00
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Electric Earth: The Art of Doug Aitken

This episode profiles prominent artist Doug Aitken who for more than 20 years has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition. In his newest piece, “Underwater Pavilions,” he creates a conversation with the viewer to become fully present and immersed in the sea.

  • 2019-04-25T06:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-04-27T15:00:00-07:00
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No Trespassing: A Survey of Environmental Art

Throughout its history, the natural beauty of California has inspired artists from around the world from 19th-century plein air painting of pastoral valleys and coasts to early 20th-century photography of the wilderness (embodied famously in the work of Ansel Adams) and the birth of the light and space movement in the 1960s. Today, as artists continue to engage with California’s environment, they echo and critique earlier art practices that represent nature in “The Golden State” in a particular way. Featuring artists Richard Misrach, Laura Aguilar and Hillary Mushkin.

  • 2019-04-28T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-08T20:00:00-07:00
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La Raza

In East Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement in the form of the bilingual newspaper/magazine La Raza. In the process, the young activists became artists themselves and articulated a visual language that shed light on the daily life, concerns and struggles of the Mexican-American experience in Southern California and provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement.

  • 2019-05-01T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-09T06:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-11T15:00:00-07:00
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Artist and Mother

This episode profiles four California artists who make motherhood a part of their art: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Andrea Chung, Rebecca Campbell and Tanya Aguiñiga. There's a persisting assumption in contemporary art circles that you can't be a good artist and good mother both. But these artists are working to shatter this cliché, juggling demands of career and family and finding inspiring ways to explore the maternal in their art.

  • 2019-05-05T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-15T20:00:00-07:00
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The Art of Basket Weaving

Native American basketry has long been viewed as a community craft, yet the artistic quality and value of these baskets are on par with other fine art. Now Native peoples across the country are revitalizing basketry traditions and the country looks to California as a leader in basket weaving revitalization.

  • 2019-05-12T20:00:00-07:00
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Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience

From the iconic typeface of “The Godfather” book cover to Herman Miller’s Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. While this second generation of Japanese American artists have been celebrated in various publications and exhibitions with their iconic work, less-discussed is how the World War II incarceration — a period of intense discrimination and hardship — has also had a powerful effect on the lives of artists such as Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S. Neil Fujita and Gyo Obata.

  • 2019-05-15T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-15T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-16T06:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-18T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-19T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-19T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-21T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-22T20:00:00-07:00
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Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic

"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s. Through the writings of Edith Heath, the founder and designer of Heath Ceramics and voiced by renowned chef Nancy Silverton, this episode explores the groundbreaking work of a woman who created a classic of American design.

  • 2019-05-22T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-22T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-23T06:00:00-07:00
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