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.

KQED will be airing "Vireo" at 12:00 pm Sunday July 23rd.

Upcoming Airdates

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.

  • 2018-05-22T14:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-23T20:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-24T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-26T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-27T10:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2018-05-29T14:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-30T20:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-31T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-02T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-03T10:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2018-06-05T14:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-06T20:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-07T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-09T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-10T10:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2018-06-12T14:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-13T20:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-14T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-16T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-17T10:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2018-06-19T14:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-06-20T20:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-06-21T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK