Live Art: Love

Live Art: Love

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Two hundred students of all abilities representing the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's (SPARC) “Live Art” program perform alongside nationally renowned artists and musicians in an unforgettable night of music, dance and visual arts.

Live Art: Love, airing Monday, July 29 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, captures their journey.

SPARC’s "Live Art" program integrates a performing arts curriculum with special education. Youth with and without developmental disabilities work together in a variety of performing and visual arts classes throughout the year, culminating in a final concert for the community celebrating the importance of human connection. While preparing and rehearsing, the students build powerful relationships and gain understanding and appreciation for one another’s talents and abilities. The program features performances by Jason Mraz (a SPARC alum), Sara Bereilles, Josh Groban and Michael McDonald.

This show is presented as part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to ultimately build a community that celebrates abilities.