This week's featured story on ¡COLORES!, a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit by NM PBS, features Scott Greene, an artist of provocative paintings in a segment produced by University of New Mexico student Faith Perez.

As part of his provocative paintings, Greene, from Bernalillo, N.M., holds up a mirror to our society and says: "There's a lot of artists that will try to eliminate the human element in their landscapes. I kind of go the other way, I'm painting everything people do or throw away and human activity as part of the landscape."

This segment was produced by UNM student Faith Perez. A little over three years ago, Perez was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media (IFDM) program at UNM. Around the same time, she began working at KNME-TV/NMPBS as an intern. Currently, she is a student employee at NMPBS and a junior in the IFDM program.

"In my three years working at NMPBS, I have been given the amazing opportunity to produce two episodes for the weekly art show COLORES!," said Perez. "My first COLORES! production covered Albuquerque painter Max Carlos Martinez. Being my first producing gig at NMPBS I was surprised at just how much creative freedom I was given to produce this episode. 

"From choosing the artist, to conducting the interview and editing the final piece, I was able to fully take on the role of producer. Since then, I have produced a second episode of COLORES! which spotlights Bernalillo painter Scott Greene whose paintings examine humanity's relationship with the natural world. The best part of producing a COLORES! episode is being able to meet these amazing artists and uncover what inspires them to create."

This episode of ¡COLORES!, airing Saturday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 and  repeating: Friday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. on Ch. 9.1:

Also this week on ¡COLORES!, ARC Industries empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to work, learn and participate in the community - and an interactive art gallery is a vital part. Stage provocateur Kim David Smith leads viewers through the production of the classic musical Cabaret. "Cabaret is, I think, one of the most ephemeral genres of performing. It can be whatever anybody says it is,” Smith says.

Also, Artist Steve Gompf adapts antique materials found at thrift stores into fictional television sets he calls “televisors.”

For over 20 years, ¡COLORES! specials have been celebrating the creative spirit. ¡COLORES! is a production of New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.  ¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

¡COLORES! is presented through a collaboration between New Mexico PBS and the Public Television Major Market Group (MMG), a public television affinity group.

The MMG facilitates the sharing of video and web content produced by the participating MMG stations and some non-MMG stations, and is coordinated by THIRTEEN, the flagship New York station for PBS.

The Series Producer of ¡COLORES! is Tara Walch. This week’s segment on artist Scott Greene was produced by Faith Perez. Unit Coordinator is Kathy Wimmer. Executive Producer is Michael Kamins.

Funding for ¡COLORES! is provided in part by The Nellita E. Walker Fund, KNME-TV Endowment Fund, The Great Southwestern Arts & Education Endowment Fund.