Celebrate the Diversity of Creativity in Southern California With a New Episode of KCET's Emmy Nominated Culture Series 'Artbound'

Episode showcases artists who convey and explain our prison system; the public drawing spaces of artist Alexandra Grant; how Boyle Heights radio station reinvents community; and a four-piece East LA band that plays tribute to history fusing funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop

 

Burbank, CA -- July 23, 2013 - KCET's award-winning transmedia arts and culture series, Artbound, premieres its season two finale episode on Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m. This installment brings unique stories that celebrate the creative spirit of Southern California. Culled from Artbound articles selected by KCET's online audience, these documentary segments include:

Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest

A multi-faceted project by artist Alexandra Grant, based on French author, and philosopher Hélène Cixous' book "Philippines," the work encompasses a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, and artist collaborations centering on the theme of the forest as a shared space.

Geographies of Detention

Based on a column by our partner UCR ARTSblock on the exhibition "Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden Gulag," the role of prison spaces, and the prison industrial complex is examined through the work of visual artists Sandow BirkAlyse Emdur, and Richard Ross.


Radio Sombra

This video transports you to the neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Discover a small radio station and witness how it is actively building community through its programming.

Chicano Batman

Experience the feel-good music of East L.A.-based group Chicano Batman. Episode three concludes with a special performance by the four-piece band which fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop.

This program repeats Monday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 at 12 a.m.


About KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.

 

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