Burbank, CA - October 2, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, is proud to present the second episode of its groundbreaking transmedia series, Artbound
, which explores Southern California's multifaceted art scene and diverse cultural landscape.
Airing Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., this hour-long program will feature the highest-rated articles written by experienced artistic advisors, cultural critics, curators and journalists, representing Southern California's 11 counties, rated by readers and vetted by the Artbound editorial team.
Stories featured in the episode include:
• Tio's Tacos: In the heart of downtown Riverside, owner of restaurant Tio's Tacos', Martin Sanchez, takes recycling to great creative heights--both literal and figurative. From refuse, he created pyramids, whimsical fountains, and a series of giant wire figures, filled with shells, shoes, toys and other cast offs.
• Los Angeles Origami Moment: At the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, a spectacular exhibition entitled Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami, showcases the potential enabled by the importation of scientific and mathematical techniques into the ancient art of Origami.
• Art with an Agenda: A community heals through art, as community members and artists join together to represent the life of Kelley Thomas, a mentally-ill man beaten to death by OC police.
• The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden: Explores the esoteric and interesting environments of sound and visual artist Steve Roden.
Artbound is funded by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs City Of Los Angeles Viewers on the go can connect with Artbound on Facebook (facebook.com/KCETartbound) and Twitter (@kcetartbound). Juan Devis, KCET's Director of Production and Program Development is the executive producer for the series. Seasoned multimedia journalist, Drew Tewksbury serves as Artbound's managing editor and producer. Artbound is produced in collaboration with B-Curious Production helmed by Bruce Dickson.
Artbound is a Southern and Central California cultural journalism project produced by KCET dedicated to producing an online destination about the arts and culture of our region. Columns are penned by more than 20 experienced artistic advisors, cultural critics, curators and definitive tastemakers of the arts. This unique trans-media multi-platform initiative explores the arts in 11 counties using a participatory methodology in which visitor and fan engagement propel popular columns to the next platform of production; first as in depth short form video documentaries; and based on the volume and quality of user comments, a 30-minute episode for television.
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.
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