Drew Tewksbury is Managing Editor and Producer of Artbound. He has come from a diverse media background, having worked as a producer for NPR show News and Notes, a regular music columnist for L.A. Weekly’s West Coast Sound, and Senior Writer/ Contributing Editor for Flaunt Magazine.
He has produced bi-weekly, on-air music review pieces for KPCC’s Madeleine Brand Show, and he has curated Los Angeles Magazine’s Guide section. As a freelance arts and culture journalist/critic, he has written and produced pieces for NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ Los Angeles Times, BoxOffice Magazine, NME, Art News, Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage Magazine, Swindle Magazine, Style in Progress (Austria), People Magazine, and more.
Drew is a graduate from USC’s Annenberg School for Journalism Graduate program and in his free time, he runs Echo Park Jazz, a non-profit performance series housed at Lot 1 Café in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: Los Angeles
WHAT INSPIRES ME: Art and music that breaks convention, haunts my memory, or clutches onto my heart.
FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Sunday picnics in Topanga Canyon
FAVORITE WRITERS: Mike Sager, Chuck Klosterman, Jorge Luis Borges
ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Prince
MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Tracy Emin
PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Slow, super sludgey rock, maybe Om, the Melvins, or Sunn o))). Krautrock works too, maybe Neu! or Can, and perhaps pulsating jazz or electro, like Steve Reich or Konono No.1.
WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: After spending over a decade in Los Angeles, I’m still discovering new things about this city. Whether I’m watching movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catching an opera in a warehouse, or eating a bacon wrapped hotdog from vendors outside Dodger stadium, L.A. provides an unending cavalcade of stimulus.
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California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.