Artbound New Years Special Airs Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1PM

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On January 1, 2014 at 1PM, we will explore the vast and varied arts scene of Southern California in a three-hour Artbound Marathon airing on KCET. The special episode will feature all of our episodes mashed up into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture.

Learn more about the diverse segments we will be airing below:

Interior Forest

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"Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest" is a project by L.A.-based artist Alexandra Grant encompassing a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, artist collaborations and an installation at 18th Street Arts Center.

Portraits Among Friends

Artist Shizu Saldamando is a visual artist whose work explores a punk rock, Chicano/a subculture in Los Angeles. Her work begins by photographing her subjects in their natural environments such as backyard parties in East LA, then she paints those works on various surfaces: tablecloths, wood, skin (as tattoos).

The Aural World of Alison O'Daniel

Alison O'Daniel's multi-disciplinary work combines video, sculpture, and soundscapes that are informed by her hearing-impairment.

Domestic Affairs

Artist Nery Gabriel Lemus gracefully exposes the subtle racial tensions between Latino and African American cultures in his work.

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 Birk, Alyse Emdur, and Richard Ross.

Incendiary Traces: 29 Palms Marine Base

Incendiary Traces led a recent draw-in at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center where participants used drawing as a tool for connecting the SoCal landscape to foreign battle zones.

The Wearable Art of Bohemian Society

L.A. designer Victor Wilde sees fashion as the ultimate forum for a literally and metaphorically collaborative art form.

The Puppeteer

At Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, Jeff Speetjens performs with a variety of marionettes from the stage to the dance floor.

Getting Lost in the High Desert

Diane Best personifies the creative spirit found throughout the High Desert, but especially in Joshua Tree proper. She has been a vital multi-talented creative force here of years now. Artbound explores her practice, from landscape paintings to immersive video art installations.

The Legacy Crates

Marjan K. Vayghan's "Legacy Crates," a series of transformed art shipping crates, symbolizes her journey from Iran, the land of her ancestry, and her transcultural life and identity in the U.S.

Under the Influence: West Coast Hip-Hop Photography

Michael Miller was the go-to lensman for countless album covers and publicity stills during one of California hip-hop's most vibrant eras.

Melrose Graffiti

Melrose Avenue has served as a center for local graffiti artists, including MEAR ONE, AXIS, DYTCH, and LYNK, since the 1980s.


Artists and musicians are reinvigorating Tijuana's historic tourist district by opening small independent, largely self-funded art galleries and spaces.

Radio Sombra

The brainchild/labor of love of community organizer Marco Amador, Radio Sombra empowers community members to produce their own radio content.

At the Oasis

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's mobile "Duck Truck" brings site-specific performances to various locations in Los Angeles.

Fallen Fruit

Janet Owen Driggs reports on "The Del Aire Fruit Park," the first public fruit park in the state.

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe performs her song "House of Metal" for a live studio audience.

Top Image: "Carm's Crew," oil, gold leaf on wood, Shizu Saldamando. | Courtesy of the artist.

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