Explore Southern California arts and culture with the new season of KCET's Artbound, debuting this Thursday April 4 at 9:00 PM, PST on KCET. Check local listings for more information.
Artbound's second season debut episode is curated and programmed by our audience, who vote on their favorite articles online and select what will be watched on air.
These are the stories you voted for:
- Join a group of artists who venture inside a simulated Middle Eastern city in 29 Palms Marine Base to create plein air drawings of military installations.
- Travel north to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa where music professor Craig Russell performs traditional "mission music" to understand the confluence of culture and conflict that collides in the early days of California's statehood.
- Discover the wearable art of Victor Wilde, a downtown Los Angeles fashion designer whose pieces are one-of-a-kind, and modified by bullets, blowtorches, and jagged knives.
- In South Los Angeles, meet photographer Mike Miller, who chronicled the rise of West Coast hip hop, photographing iconic images of rappers Tupac, Eazy E, and N.W.A.
Capping off the episode is the breezy folk of Carly Ritter -- daughter of the late actor John Ritter -- whose music channels the spirit and the sound of Laurel Canyon.
Now in its second season, Artbound returns after earning critical praise for its inaugural efforts in 2012, including two Golden Mike awards for Best Entertainment Reporting and Best Internet News Reporting, and 1st Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Short" at the L.A. Press club's 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards. Artbound also earned "Best Art and Culture Website" from L.A. Weekly's Web Award 2012, with one judge stating: "Who said 'public' and 'local' were over? Artbound curates the best and most offbeat the city of L.A. has to offer."
Select the most compelling article and help us make TV.
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.