Artbound Season 2 Premieres April 4 at 9 PM

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."

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