This summer, Artbound celebrated its one-year anniversary and finished its second season of programming. Season 2 took our exploration of Southern California's cultural landscape to new heights: from the banks of the Tijuana river to underneath the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, from the vast high desert of the Antelope Valley to the beaches of San Diego. We explored art in museums and scrawled on sidewalks; performances under the stars and in the spotlights onstage. Since January, we've published 225 new articles, produced 14 short documentaries, and broadcast three hour-long television episodes.
Today, we look back at five of this season's most memorable articles from our Asian Accents series. Artbound contributor Meher McArthur immersed herself in California's Asian arts scene -- its ethereal watercolors, bold caligraphy, intricate Tibetan design, and experimental works that defy dimension. Enjoy!
At 102 years old, Tyrus Wong's prolific career as a motion picture illustrator is being recognized in an upcoming documentary film.
Nepalese artist Hit Man Gurung's residency at 18th Street Arts Center offers a unique perspective on the devastating effects of war and globalization on this Himalayan nation.
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.
Lan-Chiann Wu's paintings are a unique cross pollination of traditional Chinese ink painting and Western artistic styles and techniques.
L.A.-based artist Shizuko Greenblatt creates sculptural works informed by the flower arranging tradition of her native Japan.
Top Image: "Reflections of the Past" by Lan-Chiann Wu, 1999, ink on paper. | Image courtesy of the artist.
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