San Bernardino
The San Bernardino Valley creates a dramatic stage for the mountain ranges of the San Bernardino National Forest that are framed in the background. This natural beauty came as no surprise to early Tongva residents who identified a geological formation on the mountains side in the shape of an Arrowhead, directing them to hidden springs of fresh water. Like an early piece of land-art, San Bernardino County boasts two breathtaking artificial reservoirs on top of the mountain ranges - Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead - that accentuate the contradictions between the natural and the built environment with the cultural history of the area.
Highlights
Junk Dada: The Stories Behind Noah Purifoy's Joshua Tree Sculptures
The Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, open to the public, illustrates the artist's vision during the last 15 years of his life.
Ward Valley: An Extreme and Solemn Relationship
In the 1990s, California's Ward Valley became ground zero in the fight over nuclear waste, endangered species and sacred lands.
Land Speeding at El Mirage: Mojave Playa Interventions P.3
Since the 1920s, gearheads and hot rodders have flocked to the flat alkali playas of the western Mojave Desert, setting land speed records that continue to be pushed today.
Spectacular Subdivision: The Art of Home
Spectacular Subdivision: The Art of Home
What does housing mean to artists in relation to their practice? Forty artists addressed the topic in Spectacular Subdivision, a group of site-specific artist projects in the desert.
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden'
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden'
In this episode, Artbound investigates arts practices from communities east of Los Angeles, venturing from Lincoln Heights to San Bernardino.
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden' Airs Thursday, March 27 at 9PM
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden' Airs Thursday, March 27 at 9PM
The Artbound episode, "East is Eden," will air on Thursday, March 27 at 9PM PST on KCET-TV.
Teebs: Ethereal Beats and Visual Remixes
Teebs: Ethereal Beats and Visual Remixes
Mtendere Mandowa, better known as Teebs, is straddling the world of art and music.
Of Earth and Domes: Hesperia's Cal-Earth Sustainable Architecture
Of Earth and Domes: Hesperia's Cal-Earth Sustainable Architecture
The California Institute of Earth Architecture hopes their Superadobe construction technique may be applied to more traditional contemporary homes found throughout SoCal suburbs.
Joshua Tree Debuts Indigenous Film Festival
Joshua Tree Debuts Indigenous Film Festival
The Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival will screen nine indigenous-themed films during the weekend of November 15-17 focusing on desert and inland Southern California indigenous culture.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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