Celebrate the Diversity of Creativity in Southern California With a New Episode of KCET's Emmy Nominated Culture Series 'Artbound'

Episode showcases artists who

convey and explain our prison system; the public drawing spaces of artist

Alexandra Grant; how Boyle Heights radio station reinvents community; and a

four-piece East LA band that plays tribute to history fusing funk, R&B,

Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop



CA -- July 23, 2013 -

KCET's award-winning transmedia arts and culture series, Artbound, premieres its season two finale

episode on Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m. This


brings unique stories that celebrate the creative spirit of Southern

California. Culled from Artbound articles selected by KCET's online audience,

these documentary segments include:


Intérieure/Interior Forest

A multi-faceted project by artist Alexandra Grant, based on

French author, and philosopher Hélène Cixous' book "Philippines," the

work encompasses a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, and

artist collaborations centering on the theme of the forest as a shared space.


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 BirkAlyse Emdur,

and Richard Ross.



This video transports you to the neighborhood of Boyle

Heights. Discover a small radio station and witness how it is actively building

community through its programming.



Experience the feel-good music of East L.A.-based group

Chicano Batman. Episode three concludes with a special performance by the

four-piece band which fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia,

and pop.

This program repeats Monday,

July 29 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 at 12 a.m.



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