Season 4 of KCET's Award-Winning Arts and Culture Series, 'Artbound' Debuts on February 13 at 9 p.m.

BURBANK, CALIF. - Feb. 10, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving

Southern and Central California, is pleased to announce that its award-winning,

transmedia arts and culture journalism series,
Artbound, will return for a fourth season on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9



The new season kicks off with a trip to San Bernardino to

explore the sandbagging construction techniques of the California

Institute of Earth Architecture, whose handmade structures redefine

sustainable housing. Then, in Boyle Heights, the Public Matters' Market

Makeover Project addresses the grocery gap in "food deserts,"

those urban areas that have limited access to quality, healthy eating

options. Nearby, in the Los Angeles enclave of Lincoln Heights, three

Mexican-American deejays form Metralleta de Oro, a vinyl-spinning crew who

specializes in Sonidero, an extremely rhythmic sub-genre of Latin American

cumbia music. In Riverside, Hiromi Takizawa's "Ultraviolet"

installation illumines the role of light in architectural

and environmental spaces. East Los Angeles visual artist Jaime

"Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from religious iconography, lucha

libre, and the city of Los Angeles to create his signature pop surrealist

works. Finally, the episode concludes with an in-studio performance by

indie goth rocker Chelsea Wolfe.


Other segments highlighted in season 4 include: The Machine

Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture, an initiative featuring over 20

artists throughout Los Angeles, which celebrates Southern California's modern

architectural heritage; and an
epic 240-mile journey with 100 mules along the historic

Los Angeles aqueduct in commemoration of the centenary of the opening on Nov.

5, 1913.

Since its launch in May 2012, Artbound

earned numerous awards for its coverage of Southern

California's unique narrative of arts and culture, including a Southern

California Journalism Award, National Entertainment Journalism Award and Golden

Mike Award. The site was also named a Webby Award Official Honoree and voted

"Best Arts & Culture Site" by L.A. Weekly in 2012.




On-air, online and in the

community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment

of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning

local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around

the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major

awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its

national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and

children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website,

kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional

information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming

schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of



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