Season 4 of KCET's Award-Winning Arts and Culture Series, 'Artbound' Debuts on February 13 at 9 p.m. | KCET
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.
Since its launch in May 2012, Artbound
has 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