Artbound Episode 1 | KCET
Artbound Episode 1
Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 30 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art across the region. Then the Artbound audience votes online for an article to be made into a short online video. Those videos are then assembled into a broadcast television show.
Experience a few of Artbound's mini-documentaries below:
- "Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art" (Riverside County)
- "Hijabistas: Inside the World of Muslim American Fashion" (Orange County)
- "Jackrabbit Homestead" (San Bernardino County)
- "Steel Modern: A History of Steel Houses in Palm Springs" (Riverside County)
Thousands of Haitian refugee families continue to be stranded in Tijuana, a city far from where they hoped would be their final destination. Since their arrival, photojournalist Omar Martínez has been documenting their Mexican lives.
Hsi Lai Temple is the largest Buddhist monastery in Southern California. Opened in 1988, it is also home to one of the best vegetarian buffets in L.A. County. But of course, they don’t advertise that. Still, all visitors, regardless of faith, are welcome.
Roughly 90 years later, the legacy of San Luis Obispo's Motel Inn still stands, along with part of the original building.