Gary Baseman and Watts Towers
Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 80 contributors in 11 counties. This episode features Paul Turounet, a photographer whose site-specific photographic retablo-like portraits explore the various migrants found traveling along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Then Artbound visits the Watts Towers to catch up on how scientists and community activists are seeking to preserve the Towers against the elements. Artbound reflects on Gary Baseman's mid-career retrospective "The Door is Always Open", which examines a long and varied career while focusing on his family and the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Then, Artbound the travels to the High Desert where visual artist Diane Best personifies the creative spirit found throughout the Joshua Tree region. Also, featuring a live studio performance by indie band Best Coast.