RADIO TRAVEL HOST PAMELA WILSON, FEATURES HIDDEN CULTURAL SITES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.  TREASURES OF THE WEST IS BROADCAST ON KPFK 90.7 FM IN LOS ANGELES & ON THE WEB AT KPFK.ORG.

There is still plenty of time to experience the warm sunny climate in Southern California and venture out to the beautiful cultural landmarks in the Los Angeles. This months radio show features the Autry Museum in Griffith Park where you’ll learn about a current exhibition featuring two Native American contemporary artists, Harry Fonseca and David Bradley. We’ll then travel to a hidden Mediterranean garden in Pasadena called The Arlington Gardens to hear about draught tolerant plants, volunteer work and the health of being in a garden.

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CURRENT RADIO SHOW: My visit to the Gene Autry Museum features two Native American contemporary artists, Harry Fonseca and David Bradley’s Indian Country. Harry Fonseca uses Coyote as a heroic symbol to fully embrace his Native American culture. David Bradley’s work echos the commercialism in Sante Fe as well as the stereotyping of Native Americans in Hollywood, applying his playful use of characters into his art. We then travel to a hidden Mediterranean garden tucked away in the city of Pasadena called the Arlington Gardens. This tranquil oasis is filled with drought tolerant plants and flowers founded by two passionate gardeners who’s sustainable approach to landscape design is an inspiration to visitors.