Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists


Through the Eyes of artist Jessica Polzin McCoy, Claremont

Project Description

Jessica Polzin McCoy’s watercolor depicts a college town that flourishes within the creative environment of the Claremont University Consortium, and opens an informal invitation to visit a backyard, ride a bike, step into a shady grove and attend school.


Artist Statement

“Every town is unique; it has specific characteristics, a visual identity. It was my goal to capture the identity of Claremont. It may not include everything that is meaningful, or the most easily identifiable places in the village, but as a whole it captures the tone, spirit, and colors of the environment. The streetscape was assembled using images of private homes, public buildings, and businesses within the boundaries of Claremont.”

About the Artist

Jessica Polzin McCoy

JESSICA POLZIN McCOY is Assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. Her paintings have been exhibited at venues such as the Ontario Museum of Art, Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Porter Butts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and a University of Wisconsin-Madison Vilas Fellowship. McCoy is represented by the Fanny Garver Gallery in Madison, WI.

About Through the Eyes of Artists

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed onboard Metro trains and buses.

View other works in the series.


Display year: 2012