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Journeys Continued: LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists

Project Description

Journeys Continued… LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists builds on an exhibition presented in 2017 and focuses on neighborhoods within Los Angeles County “through the eyes of artists.” Local artists capture the look and feel of each community from a personal perspective, highlighting special, surprising and/or lesser-known facets of that place. Neighborhood parks, street food vendors, family bicycle rides and local landmarks along daily commutes are among the subjects for these distinctive works of art. 

Following in the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, the artworks are part of an award-winning series presented originally as posters in the Metro fleet that encourages riders to explore the neighborhoods that the expanding Metro system serves.  

Started in 2003, the Through the Eyes of Artists series is now in its 20th year. Journeys Continued… is part of the special anniversary celebrations. Twelve of the 63 artworks are currently featured in the Union Station Passageway.

Learn more about the selected artworks below and experience the full Through The Eyes of Artistsindex.

Featured Artists

> View the previous Journeys: LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists exhibition.

Publication

This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of Metro Art’s award-winning poster series, with images and statements by each artist.

Through the Eyes of Artists

Awards

Posters in the series have been mentioned in ART LTD, Public Art Review and garnered a Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Excellence Award, Tranny Merit Award, “Fresh” Illustrations Award from Illustrations Magazine Annual, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Silver Medal, a Society of Environmental Graphic Design Award, a HOW Magazine In-House Design Award, UTIP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) Special Recognition, a PIASC Print Excellence Award, and featured in the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s California Design Biennial.