Mendoza designed colorful and dynamic ceramic work that now is the finish of the columns at the lower level of Firestone Station in the area where passengers make bus/rail connections.
This artwork focuses on the musicians who played at the stadium and the promoters (radio deejays and TV personalities) who organized and hosted these events.
Roberto Delgado considered the station’s surrounding communities of Cypress Park, Montecito Heights, Lincoln Heights, and Highland Park and was impressed by the vitality of the people’s Mexican culture.
Echoing the vibrant color scheme which dominates the Westlake/MacArthur Station, intense blues, reds, and yellows are woven together in two ceramic tile murals which enrich the mezzanine end walls.
Gonzalez’s imagery illustrates the history of the Ballona Creek and the local area, with references to the Mission and Californio periods as well as the film industry.
To mark the historic opening of the first phase of the Expo Line, and to welcome new transit riders to the neighborhood, Metro celebrated the many contributions of the South Los Angeles community and its rich ethnic diversity in a series of light pole banners installed along Crenshaw Blvd. between Exposition and Vernon.
Jim Isermann’s Failed Ideals is composed of six stained-glass windows installed into the portholes of the station pylons.
Project Description Artist Statement “The valuable services provided by essential workers and the power of arts and culture are heightened during challenging times.” About the Artist Stephanie Mercado is a multidisciplinary artist influenced by her life as a working-class Angeleno in Boyle Heights from a family of artisans that introduced the tools, craft and strong work ethic necessary to survive as tradespeople. Mercado’s work explores the proverbial American Dream and psychology of labor. She arranges hand-printed elements on colored paper to form narratives that represent growth and flowering into being. Mercado has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach, a residency with the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an award from the International Print Center New York and exhibits internationally. She is in permanent collections in Texas, New Mexico and Georgia. On display December 2020 – February 2021
Artist Michelle Asselin created luminous portraits of women who are part of Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council, which is tasked with achieving a gender-balanced workforce, career advancement for women, and improving safety and mobility for women riders.
A mythical continuous stream winds through Magic Johnson Park alongside the local icons and characters who serve as hallmarks of a place in which the artist finds “home.”
Commissioned by Metro, the mural mitigated the effects of construction activities on the community by cladding construction fences surrounding the Mariachi Plaza with stunning artwork.
Karl Haendel’s larger-than-life composition for the glass entrance pavilion and escalator landing walls of this station will provide prompts for transit customers to engage with their surroundings and reflect on their daily experiences.
Clare Rojas’s artwork will honor the presence of the natural world within the urban landscape and highlight humanity’s shared rhythm with the land, water, and sky.
The shape, history and beauty of hands and the sacred objects they hold provides a glimpse into rich and unexpected personal stories from the neighborhood surrounding Mariachi Plaza Station.
Reflecting upon the geological, anthropological and cultural histories of the region served by the station, Pearl C. Hsiung’s artwork High Prismatic depicts an explosive, colorful gesture arising out of an infinitely roiling landscape toward a spray-tinted, celestial expanse.
Artist Teddy Sandoval, a longtime resident of Highland Park, has created a gateway with a Victorian flair for the Highland Park area.
Miguel Angel Reyes created this painted mural that combined an alternating array of greatly enlarged portraits of ordinary people and exotic flowers, wrapping them around the construction fence at Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue.
The image of the city is seen as a series of fragments, of interchangeable elements made up from the experience of urban life.
Artist Phyllis Green completed a two-phase construction fence project for the Hollywood/Highland construction site.
Larry Gruda involved those who live in, attend programs in, or work at various organizations within the community in creating glass-tile columns placed intermittently along the Metro Rail construction fence at Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place.
Artist Marco Elliott—a Venice High School teacher—worked with students and artist-trainees to develop Mojave Strip, a series of banners that covered the construction fence at the Hollywood/Western Station northern site.
Artist Katherine Arion, who immigrated to the U.S. from Bucharest, Romania via Paris, is passionately committed to bringing people of diverse backgrounds together through her art.
Rowe’s installation at San Pedro Station employs a variety of elements honoring the struggle to succeed of the many immigrant groups in the neighborhood.
Carlson Hatton’s densely layered, rhythmic murals capture the soundtrack of Hyde Park and its surrounding areas.
The stylized treatment of forms and figures are inspired by Mexican and Chinese cut paper folk art traditions and Japanese woodblock prints, which were meant to honor farm workers.