Pulling from her experiences, she creates stories completely arranged in a palette of bold color and subtle shades.
Inspired by the geometric details of the art deco architecture along the Wilshire corridor and in greater Los Angeles, Eamon Ore-Giron’s artwork concept for the glass entrance pavilion and escalator landing walls of this station references the past while looking toward the rapidly changing future of Los Angeles’s streetscape.
Kim Schoenstadt’s murals portray hybrid structures based on existing and historical buildings from the surrounding Inglewood neighborhood, including the Broadway Federal Bank, Centinela Adobe, Crozier Middle School, Jet Car Wash, Los Angeles International Airport Theme Building and Randy’s Donuts, to name a few.
Erwin Redl’s dynamic artwork takes advantage of the changing position of the sun to reflect an array of colors onto surrounding surfaces by day and transforms the glazed pavilion into an illuminated jewel box by night.
The overall theme and design of the station was established by artist James Doolin and architect Tanzmann Associates, while artist Anne Marie Karlsen designed and produced the nearly 4,000 square feet of hand-painted tile murals.
Deep Connections features the otherworldly black and white images of artist Ken Karagozian. His work, shot in medium format, shares a unique view on Los Angeles few have seen through the documentation of Metro subway construction over the last three decades.
Kid, an image of a young girl born and raised in North Long Beach, is one of many paintings and drawings produced over a three-year span.
In order to beautify what is often a community eyesore for the duration of the construction phase, Metro Art commissioned veteran mural artist Charles Freeman to design and paint an original mural on the large scale construction fences at the corner of 1st and Lorena Streets.
By weaving cultural identifiers with elements that denote the passage of time, artworks create a sense of shared place and historical significance that honors the heritage of the local, the immigrant and the tourist alike.
Project Description – Artist Statement “The music plays. The helping hand reaches out. The birds fly by. The flowers grow. The work of sharing joy continues. The community draws together. Our hearts beat for one another.” About the Artist Alfonso Aceves is an accomplished self-taught printmaker born and raised in Boyle Heights who has shown work throughout California as well as in Washington State, New Mexico, and Arizona. Aceves found his passion and inspiration for life through his discovery of printmaking 10 years ago. Along with artist Adriana Carranza and their four children, Aceves founded Kalli Arte, a family art collective dedicated to speaking directly to their community through printmaking, exhibitions, art installations, community workshops and marketplaces. On display May 2021 – July 2021
Last Stop is a portrait of two Filipino Americans, members of a community with a long history in the area.
Jaime Scholnick’s frieze-like collages are based on hundreds of studies and more than 11,800 photographs of the surrounding neighborhood. Progressing from dawn to night, the artist spent many hours documenting the area around the station and talking to local residents about their visions for the artwork.
Legacy depicts the artist’s mother, who has been riding the A Line (Blue) to and from work every day since her family moved to Long Beach from the Philippines.
While these collected discards are often overlooked by passersby, the artist re-presents these materials as the central focus of the landscapes, suggesting that they reveal potential narratives about the people who frequent the area. 26th St/Bergamot Station is located in close proximity to Bergamot Station Arts Center, a major hub for artistic activity.
This temporary construction fence, which consisted of 30 painted plywood panel murals, was erected around the drained lake in MacArthur Park in an effort to mitigate construction of the Metro Red (A) Line MacArthur Park Station.
Sonia Romero created 13 artworks documenting her observations of MacArthur Park as an urban oasis.
Lindsay Carron’s drawing celebrates the biodiversity and family-oriented atmosphere of Marina del Rey.
Memory and Perspective is influenced by the artist’s memories riding the light rail to Del Amo Station.
Project Description In 1996 and 1997, Metro Art initiated and developed bookmark projects in a creative effort to encourage transit customers to use the Metro system to travel to local libraries. Visual artists and poets were invited to form teams and submit collaborative designs of text and imagery for bookmarks to be distributed in “take one” holders on board 2,000 Metro buses, and at public libraries countywide. Coinciding with National Library Week in 1996 and National Poetry Month in 1997, 100,000 printed copies of each bookmark were made available to over one million daily bus riders as well as the public at large. Over the two-year project period, more than 150 artist/poet teams submitted proposed works. Panels comprised of professional artists, poets, and librarians were brought together to review all submissions, offer critical input, and select ten finalists. Metro’s Graphics Department translated the original works into images for printing. Distribution of the final products was handled by Bus/Rail Divisions and the County Department of Libraries. This project successfully demonstrated that creative contributions by artists—whether visual …
To celebrate the summer reopening of the much-loved (and always played) public piano at Union Station, Metro Art Presents curated a back-to-back week of virtual pop-up piano performances highlighting Los Angeles-based musicians Brandon Coleman, Jamael Dean, Inna Faliks, Donia Jarrar, and Jonathan Montes.
This immersive soundscape by LA-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Nailah Hunter invites Metro riders into a sonic landscape and shimmering space for restoration and healing: in ourselves and for each other. Available for free download and streaming through April 26 in collaboration with Leaving Records.
The artwork includes cut-steel panels integrated into the railings and colorful, LithoMosaic pavers set throughout the two platforms and adjacent parking structure.
Metro is designing and building the new Metro Center Project, a facility on Metro-owned property close to the DTLA Arts District. Artist Jacob Hashimoto was selected to develop a site-specific, integrated artwork for the public-facing exterior of this facility.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), featured artist Hirokazu Kosaka.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), featuring Noni Olabisi.