“Colors and visual rhythms speak to simultaneous individuality and co-existence. This snapshot of an upended, complex time holds pockets of joy and serenity.”
“Through the eye of the storm, we see glimpses of hope. We have opened our hearts and found new ways to express compassion and love.”
Creative expressions of connection and care are at the heart of Silver Linings, a new series by six local artists that debuted on Metro buses from December 2020-July 2021. Artists include Stephanie Mercado, Laura Vazquez Rodriguez, Phung Huynh, Chris Johanson, Alfonso Aceves and Kassia Rico.
“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.”
Pulling from her experiences, she creates stories completely arranged in a palette of bold color and subtle shades.
“The valuable services provided by essential workers and the power of arts and culture are heightened during challenging times.”
“The astronaut rooster is a reminder that each dawn offers new possibilities, while the lotus flowering cactus symbolizes resilience, and that we can bloom where we are planted.”