All Through the Eyes of Artists

Through the Eyes of Artists was initiated in 2003 to creatively celebrate the many cities and neighborhoods Metro serves from the unique perspectives of artists. In the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions artists to capture the magic of these wonderfully varied places. Their artworks are then translated into elegant poster designs and displayed inside a fleet of more than 2,500 buses.

Alhambra, Phung Huynh

Alhambra

Artist(s):

Alhambra was the first city in California with an iron pipe irrigation system. The pipes frame the cultural icons and symbols of the city, including its founder, B.D. Wilson, and depict the community’s diversity, commerce and history.

Landmarks—blanketing the mountainous landscape—are highlighted within this artistic and equestrian-friendly foothill community.

Altadena

Artist(s):

Nature trails, train tracks, map fragments and names of local landmarks are nestled along sun-kissed mountain peaks and natural wonder that this independent, creative community in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains offers.

Canoga Park Through the Eyes of Artist Sevag Mahserejian

Canoga Park

Artist Sevag Mahserejian draws inspiration from the unaltered natural landscapes of Canoga Park and their relationship to the built environment in In What was here once before, an artwork created for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series on display in the fleet.

Through the Eyes of artist Jessica Polzin McCoy, Claremont

Claremont

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.

Elliott Pinkney, Compton

Compton

Artist(s):

Pinkney’s goal was to capture the energy and excitement of the City of Compton through local cultural icons (known and not so well-known) including: the Compton Airport, Compton Creek Horse Trail, Olympic Memorial Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and a skate park.

Lois Keller, El Monte

El Monte

Artist(s):

Sculptural olive trees align the streets along Valley Mall, the city’s bustling shopping district, and reference the original barrios. Flower and strawberry fields lie in the shade of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Stas Orlovski, Expo Park/USC

Expo Park/USC

Artist(s):

Combining a dramatic indigo sky, romantic architecture, archival imagery, and a dense landscape of roses, Orlovski visually intertwines history and the natural world to depict a place that is both familiar and exotic, a place dreamed about and remembered.

Hermosa Beach, Cynthia Evans

Hermosa Beach

Artist(s):

Evans celebrates the city’s centennial and 100 years of beach culture by commemorating its groundbreaking lifeguard service, iconic pier and museum, a female surfing champion from the 1930’s and the quirky environment of surf and sand culture.

William Acedo, Irwindale

Irwindale

Artist(s):

Titled by the artist, Jardin de las Rocas (garden of rocks) — the name given to the area by early Spanish settlers — the artwork celebrates the rich confluence of landscapes, cultures and histories that intersect within the city of Irwindale.