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Meet the Artist Eloy Torrez

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Admission to this event is free.

Join Metro Art for a panel discussion with artist Eloy Torrez and veterans featured in his artwork in process, Five Veterans’ Stories, for the future Metro station at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

The artist will share a video by Juliane Backmann documenting his interviews with the veterans in his artwork about their pre-military, military and post-military lives, highlighting their experiences during service as well as their individual life stories and creative passions. The veterans will then join the artist for a panel discussion on the importance of representing a wide array of veteran experiences, including those of female veterans and veterans of color. They will also discuss how their military backgrounds have shaped their reintegration into civilian life and influenced their professions, creative projects, and other activities.

The panel will be moderated by filmmaker Mobolaji Olambiwonnu of Dreamseeker Media.

A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

Eloy Torrez is one of 27 artists/artist teams creating site-responsive, architecturally integrated artworks for the D Line Subway Extension Project.

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Parking info: Free, limited parking is available behind Patriotic Hall on Lebanon Street. Metered street parking is also available.

Photograph in event image by Juliane Backmann


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Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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