Keep your eyes out when you Go Metro for our latest “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster, featuring Glendale, depicted by Edith Waddell. The Glendale art poster is the second of three in this series to be displayed on board Metro trains and buses in 2015, and is also displayed on Glendale’s Beeline buses.
The public is invited to meet the artist and receive free, signed copies of her poster on March 28 from 4:00 until 5:30p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale.
The first poster to be released this year featured Lakewood. A poster for Irwindale will round out the year.
This memorable artist “impression” of the city of Glendale draws from Brand Park’s diverse cultural venues including the Brand Library, Doctor’s House Museum, the Gates of Miradero and the Japanese Garden, in which she intertwines icons representing the city’s rich ethnic fabric.
“I wanted to capture city’s historical value and cultural diversity. All of these elements represent the multicultural and thriving city of Glendale is today.” – Edith Waddell
Edith Waddell has exhibited her artwork locally at such institutions as La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Hive Gallery. She has experience as a painter, illustrator and printmaker. Waddell self-published a children’s book titled “The Freaky Circus Book” and has exhibited at local art galleries including Hive Gallery, La Luz de Jesus and Da Vinci. She is the recipient of the Buchalter Memorial Scholarship and Gay Johnson Award. Waddell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design.
About “Through the Eyes of Artists”
In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster series. The purpose of the award-winning series is to increase ridership by encouraging the public to access the Metro system and enjoy traveling to the many neighborhoods within Los Angeles County. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses. View the whole Metro Art series by clicking here.