How you can be part of the artwork along the future Crenshaw/LAX line

Past artwork by Kenturah Davis, one of fourteen artists selected to create site-specific artworks for Crenshaw/LAX line.

Past artwork by Kenturah Davis, one of fourteen artists selected to create site-specific artworks for Crenshaw/LAX line.

The public is invited to participate in Document(ING), a conversation and photo shoot with artist Kenturah Davis on Saturday, May 23 in Inglewood. Davis is one of 14 artists selected to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX line. Her proposed project for Florence/La Brea Station is a series of portraits inspired by the possibilities of serendipitous observations that can happen on a train. Those who reside, work or maintain a significant connection with Inglewood are invited to be a part of history as the subjects of the drawings that Davis will develop for the station.

As part of her process for creating the artwork, Davis will host a public conversation with Inglewood native, resident journalist and poet Teka-Lark Fleming to discuss her art practice. Writer and Writ Large Press publisher Peter Woods, also an Inglewood native, will introduce Davis and Fleming. Following the conversation, attendees are welcome to participate in a photo shoot from which Davis will select portraits to develop into drawings that will in turn become part of the final artwork at Florence/La Brea Station.

Light refreshments will be available and there is free street parking.

Space is limited and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that you arrive early.

Event Details:

Saturday, May 23
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(fer) Studio
1159 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Click here to read the announcement about all 14 artists selected to create artwork for the Crenshaw/LAX Line project. Stay tuned for more posts on meet-the-artist events.

Artist Kenturah Davis photographing a group for a potential project. Courtesy of Papillion Art.

Artist Kenturah Davis photographing a group for a potential project. Courtesy of Papillion Art.


Metro Art Program

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A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro System, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours and live performances, our multifaceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles. We present music, dance, poetry readings and film screenings at historic Union Station, raising its profile as a cultural destination while simultaneously creating incentives to “Go Metro.”

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5 replies

  1. I would like to be apart of the construction Aspect of the job, I am a journeyman union carpenter with 15 years of carpentry experience. I’ve built the expo line phase 1 & 2 , I look forward to becoming apart of this project if possible. Thank u.

    • Hi Luis,

      You can call 888.887.3674 for more information on construction careers, or visit metro.net/pla.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. When will the proposed project for the Florence/La Brea Station be complete? Also, who can I contact for future questions? I participated in the Document(ING) workshop and would like to follow up. Thanks!

  3. Selina,

    Thank you for participating in the Document(ING) workshop! The Crenshaw/LAX line project is scheduled to be completed by 2019. I will forward your note to the art project manager for Crenshaw/LAX, Pat Gomez.

    Heidi Zeller
    Creative Services Manager
    Metro