Have you seen it? Metro Art’s latest “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster is now on board

Lakewood depicted through the eyes of artist Aaron Rivera.

Lakewood depicted through the eyes of artist Aaron Rivera.

Keep your eyes out this week when you Go Metro for our latest “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster, featuring Lakewood, depicted by Aaron Rivera.  The poster is one of three being released on buses and trains in the coming months.

The Neighborhood:

The town of Lakewood turned what was once an agricultural landscape into one of the first suburbs and model for planned communities across the nation. The town became a vista of wide boulevards that are flanked by smaller streets lined with mid-century homes and dotted by parks, pools and shopping centers.

For more about Lakewood, read D.J. Waldie’s book, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir (D.J. also wrote an essay for Union Station: 75 Years in the Heart of LA).

The Artist:

“I have chosen to illustrate the area’s sense of family life and community.  I hope this work brings to mind a lightness of spirit and motion within the story while providing visual interest outside the narrative.” –Aaron Rivera

Aaron Rivera has a diverse artistic background including storyboard artist, scenic painter, and puppet fabricator. He has exhibited work at various galleries in Los Angeles including the LA Municipal Art Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Art Gallery. He has also presented his work at Art Basel in Miami and the UBC Mural Company in Chicago. Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.

About “Through the Eyes of Artists” Poster Series

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.