Public conversation with Metro artists on Oct. 20

Left to right: Artists June Edmonds, Michael Massenburg and Roy Dowell

Left to right: Metro artists June Edmonds, Michael Massenburg and Roy Dowell

Join us for the last in a special series of free public conversations with Metro artists on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Union Station’s beautiful Historic Ticketing Hall. The moderated conversation and Q&A will feature the artists June Edmonds, Michael Massenburg and Roy Dowell, who created artwork for Pacific Ave, Farmdale and Canoga Stations, respectively.

The conversation is free, open to the public and takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Like the first two programs, the conversation will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the people behind the artworks in the fast-growing Metro system. More broadly, the conversation will explore how artists play a major role in placemaking, helping to define L.A. neighborhoods through artworks that are thoughtfully integrated within stations, on trains, buses and other transit facilities throughout greater L.A. Hear the artists’ stories about their experiences working on Metro projects and beyond.

Click here to check out the artists and their artwork.

The conversation series is presented in conjunction with the recently opened portrait exhibition at Union Station, The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey, illustrating a remarkable range of artists creating distinctive works that add vibrancy and foster a sense of place within the Metro system. The portraits were created by Los Angeles-based Todd Gray, a professional photographer and internationally exhibited artist. Click here for more about the exhibition.