Celebrate South Gate through the eyes of artist Ja’Rie Gray

“Through the Eyes of Artists” poster featuring South Gate by Artist Ja’Rie Gray.

Continue celebrating National Arts and Humanities month by riding Metro and discovering the next poster in our “Through the Eyes of Artists” series featuring South Gate.

Artist Ja’Rie Gray depicts a radiant headdress of azaleas symbolizing South Gate’s civic pride. A representation of femininity and the official flower of this family-friendly community, the ruddy flower petals gradually evolve into abstract building blocks that take the shape of the city’s boundaries.

In the artists own words, “I’m smitten by a city that adopts a flower representing the beauty and strength of a woman for its official symbol. Women are nurturers who raise, birth and grow; they are the basic building blocks for any family.  . . . This woman is the guardian, the protector, the builder and the grower of this Azalea City.”

Meet Gray and receive a free, signed copy of her poster during South Gate’s Azalea Festival. This event is free and open to the public.

South Gate Azalea Festival
South Gate Park Auditorium
4900 Southern Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

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. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses; South Gate is 44th in the series. Other posters to be released this year include Altadena, East Hollywood, Studio City and Torrance.

View the entire poster series by clicking here.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. You can also follow Metro Art on Facebook and Instagram.