The Metro Art Docent Council consists of 30 volunteers, who are passionate about the art at Metro Rail stations and in Union Station. In normal times, the docents gave free tours throughout the year by taking people from station to station to learn how to take transit, experience the art and architecture and learn about the surrounding communities.
The dedicated docents have their favorite artworks and with this new series you will be able to see why. Until we can resume in-person tours, we thought this would be a nice way to learn virtually about our system.
Downtown Santa Monica Station
L.A. Sonata, glass mosaic
Judithe Hernandez, artist
From docent Sandra Stillwater:
“This artwork has so much to say to the viewer. There is Greek mythology, symbols of different people and nations, colorful pictures of beautiful people. It’s also very universal in its scope. Who could hope for a more inclusive way to celebrate art, history and global sharing of thoughts and customs.
Also, of course, Santa Monica itself has a lot to offer. One of the things that enhances the art work is the view of the ocean, and, of course, the international flavor of Santa Monica itself. The art is in the perfect place to enjoy it. I could spend a lot of time just studying the various panels and connect them with the site. I’m so happy to be able to enjoy the art, the climate and the ambiance, art the station and in Santa Monica itself.”
Do you have a favorite artwork in the Metro system? Tell us!
Sandra has been a docent for three years, serves as a docent for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is a retired attorney.
Categories: Metro Art