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 by taking people from station to station to learn how to take transit, see and learn more about the art and architecture and experience surrounding communities.
The dedicated docents each 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 virtually learn about the art in our system.
Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis
Sonia Romero, artist
From docent Rose Bystrom:
“One of my favorite works of art are the 13 mosaic murals found in the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station by Sonia Romero entitled MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis. The detail and sharpness of the color that the artist chose pull in a rider to slow down and be transported to the 120 plus years of the park and its people. The artist has captured some of the dreamers who had the courage to pursue their dream. Also what is fascinating about this station is that one can witness a very thriving, busy park with so many community festivals and events including paddle boat rides happening on a given weekend, while our Metro D Line (Red) quietly runs through 30 feet under the lake.”
Rose Bystrom has been a docent since 2016 and is a retired banker.
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Categories: Metro Art