The Metro E Line (Expo) has newly installed digital screens on its station platforms, and in addition to Metro customer information and third-party advertising, the new amenity also features Metro Art programming.
The digital screens are the latest location where riders can view portraits from Metro Art’s multi-site We Are… rider portrait exhibition. Community art advisors worked with Metro Art to ensure that the commissioned portraits displayed on the new screens each have a link to the neighborhoods served by E Line (Expo).
Here are the nine portraits featured on the E Line (Expo) digital screens:
- Susu Attar, Self Portrait with Ancient Ones
- Gregg Chadwick, Frida Cano (E Line)
- Sheila Karbassian, Beautiful Santa Monica
- Miles Lewis, A Walk and Talk
- Carla Jay Harris, Self Portrait in Motion
- Maria Piñeres, Leo
- Javier Carrillo, Jose Carrillo, El Taquero
- J Michael Walker, Lisa D on the E
- Sean Cheetham, Ebony
There are lots of ways to see the artworks even if the A Line (Blue) or E Line (Expo) aren’t part of your normal route! The twelve A Line (Blue) and nine E Line (Expo) rider portraits are part of the collection of portraits in the exhibition We Are…Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists.
You can find them among the 41 portraits inside the Metro Art Bus, in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery and in the online gallery on the Metro Art website. In addition, the A Line (Blue) portraits are also highlighted in the latest Art on TAP cards, too!