Journeys Continued… LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists builds on a Metro Art exhibition from 2017 and focuses on L.A. County neighborhoods and cities “through the eyes of artists.”
Local artists capture the look and feel of each community from a personal perspective, highlighting special, surprising and/or lesser-known facets of that place. Neighborhood parks, street food vendors, family bicycle rides and local landmarks along daily commutes are among the subjects for these distinctive works of art.
Following in the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, the artworks are part of an award-winning series presented originally as posters in the Metro fleet that encourages riders to explore the neighborhoods that the expanding Metro system serves.
Started in 2003, the Through the Eyes of Artists series is now in its 20th year. Journeys Continued… is part of the special anniversary celebrations. Twelve of the 63 artworks are currently featured in the Union Station Passageway.
Featured artists include: William Acedo, Roberto Benavidez, Lindsay Carron, Jasmine Delgado, Ja’Rie Gray, Sandra Low, Sevag Mahserejian, Stas Orlovski, Levi Ponce, Ana Serrano, Kajsa Sjodin and Miki Yokoyama.
“These artists’ visual stories — like those swapped with seatmates — add depth to the region. We Angelenos become richer with the varied perspectives we hold within us, the stories we pass on to others at the next destination, about the past and the present, as we cut trails into the future.” – Lynell George, journalist, essayist, wanderer and Metro rider
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About Metro Art
Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout LA County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place.
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