Meet artist Eloy Torrez and learn about his artwork for the future D Line Extension

Join Metro Art for a panel discussion with artist Eloy Torrez and veterans featured in his artwork in process, Five Veteran’s Stories, for the future Metro station at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.  

The artist will share a video created with Juliane Backmann documenting his interviews with the veterans in his artwork about their pre-military, military and post-military lives, highlighting their experiences during service as well as their individual life stories and creative passions. The veterans will then join the artist for a panel discussion on the importance of representing a wide array of veteran experiences, including those of female veterans and veterans of color. They will also discuss how their military backgrounds have shaped their reintegration into civilian life and influenced their professions, creative projects, and other activities. 

The panel will be moderated by filmmaker Mobolaji Olambiwonnu of Dreamseeker Media. 

A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. 

The event will take place at the iconic Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles on May 29, home of the LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and other veteran service organizations. 

Eloy Torrez is one of 27 artists/artist teams creating site-responsive, architecturally integrated artworks for the D Line Subway Extension Project 

Five Veteran’s Stories by Eloy Torrez (detail)

Event Details
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
5:00pm light refreshments provided
6:00-7:30pm event

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, auditorium
1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

RSVP is encouraged, but not required, seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
Admission to this event is free

Getting there 
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Parking info: Free, limited parking is available behind Patriotic Hall on Lebanon Street. Metered street parking is also available. 

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Photo credit: Juliane Backmann

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