Ronald Llanos describes himself as a visual journalist. “My images are inspired by people and by the places I travel to or frequent,” he says. Ron collects drawings in a sketchbook while people watching in a café or walking through Los Angeles neighborhoods. He creates thousands of quick sketches of [continue reading]
photo by Faria, via Flickr A nicely exposed and framed shot of the Red Line’s Vermont and Sunset station, with its starscape murals. As noted on the photo’s Flickr page, on weekends subway passengers can exit the train at this stop and access the city of L.A.’s DASH bus to [continue reading]
Nicole Pajer writes for the arts and culture blog Chinashop. What she doesn’t do is take mass transit, “Something about cramming into a tiny train car underground and being smashed up against random strangers just doesn’t sit right with me.” Which means her tour of the Metro Red Line courtesy [continue reading]
Since moving to Los Angeles 34 years ago, much of Robbert Flick’s work has centered on transportation, specifically extending the tools of the photographer to include the automobile.
When added together the ten new Expo Line stations under construction will feature a whopping 176 art panels. All are currently in the fabrication phase, which means teams of artisans are translating the original designs from works on paper to durable materials ranging from hand assembled glass and ceramic mosaic to digital photographic processes on porcelain tile.
As construction of the Expo Line moves forward, many new features of the stations are starting to take shape. The canopies are in place and pavers line the walkway. But there are a few painted steel support structures on the platforms that are noticeably empty. That’s because those structures will [continue reading]
The 2010 California Design Biennial exhibition opened this week at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and features Metro’s Neighborhood Poster series alongside other innovative and high-profile designs like the Apple iPad and Michael Schmidt’s chain-mail fashions adorned by the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna. For those of [continue reading]
The Metro Art Docent Council has been giving free Metro Art Tours of the Metro Rail system on the first Saturday and Sunday morning of each month for over a decade now – introducing over 30,000 people the wide variety of public artworks along Metro’s growing rail system. Starting this [continue reading]
Observant readers will have noticed a couple of new items included on today’s Go Metro Weekends roundup: Metro Art Tours. These free tours, put on by the Metro Art Docent Council, celebrated their 10th anniversary last year. Metro says that over 25,000 visitors and Angelenos have gone on the art [continue reading]
In October we introduced you to the newest addition in a series of posters that spotlight Metro accessible destinations, commissioned by Metro Creative Services. The artist, Shizu Saldamando, was kind enough to agree to an email interview with me to discuss her poster, her art and its place in Los [continue reading]