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Here are the Metro Art events in May

Rival Consoles. Image provided by Özge Cöne.

From an evening of immersive, spatial electronic music to a floral botanical sculpture installation in honor of Mother’s Day, here’s your guide to all the Metro Art events happening in May. All are free and open to the public!

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. Follow Metro Art on FacebookTumblr and Instagram.

South Coast Botanic Garden poster signing with artist Eric Ernest Johnson

Celebrate Earth Day by meeting artist Eric Ernest Johnson and receiving a free, signed copy of his “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster featuring the South Coast Botanic Garden.

Johnson’s poster depicts a whimsical bird’s-eye view of the botanic garden surrounded by waves amid the flourishing Palos Verdes Peninsula. In the artist’s words, “As a painter I have been exploring various points of view and the one I keep coming back to is the bird’s eye view. I am fascinated by the Los Angeles landscape, and see this city as a vast wide open dance of trees, buildings, waterways, roads, beaches and mountains. With a view from above, I can show all of this magic in my work and let the viewer explore.”

Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
noon – 2 p.m.
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

This poster signing event is free and open to the public. Click here for South Coast Botanic Garden admission rates and information.

About Through the Eyes of Artists:

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses. Other posters released this year include L.A. County Arboretum, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

View the entire poster series by clicking here.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. You can also follow Metro Art on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

Here are the Metro Art events in April

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Looking for a way to celebrate L.A. Arts Month or National Poetry Month? From an all new outdoor concert series to the Los Angeles debut of “The Poet is In,” here’s your guide to all the Metro Art events happening in April. All are free and open to the public!

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. Follow Metro Art on Facebook and Instagram.

Here are the Metro Art events happening in March

From a multimedia love letter to Los Angeles to a 10-hour Bach marathon, here’s your guide to Metro Art events in March. All are free and open to the public!

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. Follow Metro Art on FacebookTumblr and Instagram.

Video: the artwork at future MLK Jr. Station

Watch the video above of Metro staff piecing together parts of a large-scale glass mosaic mural. The mural will eventually be installed at the future Crenshaw/LAX Line Martin Luther King Jr. Station. Created by artist Shinique Smith, this mural originated as a mixed media collage before being translated into glass mosaic through a comprehensive fabrication process.

Click here for an in-depth explanation of the fabrication process behind Smith’s artwork.

The elegant yet playful design combines elements of fabric, printed matter, calligraphy and reflective fragments. Titled “Majestic Heights,” Smith included words selected from Martin Luther King Jr’s inspiring speech, “I Have a Dream,” along with his autobiography. The artist included reflective mirror-like pieces to introduce movement and reflections of passengers into the artwork. The varying representations of fabric interwoven into the design are drawn from many cultures, reflecting the diversity of the region.

About the Artist: Shinique Smith received both her BFA (1992) and MFA (2003) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as an MAT (2000) from Tufts University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the First Center for the Visual Arts: Nashville, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Smith’s artworks are in numerous private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Click here for more information about the artist.

Click here for more information about the Crenshaw/LAX Art Program.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours and cultural programming. You can also follow Metro Art on FacebookTumblr and Instagram.