The Metro Art Docent Council consists of 30 volunteers who are passionate about the artwork at Metro Rail stations and in Union Station. In usual occasions the docents gave absolutely free tours and took people to stations to discover how to just take transit, see and discover extra about the artwork and architecture and encounter surrounding communities.
These dedicated docents each and every have their favourite artworks — and with this new sequence you will be able to see why. Till we can resume in-person excursions, we assumed this would be a nice way to almost discover about the artwork in our method.
Union Station East
La Sombra del Arroyo
East Los Streetscapers, artists
From docent Eirin Ferreiro:
“To chat about a preferred artwork on the Metro System is tough simply because there are so quite a few lovely artworks all all around the distinctive lines, like the big hand with a “paper” airplane at El Segundo Station of the C Line (Green), the Tongva girl at Lincoln/Cypress of the L Line(Gold) or Lotería at Expo/La Brea Station of the E Line (Expo). These are just a modest sample of the fantastic general public art that can be identified at Metro Rail stations.
But, to me, I would say that “La Sombra del Arroyo” below the Patsaouras Plaza at Union Station is my most loved. It is so straightforward to transport you to the time when the Yanga village was there and the Tongva folks had been resting under the shade of the Sycamore tree (Aliso) listening to the Porciuncula (Los Angeles) river passing by. The artists, East Los Streetscapers, established a magical illusion for the satisfaction of the people of the station. It is genuinely thrilling, when providing the art tours in Metro, to current to persons these interactions amongst record, artwork, Metro, and the location. Standing there, at “La Sombra del Arroyo” even the seem of the fountain nearby amplifies the imagery.”
Do you have a favorite artwork in the Metro system? Explain to us!
Eirin Ferreiro, Metro Art Docent since 2017 provides tours in English and Spanish.