Art exhibit featuring portraits of transit passengers to open at Union Station next week – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Metro will present its art exhibit on Monday featuring portraits of its various patrons at the Union Station Passageway art gallery.

The exhibition, entitled “We Are… Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists”, will present 35 portraits of passengers of different ages, ethnicities and origins to celebrate the diversity of Metro’s ridership.

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In a portrait titled “Legacy,” artist Bodeck Luna Hernandez painted her mother, who has been traveling on the subway to and from Long Beach since 2002.

In another portrait, titled “Jose Carrillo, El Taquero”, artist Javier Carrillo depicts a street vendor who takes the metro to work.

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Maria Pineres’ portrait “Leo” features a teenage boy who uses the transit system to connect with friends and visit skate parks between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Other artists whose work is included in the exhibition include, AiseBorn, Eric Almanza, Kristina Ambriz, Jazmine Atienza, Susu Attar, Christen Austin, Moses X. Ball, Daniel Barajas, Chelle Barbour, April Bey, Carolyn Castano, Gregg Chadwick, Sean Cheetham, Cat Ferraz, Carla Jay Harris, Alepsis Hernandez, Lanise Howard, Bryan Ida, Sheila Karbassian, Kaylynn Kim, Miles Lewis, Jose M. Loza, Cody Lusby, Rosalind McGary, Samuel Pace, Adele Renault, LP AEkili Ross , Carlos Spivey, Edwin Ushiro, Dave Van Patten, J Michael Walker and Angela Willcocks.

The portraits can be viewed online at

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