On Tuesday, the artists behind Metro Art’s new portrait series, “More People Than You Know” gathered at the Willow Street Station of the A Line (formerly the Blue Line) to talk about how they chose each of their subjects.
Kristina Ambriz’ portrait of her daughter, Marsaili Epps, considers the next generation of A Line riders and the lessons they’ll have to learn along the way. LP Ǽkili Ross’ portrait of his wife, Misha, shows her gazing out a train window as a lone traveler. Bodeck Hernandez’ portrait is of his mother, who rode the Blue Line to and from work since the family moved to Long Beach from the Philippines in 2002.
Riders of the A Line will be able to see the art displayed on new digital kiosks installed at station platforms as well as on limited-edition TAP cards. After months of improvements, the A Line is set to officially reopen Saturday. Learn more about each of the artists and their pieces here.
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