LA Friends: this Thursday evening you too can take a goofy Metro Art selfie on my last "Metro Art Moves" tour of 2014!
Thursday, December 4th, we will meet at Union Station (Alemeda entrance) Information booth at 5:30pm, and end at 7th Street/Metro Center at 7pm, where you can enjoy discounts at local eateries with the complimentary TAP card you will receive on the tour. All our tours are FREE and open to the public. Just show up a few minutes early and you're good to go.
As part of the Metro Art program, "Metro Art Moves You" presents an urban excursion led by a Los Angeles artist. In addition to learning about the historical stations and contemporary works by local artists, we will explore different modes of viewing art, experience being in public space together, and share a few handy tips for transit riding. You will also get to learn something about how each artist/tour guide works; how their individual practice is inspired by, or in dialogue with, public spaces like the Metro.
For example, you may know that I've been working on various projects engaging the histories of the Los Angeles River and La Zanja Madre (the "mother ditch" around which our city was founded). On my tour we will think about the many layers of social histories that are embedded in the ground through which we travel, and notice how public spaces shape the way we flow through them, like a river...