On July 6, members of ArtTable’s Southern California chapter met for a walkthrough of Sonia Romero’s unique and powerful Metro Arts mural project in the historic Mariachi Plaza’s Gold Line Station in Boyle Heights. As a result of this successful event, we are following up with part two!
Join us for a virtual discussion on the current state of public art in Los Angeles and Romero’s public art projects — especially as we emerge from the pandemic with an increased awareness of the profound value of art in activated public spaces across all the city’s diverse communities.
Romero unpacks the community and history-centric content of the work, as well as offers insight as to how the project came into fruition over the course of more than five years. Additionally, we are honored to welcome to this conversation with the perspectives of LA Metro’s head of Cultural Programming Heidi Zeller, Director of the City of L.A.’s Public Art Division Felicia Filer, and the Department of Cultural Affairs General Manager Danielle Brazell.
Click here to view the program page.