Video Series Released Of Foothill Gold Line Station Artists/Art For Pasadena To Azusa
Videos provide the artists’ update on the artwork being developed for each future station
MONROVIA, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Foothill Gold Line released a video series showcasing the six station artists or artist teams developing artwork for the future Gold Line light rail stations from Pasadena to Azusa. The future stations – Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale, Azusa Downtown, and APU/Citrus College – are under construction and are nearing installation of certain elements of the artwork.
Artist for each of the stations were selected by their respective communities in 2007 and are now part of the design-build team constructing the project. The artist or artist team is working closely with the builder to make sure their approved materials, color palate and art elements are integrated into the stations as they continue to take shape.
“With construction of all six stations now underway, we wanted to provide an update from each of the artists about their ongoing work,” stated Foothill Gold Line Director of Public Affairs Lisa Levy Buch. “We feel that the cities along the project did an excellent job selecting artists who would successfully capture and incorporate the character and history of each of their respective communities into their art. These videos provide a “behind-the-scenes” look into how those concepts are now being realized.”
Construction of the Foothill Gold Line is on time and on budget to be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line opens for passenger service. The artwork is part of the effort now underway. Learn more by watching the video series, available on the Construction Authority’s website: (www.foothillextension.org/news/videos) and YouTube Channel (www.YouTube.com/GoldLineBlogger). Access to the individual videos is also available through the following links:
Michael Davis - Arcadia: http://youtu.be/8PEno_5zvMI Cha-Rie Tang - Monrovia: http://youtu.be/w7ohz5I7YxA Andrea Myklebust & Stanton Sears -Duarte/City of Hope: http://youtu.be/ GqFNvE9RV9w Robin Brailsford - Irwindale: http://youtu.be/cWWMLIYqndM Jose Antonio Aguirre - Azusa Downtown: http://youtu.be/pmQBS1tM8kM Lynn Goodpasture - APU/Citrus College: http://youtu.be/e2-O2ppIWZA
About the Foothill Gold Line - The Foothill Gold Line is a nearly $2 billion, 24-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system, being overseen by the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. The project is planned in two segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Los Angeles County’s Measure R and is on budget and on schedule to be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Measure R is funding the majority of the cost associated with the advanced conceptual engineering and environmental work for the Azusa to Montclair segment (San Bernardino County will fund their portion of the work). The Construction Authority is working with Metro to seek the nearly $1 billion needed to construct the Azusa to Montclair project.
SOURCE Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority