The following excerpt appeared in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on September 8, 2020. To read the full article (may require subscription), click here.
Which 50 Pomona residents should be featured in light-rail station art? – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
By Javier Rojas
September 8, 2020
When riders pass through the future Pomona L Line [Gold Line] station in 2025, they will be greeted by artwork featuring the faces and names of over 50 Pomona residents, past and present. But exactly who will be included in the piece will be decided by the community at-large.
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has put out a call for nominations for Pomona residents to be featured at the forthcoming station, part of its 9.1-mile light rail extension from Glendora to Pomona. The project, entitled “The Power of Pomona is People,” is the creation of artist and former Arizona state Sen. Steve Farley, a native of Upland.
Part of Farley’s installation is a “Hall of Gratitude” that will highlight the diversity of Pomona’s everyday residents through artwork displayed on 2-by-2 foot arrays of 6-inch glazed ceramic tile, a process called tilography, which transfers images to ceramic tiles to create murals. Names and text displaying a personal message of power will be showcased with a photo of them, totaling 56 individuals, Farley said.
The public can submit nominations online and find more info at pomonapeoplepower.com. Submissions are due by Oct. 31, 2020. The Construction Authority will make an announcement by mid-2023 about who will be featured in the project.
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