The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair is a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system. The project will add new Gold Line stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair - and may be built in phases.
Glendora Station Artist: Michael Hillman
The city-selected artist is Michael Hillman. Michael’s plan for the station art is derived from the rich history of the town in which he lives and works: Glendora. “Glendora Home: A Slice of Sunshine” is the title of Michael’s theme for the station and refers to a brand of citrus that was grown and packed in Glendora and the company’s slogan: “A Slice of Sunshine.” The title also reflects the artist’s feelings about Glendora.
Michael draws from the history, culture and landscape of the city to develop the art for the Glendora Station that he hopes will encourage passengers, especially those from the area, to reminisce. Michael’s design will interpret local themes in a contemporary way while engaging various senses. To do this, he has designed station landmarks, which are large, oval columns embellished using dazzling glass tesserae tiles in brilliant colors to evoke imagery (including citrus, the foothills, bougainvillea, the brodiaea filifiolia flower and water). These sculptural columns will be placed in the station area.
Michael Hillman is a Glendora resident as well as an accomplished local artist with an extensive resume of public art projects and has been highly involved in the community. Michael received a Masters of Art & Ceramics degree from Cal State Long Beach. He currently teaches as a Professor of Art at Citrus Community College and has also served as a Professor of Art at Azusa Pacific University.
Glendora Station Design and Art Review Committee (SDAR)
Glendora's City Council selected and appointed 5 individuals to the City of Glendora's Station Design and Art Review Committee or SDAR back in 2015. The SDAR Committee consists of one City staff member, one planning commissioner, and three residents who will work with the selected station artist, Michael Hillman on design and art element selection for the station.
- Jamie Caldwell - City Resident
- Justine Garcia - City Staff
- Richard Fisher - HOA President @ Glendora Station Townhomes
- Lynn Hendricks - City Resident
- Michael Matthews - Planning Commission Member