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October 23, 2019

Meet the 2019 MetroScapes Art Contest Winners

Join Metro Arts in Transit for the 2019 MetroScapes Art Exhibition and Reception at the .ZACK arts facility in Grand Center on Thursday, November 14. Art lovers and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the 10 artists selected for the 2019 MetroScapes program and see their winning creations. The event is free and open to the public.

“This year, we received the highest recorded participation since the MetroScapes program began back in 2015,” said Thad Duhigg, Arts in Transit Board Member. “The 10 winning submissions elevate the St. Louis region using mediums ranging from photography and computer-generated imagery to acrylic, spray and oil painting. St. Louis riders are in for a treat.”

MetroScapes is a Metro Arts in Transit program that showcases the work of local artists at Metro Transit locations. The 10 winning pieces, selected by a panel of artists, will be reproduced as large-scale posters and put on display for a year at more than 100 MetroBus shelters in the St. Louis region.

Major funding for MetroScapes is generously provided by the Gateway Foundation.

When: Thursday, November 14 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: .ZACK – Suite 303 (3224 Locust Street, Suite 303)

What: Art exhibition and reception showcasing the 10 winning artists and artwork selected for the 2019 MetroScapes program. This will be the first opportunity for the public to see the winning pieces before they are installed at MetroBus stops and Metro Transit Centers.

Who: 2019 MetroScapes Artists:         

Diawly Diop                                               Taylor McIntosh

Morgan Hill                                                Irek Szelag

Quinton Davis                                           J.B. Nearsy Wright

Patricia Brewer                                         Cary Horton

Angela Vories                                            Jason Hoeing

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

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