Metro Arts in Transit Selects Artists for 2018 MetroScapes Program
Ten local artists have been selected for the 2018 MetroScapes, a Metro Arts In Transit program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations. A panel of artists and art professionals selected the original artwork from a pool of submissions from local artists, and the winning pieces will be installed at more than 200 MetroBus shelters in the St. Louis region and on display for a year.
The winning artists and the titles of their works are:
- Samuel Avery, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
- Tyler Carlis, Maya Angelou
- Noah Ennis, Sandy Shores
- Jessica Fox, Organized Chaos
- Eliyah Grimes-Jackson, Cakes
- Tim Judge, Sunflowers
- Rachel Linn, Hand
- Joyce McClain, Ducklings
- Rosa Nevarez, Party Hamster
- Erik Thompson, Letter Bending 1
“The array of talent presented to us through this year’s submissions was simply amazing,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “The 10 pieces that were selected showcase some of the very best work the St. Louis region has to offer, and will allow us to transform bus shelters into mini art galleries that the entire community can enjoy.”
The public will have an opportunity to view the artwork and meet the artists at a free public exhibition and reception at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Blvd.) as part of their Third Fridays event series. The reception is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 16, and is free and open to the public.
For more information about MetroScapes, and view selected artwork from previous MetroScapes, visit artsintransit.org. MetroScapes is supported by funding from the Regional Arts Commission.
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.