January 12, 2015

Metro Will Showcase Artwork Created By Local Artists

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MetroBus #73 on Grand - Share the RoadOriginal works of art created by 10 St. Louis area artists have been selected for MetroScapes, a Metro Arts in Transit program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations.

The pieces were chosen from a group of nearly 100 submissions, and they will be reproduced as large-scale, two-dimensional posters to be featured at more than 200 MetroBus shelters in the St. Louis region.

The winning artists and the titles of their works are:

  • Lyndon Barrois – Wonder
  • Jane Birdsall-Lander – World Peace
  • David Chappell – Cosmic Solemnity
  • Alex Cunningham – Keepings
  • Marcis Curtis – Basil Kincaid: Artist
  • Julie Heller – Moonrise Over St. Louis
  • Alicia LaChance – Walking City
  • Megan Rieke – I hear Ya, Sisyphus. I hear Ya
  • Mark Swain – Turtle
  • Angela Vories – Wise Words – Rosa Parks

Metro Arts in Transit, in conjunction with Lamar Advertising, invited local artists to submit their artwork to MetroScapes last fall. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals who selected the winning pieces based on quality of work, appropriateness for public display and image clarity, as well as content that was intriguing, thought-provoking, inspirational, entertaining and/or enduring.

The posters will be installed at MetroBus shelters starting this spring and will be on display for one year. The pieces will also be showcased at a public exhibit and reception for the artists to take place at a local arts gallery later this year.

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3 thoughts on “Metro Will Showcase Artwork Created By Local Artists”

  1. Bobbie Petot says:

    Do you have a list of the locations of the top 10 Metroscapes? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Bobbie, unfortunately, we do not have a list of where each MetroScape is located. However, most MetroScapes are located along the MetroLink alignment. Metroscapes are also located in transit centers and at most MetroBus transfer spots. If you let me know what MetroScape you are looking for, I may be able to point you in the right direction.

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