METRO Arts in Transit
Monday, January 26, 2009 3:51 PM
This week, you'll have a chance to make a mark on your community with your ideas for public art.
METRO is launching the process of choosing artists to create artwork for the University Corridor light-rail stations, and we want to make sure your ideas are heard for art that highlights the community's image, identity and architectural heritage.
Public art is both challenging and rewarding for artists who must collaborate with contractors, city officials and the community to bring art that's both beautiful and meaningful to neighborhoods.
We want to hear from you on how artists can incorporate traditions, objects and physical landmarks to create art that will become part of your landscape once we build light-rail in your neighborhood.
Attend one or both of these workshops:
Date: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. (Remarks at 7 p.m.)
Place: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
3826 Wheeler Ave.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009
Time: 9 to 11 a.m. (Remarks at 10 a.m.)
Place: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
On Jan. 29, we'll be discussing art for the following stations: Almeda, Hutchins, TSU, Tierwester, Scott, UH and Eastwood Tarnsit Center.
On Jan. 31, we'll be focusing on these stations: Hillcroft Transit Station, Gulfton, Bellaire, Newcastle, Weslayan, Cummins, Edloe, Kirby, Shepherd, Menil, Montrose and Wheeler.
Click here for more details.