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METRO Arts in Transit
Monday, January 26, 2009 3:51 PM  


Logo of Art in Transit brochureThis 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.






Royko said:

Isn't the cart before the horse?

Why squander the money yet?

The WESTPARK (University) Line has not received federal approval.

# January 26, 2009 5:34 PM

Agatha said:

I'm so glad METRO's promoting this program. I work in the Med Center and ride light rail on my lunch hour to to visit the park and to go downtown for a quick diversion. I find the artwork at each stop a delight to the eye and a meaningful representation of the area in which the stop has been placed. Having made such artwork available to the public adds quality to our lives and makes Houston a much more interesting satisfying place to be on a day-to-day basis.

# January 27, 2009 1:11 AM

C said:

hopefully I can enjoy before the graffiti artist get to it

# January 27, 2009 5:00 AM

DominicMazoch said:

How about placing the artwork on the net, so those of us who can't get to the showings take a look.

Personally, how many people look at the artwork on the Red Line, and see how different each station of them are?  People are more concerned about getting of/off trains tna to look at the works.

Considering that people dress as if they are going to Relient or Min. Maid to places like the Alley, Hobby, Jones, Grand (Galveston), do you REALLY think they will enjoy that?  (Above locations have AC!)

# January 27, 2009 9:43 AM
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