Metro Announces it Will Showcase Artwork Created By Local Artists

Released by Metro January 13, 2015:  Original 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.

About Bi-State Development Agency

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway and Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility. The region’s new freight district authority also will be operated by BSDA.