Metro Arts In Transit Selects 2016 MetroScapes Artists


Images from 10 St. Louis area artists will soon be at a bus shelter near you.

Metro Arts In Transit (AIT) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s MetroScapes program, which showcases local art at Metro transit locations throughout the region. Artists were invited to submit their work to AIT last spring for consideration. The original artwork of 10 local artists was selected from a group of 140 submissions, which were all reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals.

The winning artists and the titles of their works are:

  1. Lotus of Light by Sarah Giannobile
  2. Take-off: Cropped Money by Kahlil Irving
  3. Lido by William LaChance
  4. Stand United by WORK/PLAY
  5. Eclipse (chair) by John Early
  6. Red Wing Blackbird by Mark Swain
  7. Bird of America #3 by Adrian Aquilino
  8. Cotton Belt Building by Andrew Brandmeyer
  9. Manda’s Kitchen by Angela Vories
  10. Over/Under by Erica Popp

“This year’s jury had a diverse array of images to choose from and I think these 10 images reflect that,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts In Transit. “Thank you to all of the artists who submitted their work. St. Louis has a wonderfully deep bench of talent from which to choose.”

The winning pieces will be installed at more than 200 MetroBus shelters in the St. Louis region, and the posters will be on display for a year. The public also will be able to view the artwork and visit with the artists at a public exhibit and reception to be held at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in Maplewood on Friday, November 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The MetroScapes program launched in 2015, when 11 local artists were selected from a group of nearly 100 submissions.