Metro Arts In Transit Selects 2017 MetroScapes Artists

A bit of special artistic flare or even a pop of color may be coming soon to a MetroBus shelter near you, thanks to the talents of 10 bi-state area artists.

Video: Meet the 2017 MetroScapes artists

Metro Arts in Transit (AIT) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s MetroScapes program, which showcases local art at MetroBus stops around the St. Louis region. Nearly 150 works of art were submitted and reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals, before the 10 winning art pieces were finally selected.

The winning artists and the titles of their works are:

  1. Derek Holland, Left Hand #2
  2. Valerie Hosna, Lotus Bud and Blossom
  3. Ellie Balk, STLMAP
  4. Rosa Nevarez, Sailor Goldfish Portrait
  5. Genevieve Esson, Reflections On Color
  6. Andrew Van Der Tuin, Ben’s Blue Bear
  7. Edward Taylor, Good Things
  8. Nancy Rice, Stargazing
  9. Brian DePauli, The BriZone
  10. Joyce McClain, Melancholy

“The quality of the art submitted this year was excellent, and it was not easy for the judges to decide. However, 10 pieces stood out from all of the others, and we are looking forward to sharing those artists’ unique styles that will no doubt improve the transit experience for the thousands of riders,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “We are very fortunate to have such a talented and diverse art community to showcase.”

Metro AIT launched the MetroScapes program two years ago as a way to support our local arts community while adding color and beauty to the neighborhoods Metro transit serves by featuring winning artworks on MetroBus shelters.

MetroScapes Reception 2017