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What Art Should Adorn Kedzie Green Line Station? Artist & Neighbors Discuss

By Peter Jones | May 3, 2017 12:14pm | Updated on May 4, 2017 11:49am
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Erin Curtis' "A Narrow Escape from History" on display at the Big Medium Gallery in Austin, Texas
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Erin Curtis

GARFIELD PARK — What art would you like to see at the Kedzie Green Line station?

The CTA will solicit input from community members at next week's 28th Ward meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Garfield Park Fieldhouse, 100 N. Central Park Ave. 

Erin Curtis, the artist commissioned to create artwork for the station, will be present to meet attendees, as will Ald. Jason C. Ervin (28th). 

"The new artwork is intended to not only enhance the travel experience, but also reflect the surrounding community," said Catherine Hosinski, a CTA spokeswoman.

Curtis will use feedback from the meeting to create renderings of the art she is planning for the station. The Austin, Tex.-based artist finds "inspiration in textile art and collage from around the world," according to a CTA press release. She has degrees from Williams College and the University of Texas at Austin and was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, India. 

Curtis was chosen from a competitive pool of applicants who responded to the CTA's call for submissions last February. The CTA's collection of more than 60 public artworks includes mosaics and sculptures and has nearly doubled since 2011.