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After a rigorous selection process that included METRO staff, art specialists and members of the community, the following projects have been selected to enhance the Downtown stations.

THE ARTISTS INCLUDE:

JOHN RUNNELS
Houston, Texas

John Runnels, founder of Mother Dog Studios, has studied in Mississippi and Italy and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the United States.

. CONVENTION DISTRICT
Time Tables are presented as poetic possibilities that relate to our daily lives like a grocery list, shopping list, mailing list or wish list. Using the language as an art object, the word plays provoke a thought, that is entertaining, that is enlightening, that is educational or sometimes just fun.” – John Runnels

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SHARON ENGELSTEIN AND AARON PARAZETTE

Sharon Engelstein has an extensive resume of local and national art exhibitions and has received recognition from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Aaron Parazette has exhibited nationally and internationally, with distinctions including an NEA fellowship and Artadia Fund award. Engelstein and Parazette have been partners in artistic endeavors for more than two decades.

. CENTRAL STATION RUSK, CENTRAL STATION CAPITOL AND THEATER DISTRICT STATIONS 
“Inspired by our shared interest in graphic forms and processes, these platform patterns are high-contrast, visually dynamic compositions—arrangements and rearrangements of context-specific words: vital, space, pivot, spirit, booming, go, core, cool, boost, sprawl, energy, smart, rapid, trade and now. This concept was developed in collaboration, although the artistic approach is best demonstrated in the letterform paintings by Parazette.”
- Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette

Click here for the full design of Central Station Rusk, Central Station Capitol and Theater District Stations

 
  

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