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 Southeast Line stations.
THE ARTISTS INCLUDE:
CARROLL PARROTT BLUE & SHARON JOHNSTON, A.I.A
THE DAWN PROJECT/JOHNSTON MARKLEE
The team of artists chose to honor the powerful contributions of African-Americans in a dynamic, historical timeline that unfolds from one station to the next.
Click here for the full design of Leeland/Third Ward Station
Working with historians who specialize in African-American history situated in Texas and the West, the combined team incorporated a special focus on Third Ward residents in its selection of the people and events that have made history with far-reaching impact.
Click here for the full design of Elgin/Third Ward Station
The same timeline will be located at every station platform and spans seven centuries of Texas Black history from the first documented arrival of an African by the name of Esteban to current contributors in the early years of the 21st century.
Click here for the full design of Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU Station
UH SOUTH/UNIVERSITY OAKS
Each station has a designated name that characterizes an action created by the event and the contributor. These names invite every onlooker to consider their own definition of pioneer, own, emancipate, educate, protect, contribute, dream and empower.
Click here for the full design of UH South/University Oaks Station
Each station has a 500-word essay embedded inside the windscreen design. The essays are available by discovery for those who wish to read it. Each contributor and/or event is chosen for its power to generate a dynamic change that resonates from the past into the present. The project’s theme is “ordinary people doing extraordinary things."
Click here for the full design of MacGregor Park/MLK Station
PALM CENTER TRANSIT CENTER
Transit passengers and onlookers will be visually aware of how this community’s seemingly ordinary people have accomplished extraordinary things through their unyielding efforts to better themselves, their community, Houston and beyond.
Click here for the full design of Palm Center Transit Center Station
Dan Havel doesn't just make art—he makes statements. Physical. Big. Dramatic. Interactive. Havel and collaborator Dean Ruck most recently earned attention for Fifth Ward Jam, a temporary public art piece in Houston’s Fifth Ward.
“Responding to its location across the street from the new Dynamo soccer stadium and the site’s proximity to other major league sport venues, this station will commemorate Houston’s major league sports teams. The windscreen images depict a moment during all the games where a catch is made, reflecting the concept of the public using the light rail station to ‘catch’ the train or ‘catch’ the action at a nearby game. The platform panels will highlight the team colors.” – Dan Havel
Click here for the full design of EaDo/Stadium Station