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Expo Art: Mosaics Will Make Waiting for The Train Less Boring

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The Source reports on the art displays coming together for the Expo Line stations, specifically the Crenshaw stop. A total of 176 art panels are being made for the station--24 designed by Compton-born artist Willie Robert Middlebrook, Jr. whose work "explores complex communications between diverse populations and between humans and the earth." The colors of his design reflect the stained glass of the nearby West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Artists like Middlebrook draw their designs before they're sent to a fabricator that turns them into the glass mosaic panels. Metro commits a half of a percent of all rail construction costs to art projects; since the Blue Line went live in 1990, the transit agency says its commissioned 300 artists for projects. Bus rapid transit projects get art at their stations, too.
· Art for the Expo Line [The Source]