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Local artists' work enhances intersections on East Lancaster Avenue

Posted Aug. 4, 2017 | Last updated Oct. 4, 2017

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man putting art piece on traffic signal control cabinet

The City of Fort Worth Public Art Program recently installed original artwork by 12 local artists on a series of 14 traffic signal control cabinets along East Lancaster Avenue from Pine Street to Sandy Lane. A dedication will take place from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 7 at the East Division Police Station, 5650 E. Lancaster Ave.

The original designs by local artists were selected by a panel of community members, artists, elected officials and city staff.

Recommended as a long-term temporary public art project by artist Jack Mackie in the East Lancaster Public Art Plan as an “opportunity for the city to invest in its utilities poetically,” artworks are featured at Pine, Riverside, Beach, Collard, Ayres, Sargent, Oakland, Rand, Edgewood, Tierney, Weiler, Canton, Handley and Sandy. The Weiler, Canton, Handley and Sandy cabinets are located in Council District 5 with all other cabinets in Council District 8.

The panel selected artworks from more than 260 images submitted by local artists. Themes represent transportation, reading, recreation, environmental stewardship and the history of Fort Worth’s east side. Original artworks were formatted to fit the traffic signal control cabinets and printed on a special 3M vinyl media designed for outdoor use.

Local artists whose work is represented: Gregory Beck, Amy Behrens, Casie Caseboldt, Teresa Foster, Chris Gonzalez, Maria Haag, Brendan T. Kelly, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, George Peak, Andrew Postell, Kim Robbins and Armando Torres.

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