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“Far from the Tree” to be featured in Cleveland RTA Red Line Art Project

The INTER|URBAN is seeking artists to contribute new works to Cleveland’s RTA Red Line art program.

25 artists will be selected to create artwork to be displayed on Cleveland’s public transit rail cars, turning 25 train cars into moving galleries. Artworks will be printed on vinyl and installed on train car windows. If selected, artists will be asked to use one of the following pieces of literature as their inspiration:

1. The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Langston Hughes
2. The Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
3. The Fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
4. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon
5. The Gay Revolution, Lillian Faderman

The INTER|URBAN launched in 2016 with the creation of 18 murals and public art exhibitions between the airport and downtown along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Red Line.

The INTER|URBAN connects a broad, public audience to Anisfield-Wolf Book Award-winning literature that confronts race, racism, and cultural differences. It is an ongoing collaboration between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, LAND studio, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, and the Cleveland Foundation.

(To read the full RFP, including submission guidelines and deadlines, please visit The INTER|URBAN..)