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Emanuel, CTA unveil new Red Line artwork

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the CTA Monday, unveiled new image renderings of eight Red Line South stations.

The renderings are for stations between Cermak-Chinatown and 87th Street. The new artwork is the final attribute to the $425M Red Line South Reconstruction project.

“The community art work that we’re previewing today is a great example of what a 21st century city does – making our mass transit system not just a vehicle for commerce but also for culture,” Mayor Emanuel said in a statement.

He added, “Chicago is known around the world for the vibrancy of its arts and today we are bringing this creative spirit and community energy to neighborhoods across the city, enabling more residents to enjoy the best of what Chicago has to offer right in their own backyard while also supporting local artists.”

The artwork is paid for by the Federal Transit Administration using Transit Enhancement Funds. Starting in late 2014, the CTA has hired artist Theater Gates to create an artwork program for 95th Street.

The artists behind the renderings for the Red Line stations are:

Cermak-Chinatown: Indira F. Johnson (Evanston)

Sox-35th: Paula Henderson (Chicago)

47th: Andrew Hall (Chicago)

Garfield: Cecil McDonald, Jr. (Chicago)

63rd: Emmanuel Pratt (Chicago) and Olalekan Jeyifous (Brooklyn, NY)

69th: Douglas Fogelson (Chicago)

79th: McArthur Binion (Chicago)

87th: Thomas Lucas (Chicago)

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