Bronzeville to Back of the Yards (above)
2015, Arts in Transit
The 47th station is located between the two historic and culturally rich communities of Bronzeville and Back of the Yards. Chicago artist Andrew Hall visually unites and commemorates these communities by layering hand-drawn images of iconic architecture and portraits of residents both celebrated and unknown.
CTA commissioned Hall through Project Onward, a nonprofit program in support of professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities.
Canopy Lights (below)
Laser-cut Acrylite, aluminum
2007, Arts in Transit
Inspired by the sensation of walking down a tree-lined street, Jo Hormuth’s artwork lends color and shade to the platform, simulating the feeling of blossoming trees overhead. Acrylic panels in twelve colors were laser-cut into a repetitive pattern hand-drawn by Ms. Hormuth and then installed within the existing canopy. Panels in varying hues of red anchor the north and south ends of the platform, signifying the CTA Red Line.
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