July 12, 2013 |
In what the CTA is billing the largest public artwork program in its history, the agency has tapped Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to create artwork for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation next year, the agency announced Friday. The $1.3 million art project would include hiring and training 10 people and an apprenticeship program for students. The agency plans to spend $1 million for the design, fabrication and installation of the works. Community engagement activities, including five public meetings, will cost $50,000.