New Public Art Program Calling for Area Artists

A new public art program, "Poetry in Motion," is accepting applications from artists who wish to display their work inside Transfort buses. Selected artists create work to be paired with specific poetry pieces and mounted on placards inside Transfort buses to make riding more pleasurable for passengers.

Every six months, six new poems and visual art pieces will appear in the buses. A committee chooses poems from Colorado State University faculty and students, public school students, community members and nationally-known poets. The Poetry in Motion Committee has already conducted a submission contest for poems and six poems for the first round of placards have been chosen. The committee is now searching for six artists to design and create placards that will begin to appear on Transfort buses in December.

Artists interested in participating should submit a logo design for the Poetry in Motion Project and one other sample. All submissions must be completed by Oct. 29, in the form of a slide, photo or print. Submissions must include artist’s name, age, address and phone number.

Send submission packets to: Art Submission, Poetry in Motion c/o Professor Mary Crow, Department of English, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.

For more information call Steven Parker at 493-1992.