New art installations on bus shelters feature work by local Indigenous artists

June 27, 2023

There are 10 new works of art along the streets of Lawrence, and they can be enjoyed by people going about their daily journeys. Six local Indigenous artists created the 10 pieces, which were applied to glass bus shelters throughout the city.

Lawrence Transit staff expressed that it has been a privilege to work with the Indigenous Community Center (ICC), project partner for this round of bus stop beautification. The ICC led the artist outreach and selection process and has been integral to the realization of this project.

“Lawrence Transit is for the community, and it’s a wonderful moment when even our bus shelters can reflect that,” said Felice Lavergne, Transit Planner II. “We have a number of glass shelters across Lawrence, and it’s exciting to have so many of them showcase works by local Indigenous artists.”

With the completion of this project, almost half of Lawrence Transit’s glass bus shelters will feature art created by members of the community.

The Indigenous Community Center conveyed, “It feels really good to see Indigenous artwork throughout our community. We were more than happy to help facilitate this project by bringing local artists forward!”

Following is a list of the artists, title of each artwork, and the location where they can be viewed. Read more about the artists and the inspiration for their pieces.

  • Artist: Aubrey Anne Bell
    Title: Tree N A, Location: Bus stop 183 – 6th & Lawrence
  • Artist: Zoe Bell
    Title: Waste Cave Story, Location: Bus stop 180 – 6th & Wisconsin
  • Artist: Iris Cliff
    Title: Mishibizhii, Location: Bus stop 118 – Massachusetts & 17th
    Title: The White Buffalo, Location: Bus stop 196 – Locust & N 3rd
  •  Artist: Mona Cliff / HanukGahNee
    Title: Dear Deer, Location: Bus stop 63 – HINU
    Title: Baker Wetlands Wildlife, Location: Bus stop 72 – Haskell & 23rd
  •  Artist: Tokeya Waci U (Comes Dancing First) Richardson
    Title: Less’ Riiide! Location: Bus stop 213 – Iowa & Harvard
    Title: The Sky’s Awake, Location: Bus stop 189 – 6th & Kasold
  •  Artist: Odessa Star Comes Out
    Title: Sunkawakan (Horses), Location: Bus stop 7 – 33rd & Iowa
    Title: Wogligleya (Design), Location: Bus stop 193 – 6th & Monterey Way

Many thanks to the Douglas County Community Foundation for providing funding for this project through the 2021 DCCF LiveWell Community Wellness Grant.

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