MARTA chooses artists for Five Points Station mosaics project
MARTA’s public art program, Artbound, has selected four artists to create eight mosaics on the platform levels at Five Points Station.
The mosaics will serve as both navigational aids and visually striking art pieces, according to a press release.
The artists, selected from a pool of over 150 candidates, will bring their creative vision to the Northbound, Southbound, Eastbound and Westbound platforms at the Downtown station.
Over the next six weeks, the artists will finalize their concept designs, with the installation phase to take approximately one year.
The artists and their hometowns:
Nick Benson (Atlanta)
Tom Davii (Atlanta)
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (Brooklyn-based, originally from Atlanta)
Sasha Primo (Buenos Aires)
“We are delighted to showcase the incredible talents of these artists at Five Points,” said Art in Transit Director Katherine Dirga. “Each station rehabilitation project will receive a new public artwork, and as our hub station, Five Points will become a beacon of creativity and inspiration. We encourage everyone to look forward to further artistic additions with upcoming concourse and plaza level improvements.”
Five Points is the transit system’s largest and busiest rail station and the connecting point for all four rail lines. The artwork will create a landmark within Five Points and give riders a sense of pride and excitement about MARTA and the City of Atlanta.
This art installation is part of station upgrades at Five Points that include train platform, lighting, and aesthetic improvements and is part of a larger systemwide Station Rehabilitation Program designed to enhance safety and customer experience at all of MARTA’s 38 rail stations.
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This story comes to GPB through a reporting partnership with RoughDraft Atlanta.