By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz
11:56 AM CDT, October 8, 2013
The CTA and South Side artist Theaster Gates are hosting public meetings starting this month about art for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation starting next year.
The $1.3 million art program, which is being billed as the CTA's largest art project, is expected to
create 10 jobs for the production of the artwork and establish an apprenticeship program for students. The CTA board earlier this year tapped Gates to lead the program.
Construction on the $240 million 95th terminal project is expected to begin next year and end in 2016. The station has been closed for more than four months as part of the Red Line South track reconstruction project. It is slated to reopen Oct. 20.
The art meetings will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Arts Incubator at Washington Park. 301 East Garfield Blvd.; 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 25, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park; 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 2, at Chicago State University, 9501 South King Dr.; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9, at St. James AME Church, 9256 South Lafayette Ave.; and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 17, at Abbott Park, 49 East 95th St.
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