Art En Route curates a cutting edge exhibition through the junction of public art and public transportation in Madison, WI. This project pairs creative writers with visual artists to create uniquely commissioned works of art. The final, collaborative works are photographed and installed on the exterior bus wraps of various Madison Metro Transit busses running throughout Madison from October 1st 2017 – January 20th, 2018. The original artworks, at the same time, are presented in an exhibition “Art En Route” at Gallery 1308 in Union South from October 6th – November 17th, 2017; the opening reception is held from 2-4PM on Saturday, Oct 7, 2017.
Curators: Yusi Liu & Alex Polach
Participating Artists: Michael Hirshon, Fabu Phillis Carter, Rebecca Kautz, Gwendolyn Rice, Holly Anne Burns, Caleb Weisnicht, Yeonhee Cheong, Antonio Byrd, Beth Racette, Heath Langrek, Jj D’Ornofino, Mackenzie Berry, Johnson Vang, Claude Clayton-Smith, Ryan Haimerl, and Brad Foster
Art En Route Team
Project Creators: Yusi Liu, Alex Polach
Graphic Designer: Margaret Roethle
Photographer: Kristen Johnson
2016-7 WUD Art Team: Yusi Liu, Alex Polach, Grant Gustafson, Haley Fuhr, Genevieve Anderegg, Amanda Wright, Michelle Wright, Chloe Santiago, Christophe Delaunay, Claire MacDonald, Francesca Pessarelli, Kathryn Irish, Johnson Vang, Margaret Roethle,
Shelby Kahr, Rachel Millder, Rikki Decklever, Robert Spitz,
Valen Lee, William Doty, and Robin Schmoldt.
Art En Route is fortunate to be working with two local non-profit arts organizations for many aspects of this project: Arts + Literature Laboratory and Madison Community Discourse. Both organizations are dedicated to bettering our Madison community through open discussion and community participation. This project is funded in part by grant from the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities HEX-U program, the UW-Madison Art Institute (2017-8 New Arts Venture Challenge), the Wisconsin Union, the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, and Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.”