The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Kingston Transit have announced that 15 bus shelters in the city will be wrapped in student art.
This spring, select bus shelters will be wrapped in student artwork from the LCVI-based, Creative Arts focus program. In 2018, students designed artwork for a bus wrap, which represented the places, pursuits, and freedoms they experience when they hop on the bus and explore the city. Community-base artwork provides an opportunity for the public to interact with each other about the pieces of art, and this year will be a little different.
“This year, Kingston Transit commissioned students from Karen Peperkorn’s Creative Arts Focus Program to brainstorm concepts and provide the finished illustrations for 15 bus shelters scattered throughout the city,” explained Jeremy DaCosta, Director of Transit and Fleet Services for the City of Kingston.
“Community outreach and design are an element of the visual arts program at LCVI. Students from the fall 2017 class took great pride in designing the artwork for the bus shelters. This was a unique project for each of the students involved. We are impressed with their hard work and the final pieces. We value our partnership with Kingston Transit and are excited for the community to experience the student’s visual representation of our community,” said Karen Peperkorn, the Creative Arts Focus Program Coordinator/Founder.
The artwork will be installed over the next few days starting on Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019, weather permitting. Below are the bus shelters that will be wrapped and the artist who did the artwork:
- Bagot St./Ordnance St (Artillery Park): Mia St. Amand
- Brock St./Alfred : Abigail Anderson
- Gore Rd./Rideau Town Centre: Saharah Jean
- Henderson Blvd. Glen Castle (North side): Olivia Burns
- Henderson Blvd. Glen Castle (South side): Isabella Antaya-Perras
- Highway 2/Fort Henry Dr: Sirius Sheedy-Millar
- Highway 2/Navy Way: Madeline Davidson
- Ontario St. / Lower Union: Pasha Bardell
- Ontario St. / Wolfe Island Ferry: Eddie (Zoe) Calnan
- 800 Princess St: Jennifer Cooke
- Princess St. / Hillendale: Ethan Evans
- Rose Abbey Dr./ St. Martha St: Sophia Bos
- Stuart St./Lower University (KGH): Oliver Dujardin
- Van Order Dr./ Metcalfe Ave. (East Side) (Alumni)
- Woodbine Ave./Holy Cross SS Jennifer Chambers
The first piece of artwork will be unveiled tomorrow, Thursday June 20, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Princess Street and Hillendale Avenue. The public is encouraged to take a selfie with the new artwork when it goes up, tag @LimestoneDSB and @KingstonTransit and use #YGKBusStopArt on social media.
Below are just some of the art pieces you’ll be seeing around Kingston in the coming months.