(Kansas City, Mo. – June 2, 2011) Local students’ artwork will be showcased on Metro buses, creating an art gallery on wheels. In celebration of Earth Day, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority invited area youth to compete for the chance to have their works displayed on city buses, using the theme “The Difference is Me.” The winning works were revealed on June 2 at Derrick Thomas Academy in Kansas City, Mo.
The winning artists were on hand for the recognition ceremony. A new hybrid electric MAX bus served as the gallery for this special art opening. After the ceremony, student had an opportunity to ride the new MAX bus.
The winning submissions were created students from grades K to 9, and feature a range of environmental themes, from riding the bus to recycling.
Ten posters were selected to become interior bus signs. The art will be displayed on 300 Metro buses serving the metropolitan area.
Derrick Thomas Academy:
Meshia Rushing, 8th grade
Etienne McEwan, 9th grade
Carmen Ornelas, 8th grade
Britney Phillips, 3rd grade
Amouria Johnson, 3rd grade
Jhonetta King, 9th grade
Carlen Johnson, 9th grade
KymQuisha Steen, 8th grade
Flannery Murphy, Kindergarten
The winners at Derrick Thomas Academy.