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New Rail Lines Bring New Art to Stations

When two new METRO rail lines opened recently in Houston, they brought more options for getting around town. But they also brought something else: art. 22 local artists were chosen to enhance the stations in a way that represents the soul of their neighborhoods. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop took a ride […]

METRO Art Empower

When two new METRO rail lines opened recently in Houston, they brought more options for getting around town. But they also brought something else: art.

22 local artists were chosen to enhance the stations in a way that represents the soul of their neighborhoods. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop took a ride on the rails to check out some of the stops – and to meet the creative talent behind them.

(Above: Centered around influential women during the civil rights movement in Houston, the collage of historical articles and photographs at the Palm Center station was a collaboration of artists and historians. Photo: Troy Schulze, Houston Public Media.)

MORE: Interactive Map of METRO Station Art (News 88.7, Jan. 5, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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