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40 North announces MTD ART winners

40 North | 88 West Announces MTD ART Winners 

Artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses

Champaign County — 40 North | 88 West – Champaign County Arts Council – is pleased to announce the winners of the next rotation of MTD ART. Four artists will be featured starting August 1 – November 31. After evaluating almost 80 outstanding submissions, a panel of local arts professionals selected the following artists:

Stacey Gross – Wabi Sabi series: Imjingak #2, digital photograph

Kuldeepa Vartak-Mehta – Vibrational Frequency, cast iron bowl & wire

Rajat Saksena – In Intimate Conversation…, digital photograph

Kim Kissinger Marino – Handheld, collage, pencil, marker on paper

The selected works can be seen here:

MTD ART Wall at Illinois Terminal

A new installation at Illinois Terminal showcases MTD ART and its featured artists. Located across from the elevators on the first floor, the wall displays the same four artists that are featured inside all MTD buses.

MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood

For as long as MTD has existed, its mission has been to seamlessly transport the rider from point A to point B. With MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood, a collaboration between 40 North, MTD, and Dixon Graphics, they are focusing on a different type of transportation: transportation of the mind. Selected artists will have the opportunity to share their talents with a whole new audience and riders will be introduced to the transcendent power of art! Four selected artists will be featured on the interior overhead panels of every MTD bus for a period of approximately 3 months. A new set will be posted each quarter: November 1February 1May 1, andAugust 1.

40 North | 88 West

With the mission of cultivating creativity in Champaign County, 40 North | 88 West is dedicated to fueling the growth and well-being of our creative community by nurturing its arts, culture, and education. Through information, advocacy and collaboration, 40 North empowers artists, arts organizations, businesses and the community at large. For more information on 40 North, visit

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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