LexTran has announced local artist and Athens-Chilesburg Elementary teacher Mercedes Harn as the winner of their 2023 Bus Shelter Design Contest! Mercedes was chosen by a panel of judges and will be given the opportunity to see her design on a Lextran bus shelter, along with a $2,500 cash prize.
“I’m looking forward to it and I’m happy that my artwork will be displayed in the community,” said Mercedes.
The bus shelter that will feature the newly created design is located in Councilmember Jennifer Reynolds’ district, on Versailles Road in front of the government building and Global Lex offices.
“I am excited to see this bus shelter be revitalized with art that reflects the diverse cultures represented in my district. Mercedes Harn is a very talented artist who I am sure will do a fabulous job on this project,” said Councilmember Reynolds.
The goal of this art contest was to revitalize one of Lextran’s original art shelters. Harn will create a new design for the shelter that is representative of the diverse communities served by Lextran, Global Lex, and reflective of the council district. The design will be installed and debuted later this year.
“Lextran is so excited to work with Ms. Harn and to showcase the artistic ability of the community,” said Fred Combs, Lextran Director of Planning, Technology, and Community Relations. “We appreciate all of the talented artists who entered the contest.”
This article also appears on page 6 of the September 2023 print edition of the Hamburg Journal. To get HJ delivered straight to your inbox each month, subscribe here.