Artists selected for Sound Transit’s Roosevelt and Brooklyn Stations

Artist's representation of the Roosevelt Station, looking Northwest.

Artist's representation of the future Roosevelt Station, looking Northwest. (Courtesy of Sound Transit)

About 100 people showed up to last night’s Sound Transit Roosevelt Station Construction Open House at Roosevelt High School. We’ll post more details from the presentation when they’re available, but in the meantime, there’s a great summary of the meeting over at Ravenna Blog.

In other North Link news, Sound Transit announced the artists who will be leading the creative efforts at the Roosevelt and Brooklyn Stations.

The call for artists went out this past July, then selection panels made up of artist and design professionals, as well as community representatives, reviewed the artist submissions. Interviews were conducted and the final selections were announced last week.

Brooklyn Station

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio were named lead artists for Brooklyn Station. Lead Pencil Studio recently completed the empty billboard sculpture in Peace Arch Park on the Canadian border.

Roosevelt Station

Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R Studios will focus on the street level experience at the Roosevelt Station.  R&R Studios’ 42-foot tall streetscape, The Living Room, was created in 2001 and has become an icon in Miami, where they live.

The interior artwork at the Roosevelt Station will be created by Luca Buvoli of New York. Buvoli combines his training in science with his explorations in sculpture and recently installed Vector HH—a large suspended sculpture—at Houston’s Hobby Airport.

Sound Transit will host an event sometime in the next couple of months where you can meet the artists and hear about their work.

To find out more about Sound Transit’s STart Public Art Program, visit www.soundtransit.org/start.

View other STart installations on their Flickr stream:

  • Ellene

    Wouldn’t local artists have been a better idea?

  • archie

    Dang, that’s a huge station footprint, and with nothing above it, to boot. Argh