Monday, October 7, 2013

Bus Shelter


The West Hartford Art League commissioned artists to paint ten glass bus shelters to celebrate the Art League's tenth year of bringing art into the community.  The shelter murals were finished last month.

This shelter is in the center of West Hartford.  Hartford's central bus station -- depicted here as it looked in 1927 -- is 3.5 miles east of here.  A bus ride from Hartford to West Hartford Center takes 20 minutes.

MBK Murals are two young artists from Willimantic who started as graffiti artists and now have a busy practice painting murals around central and eastern Connecticut.

This post is linked to Monday Mural.

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Great idea!I love those vintage buses!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting the mural artists started out as graffiti artists. So graffiti can actually lead to something positive?

Lowell said...

Very nice! I wonder, though, why the mural faces the street so if you're in the shelter you can't see the bus arriving. Must be a Connecticut Yankee thing! :)

Randy said...

Now that's a nice looking bus stop.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack.

Michelle said...

Nice that they turned their talents into a business.

Sharon said...

That mural is so defined and detailed it almost looks like a vintage photograph.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We have many bus stops painted here also Jack and the funny thing is that they never seem to get tagged..is that the same where you are? It seems like a bit of a 'respect' among artists kind of thing!

Sylvia K said...

That is so interesting and great paintings! It is indeed interesting and great that they've turned their talents into a business! These certainly look better than most of the bus stops here in Portland!! Great capture as always! Enjoy your week, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

That's a great mural, and a lovely story of the artists. Nothing wrong with your photo either.

RedPat said...

An excellent project, Jack! And I like the bit of history this one shows.

VP said...

These artists are good, keep them going!

Mersad said...

I hope it stays this way for a long time...

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

LOLfromPasa said...

The artwork is fantastic but I think what I love the most about this shot is that charming lady with her walking stick and trainers. Super!

William Kendall said...

Oh, I like that!

Nita Davis said...

That is so much nicer than plastering the bus stop with advertisements!

Kay said...

So good to read there can be life after graffiti and doing more enduring art at that! It's nice to have some visual history here ad there.

Pam said...

I hope this is the first in a series of more bus stops to come!

LONDONLULU said...

A sign of their talent that they can do more than graffiti art! I love that idea of depicting that long-ago scene for the bus stop.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a cool project for the downtown area. Their design is engaging and instructive. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Dianne said...

They've done an excellent job Jack .... much better than scruffy grafitti.

Andy said...

Bus shelters with murals. I like it!

CaT said...

ooooh, thats very nice! much better than just glass or concrete...