INTER|URBAN: Art & Culture Connector
About the Work
LAND studio in partnership with the City of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), NOACA, Anisfeld-Wolf and The Cleveland Foundation are transforming the rapid transit line through a series of large-scale, artist-designed murals, installations, and experiences.
The project is deeply rooted in Cleveland and is driven by award winning novels from the Anisfield Wolf Book Awards. Artists draw inspiration from themes inspired by the Anisfield-Wold Book Award, which celebrates authors of literary works dealing with social justice and the celebration of diversity and the people of all cultures and backgrounds.
The INTER|URBAN video discusses the project and stories behind the artwork along the RTA Red Line.
INTER|URBAN is a city-wide initiative to create an experience that connects public transit riders physically, socially, and culturally. The INTER|URBAN serves as a platform for creative expression, world-class expierences, and community programming.
For an interactive discovery of the artwork along the RTA Red Line and stories behind the artwork visit www.interurban-cle.com. INTER|URBAN Phase I and Phase II are now both completed.
Aaron De La Cruz
San Francisco, CA
Amanda King is an activist artist who is elevating the voices of Cleveland teens through the arts. She is the founder and creative director of Shooting Without Bullets, a revolutionary movement for black and brown teens that employs photography, design and hip-hop performance to combat social injustices.
Amanda serves as the youth advocate on the Cleveland Community Police Commission.
Amanda received her B.A. in Art History from Bryn Mawr College (2011) and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2017). Her activism has been recognized by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for following in character and conduct the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Diane Ethics award for demonstrating in academic, professional and extracurricular activities the best understanding of the ethics and ideals of the profession and the Dean’s Award For Community Service for her commitment to enriching the lives of others in the Greater Cleveland Area and serving as an example to those within and outside the legal profession.
Prior to attending law school, Amanda worked as a fashion editorial assistant in New York City.
South African born
Keliy Anderson-Staley was raised off the grid in Maine, studied photography in New York City and currently lives and teaches photography at the University of Houston in Texas.
Connecticut born. Resides in Cleveland, Ohio
Naijal "DAYZ" Hawkins
Swim (Osman Mohammad)