Tulsa Transit and Tulsa GAS to Bring “Art in Motion” to Mayfest’s KidZone

Students from the Tulsa Girls Art School Project, Inc., will transform a 35-foot Tulsa Transit bus into moveable art during Mayfest on Saturday, May 15, to kick off the Art in Motion bus painting project.

Beginning at 11 a.m., Tulsa GAS students will paint the Downtown Tulsa skyline on the Transit bus as it is stationed in Mayfest’s KidZone at the H.A. Chapman Green.

The purpose of Art in Motion is to raise awareness of Tulsa Transit and Tulsa GAS, and to inspire people to see art and beauty in everyday objects.

“We are glad to designate a Tulsa Transit bus as a moveable gallery to showcase the talents of the Tulsa GAS students,” Bill Cartwright, general manager of Tulsa Transit said.  “We are so pleased to have our first Art in Motion bus painted during Mayfest as there is no better venue for Tulsa art than that.”

Patrons of Mayfest can watch the girls paint the Art in Motion bus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and admire the finished product until Mayfest ends on Sunday, May 16. After this, the Art in Motion bus will run its normal bus routes around town, displaying the artwork the students created all over the city.

“The girls are so excited about Art in Motion,” Matt Moffett, director of Tulsa GAS, said. “Many of our students ride the bus regularly so creating art on the bus exterior makes perfect sense. We hope Art in Motion will raise awareness of Tulsa GAS and help Tulsans remember to see beauty everywhere.”

Mayfest KidZone hours are 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, through Saturday, May 15, and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. For a more detailed schedule, visit the Mayfest website at www.tulsamayfest.org.  Art in Motion sponsors include Anchor Paint and Casa Laredo.

Updated 05-11-2010

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