If you are around Santa Fe, New Mexico in the next several weeks, please keep an eye out for bu$, 2007, a mobile installation made from Rachel Perry Welty's family's collection of stickers taken from grocery items bought and consumed over the course of a year.
The Santa Fe Trails public transit system doesn't specify what routes the bus will be running, but any sightings would be greatly appreciated! This project is supported by the Santa Fe Art Institute "Art in Transit" program, Minelli Design, and Sappi Paper Company.
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ART IN MOTION
The large image of the bus covered in price stickers [Cover story, April 11: “Ride On”] is part of a Santa Fe Art Institute Art in Transit program. Rachel Perry Welty, a former SFAI artist in residence, created the image “Product” for the bus wrap. The Art in Transit program has been a labor of love between the City of Santa Fe Art in Public Places program, Santa Fe Trails and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Art in Transit brings work that is created by SFAI artists and writers in residence and the youth education and outreach program to buses, bus shelters and benches throughout the Santa Fe community.
The Art in Transit program has placed work on more than 15 shelters and 30 bench backs, as well as a series of public response postcards placed inside the buses, posters inside buses and the above-mentioned bus wrap. The SFAI is committed to providing yearly programming, national and international residencies as well as youth education and public outreach.
The SFAI wanted to clarify the origin of this amazing image and give credit to the artist, as well as the organizations that partnered with the SFAI to make this project possible. All of this information can be found on the side of the bus and listed on each of the public transit posters, bench backs, etc. The signs are in both English and Spanish. For further information, visit www.sfai.org.
Diane R Karp, Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Sheilah Wilson, Johanna Kohout, Jennie Lewis, Lia Woertendyke