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The Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (GOCA), the City of Colorado Springs and Mountain Metropolitan Transit are proud to announce a new public art installation, Bus Chronicles by renowned artist and UCCS faculty member Valerie Brodar. This project is part of the AWOL: Art Without Limits. A new program developed by GOCA to create new forums for discussion on art and culture through site specific installations, happenings and non-traditional exhibition spaces. Bus Chronicles will be the third project in this year-long series and is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
Bus Chronicles is a collection of eighty poems composed in seventeen lines. Each chronicle is a fictional narrative based on unobtrusive and celebratory observations of passengers who ride the Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed route bus system. The project has two components, visual texts on the windows of each bus and an audio collage of the poems in the Downtown Terminal.