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MARTA stations to feature mural artwork

MARTA is planning to install murals at select rail stations and it wants them to be artistic expressions of their respective communities.

The three stations will be King Memorial, Oakland City and H.E. Holmes. The public can have input on the design at a meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at James Orange Recreation Center at 1305 Oakland Drive SW in Atlanta.

MARTA is pursuing the projects in conjunction with WonderRoot, En Route, the TransFormation Alliance and Fulton County Arts & Culture.

The murals are to be created by lead artist Fahamu Pecou, whose compelling and inspiring life story was chronicled in 2013 in an award-winning story written by Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff reporter Rosalind Bentley.

READ MORE: Visual notes: Fahamu Pecou art coming to MARTA

A press release about the Monday event stated that "the finished murals will aim to enhance the lives of neighborhood residents and transit users, and articulate a shared viewpoint through deep dialogue between individuals with a range of perspectives."

Light refreshments will be served.


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