LAVTA, operator of Wheels Bus service, dedicated a new Art Shelter Mural located at the West Gate of the Sandia/Lawrence Livermore Labs in Livermore, Thursday, June 4th.
The newest shelter is the fifteenth shelter in Wheels Art Shelter Mural Project and is titled “Art is Science on Wheels.” The mural was created by Granada High School art students under the supervision of Ms. Laura Thournir. The design was patterned from American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Livermore Mayor John Marchand and LAVTA board member Steven Spedowfski officiated the event and gave certificates of appreciation to the eleven students who were responsible for the design. All participated in the ribbon cutting for the official dedication of the art mural shelter. The students responsible include: Kimi Awosanya, Enikoe Bihari, Frances Carcellar, Mary Carmona, Emilie Johal, Baily Mao, Chance Owen, Cameron Sanchez, Callie Schultz, Mina Tavakolzadeh and Bailey Ye.
Spedowfski stated, “The LAVTA Art Shelter Mural program is a creative way to display public art in the community and gives bus riders a pleasant experience while waiting for the bus.”
LAVTA started the program in 1999 and will work with high schools in Livermore and Pleasanton to create two new art shelter murals in 2016.