The Rail Quilt - Pavonia/Newport Station, with
Some of the more than sixty Jersey City art students
whose work is included in the project.
Map showing location of station.
In 1996 New Jersey Transit issued a call for
proposals for public art for the planned Bergen-Hudson Light
Rail Line. The Rail Quilt, my proposal for a "Windscreen
Enhancement" was selected for the Newport Mall station.
A windscreen is a roofed shelter located on a station platform
with glass block walls on three sides. The enhancement is a design
that is etched onto the glass block walls. For this project I
designed a rail motif that frames drawings done by students from
Visual Arts High School in Jersey City.
Two windscreens were installed in the Newport
Mall Station located in Jersey City, NJ in August, 2000. Links
to images of the windscreens, student drawings and architectual
drawings of the windscreen are below.
Special thanks to the students of the Visual
Arts High School Program and Jersey City Art Educators John Bradford,
Amy Fairweather, Nancy Healy, Carolyn Lorenzo, Ann Marley and
Student Windscreen Drawings
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