Art In Transit

​CityLYNX Gold Line Exhibition
Looking Forward/Looking Back​​
August 30th, 2014 - March 30th, 2015
Levine Museum of the New South

CATS Art-in-Transit presented "Looking Forward/Looking Back: An Exhibition of the CityLYNX Gold Line Public Art" at Levine Museum of the New South. The exhibition featured 12 collages by New Orleans Artist, Nancy Gutkin O'Neil.  The collages are the images printed in the art glass windscreens of the passenger shelters at each stop along the streetcar corridor. 

The artist was inspired by the past and present activity at each stop location as well as Charlotte's historic relationship with streetcar transportation and its present day revival.  Each stop has a unique collage of photographs, documents, manuscripts and illustrations that reference people, places, and events that give our city character.

O'Neil worked for over a year, inteacting with more than 40 community members to gather materials for her collages.  She attended meetings in Charlotte with neighborhood residents, searched through community archives, and worked with libraries, institutions, and individuals to verify sources and garner permission to preserve these memories permanently in her work. 

During the exhibition, CATS and the Levine Museum of the New South held an opening reception with the artist in attendance as well as many community members. Art-in-Transit staff also conducted several tours of the exhibition for student groups from UNC Charlotte and the public gathering feedback on the exhibition and the artist's work. ​

The exhibition was curated by Program Administrators Kati Stegall and Grace Cote.