Paula Henderson will install work at the Sox-35th Redline Station
Paula Henderson will install work at the Sox-35th Redline Station
April 4

DNA Info Previews Faculty Member’s CTA Commission

On March 24, DNA Info Chicago previewed faculty member Paula Henderson’s (Liberal Arts) new public art project at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Sox-35th Red Line station. Henderson, along with alumna Indira Johnson (MFA 1967), are among nine Chicago artists commissioned by the Chicago Transit Board to install original artworks at recently rehabilitated South Side Red Line stops from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th Street. Henderson’s “very organic and figurative” work, to be unveiled in December, will reference baseball players at nearby U.S. Cellular field through the incorporation of White Sox uniforms and sports imagery. “My intention is to complement what’s there,” she says. “What I’m making, really, is a celebration of the team and what it means to Chicago.”