Jul 16, 2014 6:21 PM

Disabled Man's Train Art

A disabled man's artwork will soon be on display in Chicago. The city's rail line is using art to spruce up stations all across the city.

Andrew Hall loves to draw portraits, but he's also inspired by architecture. So when he found out that the CTA was commissioning him to create artwork, he was overjoyed.

Hall is one of eight artists out of 300 applicants to create permanent installations for rail stations on the south end of the CTA's red line. He was encouraged by staff at Project Onward, a non-profit that provides support for artists with disabilities.

Hall's work features portraits of historic figures like Harold Washington and Margaret Burroughs. He recently went to Germany to visit the glass fabricating factory that will transfer his drawing to art glass.

Not only is he excited about the public seeing his work, he's also excited about changing stereotypes about people with disabilities.

Hall's art will serve as a visual reminder of the city's history.


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