[Local events] FWD: Write a line for the line, call for submissions

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Mon Apr 16 21:55:40 PDT 2012


*CALLING ALL WORDSMITHS --- WRITE A LINE FOR THE LINE*

Short poetic lines wanted for new MAX line public art project
*
REQUEST for SUBMISSIONS*

Construction has begun on TriMet's Portland -- Milwaukie Light Rail 
Transit Project (PMLR), scheduled to begin service in 2015. Running 7.3 
miles from Portland State University to Oak Grove, the future MAX Orange 
Line will connect downtown and inner Southeast Portland to Milwaukie and 
Clackamas County.

Project artist Buster Simpson and collaborator Peg Butler invite the 
public to submit original, short poetic lines of text for*/Orange 
Lining/*, a two phase public art installation to span the length of the 
light rail alignment.

In phase one, orange silt fencing, a common erosion control material, 
becomes a surface for publication of selected lines during construction 
of the transit project. In the second phase, lines of text are stamped 
into concrete where new sidewalks are installed, embedding sentiments of 
the times along the alignment. In both phases, the project utilizes 
typical construction materials and works with the tradespeople who are 
building the light rail transit project.

All those with a connection to the region are invited to submit lines of 
text. Submissions must be original and should evoke places, people, and 
travels along the new light rail alignment. They must be *50 characters 
or less, including spaces, and should not include punctuation or 
symbols*. Distilling a message of civic relevance to this level of 
brevity is your challenge!

All submissions will be reviewed through a blind juried process by a 
selection group consisting of Buster Simpson, Peg Butler and volunteer 
literary professionals; David Abel, David Oates and Lisa Radon. Selected 
lines will be submitted to the PMLR Public Art Advisory Committee for 
final review.

Lines may be submitted through the project website and via email or mail:
*www.orangelining.net
lines at orangelining.net
/Orange Lining/, P.O. Box 4963, Portland OR, 97208*
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*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT LINES IS APRIL 29, 2012 AT MIDNIGHT, PST*

Multiple submissions may be included in each entry. Please include your 
name, email address, mailing address, and phone number (or other contact 
information). By submitting your lines for consideration, you agree to 
the Terms and Conditions of the project. More information about the 
project, including the Terms and Conditions, may be obtained on the 
website, by emailing info at orangelining.net or call 503-622-9044.
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