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Chicago’s Brown Line El: Arts in Transit

Sedgwick Brown Line El Art Photo

A CTA program has brought more color to the Brown Line, like this art at the Sedgwick stop. (Photos by Camelia Rodriguez and Cheryl Waity).

Audio Slideshow: Tour the Brown Line’s artwork stop-by-stop. Music provided rights-free by PodSafeAudio.com.

By Cheryl Waity and Camelia Rodriguez

Five-year-old Thomas stood with his mother waiting in front of the glass and mirror mosaic at the CTA Brown Line Sedgwick stop.

“I like the different colors,” Thomas said. “It’s like a rainbow.”

Thomas is just one of many El patrons who appreciate “The Countdown to a New Brown” program’s Arts In Transit initiative.

Arts In Transit is a combined project of the CTA and the City of Chicago’s Public Art Program, administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Public Art Program hosted a competition to see which artists or artist teams would be featured in one of the 18 newly redesigned Brown Line stops.

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Q&A: Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson

K.C. Johnson Photo The Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson started at the ground floor of the Internet age of journalism. Johnson, a former basketball player at Beloit College, moved from covering high school sports to becoming the Tribune’s first full-time online sports reporter in 1996, when he covered the 72-10 Bulls team with Michael Jordan.

Since then, Johnson has moved on to cover the Blackhawks, Bears and Bulls for both the print and online editions of the Tribune. He also covered U.S. men’s basketball team’s gold-medal run at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

ChicagoStorytelling’s Camelia Rodriguez interviewed Johnson about how technology has changed sports journalism in the past 15 years.